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to win election race'
THE Conservatives are the favourites to win the General
Election seat in the Burnham-On-Sea area this Spring, according
to new betting odds from leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.
and search data released
and search data for the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area has
been added to an online crime maps service this month as part
of a new police initiative to promote openess. Map-based information
shows details like the ethnicity, gender and age range. More...
open for talent contest
talent in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be placed in the spotlight
later this month when a unique competition is held in the town.
The Princess Theatre is hosting its first Talent Showcase on February
28th when local musicians will compete. More...
show this Thursday
of bargain hunters are expected to converge on Highbridge's King
Alfred School on Thursday February 5th when a popular annual fashion
show is held. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club and the
Inner Wheel Club, the event is for charity. More...
help offered in Highbridge
is at hand for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents struggling
with technology. Sedgemoor Digital Link is running free, weekly
help sessions every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm at Highbridge Children's
Centre in Coronation Road. More...
firm reacts to concerns
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents have this week been assured by Bristol
Water that the town's tap water is safe despite concerns about
a 'bleachy tang' being noticed in recent days. The company responded
after several concerns were raised on our forums. More...
target for town upgrade
of pounds worth of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea town centre
are underway this week - and traders have been assured that the
work will be completed before Easter. Work to upgrade and repaint
the existing lighting columns is underway. More...
after scaffolding theft
in Burnham-On-Sea have appealed for the public's help following
a theft of a scaffolding tower in Highbridge. The incident happened
on the Morland Road Industrial Estate on Morland Road between
1pm on January 24th and 7.30am on January 26th. More...
sought by council
and Highbridge Town Council is hoping to find its first Business
and Administration apprentice. The council wants to give a young
person an opportunity to learn office skills and at the same time
achieve recognised qualifications. More...
fees freeze for town
fees in Burnham-On-Sea and on Berrow beach will stay the same
this year, councillors have decided. Sedgemoor District Council's
Executive has decided to freeze parking charges for 2015, having
made small increases previously. More...
bounces back to life!
branch of the Royal British Legion has officially bounced back
into life with branch meetings and coffee mornings now re-starting.
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last September that the long-running
organisation would be disbanded. More...
team scoops 41 medals
Academy Swim Team has won over 40 medals during a regional competition
held in the town. Held at the Swim & Sports Academy in Berrow
Road, this week's event saw 130 swimmers from Clevedon and Taunton
cream kiosk plan rejected
to introduce a new ice cream kiosk on Burnham seafront have been
given a thumbs-down by town councillors this week. The council's
Planning Applications Committee considered a bid by the owner
of The Esplanade Fish Bar for a kiosk. More...
halts farmers market
Met Office's warnings of strong winds, snow and ice for Friday
(January 30th) prompted the cancellation of the town's monthly
farmers market. A yellow warning for snow and ice was in force
across the area due to potentially severe wintry weather. More...
river homes win approval
MAJOR plans to turn a boatyard site in Highbridge into a huge
development of 85 new homes have been given the go-ahead this
week. Sedgemoor District Council has approved the controversial
proposals for a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes. More...
helps charity with his hair
BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager is planning to help a cancer support charity
by donating locks of his hair. Ross Burland, 15, has not had a
hair cut for 15 months in order to help a charity called The Little
Princess Trust, which provides real-hair wigs to children. More...
fall welcomed in town
is falling across the Burnham-On-Sea area, according to new figures
out this week. There are now 657 people claiming Jobseekers
Allowance in the constituency, including Burnham, which is 373
fewer than a year ago. More...
year for Burnham RNLI
lifeboats in Burnham-On-Sea were launched nine times during the
past year, according to official statistics released by the charity
this week. While the number of launches was the lowest for several
years, the lifeboats proved invaluable. More...
after Esso station raid
have appealed for witnesses after a robbery saw cash stolen from
petrol station in Burnham-On-Sea in a late night raid on Monday
(January 26th). Officers investigating the incident say they are
keen to hear from anyone who saw the two men. More...
quits her government role
MP Tessa Munt has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary
to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government
on fracking this week. Tessa Munt's role was the first rung on
the ministerial ladder. More...
falls silent for Auschwitz
Frank Foley Statue was part of a nationwide event to mark the
70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau on Tuesday
(27th January). The Frank Foley Statue in Market Street hosted
a special candle by Sir Anish Kapoor. More...
jobs fair announced
seekers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being encouraged to attend
a recuitment fair in the town in February. It's aimed at local
residents who are looking for a job or who are considering a change
of employment, or who want to improve prospects. More...
set for town pancake race!
A PANCAKE race featuring local businesses and groups is set to
be held along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street on Shrove Tuesday.
Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds said: "The race
is designed to introduce some healthy competition." More...
at town petrol station
ROBBERS have stolen cash in a late-night raid at a petrol station
in Burnham-On-Sea. Two men threatened a cashier at the Esso garage
in Burnham Road at 11.25pm on Monday. They then seized a small
quantity of cash from a till before fleeing the scene. More...
to halt illegal parking
Exclusive: A PARKING
shake-up looks set to go ahead in part of Burnham-On-Sea's town
centre under proposals unveiled this week to improve traffic flow.
Town councillors and Burnham's Town Centre Manager want to halt
illegal parking in College Street. More...
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