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set for London Marathon
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner will be among several local runners
taking part in the London Marathon tomorrow (Sunday). More...
Society concert tonight
tickets are on sale for Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society's
Spring concert, which will be celebrating the 700th Anniversary
of St Andrew's Church by performing music that spans the centuries.
The special concert will take place tonight (Saturday). More...
you seen stolen bikes?
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been asked by police
to look out for two moto-cross motorbikes that have been stolen.
Police are investigating the burglary, which occurred during the
early hours of Tuesday 14th April. More...
vehicles to join run
search is on for vintage vehicles in the Burnham-On-Sea area to
join an annual road run in aid of Britains wounded servicemen
and women. Organisers of the annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle
Road Run are appealing for entries for this years event.
in concert tonight
are on sale for a special concert by talented young singer Gracie
Wickens-Sweet and the Coastline Singers. The event, taking place
on Saturday 25th April, will take place in Brent Knoll Parish
Hall. Gracie has hit the headlines many times. More...
rides return to beach
donkey rides are set to return to Burnham beach this summer, council
bosses have said this week. We reported last month how Sedgemoor
District Council had said the previous donkey rides provider had
not had their licence renewed. More...
gear up for charity
from across Somerset are being invited to take part in a fundraising
bike ride in aid of a Burnham charity this Sunday (April 26th).
Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising a special run across the
county, starting in Highbridge. More...
crime levels fall - police
new figures out this week show overall levels of crime have fallen
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - although there are some exceptions.
Sgt Tracy Marlow told the Town Council that year-on-year figures
show "a major reduction."
photos: St George's Day fun
of Burnham-On-Sea youngsters sought dragons around the town centre
as part of a St George's Day celebration. Thursday's event began
with the flag of St George being flown on the town's flagpole
at the southern end of the High Street. More...
contest is underway
popular baking competition The Great Burnham Bake Off is set to
return to the town on Saturday 23rd May with a new challenge.
The Spring contest has been launched this week with budding cake,
bread and meringue makers sought. More...
as 25 homes approved
CONTROVERSIAL plans for 25 new homes
in Berrow have been given the go-ahead by district councillors
this week despite dozens of letters of opposition from residents.
48 letters of objection were sent to Sedgemoor District Council
regarding the plans. More...
unveils expansion plan
A SEAFRONT cafe in Burnham-On-Sea has this week unveiled plans
for an extension. The Bay View Cafe on the South Esplanade is
seeking planning permission for the erection of an extension to
its north elevation to create a covered area. More...
damage Apex seating
vandals have damaged a unique 16-seat wooden bench that was installed
in January this year at Highbridge's Apex Park. Sections of the
seating supports and upward wooden slats have been broken and
deliberately ripped from the frame, the District Council said.
loses her hair for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea resident hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for
two cancer support charities by having her hair cut off. Lorna
Storey is having her locks removed to raise cash for Cancer Research
UK and the Little Princess Trust. More...
freed from car by crews
freed a person from a car after an incident on the A38 involving
a car and a lorry on Wednesday (April 22nd) near Burnham-On-Sea.
Crews from Cheddar, Winscombe and Weston-super-Mare attended an
accident in Rooksbridge, near East Brent. More...
disrupts town hustings
200 residents crowded into a Burnham church to hear the views
of four of the town's General Election candidates during a special
hustings event. The event saw James Heappey, Jon Cousins, Chris
Inchley and Tessa Munt debate several issues. More...
saved my sight'
A TRIP to an opticians in Burnham-On-Sea led to a life-changing
cancer diagnosis for local pensioner Michael Beaumont. The Highbridge
resident, 69, has had a lazy left eye since a young age which
has meant his vision has always been poor. More...
is charged after crash
29 year-old motorist has been charged after two people were injured
when his car crashed into them in Burnham-On-Sea last Friday (April
17th). Emergency services were called to Oxford Street near the
junction with College Street following the collision. More...
comedian in contest final
stand-up comedian Richard Baum has reached the final of a Taunton
comedy competition at his first attempt after honing his skills
as part in a stand-up comedy workshop. Richard, a novice comedian,
attended a workshop in January. More...
farce now underway
are on sale for a comedy farce being performed by the West Huntspill
Players this month. The comedy Heatstroke by Eric Chappell
will be performed at the village's Balliol Hall in the village
from Wednesday April 22nd- Saturday 25th at 7.45pm. More...
retires after 46 years
POPULAR Burnham District Nurse is retiring after forty six years
service in the NHS. Carol Mutlow has been a District Nurse for
much of her nursing career, delivering care across Burnham and
Highbridge. She was also a Midwife in her earlier career. More...
World Cup win for Liam
Liam Phillips was in a class of his own as he won the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup in Manchester for a third consecutive year
at the weekend. Liam, 26, saw off the challenge of world champion
Sam Willoughby in the final. More...
crashes into former garage
person was taken to hospital following a crash in the centre of
Burnham on Monday evening (April 20th). A Citroen and a BMW collided
in Vicarage Street soon after 5pm, with one vehicle left partially
embedded in the front of the former garage. More...
helps Afghan boy
BURNHAM paramedic has descibed how a charity he works for has
helped a 12-year-old Afghan boy get life-changing treatment after
he lost his leg in an explosion. Professional paramedic Nich Woolf
is one of the team who runs Festival Medical Services. More...
Craft Fayre this Sunday
FUNDRAISING Craft Fayre is set to be held in Berrow this Sunday
(26th April). Berrow Craft Fayre will be held between 12 noon
and 3pm in the Village Hall. The event is being organised by The
Friends of Berrow Village Hall and all proceeds will go to the
£8k hospice donation
HUGE £8,000 has been presented to a Somerset hospice by
a Burnham-On-Sea charity in memory of a dedicated fundraiser who
died last year. Burnham cancer charity Petal handed over the cheque
to St Margaret's Hospice on Sunday (April 19th). More...
for Hinkley C project
have this week called for the multi-billion pound Hinkley Point
C project near Burnham-On-Sea to be scrapped after technical problems
were identified with the nuclear reactors being designed for the
power station, satys France's regulator. More...
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