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Fireworks cost soars to £9,000
Exclusive: 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...

Power cut hits 3,000 homes
3,000 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...

Groups bid for grant funding
FOUR 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 Burnham’s swimming club, St Andrew’s Parish Church Blagdon, the Burnham Food Festival, and Heads Up. More...

Burnham to host kiting day
ALL 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...

Boxer picked for western team
AN 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...

Local 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...

Carnival meeting tonight
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. More...

New head teacher takes helm
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has a new head teacher this month. The deputy head teacher of one of the UK’s 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. More...

Quick 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...

Original 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. More...

Youth 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...

Michael 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...

Tributes 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...

Classics 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...

'Stranger 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 care. More...

Stuck 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...

Hundreds 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...

Bursary winners announced
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...

Sue 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...

Marine Cove needs your vote!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens are also in the running to win the title of 'the nation’s 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...

Towns 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...

Arrests 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. More...

£150k expansion for cinema
Exclusive: 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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