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Cinema celebrates its 80th year
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema will be celebrating its 80th anniversary in July when its owners will be offering cut-price tickets for a full month to thank the community for its support. More...

Somme war dead honoured
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church will be holding a special service this Friday morning (July 1st) to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Battle of the Somme. The service, starting at 11am, will contain a roll-call of all those local people who died. More...

Get involved with drama group
BREAN'S Coastline Players are getting ready to produce Cinderella next February and are encouraging local people to get involved. The first read-through of the script will be held this Thursday, 30th June, at Brean Village Hall. All are welcome to get involved. More...

MND branch gets £325 boost
OVER £300 was raised for the South and West Somerset Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association during a special charity film screening in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (June 27th). To mark Motor Neurone Disease awareness month. More...

Disco for Burnham charity
AN old-school disco is set to be held in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this Saturday evening (July 2nd). The event at The Oaktree arena will be held from 4pm onwards in aid of In Charley's Memory, raising money to provide mental health suppport. More...

Pensioner's talks raise funds
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has raised £1,000 for charity by giving entertaining talks about his life on stage. Brian Saunders has travelled many miles, raising money by giving talks to groups and organisations about his 68 years in theatre. More...

Hospital fete saved from axe
ONE of the longest-running community events in Burnham-On-Sea's social calendar has been saved from the axe. The Burnham Hospital fete, which has been held for over 50 years on August Bank Holiday Monday in the town's Manor Gardens, was cancelled. More...

Town band plays Glastonbury
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Band experienced an "unforgettable morning" when they played on the world-famous Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 26th). The iconic main stage is one of the most iconic venues. More...

Over 150 bikes fill seafront
WET weather failed to halt more than 150 motorcyclists roaring into Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (June 26th) during one of the region's biggest and longest-running charity motorcycle events. Westland's Vintage Motorcycle Club held its 30th Coast to Coast Run. More...

Long-service award for officer
A BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge police officer has received a Long Service and Good Conduct award at a ceremony. Ten officers from Somerset have been presented with the awards during a ceremony at Police headquarters in Portishead. More...

Asda gives lifeboats a boost
HIGHBRIDGE'S Asda supermarket has given Burnham-On-Sea RNLI a financial boost this week by presenting £500 to the group. Staff at the store handed over the cheque to the team after Chris Harris wrote a letter to the supermarket nominating them. More...

Apprenticeship advice offered
A FREE event is to be held in Highbridge for local businesses in the Burnham-On-Sea area to find out about new apprenticeship reforms that are due to be introduced next year. The information and consultation event will look at how reforms will affect local firms. More...

Charity shops hit by vandals
TWO charity shops in Burnham-On-Sea are counting the cost of vandalism after several windows were attacked. The RNLI shop and The Children's Society shop - both in Burnham High Street - had their front windows smashed by vandals early on Saturday. More...

Video: Armed Forces parade
DOZENS of people from local service charities and cadet groups took part in a parade through Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (June 25th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along Victoria Street and the High Street was followed by a flag-raising ceremony. More...

Liam picked for Rio Olympics
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Liam Phillips has been selected to compete for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer. On Friday, the British Olympic Association named Liam among 26 cyclists who will compete at the Olympics in Brazil. More...

Academy status steps closer
HIGHBHRIDGE'S King Alfred School has this week confirmed that it is moving closer to gaining academy status. The Governing Body of Highbridge's King Alfred School has decided to complete the conversion of the school into an Academy. More...

Brexit won't halt Hinkley C
THE boss of EDF has said that Brexit has "no impact" on its plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point near Burnham-On-Sea. "As of today, we believe that this vote has no impact on our strategy," said Jean Bernard Levy, EDF Chairman on Friday. More...

Golfers raise £4,700 for charity
SPORTS celebrities from a variety of sporting backgrounds graced the greens of Brean Golf Club this week to take part in its annual Sports Celebrity Am Charity Tournament. This was the 26th staging of the popular event which saw 25 teams of four compete. More...

Brexit is 'a shattering decision'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Julie Girling has spoken of her disappointment at the result of the EU referendum. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned to remain, said: "This is a shattering decision." More...

Burnham area votes for Brexit
VOTERS across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area have voted to leave the EU in this week's landmark EU referendum. Across Sedgemoor, there were 41,869 votes to leave and 26,545 votes to remain, as the UK backed Brexit. We have all the reaction. More...

Have your say on local police
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being invited to have their say on the region's policing service. Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, pictured, has today (Friday) launched a consultation exercise. More...

Mural unveiled in Burnham
THIS colourful new mural has been unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea this week after being produced by pupils from a local school. The children at Churchfield Church School in Highbridge were invited to produce the artwork for a mural in The Princess Theatre's car park. More...

New name for Burnham road
PART of a road through Burnham-On-Sea looks has been renamed this week as pary of a project to celebrate the town's railway heritage. A stretch of Marine Drive that runs between Pier Street and Burnham Holiday Village has been renamed Old Station Approach. More...

Ducklings rescued from drain
A FAMILY of a dozen ducklings has been rescued after getting trapped down a road drain in Burnham-On-Sea. Holly Chilton spotted a distressed duck standing by a drain and then realised the the young birds stranded inside. She spotted the distressed bird
. More...

Head teacher goes in stocks!
FUN-loving head teacher Lee Chandler gamely went into the stocks at Berrow School's summer fete at the weekend. He had sponges thrown at him by the pupils of class 4, who had won a competition which raised more than £220 for school funds. More...

Group chooses new President
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club has welcomed a new president to its group this week. The Burnham group's outgoing President, Rita Jolliffe, welcomed Sandra Moon to the role. Sandra joked: "It's my third time in the role, so this time I might get it right!" More...

Two-vehicle crash in town
POLICE closed a busy road in Highbridge on Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle accident. Officers were called to the collision in Burnham Road, Highbridge just before 9am, as pictured here. The incident led to the road being shut at the roundabout. More...

Housing plans - have your say
SEDGEMOOR District Council has announced that it is to hold several drop-in events in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge as part of its consultation on the new Local Plan. Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported that thousands of new homes have been proposed. More...

Sign up for charity beach run
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI and BARB Search & Rescue are set to brighten up this summer's annual emergency services day with a fundraising Colour Run - and entries are now open online. The two organisations are working together on the event. More...

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