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400 new homes turned down
CONCERNED town councillors turned down proposals for 400 new homes in Highbridge last night (Monday) amid fresh fears about a lack of new schools and medical centres to support the growth. More...

Photos: Gull rescued by crew
A SEAGULL trapped in netting on the roof of a Burnham-On-Sea town centre property was rescued by firefighters on Monday (February 20th). One Burnham-On-Sea fire crew was called out to the High Street to bring down the bird using an extension ladder
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Paul O'Grady praises library
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library got a mention on national radio at the weekend when it was featured on BBC Radio 2's Paul O'Grady show. Nathan Crook, Burnham-On-Sea Library Supervisor, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were delighted to get a shout-out."
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Burnham jobs fair today
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be hosting a free recruitment fair on Tuesday February 21st to help unemployed people find work. Sedgemoor District Council is organising the event, which will see a wide range of local employers showcasing jobs. More...

Bank flats plan gets go-ahead
HIGHBRIDGE'S last bank building looks set to be turned into flats after a planning application was backed by town councillors this week. The former Nat West bank building in Huntspill Road closed down in the summer of 2014 and has been vacant ever since. More...

Scarlet fever cases on the rise
PUBLIC Health England is reporting an increase in the number of scarlet fever cases across Somerset so far this winter - despite a decrease in cases across the whole south west region. Somerset saw 27 cases last year but 34 cases in the same period this year. More...

Air ambulance lands in garden
AN air ambulance landed in a Burnham-On-Sea garden on Sunday (February 19th) to help a patient following a 'medical emergency'. The Great Western Air Ambulance landed in the gardens of the alms houses in Berrow Road at 9am, surprising residents. More...

New Burnham patisserie opens
A NEW shop selling Italian coffee, ice cream and patisserie items has opened this month in Burnham-On-Sea town centre. Treats in the High Street offers a wide range of freshly-made produce to suit all sweet tastes. The premises has a new modern decor
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Farmers markets defended
THE organiser of Burnham-On-Sea's Farmers Market has defended the event after a councillor called for a re-think on whether the monthly farmers markets should be held in the town's High Street. It was questioned whether the High Street should close each month
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Man thanks fiancée's helpers
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has thanked local residents who came to his aid when his fiancée passed out in the town on Sunday (February 19th). Ashley Plant says he was walking along Marine Drive, pictured, on Sunday morning when Victoria become unwell
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Crews called to Weston beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called to Weston on Sunday evening (February 19th) after a man was reported to be in difficulty in mud. BARB's volunteer crews were paged at 9.06pm by Milford Haven Coastguards to assist with an incident on Weston Beach
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Travellers return to seafront
A GROUP of travellers returned to Burnham-On-Sea's seafront over the weekend - the first to arrive in the town this year. Several vehicles, including three caravans, are parked on the South Esplanade. The caravans are pitched on land near Burnham Holiday Village
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Helicopter flies in to help child
AN air ambulance landed at Apex Park in Highbridge on Saturday afternoon (February 18th) to help a young patient. The red Devon air ambulance hovered above the busy park before surprising walkers by landing on a grassy area near the lakes
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£5m flood project 'on track'
A £5million scheme by Wessex Water to help alleviate flooding is 'progressing well' in Brent Knoll and Burnham-On-Sea. The project involves building a new sewage pumping station, installing new sewers, and making improvements to the existing sewerage system. More...

Ring O' Bells reunion planned
PAST customers of Burnham-On-Sea's former Ring O' Bells pub are set to gather together for a big reunion this summer. The pub in Oxford Street, pictured, was built by traditional methods with no solid foundations - and it survived until Burnham's 1981 floods. More...

Mental health advice for firms
BUSINESSES across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being invited to an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops are being held in many venues with the local one on Monday 27th March
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Park joins national spring clean
VOLUNTEERS at Highbridge's Apex Park will be holding a big clean-up next month to mark the nationwide Great British Spring Clean. Helpers are being encouraged to get involved in the event at Apex Park on Tuesday 7th March from 10am-2pm. More...

New gold trading shop opens
A NEW gold trading shop has opened in Highbridge town centre this month. Burnham businessman Steve Thomas has opened 'Vault of Gold' in Church Street, Highbridge. Steve, a local resident, has lived in Burnham-On-Sea and the area for 28 years
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Hotel opens after big upgrade
A TOWN centre hotel and pub in Burnham-On-Sea has re-opened this week with the support of the town's MP and Mayor following a £300,000 refurbishment. The Victoria Hotel in Victoria Street has seen its bar, lounge, six letting rooms and exterior all upgraded. More...

New bus times are announced
USERS of a popular bus service which runs between Taunton, Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea are set to see new times introduced later this month. Brand new timetables have been announced by The Buses of Somerset because of ongoing roadworks
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Slimmer loses seven stone
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has lost over seven stone in weight by taking part in Slimming World sessions in the town. Jodie joined the weekly Thursday sessions of Slimming World, held at the Baptist Church in College Street, and has lost 7 stone, 5lb in 40 weeks
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Singer to perform in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will host a concert by an acclaimed singer-songwriter on Thursday 23rd February. Philippa Hanna will be performing at the theatre in Burnham's Princess Street for the latest stop on her nationwide 'Speed Of Light Acoustic Tour'
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Lego Mania hailed a success
DOZENS of children flocked to a special fun day in Burnham-On-Sea celebrating Lego this week. Lego Mania was held on Wednesday at the town's Lakeside Holiday Park. "This was a fantastic and busy day. The children did some amazing work," said an organiser
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Call for markets re-think
A TOWN councillor has called for a re-think on whether Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers markets should be held in the town's High Street. Cllr Louise Parkin questioned whether the number of stalls at the events justifies the High Street being shut
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Ritz Social Club gets upgrade
WORK to refurbish a popular social club in Burnham-On-Sea town centre has begun this week. The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street is giving its Gatsby Lounge Bar a 'long-overdue' overhaul as part of a modernisation project that will be finished soon. More...

Winning pie enters production
BURNHAM-On-Sea Food & Drink Festival's Champion Baker has seen her winning pie go into commercial production this week. Cathy Bird was judged to have the designed the best pie filling during a competition held during last autumn's festival. More...

Youth club holds film screening
ORGANISERS at Burnham-On-Sea's Zone Youth Club are to hold a fundraising cinema screening as part of their campaign to try and save the group from closure. The club - based at the BAY Centre - was set to shut when its funding from the council ran out. More...

Grade II status for memorial
AN historic war memorial in Highbridge commemorating the lives of dozens of local railway workers who died in World War 1 has been given Grade II listed status. The Secretary of State has announced the status for Somerset and Dorset Railway War Memorial. More...

Aldi plans draw mixed support
PROPOSALS to build a new Aldi supermarket in Highbridge are attracting support from residents and ongoing opposition from some local businesses. As we first reported, town councillors and businesses are concerned at the proposed store in Bennetts Road. More...

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