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Ram raid caused
£10k of damage
BURNHAM-On-Sea shop faces a huge £10,000 bill for repairs
following a ram-raid on Friday morning.
railway show continues
MODEL train enthusiasts from across the
UK are flocking to a show in Highbridge this weekend. The annual
Sedgemoor Rail Show, overseen by Burnham and District Model Railway
Club, is being held on Saturday August 27th and continues on Sunday
28th August. More...
skier hurt in sea crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out
to Weston on Saturday afternoon (August 28th) after a young water
skier suffered a suspected back injury in an accident near the
Grand Pier. Coastguards from Burnham, Clevedon and Weston were
quickly on scene. More...
flock to Berrow fete
CROWDS flocked to a popular summer fete
at Berrow's St Mary's Church on Saturday afternoon (August 27th).
A line-up of family entertainment was held alongside traditional
stalls and games on the grass area outside the church. More...
crash: 3 are 'stable'
A WOMAN and two young children are in a
"stable condition" in hospital after they were hit by
a car outside a Berrow holiday camp on Friday evening. Avon and
Somerset Police spokesman Scott McPherson gave an update on their
conditions on Saturday. More...
Holiday summer fete fun
FINAL preparations are underway for Burnham-On-Sea's
summer fete which is set to take place in the town's Manor Gardens
on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August. Organised by Burnham Events
Social Team, it will start at 11am and finish at 4pm with entertainment.
called to mud trio
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft crew
and a team of Coastguards were called to Weston on Friday evening
(August 26th) amid concerns for several people struggling in the
mud. BARB's Spirit Of Lelaina II hovercraft was called to Weston
beach after 8pm. More...
award nominees sought
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited
to honour unsung young heroes of the local community by nominating
them for the first ever British Citizen Youth Awards (BCYA). BCYA
co-founder Mike Faulkner is calling for Burnham-On-Sea.com readers
to help them.
drama at town shop
A RAM-RAIDER who slammed his car into the
front of a Burnham-On-Sea town centre shop early today before
stealing over £1,000 of laptop computers and iPads has been
arrested. Police were called to The Laptop Shop in The High Street
just after 5am. More...
awards finalists named
SEVERAL Burnham-On-Sea businesses and groups
are celebrating being named as finalists for the 2016 Somerset
Life Food and Drink Awards. The Mitre in College Street and The
Chandni Indian restuarant in Burnham High Street have been short-listed.
for seafront CCTV upgrade
A FRUSTRATED motorist has called for CCTV
coverage to be improved along Burnham-On-Sea's busy seafront after
his car was damaged in a collision this week. Local musician John
Prescott's car was left dented and scratched, as pictured here,
when it was struck. More...
GCSE pupils celebrate
Updated: STUDENTS at Highbridge's
King Alfred School celebrated a superb set of impressive GCSE
results on Thursday (August 25th). Over 200 students headed to
the school to open their all-important envelopes to discover how
they'd done in their exams. More...
aims for 2020 Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea BMX star Liam Phillips says
he "would be a fool" to turn his back on the sport after
his disappoinment at the Rio Olympics and he is now turning his
attention to the 2020 Tokyo games. A dramatic crash ended the
medal hopes of Liam, 27, last Thursday. More...
'exit plan' considered
GOVERNMENT officials reviewing the massive
Hinkley Point nuclear project are exploring how the UK might withdraw
from the deal while minimising financial risk and damage to international
relations, it has been reported this week by the national press.
art attracting visitors
LARGE numbers of people are visiting Burnham-On-Sea
to see its new street art - three weeks after the town's Spray
Jam festival. The organisers of the festival say the unique, eye-catching
art has become a visitor attraction that is pulling in extra people.
look at £30k outdoor gym
THE first designs have been unveiled for
a new £30,000 outdoor gym that's set to be installed at
Highbridge's Apex Park this autumn. The state-of-the-art outdoor
gym, which will be open to all for free, is being funded from
£30,000 of community funds. More...
hurt in van collision
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a
crash in which a pedestrian was hurt in Brean on Tuesday afternoon
(August 23rd). A white Peugeot Expert van and a female pedestrian
were involved in the collision in Coast Road in the village.
you seen stolen truck?
AN East Huntspill family has appealed for
help in finding a truck which was stolen from outside their home
on Tuesday evening (August 23rd). The red single-cab Mitsubishi
agricultural truck - registration plate WG08BFA - was stolen just
after 7pm. More...
Priest In Charge for area
THE Bishop of Taunton was among 200 people
who filled a local church on Tuesday evening (August 23rd) to
formally welcome the area's new Priest in Charge. The Rev'd Jonathan
Philpott has this week taken on the role of Priest in Charge in
the area. More...
show boosts charity
OVER 140 vehicles - from American hot rods
to trucks and classic vehicles - went on show in West Huntspill
at the weekend during a fundraising show for a Burnham-On-Sea
charity. The Blue Ridge Runners held a convoy of vehicles through
dog fouling tackled
A NEW group in Burnham-On-Sea that's been
formed to tackle dog fouling along the town's beach and seafront
has held its first clean-up operation this week. The 'Burnham
Pooper Troopers', comprising of a group of volunteers, collected
5lbs of dog waste. More...
backing for coach scheme
OVER 50 business owners and residents attended
a meeting in Burnham-On-Sea last night (Monday) to give their
support to a new project that aims to encourage more coach visitors
into Burnham-On-Sea. The launch took place in the town centre.
Mudder' is completed!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident and local solicitor
has faced his fears of water, heights, submersion and electrocution
in order to raise funds for charity. David Sinclair completed
the gruelling 12-mile extreme mud marathon obstacle race called
Tough Mudder. More...
for cuts to 'tourism tax'
SOMERSET tourism chiefs are lobbying MPs
in a bid to reduce the rate of VAT levied on accommodation and
attraction entry tickets which could help businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea
area. The campaign by Visit Somerset comes on the back of Brexit.
icon to sing at concert
PUNK icon Toyah Willcox and rock legends
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel will perform on stage at a new
music festival near Burnham this September. Somersets newest
festival, Music in the Meadow, will take place at Secret World
on 10th September. More...
laid in Dylan's memory
FLOWERS have been laid in Burnham-On-Sea
in memory of a four year-old boy who drowned after falling from
the town's jetty exactly four years ago. Dylan Cecil died in the
sea in August 2012 and his family have left flowers next to a
plaque on the anniversary. More...
sea project progresses
WESSEX Water has closed a busy road through
Bridgwater so major sewerage work can be carried out as part of
the ongoing multi-million pound work to improve Burnham's sea
water quality. The Clink is closed from Monday 22nd August into
music festival announced
A NEW Burnham-On-Sea music festival called
BOSfest is to be launched next year to replace the town's Folkfest,
which will be going out with a final farewell on September 3rd.
After a decade of musical fun and frolics, the final Folkfest
was held last year. More...
West Huntspill Show
OVER 650 entries went on display at the
annual West Huntspill Horticultural Show on Saturday afternoon
(August 20th). Crowds flocked to Saturday's show in the Balliol
Hall where a huge number of exhibits went on display across 130
called to 3am van crash
BURNHAM-On-Sea police and fire crews were
called to a 3am accident in East Huntspill early on Sunday morning.
Crews from Burnham and Bridgwater were called to Burtle Road in
East Huntspill at 3.09am where a van left the road, ending up
in a ditch. More...
to open in post office
A NEW convenience store is set to be opened
in the same building as Burnham-On-Sea's post office this autumn
by its new owner. Malav Desai, who runs Bargain Booze in Burnham-On-Sea
High Street, is taking over the town's post office in nearby Victoria
Stormy seas in town
STRONG winds and high tides created unseasonably
stormy conditions in Burnham-On-Sea during this weekend. The Met
Office issued a severe weather warning as 50mph southwesterly
gusts whipped up big waves, as pictured. More...
search for 'missing person'
A HELICOPTER, Coastguards, lifeboats and
police launched a huge search for a person suspected to be in
the sea between Weston Pier and Brean Down on Saturday night.
This was the scene as the helicopter used search lights to scour
the waters at 11pm. More...
new homes opened in town
A NEW multi-million pound housing development
in Highbridge has been formally opened this week. The Chairman
of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Ian Dyer, and the Mayor of
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge, Cllr Michael Clarke, officially
cut a ribbon.
store to open next month
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has today confirmed
that its new store in Burnham-On-Sea will open on September 22nd.
The new store in Pier Street, which replaces the former Morrisons
store, will create over 60 new jobs. The new store will open for
the first time. More...
spotted in Brean lake
HOLIDAYMAKERS at a holiday park in Brean
got a shock this morning when this crocodile was spotted in the
resort's fishing lake. Following several alarmed calls from tourists,
staff were called to investigate at Holiday Resort Unity in the
village of Brean. More...
for former Mayor
TRIBUTES have been paid to former Burnham-On-Sea
Mayor and war veteran Neville Jones OBE who passed away early
on Tuesday. Neville died peacefully early this morning and many
tributes are being paid to the 94 year-old who was a Mayor four
of late magician in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be
welcoming the son of the late magician Paul Daniels for a night
of magic and comedy next month. Comedian, entertainer, magician
and presenter Martin Daniels is a spectacular stage performer,
captivating audiences. More...
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