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crowds flocked into Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Saturday) for the
town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. More...
of poppies to be laid
A STUNNING display of poppies is to be laid in Burnham-On-Sea's
Manor Gardens this afternoon (Sunday) as part of a tribute to
those who died in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's
Remembrance Day service, silk poppies are being sold.
Chilli champion crowned
chill lover Marc Brion was crowned the winner of an incredible
chilli-eating competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday. The contest,
called The Great Burnham Burn-Off, took place during the fifth
Burnham-On-Sea Festival. More...
contest winners named
of home-made cakes, shortcakes and bread went on display when
local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the
town's Food and Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Kate Heappey
won the overall champion's trophy. More...
blaze in Berrow
cause of a late night caravan blaze in Berrow last night (Saturday)
is being investigated after being tackled by fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea.
Firefighters were called at 10.30pm to Coast Road in Berrow, where
a static caravan was alight. More...
blasts 'absurd' £1.7bn bill
representative in the European Parliament says the Prime Minister
is right to refuse to pay £1.7bn in EU budget payments.
West Country MEP Julie Girling said on Friday that David Cameron
should not pay the huge sum being demanded. More...
roadworks set to begin
have been warned to expect delays from Monday (October 27th) when
using the M5 motorway between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston. Two months
of barrier works are set to begin, leading to the several lanes
being closed for the period.
music night tomorrow
and Highbridge Brass Band will be performing a unique Scottish-themed
concert in the town this Sunday (October 26th). The Princess Theatre
will be transformed into a restaurant for the evening, with the
audience served a Scottish High Tea. More...
crossing gets go-ahead
build a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical Centre
is finally set to begin next month after a two-year wait by local
residents. Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge, pictured, called
for the crossing in 2012. More...
called to factory fire
were called to tackle a small fire at a Highbridge firm on Thursday
morning (October 23rd). One fire appliance from Burnham-On-Sea
and two from Bridgwater attended the incident at Yeo Valley in
Lawrence Close, Highbridge at just before 9.15am. More...
living near the site of a controversial proposed wind farm near
Burnham-On-Sea have celebrated the end of a successful three-year
campaign. Broadview Energy first unveiled its plans in 2011 to
build four 130-metre tall wind turbines. More...
boxes packed by group
of Burnham-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club have been busy this week
packing shoeboxes full of handmade gifts for needy families in
Romania. The club has knitted a range of handmade hats, scarves,
jumpers, cardigans, teddies and handbags. More...
term for town man's killer
MAN who fatally stabbed a 24 year-old Burnham-On-Sea resident
in Bristol last year faces a life jail term, a court has heard.
Burnham father Robert Cox, right, was stabbed to death
in Egerton Road, Bishopston in August 2013, the court was told.
boost for tourist centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourist information centre has this week
received a £15,000 funding boost following the approval
of Hinkley Point power station's expansion. Community group BiARS,
which runs the facilities, is to get the cash. More...
name lives on in town
TWO roads running through a new housing development at Highbridge's
former cattle market site are to be named after well-known residents.
Cattle farmer Arthur Duckett, pictured, who died in 2010, will
have one of the roads named after him. More...
expansion wins backing
to expand the facilities at Burnham Holiday Village and create
new jobs have been given a thumbs up by town councillors this
week. Members of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
gave their support to the scheme. More...
head for Germany
GROUP of 35 gymnasts from Highbridge's Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics
Club are heading to Germany over the coming week. The youngsters
will be competing in an international competition in the city
of Mainz next week. They will be showing their skills. More...
Bike Run on Sunday
from across Somerset are being invited to take part in a Halloween-themed
fundraising bike ride in aid of a Burnham-On-Sea charity this
Sunday (October 26th). Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising
a special Halloween Bike Run. More...
fireworks given go-ahead
THE organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual
seafront fireworks display have said this week there has been
a good response from local businesses for financial help to fund
the event's £9,000 costs. This year's display will go ahead
on 2nd November. More...
winds cause damage
FIRE crews were called to this Burnham-On-Sea home on Tuesday
when 60mph winds from the former Hurricane Gonzalo blew away cladding
and caused damage across the area. Crews were called to Mendip
Way at 8am when a large quantity of cladding was blown. More...
boss completes bike race
THE manager of a Burnham-On-Sea pub raised hundreds of pounds
for charity by completing the Weston Beach Race at the weekend.
Mark Robson, the manager of The Rosewood in Love Lane, raised
cash for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part part.
Halloween party planned
HALLOWEEN Party for local babies and their families is to be held
to raise money for a special care baby unit. A group of local
mums are organising the baby and children Halloween party on Sunday
2nd November at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. More...
to switch on Xmas lights
Points West presenter Alex Lovell is to switch on Burnham-On-Sea's
Christmas lights next month during a day of festive entertainment.
Burnham Chamber of Trade has announced that Alex will be lighting
up the town centre on November 22nd. More...
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