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Six-year wind farm fight is won!
Exclusive: WIND farm campaigners near Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating this week after their long-running battle against EDF Energy's plans came to an end. More...

Cars damaged in town centre
A WARNING has been issued to motorists in Burnham-On-Sea town centre after a spate of vandalism. A series of incidents outside The Princess Theatre has seen seven vehicles damaged. Since the start of November there have been seven incidents. More...

Peace vigil in Burnham tonight
A COMMUNITY peace vigil is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this evening (Wednesday, November 25th) in the wake of recent terrorism attacks across the world. Residents are being invited to attend with a candle in the Manor Gardens at 6.30pm. More...

Injured duck helped by carers
WILDLIFE carers near Burnham-On-Sea have been looking after this injured duck this week after it crash-landed in a garden. The distinctly coloured shelduck needed help. The homeowner saw the duck was having trouble moving and kept an eye on her. More...

Choral Society to hold concert
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society's annual Christmas Concert. The popular annual concert will be held on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in Burnham's St Andrew's Church. They will be singing a selection of music. More...

St John campaign launched
ST John Ambulance volunteers in Highbridge are organising two events to raise money for new equipment that could help save lives. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival falls by 10 per cent every minute without first aid. More...

Anger over proposed bus cuts
Exclusive: RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have attacked Somerset County Council proposals to axe a 'vital' bus service through the area. The cuts could come as the authority tries to adjust its budget with an expected loss of 20% (£63million). More...

New-look post office opened
CHILDREN from Highbridge's Churchfield School have officially opened their town's newly refurbished post office. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday where the youngsters were given the honour. The new owner is Scott Watts. More...

Man charged after tyres cut
POLICE have this week said a 20-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage after a number of cars were damaged last month in Highbridge and Burnham. William Hiett-Powell of Market Street, Highbridge, is to appear before Taunton Deane Magistrates. More...

Highbridge Xmas switch-on
HIGHBRIDGE'S Christmas lights are set to be switched on officially by the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge this Saturday (28th November). The ceremony will be held at 5pm by the town's Christmas tree on the Town Green in Market Street. More...

Art gallery celebrates 10 years
A POPULAR art gallery and gift shop in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week. Sea Breeze in Burnham's Victoria Street opened a decade ago this week and, as a a 'thank you', customers are being offered a discount. More...

New store petition launches
Exclusive: HUNDREDS of people in Burnham-On-Sea have signed a new petition calling for the site of soon-to-close Morrisons store to be retained as a supermarket rather than become flats or housing in the future. Burnham's Pier Street store closes on Sunday. More...

Naming ceremony held for gig
A NAMING ceremony was held for a new Cornish pilot gig in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 21st). MP James Heappey and Mayor Michael Clarke were among the dignitaries invited along to the ceremony at the town's lifeboat station. More...

Carnival season ends on a high
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club is celebrating after clinching second place overall as the carnival season finishes for another year. The club's Christmas-themed entry, called It's A Cracker, impressed the judges and spectators along the routes. More...

Crooner Dennis wins contest
85-year-old singer Dennis Salmon impressed the crowds with his powerful singing voice and won Burnham's BOS Factor talent competition during the town's Christmas lights switch-on festivities on Saturday. Dennis' confident performance impressed. More...

Motorist dies after M5 crash
Updated: A MOTORIST died after a crash on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (November 21st). The M5 was closed in both directions between Junction 22 at Burnham and 23 for Bridgwater a car collided with the central reservation. More...

Festive fair raises over £800
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (22nd November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breast Cancer Now in Berrow Village Hall. More...

Michael Eavis lights up town!
BIG crowds of people headed to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday (November 21st) when Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis officially began the town's festive season. Dozens of new illuminations were turned on. More...

4am search for missing girl
TWO rescue hovercrafts from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston during the early hours of Saturday (November 21st) to carry out a search for a missing person. The young woman had been reported missing, prompting a search by Coastguards and BARB. More...

£75 fine issued for dog fouling
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has been handed a £75 fine after allowing their dog to foul a public area of the town centre. Sedgemoor District Council’s dog wardens were alerted to a 'dog poo hotspot' in and around Burnham town centre and patrols were stepped up. More...

Dredging begins on local river
WORK has begun on dredging the Cripps River, which connects the River Brue with the Huntspill, just down to the south-east of the M5 near Highbridge and up to the north-east of Bridgwater. The work is part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan. More...

Hopes for 'eyesore' job centre
Exclusive: THE appearance of Burnham-On-Sea's "eyesore" job centre building is finally set to be smartened up as it goes on sale for the first time. The job centre building - which has been empty for almost seven years - has been available to lease. More...

Five groups share cash boost
FIVE groups in Burnham and Highbridge have this week received cash injections from Sedgemoor District Council. The authority awarded over £12,500 in community grants to groups across the district at its latest Grants Committee meeting. More...

Shock as FolkFest is cancelled
Exclusive: ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest annual events has been cancelled next year due to a lack of helpers, its organisers have decided this week. Burnham's popular FolkFest, which started in 2006 and has run every year since, won't go ahead in 2016. More...

Xmas lights contest launches
THE judges of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's annual Christmas lights competition have issued a call for entries this week as the contest gets underway. The Town Council is encouraging residents and businesses to light up. More...

New £28k Poppy Appeal record
Exclusive: A NEW record total of £28,500 has been raised in Burnham and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents have dug deep to donate to the appeal by buying thousands of poppies. More...

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