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New coast path to boost town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourism industry could be set for a big boost with the opening of a new walking route along the whole of Somerset's coastline next month. More....

150 jobs on offer this Saturday
SCORES of job opportunities for the coming summer season will be on offer at a Burnham-On-Sea holiday park this Saturday (February 13th). Burnham Holiday Village is holding its annual recruitment day between 10am and 4pm at the park in Marine Drive. More...

Town charity opens new base
A BURNHAM-On-Sea mental health charity has formally opened its new premises in the town this week. In Charley's Memory - which was set up following the death of Burnham teenager Charley Marks in 2014 - has been launched at the Manor House. More...

£30k lotto windfall for school
MODERN new playground facilities have been opened at a school near Burnham-On-Sea, thanks to £30,000 of funding from the National Lottery. East Brent C of E First School received the cash from Sport England’s lottery-funded Primary School Facilities Fund. More...

Helicopter drill on town beach
A COASTGUARD helicopter landed on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Wednesday (February 10th) during a special training exercise.Crews from Burnham RNLI took part in a series of winch training drills with the Coastguard's 187 helicopter. More...

Concert will help music group
A DEMENTIA singing group called 'Music for the Memory', run by volunteers in Burnham-On-Sea, is set to hold a fundraising concert. The group's event will be held on Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm in Burnham's Baptist Church. Tickets are on sale, priced at £5. More...

Dismay at bus cuts decision
BUS users in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have reacted with dismay to the news that vital services look set to be axed following a cost-cutting decision by the County Council this week. Service 113, which runs from Highbridge to Berrow, is to be withdrawn. More...

Hinkley B workers 'bring boost'
MORE than a 1,000 extra workers have been hired to join Hinkley Point B power station near Burnham-On-Sea to help carry out a major maintenance programme. Site operator EDF Energy says the influx of workers could provide an economic boost to the area.

Town pub to open new facilities
A Highbridge pub is set to formally open a new functional room and skittle alley this week. The Globe Inn in Newtown Road is holding a special launch party to mark the opening this Friday (12th February) from 8pm. The pub has been doing a project build over the year. More...

B&M opening date under wraps
DISCOUNT retailer B&M has said this week it has no firm date to open its new store to replace Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons supermarket.The discount retailer is set take over the Pier Street site and employ around 50 staff. B&M said there's no further update yet. More...

Talent contest this Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre is hosting the town's second annual Talent Showcase in aid of local charity Somewhere House Somerset this Saturday. Up and coming bands and musicians will be performing live in front of a team of judges.

Tesco's £1,000 boost for BARB
MORE than £1,000 has been raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity by customers at a supermarket in the town. Over the past week, Tesco in Ben Travers Way has held a raffle in aid of BARB Search & Rescue, which operates Burnham's life-saving hovercrafts. More...

Centre in special measures
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has been placed into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The practice in Pepperall Road, Highbridge has been given an overall rating of "inadequate" by a specialist team of inspectors. More...

Coastal officer's rallying call
BURNHAM-On-Sea's new Coastal Officer is calling on the community to work together to reduce marine and beach litter in order to improve the town's bathing water quality. Harriet Yates-Smith is running a campaign called Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset. More...

Preview: Panto fun in Brean
DICK Whittington comes to Brean this month when the village's Coastline Players perform their annual run of fun-filled pantomime shows. Under the direction of Greg Fear, with choreography by Samantha Nicol, this show promises to be a hit. More...

Storm Imogen leaves damage
A CLEAN-up operation is underway in the Burnham-On-Sea area after Storm Imogen brought high winds and heavy rain on Monday (February 8th). The powerful storm - which saw 70mph gusts of wind in Burnham - left damage across the area. More...

Burnham's up for coach award
BURNHAM has been shortlisted for a fourth consecutive year for the award of 'Coach Friendly Destination' in the National Coach Tourism Awards. The town is up against Ashton-under-Lyne, Beverley, Bournemouth, Derry, Devizes, Liverpool and Perth. More...

Swimarathon makes a splash!
OVER £2,000 is expected to have been raised for local charities after dozens of people from across the Burnham-On-Sea area took part in a sponsored swim in Brean on Sunday (February 7th). The fifth annual Swimarathon was run by Burnham Rotary Club. More...

Tessa attacks solar cash cuts
BURNHAM-On-Sea's former MP has attacked Labour and the Conservatives after a bid to halt cuts to solar subsidies was rejected. Tessa Munt, the Liberal Democrat MP for the Burnham area from 2010-2015, said she's unhappy about the decision. More...

Photos: Fire on M5 at Burnham
THIS Range Rover was left badly damaged after a blaze on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday afternoon (February 7th). Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea rushed to the blazing vehicle on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway. More...

Carnival club's cash boost
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club has been given a cash boost towards the costs of constructing a new shed to build its carnival float this year. The Ladies Group at St John's Church in Highbridge has donated £250 towards the carnival club's building project. More...

2016 events guide launched
A BUSY programme of more than 90 community events is to be held in Burnham-On-Sea during 2016, it has been confirmed this week as local organisers met to agree the dates of a joint guide. Burnham's new 2016 programme of events is available to download. More...

'Drug driver' arrested by police
POLICE have arrested a man near Burnham-On-Sea for driving under the influence of drugs. The arrest took place on the Bristol Road near Pawlett just before midnight on Wednesday (February 3rd) when the 23 year-old man from Puriton was pulled over. More...

Review after man's murder
A MAN who falsely accused a Burnham-On-Sea hostel resident of sexual abuse before killing him had made similar unfounded allegations before, a formal review has found. Derek Hancock, 42, stabbed Burnham-On-Sea man Robert Cox, 24, right, at a hostel in Bristol. More...

Have your say on library cuts
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge residents have a final chance to have their say on plans to cut opening hours at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries. Somerset County Council's cost-cutting plans will see Burnham Library's opening hours reduced. More...

New car park for town centre?
TURNING Burnham-On-Sea's Tuckers Garage site into a car park and introducing new parking charges at Highbridge's Apex Park are among the options that look set to be considered by Sedgemoor District Council as it seeks to raise extra cash from motorists. More...

Lego-themed fun day planned
HALF-term 'Legomania' will be coming to a Burnham-On-Sea holiday park on Friday 19th February. Lakeside Holiday Park is holding an afternoon of Lego themed fun with Gincandescence and Karen Blake Arts open to all children aged 4-11. More...

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