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crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston beach this afternoon
(Friday) after a man digging for fishing bait got stuck in deep
round Britain visit
EX-soldier Mark Newton is in Burnham-On-Sea this week as he undertakes
a mission to record the country's war and lifeboat memorials.
The former Queens Dragoon Guard is making his journey on a disability
scooter, pulling a tiny trailer, round UK. More...
Festival launched in town
THE countdown to this month's seventh Burnham-On-Sea Food and
Drink Festival got underway on Thursday night with a special launch
party. Local businesses and food retailers were among the 50 guests
at the function at Calm Cafe. More...
THE Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital is to hold its annual music
fundraising night this Saturday (October 10th). The group's event,
starting at 7.30pm at the Oaktree Arena, will feature music from
the King Alfred Concert Band and the New Society Jazz Band. More...
photo day announced
wildlife photographers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have a chance
to get up close to wildlife, under expert tuition, when a wildlife
photography day is held. Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre is
holding a Photography Day on 18th October. More...
lorry blaze caused by fault
A MECHANICAL fault has been blamed for a lorry fire on the M5
motorway which caused queues of up to five miles between Burnham-On-Sea
and Weston on Thursday (October 8th). All three lanes of the M5
northbound were temporarily shut. More...
unveiled by team
BURNHAM United's Under 18s and Under 15s have unveiled several
new local sponsors this week. West Country Motor Homes and The
Fox and Goose Inn have joined forces to sponsor the Under 18s
new kit while Abbott & Frost are sponsoring the U15s. More...
Festival this weekend
BURNHAM-On-Sea will be hosting its annual Cider Festival this
weekend with two days of live music and local brews on offer.
The festival takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October
at The Ritz in Burnham-On-Sea's Victoria Street. More...
to shut in November
STAFF at Burnham-On-Sea's Morrisons store have
this week been formally told that the supermarket is set to close
down at the end of November. The 100 staff were formally told
that the last day of trading at the Burnham store will be November
you help Poppy Appeal?
Royal British Legion has this week issued an appeal for more Poppy
Appeal collectors to come forward. The group is seeking volunteers
to help in Burnham and Highbridge during this autumn's annual
Poppy Appeal collection. More...
will cut local water bills
WATER company which serves thousands of customers across the Burnham-On-Sea
area has been told it must cut average water bills by 16% by 2020.
The company planned to reduce its bills by just 6%, but regulator
Ofwat said it should be 19%. More...
inspires musical award
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Acoustic Club has launched a new award scheme
this week aimed at young performers. Mike Price, a member of the
Ritz Acoustic Club whose partner Jayne Young died of Motor Neurone
Disease, is providing a bursary. More...
students from Berrow's Fei Lung Kwan Kung Fu Club have successfully
completed their Junior Black Sash Grade during a special grading
event held in the village. The students were Cerys Thomas, Sophie
Butt and Rhiana Sinclair from Burnham-On-Sea. More...
journey for fawns
TWO very special orphans have been given a second chance thanks
to the work of a wildlife charity's carers near Burnham-On-Sea.
The two fallow fawns were rescued in the summer and were brought
to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill. More...
to save village pub boosted
RESIDENTS living in a village near Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating
this week after their bid to save their village pub was given
a major boost. The Watchfield Inn has been closed for over eight
months and the Parish Council fears for its future. More...
has this week given a mixed welcome to the news that the government
is to allow local councils across England to keep the proceeds
from business rates raised in their area. Under plans unveiled
by the Chancellor, councils may cut the rate. More...
for street pastors in town
TOWN councillor has this week called for the re-introduction of
street pastors in Burnham-On-Sea. Cllr Janet Keen unveiled the
proposals during Monday's Town Council meeting. It is six years
since Burnham last had street pastors in place in the town centre.
artists work on show
GROUP of Burnham-On-Sea artists are displaying their colourful
work as part of this month's Somerset Art Weeks. Clive and Sue
HammondLovatt, Margaret Micklewright and Cora Stock are showing
their latest work at 112 Berrow Road from 10am5pm. More...
offered football coaching
Girls' Football Week is to be marked in the Burnham-On-Sea area
with a special free coaching session for local youngsters this
Friday (October 9th). The Football Association has organised the
week from 5-11 October to encourage more involvement. More...
puts mum in court
DEAL made on Facebook to get rid of rubbish has cost a resident
£290 and a 12-month conditional discharge after the rubbish
was found fly tipped in a quiet lane outside West Huntspill. At
Taunton Magistrates Court, Kimberley Tierney of Weston was fined.
over Morrisons closure
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to prevent the closure of Burnham-On-Sea's
Morrisons supermarket held up banners during a protest at a Town
Council meeting on Monday. Staff and residents who are opposed
to the store's proposed closure waved banners. More...
of Apex secrecy' attacked
councillors have this week voted to formally oppose controversial
proposals to lease part of Apex Park to holiday firm Bourne Leisure
in a 50-year deal. Proposals to grant Bourne Leisure a 50-year
ground lease for the BMX site were considered. More...
rink countdown begins
THE group behind the project to set up a skating rink in Burnham-On-Sea
this Christmas is lining up a range of activities to support it.
It comes after the organisers from Burnham Events Social Team
were last month successful in their grant bid to run the rink.
surfers rescued at Brean
TWO kite surfers in difficulty at Brean Down were rescued by lifeboats
on Monday morning (October 5th). Lifeboat crews from Weston were
called out just before 11am after a member of the public saw the
two apparently in difficulties near the north of Brean Down. More...
is focus for arts display
A GROUP of artists are bringing the story of Brean Down fort to
life for the duration of Somerset Art Weeks between 3rd18th
October. The Sense of Place involves four Somerset
artists; Donna Vale, Joy Merron, Amanda Boyd and Jon England.
restored to 96 homes
DOZENS of homes in Burnham-On-Sea town centre were without electricity
on Monday following a power cut. Western Power Distribution told
Burnham-On-Sea.com that homes in Abingdon Street were without
supplies following the fault. More...
Awards presented to trio
THREE residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were presented
with Civic Awards on Sunday (October 4th) in recognition of their
service to the local community. Les Barber, Alun Davies and Neville
Jones received the honours during the service. More...
Marathon: Video & results
Full coverage: OVER 170 runners completed Burnham-On-Sea's
annual Half Marathon on Sunday (October 4th) amid ideal running
conditions. Winner Josh Davis, 24, from Nailsea, crossed the finishing
line in a fast time during the popular event. More...
A LOCAL firm has this week been announced as the main sponsor
of this year's Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Queen. The local
business is giving its backing to the popular event, which is
set to be held on Monday evening, November 9th. More...
11, leads club to victory
A TEAM from Burnham-On-Sea's Gemini Tae Kwon-Do Club have scooped
nine medals at a regional competition. Gemini Tae-Kwon-Do club,
who train at King Alfred School, competed in junior and adult
classes at this weekend's Southern Championships. More...
concert held in Burnham
THE 700th anniversary of Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church was
marked with a special gala concert on Saturday night (October
3rd). The celebration - billed as a 'feast of home grown entertainment'
- saw the audience enjoy several performances. More...
charged with murder
A 59 year-old man who was arrested on Burnham-On-Sea beach last
week on suspicion of murder has been charged by police. David
John Lancaster from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire has been charged
with the murder of a woman. More...
home plans rejected
A BURNHAM-On-Sea nursing home's plans for a two storey extension
have been turned down this week due to concerns about road safety.
Burnham Lodge Nursing Home in Berrow Road applied for permission
to build a two-storey extension with 13 bedrooms. More...
join forces to help Lara
BURNHAM-On-Sea Lions Club and Rotary Club have worked together
to purchase life-changing equipment for a local young disabled
woman. The groups were asked by 'Homes Caring for Autism' whether
they could help Lara Baggott, who has various health conditions.
unearthed by workmen
WORKMEN building a new petrol station in Highbridge were this
week surprised when they began uncovering local history from the
earth. Hundreds of perfectly preserved glass bottles have been
found in the clay under the site of the new Asda petrol station.
lions - your opinions
50 concrete lions have been installed on Burnham's seafront this
week at the start of a display for Somerset Art Weeks. The concrete
structures are symbolically guarding the coastline as part of
a unique art project on the Esplanade. More...
hold up firm's expansion
Exclusive: A HIGHBRIDGE company's proposed extension has
been turned down by council planners this week due to concerns
about Great Crested Newts living on the site. SmithBrewer Limited
is based on the Isleport Business Park and applied for permission.
Got Talent in Brean
BUDDING performers in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited
to audition for ITV's Britains Got Talent. The team behind
the ITV talent show is coming to Brean on Wednesday October 14th
to scout for performers for the upcoming new series. More...
'Allo comes to local stage
WEST Huntspill Players are set to perform a stage version of the
French wartime comedy classic 'Allo Allo'. The local drama group
has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years and this comedy
already has the makings of great entertainment. More...
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