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Market move decision delayed
Exclusive: TOWN councillors have delayed a controversial decision on whether to move Burnham-On-Sea's farmers markets out of the town's High Street. More...

Four held after pitch damage
BURNHAM-On-Sea police have detained four people after a rugby pitch in the town was damaged at the weekend. Burnham officers held four people at the BASC Ground after damage was caused to pitches at Burnham Rugby Club using an uninsured vehicle. More...

Tessa attacks council bosses
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP Tessa Munt has this week attacked Somerset County Council for paying 'ludicrously large sums' to its managers. Her comments come after we reported last week that the Council had terminated the contract of Peter Lewis. More...

Wrestling returns to Burnham
PROFESSIONAL wrestling bursts back onto the stage at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this week. Visitors will have the opportunity to boo the bad guys and cheer on their favourite stars as they watch the grappling action on Friday 24th October at 7.30pm. More...

Sheep display in town centre!
A UNIQUE display of sheep and tractors will be set-up in the town centre during this Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival. Bridgwater firm Hawkins Agriculture will be bringing a selection of their British-built New Holland tractors to the festival. More...

Fraud campaign launched
A FRAUD awareness campaign has this week been launched by police across Somerset with the help of local residents to target doorstep fraud as well as phone and online scams. The Stop It, Spot It campaign has been developed following input from local people. More...

Video: Gales blow into area
BEACH sports enthusiasts took full advantage of strong winds at Brean on Sunday (October 19th) as forecasters warned of more blustery conditions. Gusts of up to 40mph were enjoyed by kite surfers, kite buggy racers and land yachters during the gales. More...

£500 raised at Xmas market
HUNDREDS of people visited the first local Christmas market of the festive season when it was held in Berrow on Sunday (October 19th). The annual Berrow Christmas Market in Berrow Village Hall was hailed a success after attracting large numbers. More...

Burnham crime fall welcomed
Exclusive: CRIME levels in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have fallen over the past year, according to new figures out this week. The new statistics show 567 crimes were committed in Burnham during the first eight months of the year, down from 647 last year. More...

30 join society's singing day
OVER 30 people showed they were in fine voice at a unique 'Come and Sing Day' organised by Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society on Saturday (October 18th). Choruses from Hiawatha's Wedding Feast were sung with conductor Nicholas Bromilow. More...

Coastguards called to surfers
CONCERNS that a kite surfer was missing in the sea off Brean Down led to a call-out for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards on Saturday (October 18th). A group of three kite surfers got into difficulty in the channel while attempting to surf around Steep Holm. More...

Baby Halloween party planned
A 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...

Swim team makes a splash!
THE Academy Swim Team from Burnham-On-Sea was delighted to learn the club was selected to compete in the National Arena Swimming League for the 2014 Season. The league is reserved for the top 400 clubs in the country and it takes place over three rounds. More...

Clare takes star role in Annie
BURNHAM-On-Sea theatre performer Clare Hunter is returning to a childhood role by taking part in Weston Operatic Society's latest production. She has performed in productions of all kinds from pantomime, carnival concerts, festivals and summer shows. More...

Club boosted by sponsor deal
A BURNHAM-On-Sea youth football team has unveiled their smart new look this week thanks to the financial support of a town business. Members of Burnham Athletic Under 11s were formally presented with their new team kits on Saturday (October 18th). More...

Book signing to be held in town
THE founder of a wildlife rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea will be signing copies of her new book this week. Pauline Kidner from Secret World recently published her new book, 'A Place Of Safety', featuring stories and photos on the animals. More...

Counterfeit £50 notes warning
Exclusive: RESIDENTS and businesses in Burnham-On-Sea have been warned to be on the look out for fake bank notes circulating in the town. It comes after a shopper attempted to use a counterfeit £50 note at a business in the town centre on Friday (October 17th). More...

£39m water funding welcomed
WESSEX Water's decision to spend £39m on improving sea water quality in Burnham-On-Sea has been welcomed this week. As first reported here earlier this week, millions of pounds have been pledged by the water firm for sewerage infrastructure improvements. More...

Council kids director loses job
SOMERSET County Council announced on Friday it has terminated its contract for the services of interim Director of Children’s Services Peter Lewis. It follows a series of disappointing reports into some of the Council’s Children’s Homes. More...

Town opticians' charity boost
CUSTOMERS visiting a Burnham-On-Sea opticians were greeted by a special guest as part of a fundraising day for Guide Dogs For The Blind. Rod Carne and his four-legged friend visited Specsavers in Burnham High Street this week during the store's fundraising. More...

New-look play area is opened
A RIBBON-cutting ceremony has been held in Highbridge this week to mark the opening of a new-look play area. The revamped play park in Talbot Close has received £31,600 of improvements and modernisation from Sedgemoor District Council. More...

Brush up your comedy skills!
STAND-up comedy and selling on eBay are among more than a dozen new training coureses being launched in Burnham-On-Sea this autumn. Somerset Skills and Learning, based in Burnham's Princess Street, has unveiled an innovative programme. More...

Cash shortfall hits Xmas lights
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's Christmas lights display could have to be scaled back this year due to a financial shortfall, it has emerged this week. Burnham Chamber of Trade, which oversees the annual display, says it has a funding shortfall of £1,500. More...

Crews called to blaze in Brean
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters tackled a blaze in Brean on Wednesday night (October 15th) in which an outbuilding was destroyed. The fire service received multiple calls from concerned residents just before 11pm reporting the outbuilding fire in Warren Road. More...

Golden discovery in local field
Exclusive: A BURNHAM-On-Sea metal detector enthusiast has unearthed a solid gold ring in a field near Highbridge which appears to be hundreds of years of old and worth thousands of pounds. Morley Howard said this week he is stunned to have discovered the ring. More...

Carnival bosses calm concerns
BURNHAM Carnival organisers are set to visit residents over the next few days who will be most affected by controversial changes to this year's event as the debate continues over the plans. We first reported that the carts will be lined up along Love Lane. More...

Alex to switch on Xmas lights
BBC 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...

New interest in town job centre
Exclusive: EXPRESSIONS of interest have been shown from potential developers of Burnham-On-Sea's former job centre, it has been confimed this week, but the wait for the overhaul of the property looks set to continue. It is six years since the building shut. More...

Carnival club unveils new cart
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club is a hive of activity this week as its team works around the clock to get their cart, called Jungle Fever, finished in time for the start of the carnival season. Burnham-On-Sea.com was invited to take a look. More...

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