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Council defends BMX track talks
Exclusive: SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week defended its decision not to discuss in public plans to sell off the BMX track at Highbridge's Apex Park. More...

High rise drama for fire crews
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to remove a long length of lead roofing from the top of a town centre building after it was damaged by gale-force winds on Tuesday (March 31st). An aerial ladder platform from Bridgwater was sent to Victoria Street. More...

Lighthouse set to go orange?
NEW EU safety regulations will mean Burnham-On-Sea's iconic beach lighthouse will have to be repainted orange from next year. The European Union is introducing new safety measures that require large coastline structures, such as lighthouses, to be repainted. More...

Cute badgers go on show
SPRING has begun at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea with three badger cubs once again currently requiring around the clock feeds. The first badger cub named 'Little Star' hit the headlines in February when she survived despite all the odds. More...

Volunteer nominations sought
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to submit nominations for this year’s Somerset Star Volunteer Awards. The County Council-backed awards celebrate individuals and groups, young and old, who volunteer in their communities. More...

Council opposes Asda plans
Exclusive: TOWN councillors have backed residents in Highbridge by formally objecting against supermarket giant Asda's plans to introduce early morning deliveries at 5am on weekdays. The store in Caxton Road is seeking a variation to its conditions. More...

Photos: Gales cause damage
GALE force winds in the early hours of Tuesday (March 31st) brought down trees and caused damage in the Burnham-On-Sea area. A large advertising hoarding next to Highbridge Social Club in Church Street was blown onto the side of the building, as pictured. More...

Beach wardens back on duty
BEACH wardens have gone on duty at Burnham-On-Sea and on Berrow beach this week for the start of the new holiday season. The Sedgemoor District Council wardens went on duty on Monday (March 30th) and will be in place until mid-September. More...

Join Marine Cove Easter fun
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens will be hosting a day of free Easter family fun this Saturday (April 4th). The event will take place between 10am and 12 mid-day when a line-up of Easter craft and fun activities will be held for all the family. More...

Check your election poll card
POLLING cards for May's General and Local Elections will be arriving on doormats in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge over the Easter weekend. Residents are being advised by Sedgemoor District Council to check their polling cards. More...

Delays after police bike crash
A POLICE motorcyclist was taken to hospital as a precaution after a crash on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (March 30th), which led several hours of delays. The officer was responding to an emergency call when he was knocked off his motorbike. More...

Golfers raise £5k for charity
A BUMPER-sized cheque for £5,000 has been presented to a regional charity by members of Brean Golf Club. Golf Club Captain Paul Jones handed over a cheque for just under £5,000 to CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association) and the South West Cleft team. More...

Outdoor film event at theatre
THE exterior wall of Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is to be transformed into a giant 'cinema screen' for a unique outdoor film showing on Easter Day. Ignite Somerset has been working with artists to create digital art for large-scale projection. More...

Shop windows contest begins
EAGLE-eyed Burnham-On-Sea shoppers are able to win £100 over Easter by taking part in a fun competition to find unusual items hidden in shop windows across the town. Organised by Burnham's Chamber Of Trade, the competition to 'spot the odd item'. More...

Aquathlon beats the weather
STORMY weather failed to dampen spirits for dozens of athletes competing in Burnham-On-Sea's annual Spring aquathlon on Sunday (March 29th). The popular event, organised by Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, comprised of a 250 metre swim at Burnham Pool. More...

Donkey leads town procession
HEAVY rain and strong wind failed to halt Burnham-On-Sea's annual donkey-led Palm Sunday parade at the weekend. The procession went ahead on a shorter route and was joined by a group of around 40 residents. Members of St Andrew's Church carried palms. More...

Walkers hurt in High Street
Exclusive: THE safety of Burnham-On-Sea's new town centre 'events area' is in the spotlight this week after several accidents where walkers have tripped up. New coloured paving stones and a yellow road surface have been introduced in the High Street. More...

Easter race held in Brent Knoll
DOZENS of youngsters have taken part in the annual Spring run to the top of Brent Knoll and back. The traditional race, held on Saturday (March 28th), started outside the village's primary school and saw the children dash up to the top of the hill and back. More...

High winds batter Burnham
STRONG winds caused damage in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (March 29th). Winds gusting up to 65mph battered the town, causing several fences to come down, a cafe's signage to be blown away, and a street light to be damaged - requiring a fire crew's help. More...

Rock concert draws big crowd
OVER 180 people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Saturday night (March 28th) for a concert by one of the UK's leading rock tribute groups. 'Hats Off to Led Zeppelin' performed at The Princess in front of a sell-out crowd. More...

Shakespeare gets makeover!
TICKETS are on sale for a special comedy play by Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre Company next weekend. The group is performing 'What You Will (or Twelfth Night)' on Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm. Shakespeare's comedy has been re-written. More...

Villagers turn out for clean-up
A COMMUNITY clean-up was held in West Huntspill on Saturday morning (March 28th). Residents rolled up their sleeves to take part in the bi-annual 'clean sweep' to clear up public areas of the village. Approximately 20 bags of rubbish were collected. More...

Town beach gets Spring clean
VOLUNTEERS joined forces with council beach wardens to conduct a Spring clean of Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches on Friday (March 27th). They included staff from Burnham's Tesco supermarket, who helped in the clean-up in readiness for the Easter holiday. More...

Home Secretary in Burnham
HOME Secretary Theresa May made a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's town centre on Friday (March 27th). The Minister was shown around the town's Farmers Market and chatted with traders and shop owners along the High St during an hour-long visit. More...

MP launches election campaign
FORMER Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has helped to formally launch Burnham-On-Sea MP Tessa's Munt election campaign this week. Lord Ashdown - who led the Lib Dems from 1988 until August 1999 - attended Thursday's event. More...

£1.5m Dunball work finishes
A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed at Dunball near Burnham-On-Sea. The purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice means flood water can be quickly pumped away. It also means flows can be managed. More...

Controlled burning underway
CONTROLLED burning of gorse and heather is underway on the Quantocks this week, with rangers advising residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area not to be worried if they see smoke on the hills. Residents have called the fire brigade in the past, fearing an accident. More...

Police cold calling crackdown
A MAJOR clampdown on cold callers in the Highbridge area has seen six new 'no cold calling zones' introduced with plans to target the whole town. The Burnham & Highbridge Neighbourhood Policing Team are working with Sedgemoor District Council. More...

£1.1m business centre opens
A NEW £1.16million business enterprise centre on the outskirts of Highbridge was officially opened by the County Council on Wednesday (25th March). Entrepreneurs and business people from across the area joined Somerset County Council at the opening. More...

Beach donkey rides halted
TRADITIONAL donkey rides will not be offered on Burnham-On-Sea beach this summer, council bosses have said this week. Sedgemoor District Council says the previous donkey rides provider in Burnham-On-Sea has not had their licence renewed. More...

Clare to appear in local musical
A BURNHAM-On-Sea actress is set to appear in Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society's production of 'Hairspray' in April. Clare Hunter, a regular performer with local pantomime society Coastline Players and Weston Operatic Society, is playing Penny Pingleton. More...

Water quality upgrade to start
Exclusive: WORK is set to begin on the first phase of a major multi-million pound project to help improve sea water quality in Burnham-On-Sea. Wessex Water says work on the project will start in the next few weeks at its pumping station in Highbridge. More...

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