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soars to £9,000
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks
display have this week appealed for local businesses to help fund
the event's £9,000 costs. More...
cut hits 3,000 homes
homes in Burnham-On-Sea were without electricity last night (Tuesday)
following a power cut. Western Power Distribution told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that 3,000 homes were briefly without supplies following the cut
which began at 5.38pm. More...
bid for grant funding
good causes in Burnham-On-Sea have been shortlisted for a community
fund which could see them receive thousands of pounds in grant.
They are Burnhams swimming club, St Andrews Parish
Church Blagdon, the Burnham Food Festival, and Heads Up. More...
to host kiting day
eyes will be trained on the skies above Burnham-On-Sea beach later
this month when the town hosts a special kiting day. The free
event will be held on the sands next to The Pavilion on Saturday
September 27th from 2.30pm. More...
picked for western team
up-and-coming Highbridge boxer has been selected to fight for
the Western Counties team. Shaunessy Abraham, right, trains at
Highbridge's King Alfred Amateur Boxing Club and is delighted
to have been picked to represent the region. More...
kung fu group celebrates
MEMBERS of a Berrow Kung Fu group are celebrating success at the
national championships. The youngsters - all of whom are members
of Berrow's Kung Fu Club - attended the Fei Lung Kwan National
Junior Championships. More...
A PUBLIC meeting is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea tonight (Wednesday)
for residents to have their say about controversial changes to
this year's carnival. The dozens of carnival carts will be gathering
for the start of this year's carnival at a new location this time.
head teacher takes helm
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has a new head teacher this month.
The deputy head teacher of one of the UKs most improved
schools is enjoying her new role at the helm of the school and
is keen to continue the good work of the former head teacher.
thinking actions praised
THE speedy actions of a quick-thinking member of staff at Burnham-On-Sea's
Ritz Cinema has led to the safe return of a laptop computer. Purple
Watkins had accidentally left his laptop PC on the pavement next
to his parked car outside the cinema. More...
comedy at theatre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre Company will be performing an
original comedy drama this Friday (September 19th). 'Dragged Up'
by Kim Cook is an original work about growing up in the North
in a not-so-conventional family. It tells the story of a family.
ballot gets underway
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Member of Youth Parliament is leading Somerset's
part in the UK's largest-ever youth consultation exercise. Thrinayani
Ramakrishnan, an elected Member of the UK Youth Parliament (MYP)
from Burnham, is taking part in the annual ballot. More...
Eavis at Civic Awards
GLASTONBURY Festival organiser Michael Eavis was the VIP guest
who presented Civic Awards to four residents from Burnham and
Highbridge to recognise their work in the community during the
town's annual Civic Service on Sunday. More...
for Burnham teenager
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Burnham-On-Sea teenager who has died.
18 year-old Charley Marks passed away on Wednesday (September
10th). Scores of tributes for the former King Alfred School student
have been posted online by his friends and family. More...
go on show in village
DOZENS of vehicles from yesteryear went on display at West Huntspill's
annual Vintage & Classic Car Show on Saturday (September 13th).
The show attracted crowds of spectators to the Balliol Hall Field
in West Huntspill next to the village church. More...
warning' for parents
A HIGHBRIDGE mother has warned parents of schoolchildren to be
extra alert after a stranger approached her daughter on the way
home from school. Caroline Hutchins says the incident has been
reported to Burnham-On-Sea Police, and she wants children to take
horse rescued from ditch
FIRE crews were called out to rescue a stranded horse in a ditch
near East Huntspill on Sunday (September 14th). Two fire appliances
and a specialist rescue team with a telehandler from the service's
Urban Search and Rescue team were sent just after 8am. More...
flock to see TV star
HUNDREDS of fans flocked to Brean Leisure Park on Saturday (September
13th) to meet TV celebrity Joey Essex during a special visit.
The star of ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and The Only
Way Is Essex visited the fun park for two hours. More...
A BERROW meat company is one of the two winners of a new bursary
scheme being run by the organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food &
Drink Festival. The two winners are beef meat box scheme Berrow
Beef and the fundraising arm of St Margaret's Hospice. More...
shortlisted for Pride award
A WOMAN from Burnham-On-Sea who has dedicated more than thirty
years of her life to raising money for schools in Kenya was this
week shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award. Sue Stevens spends
all of the summer months selling bric a brack. More...
Cove needs your vote!
Marine Cove gardens are also in the running to win the title of
'the nations favourite park' and residents' votes are needed
to help it win the crown. The Cove is among 1,482 parks across
the UK to have been nominated in the awards. More...
miss Hinkley millions
THE government's decision to give millions of pounds of funding
to Somerset to help improve transport links ahead of the construction
of Hinkley Point C has been attacked by local residents after
Burnham and Highbridge got nothing in the announcement. More...
after cannabis seized
Excluisve: TWO men have been arrested in Burnham-On-Sea
following the discovery of more than 140 cannabis plants at properties
in the town. Over the past fortnight, Burnham Police have carried
out raids at two homes in the town where they seized the plants.
expansion for cinema
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema could soon be expanded with
a new £150,000 third screen to show even more films and
entertainment. The popular cinema in Victoria Street is this month
celebrating its tenth anniversary. More...
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