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MP calls for cut in 'tourism tax'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week called on the Chancellor to announce a tax cut for tourism businesses in next week's Autumn Statement. More...

Bid to create parking spaces
THREE extra car parking spaces could soon be made available in Burnham-On-Sea High Street during the daytime if proposals unveiled this week get the go-ahead. Burnham's Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds has asked Somerset County Council. More...

Spate of tool thefts from sheds
POLICE have this week asked garden shed owners in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area to make sure their tools are properly secure and identifiable following a spate of burglaries across Somerset. Sheds along the main roads are targeted. More...

Kitchen fire at Burnham home
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews were called to a home in the town last night (Wednesday) after neighbours reported hearing a smoke alarm sounding. Two fire engines from Burnham were called to the property in Maple Drive shortly before 8pm. More...

Win tickets to Santa's grotto!
FATHER Christmas has opened a new grotto and snow globe experience in Brean this week. Visitors to Brean Play, located at Brean Leisure Park, can meet Santa and choose a present, enjoy a play in a snow-filled globe, and also see a Christmas comedy show. More...

Pupils are Sedgemoor champs
BRENT Knoll Primary's football team have been celebrating becoming Sedgemoor Small Schools Champions. The squad of pupils travelled to The Blake School and played three games, where they won two and drew one. Head teacher Chris Burman said they are all proud. More...

'Shock' speed survey unveiled
Exclusive: A NEW study has this week revealed that thousands of motorists are continuing to exceed the 30mph speed limit along Marine Drive in Burnham, with some travelling at over 50mph, prompting a councillor to call for action to halt the problem. More...

Warning after new phone scam
AN elderly resident in Berrow has this week become the latest local person to fall victim to telephone scammers, prompting a new warning from the police. Officers are urging residents to be alert to phone scams which involve unexpected requests for money. More...

School gets £30,000 windfall
A SCHOOL near Burnham-On-Sea has been given a major boost after it was successful in gaining just under £30,000 to develop new outdoor sports facilities at its site. The funding is part of Sport England’s National Lottery Primary School Facilities Fund. More...

Lucia invested at ceremony
A BURNHAM-On-Sea army cadet has been invested as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Somerset. Cadet Colour Sergeant Lucia Blackmore is pictured here receiving her official certificate from Lady Gass. Lucia has been a cadet for over four years. More...

Players' comedy opens tonight
TICKETS are on sale for a hilarious comedy being performed by the West Huntspill Players this week. The comedy Haywire is underway at the Balliol Hall in the village from today (Wednesday, November 26th) until Saturday at 7.45pm each night. More...

Xmas bazaar this Saturday
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Princess Theatre will be holding a Grand Christmas Bazaar this Saturday (November 29th) when scores of crafts and gifts will go on sale. The event will be held from 10am-1pm inside the theatre's main hall in Princess Street. More...

March target for town revamp
Exclusive: A RAFT of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea's town centre look set to be completed by the end of March 2015, according to projected dates from the County Council unveiled this week. The Town Centre Manager says the project is progressing well. More...

Talks held to re-open legion HQ
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion moved another step closer to formally re-opening its town centre headquarters this week - two months after it was disbanded. We reported in September that the long-running organisation was to be disbanded. More...

32lb eel reeled in by angler
THIS bumper-sized 32lb 3oz conger eel was reeled in by a fisherman in the waters off Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday, becoming the biggest local catch of the year. Martin Quinn, pictured, netted the eel from his boat to the west of Stert Island. More...

Reward offered for lost ring
A REWARD has been offered for the safe return of a lady's ring which was lost in Burnham-On-Sea town centre last week. Margaret Duberley is appealing to anyone who may have found the ring to get in contact. It has great sentimental value to her, she says. More...

Town police patrols stepped up
POLICE are stepping up their patrols in Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea town centres leading up to Christmas. Officers will be clamping down on shoplifters and anti-social behaviour in the towns to ensure shoppers have a positive experience. More...

Club clinches sponsor deals
A YOUNG team of Burnham-On-Sea football players has proudly unveiled its new kits this week after clinching two sponsorship deals. Burnbridge Wanderers Under 10s have been boosted by the news that Highbridge Caravans have sponsored their kit. More...

Bid to cut hall's energy costs
HIGHBRIDGE Community Hall could soon be partly powered by the sun if a new £8,000 project to cut the costs of running the facilities gets the go-ahead. The group that operates the building in Market Street wants to install up to 16 solar panels on its roof. More...

Matt is first UK sleep graduate!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea bed shop employee has become the very first person in the UK to graduate from the Sleep Council Sales Academy. Matt Scott from Scott’s Home Furnishers in Victoria Street has completed a brand new training programme. More...

£820 raised at Xmas craft fair
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (23rd November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Berrow Village Hall. More...

Video: Gracie wins 'BOS Factor'
BRENT Knoll singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet impressed the crowds with her powerful voice by winning a unique talent show during the run-up to Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights switch-on during Saturday. She got the most cheers from the audience. More...

Pole dance event raises £2,220
A POLE dancing evening held in Brean on Saturday (22nd November) raised over £2,000 for a men's cancer charity. The well-attended event, held at The Beachcomber, raised a huge total of £2,221 for testicular cancer support charity 'It's in the Bag'. More...

Photos: Christmas switch-on
A CROWD of 2,000 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday (November 22nd) when BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell officially started the town's festive season. Over 70 lights were turned on across the town. More...

Trio start marathons challenge
A GROUP of three runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater have begun their challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity by completing 7 marathons in 7 days around Somerset. The trio are Scott Woodberry, Matthew Axe and Tim Scarrott. More...

Masonry fall shuts pavement
A SECTION of pavement in Burnham-On-Sea was briefly closed on Saturday (November 22nd) after a masonry fall. The owner of Del Mondo Pizza in the High Street was alerted early on Saturday when part of a window lintel crumbled and fell. More...

Musician unveils new album
A BURNHAM-On-Sea musician held a launch party for his new five-track album in the town on Saturday. Joe Mooney, pictured, has finally achieved his dream of seeing his own songs being sold on a CD. Joe has been a hip hop musician for 15 years. More...

Photos: Bloom Awards night
OVER 20 residents were presented with awards when the town's annual Burnham In Bloom prize ceremony was held on Friday night (November 21st). Scores of residents and business owners gathered in the Town Council Chambers for the event. More...

Police appeal after two injured
POLICE have appealed for witnesses following an early morning assault in Burnham-On-Sea last weekend. The incident happened at 1.15am last Saturday (November 15th) when two men were injured at the junction of Abingdon Street and the High Street. More...

TV role for Burnham company
A BURNHAM-On-Sea firm was featured on national TV this week coming to the rescue of a Bridgwater couple. Adam Cahill Carpet & Flooring appeared on Channel 5's Cowboy Builders after the broadcaster asked if he could urgently help out. More...

Car damaged in blaze drama
A CAR was left severely damaged after a blaze in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning. One fire crew from Burnham was called to Burnham Road, near the entrance to the BAY Centre, at 8am following calls from nearby residents and passers-by. More...

Stabbing in town High Street
POLICE arrested a woman and she was later released on bail, pending further investigations following a stabbing in Burnham's High Street on Tuesday, which left a man with 'serious' injuries. Police sealed off an area of the High Street next to Lloyds Bank at 7.20pm. More...

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