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10% parking fees hike introduced
CAR park charges in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have risen by 10 per cent this week as Sedgemoor District Council introduces new higher rates. More...

New Carnival Queen crowned
FIFTEEN year-old Hannah Sainsbury was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen during a special ceremony in the town last night (Friday, April 29th). The annual Carnival Queen and Princess Pageant evening took place at Burnham's Princess Theatre. More...

New Sea Dogs festival today
DOG lovers in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being invited to take part in the towns' first Sea Dogs Festival. The event is taking place this Saturday (April 30th) on the beach alongside the South Esplanade from 10am as part of National Pet Month. More...

Badger shock for wildlife carers
WILDLIFE carers from the Burnham-On-Sea area were shocked to find a badger spotted on the side of a road near Weston on Thursday (28th April) had died after being caught in a snare. Secret World Wildlife Rescue carers say it suffered "horrific injuries." More...

Rugby success for town pupils
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School sent a team of eleven Year 9 and 10 girls to Somerset's Girls Rugby Festival. The girls have been having skill sessions with Mr Shepherd and RFU Community Rugby Coach Chris Hurd since February this year and all did well. More...

Hurt child air-lifted from Apex
AN air ambulance touched down at Highbridge's Apex Park on Thursday afternoon (April 28th) to take a youngster to hospital. A green helicopter operated by Great Western Air Ambulance landed in the park after an accident, confirmed a spokeswoman from the service. More...

MP: Crime figures 'deceptive'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey MP has welcomed news that crime in Somerset has fallen by 12% since 2010, but believes more must be done to protect local communities. Mr Heappey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great that nationally crime is down." More...

Harley bikes head to Burnham
HUNDREDS of Harley Davidson motorbikes will be heading onto Burnham-On-Sea seafront this Sunday (May 1st) during a fundraising rally. A parade of bikes will be headed by the flags of all participants and will arrive in Burnham-On-Sea around 12 noon. More...

£900 raised for Sport Relief
STUDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have raised hundreds of pounds for charity by taking part in a fundraising run. The pupils at King Alfred School in Highbridge raised a total of £906.46 for Sport Relief, it has been confirmed this week. More...

Burnham beer festival returns
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Beer Festival will make a return to the town this weekend. Now in its fith year, it will be hosted by The Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street. The 2016 Burnham Beer Festival aims to attract real ale fans to the town from a wide area. More...

Town adventurer visits Chile
AFTER visiting 80 countries in 40 years, Burnham-On-Sea teacher, explorer and author Michael Turner has been travelling again by heading to Easter Island and Chile. Michael Turner made a video on eco-tourism to illustrate one of his geography lessons. More...

Sam's run helps good causes
A BRENT Knoll woman has raised hundreds of pounds for two good causes by completing the London Marathon. Sam Stockham has raised over £750 for two good causes by joining the thousands of runners jogging 26 miles through the capital. More...

Festival 'highly commended'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival has this week been awarded a 'Highly Commended' award at the Countryside Alliance Awards ceremony. Festival organisers Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds travelled to the House of Lords in London. More...

Burnham school's swim win
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's School is celebrating this week after winning the 7th Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming Gala for a seventh year running. Held at Burnham's Swim & Sports Academy, schools from across the district took part
. More...

Building site branded 'disgrace'
TOWN councillors in Highbridge have this week called for more to be done to improve the appearance of a boarded-up building site in the town centre. Cllr Bill Hancock told a council meeting that the former Canal House site needs to be redeveloped. More...

Rowing club seeks second boat
BURNHAM-On-Sea's gig rowing club has this week unveiled plans to launch a new fundraising campaign for a second boat. The club's Graham Wills told this week's annual town council meeting that a new £15,500 boat is being sought by the group. More...

Hotel's bricks 'to be re-used'
THE front of a new building to replace the Highbridge Hotel will be built using the original bricks from the listed building in an effort to retain its heritage, council bosses have confirmed this week.. The Highbridge Hotel is currently being redeveloped. More...

High-tech exercise launches
BABIES, toddlers and young children in the Burnham-On-Sea area will be the first in the UK to try a new interactive sensory exercise programme which is being launched at King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge on Tuesday (May 3rd). More...

Marathon marriage proposal!
A LONDON Marathon runner had a special surprise for his Highbridge girlfriend as he jogged through the capital. Mark Bailey proposed to his long-time partner, Sarah Kidner, while taking part in the 26-mile charity run on Sunday afternoon. More...

Crime figures show big fall
CRIME rates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have tumbled over the past year, according to new figures released by local police this week. Burglaries from dwellings have fallen by 19% to 21 cases over the past year, while other burglaries are down 32%. More...

Air Cadets and Legion link up
A CEREMONY has been held in Burnham-On-Sea to mark the official affiliation of the Royal British Legion and the town's air training corps. The Burnham branch of the Royal British Legion has marked its official link with the 290 Burnham & Highbridge unit. More...

Police station 'taken off sale'
THE sale of Burnham-On-Sea police station has been put on hold, it's been announced this week. Burnham-On-Sea Police Neighbourhood Beat Manager Ryan Dinham, speaking at Monday's Annual Town Council Meeting, said the station had been up for sale. More...

MP votes against Syrian plan
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has voted in the House of Commons to reject a plan for Britain to accept 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees who had travelled to Europe. The vote took place on Monday night, and saw MPs vote 294-276. More...

Man killed in road accident
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in West Huntspill at the weekend. A Toyota Yaris being driven along the A38 in a southbound direction near the junction with Old Pawlett Road was in collision with a kerb. More...

Travellers 'served with papers'
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police say legal papers have been served on a group of travellers who have set up camp in a car park in the town. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported at the weekend that a group of travellers have descended on Pier Street car park. More...

Two marathons in six days
Updated: A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner has run two marathons in six days to raise cash for charity. Sue Nicholls, 70, completed the London Marathon on Sunday in a time of 3 hours, 58 minutes and 26 seconds. Just six days earlier, she ran the Boston Marathon. More...

B&M wait continues in town
COUNCIL negotiations over the opening of a new B&M discount store in place of Burnham-On-Sea's former Morrisons supermarket have ground to a halt. Sedgemoor District Council said this week that it is "not actively discussing the future of the store". More...

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