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Man, 42, in court today charged with murder of Lisa Thornton
A 42-year-old Burnham-On-Sea man who has been charged with the murder of 36-year-old Lisa Thornton in the town will appear in court today (Saturday). More...

See Xmas switch-on today!
BBC Points West presenter David Garmston will switch on Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights during a special day of festive entertainment today (Saturday). The event, in Victoria Street, will include an afternoon of live entertainment and attractions. More...

Dog owner given ban by RSPCA
A BURNHAM-On-Sea woman has been disqualified from keeping dogs for five years after her underweight springer spaniel suffered with a painful untreated skin condition. Sarah Taylor of Cookson Close, Burnham, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her pet. More...

Highbridge to light up for Xmas
HIGHBRIDGE will be holding a special event to turn on its Christmas lights this Saturday (November 25th). The event starts at 3pm with a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair in the Community Hall in Market Street. The Churchfield Voices School Choir will perform. More...

Charity Xmas bazaar today
A CHRISTMAS bazaar will be held today (Saturday) in Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club, raising funds for town charity In Charley's Memory. The event will run from 12pm-4pm with stalls selling gifts such as jewellery, sweets, food and drink and merchandise.

Church Xmas Fayre to be held
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church is holding its Christmas Fayre this Saturday (November 25th). The event will be held in the Church from 10.30am-12.30pm, and will feature a variety of traditional festive stalls and Christmas activities. More...

School shut over sickness bug
AN outbreak of a sickness bug has forced a Burnham-On-Sea school to close early on Friday - and the head teacher has sent a letter to parents defending its sickness policy. Burnham Infants School sent pupils home after scores of youngsters went down with the bug. More...

Crash brings down BT poles
TWO BT telegraph poles came crashing down across a road near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (November 23rd) following a two-car collision. Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called just before mid-day to Blackford Road in the village of Mark, as pictured. More...

Taxi warning for local revellers
CHRISTMAS revellers in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area have this week been warned to stay safe by booking taxis in advance of their evening out. Sedgemoor District Council says that when parties are over and you need to get home, there are guidelines to follow. More...

Gymnasts celebrate success
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge gymnasts competed against teams from across the UK when they took part in a prestigious competition this month. Seven gymnasts from Monarchs Gymnastics Club headed to the Pat Wade Classic in Stoke on Trent. More...

Video: Police called to car park
POLICE were called to Burnham-On-Sea's Pier Street car park last night (Wednesday) after several motorists were seen performing 'doughnuts' and driving at high speed. A nearby resident shot this video of four vehicles in the car park at around 9pm. More...

Woman dies in town incident
POLICE arrested a man in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday after a woman suffered serious injuries and died in an incident. Police were called to a property next to the Co-Op store in Berrow Road soon after 7.30am. An air ambulance landed at the nearby golf course. More...

Hour's free parking proposed
PROPOSALS to introduce an hour's free parking and reduced-rate season tickets at a car park in Highbridge have been unveiled this week in a bid to give the town centre a boost. The plan for the Bank Street Car Park in Highbridge has been drawn up by a group of councillors. More...

Mayor's praise for BMX star
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Mayor has this week praised the achievements of the town's former BMX world champion Liam Phillips, who has announced his retirement from the sport after failing to recover from "career ending" injuries in February. More...

MP welcomes 'positive' budget
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has welcomed this week's "positive" budget. The MP says he's pleased to see the Chancellor unveil some positive changes to universal credit and £7.5billion of extra funding for the NHS plus give a boost house building. More...

Design firm receives boost
A DESIGN company in Highbridge is celebrating this week after getting a boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. The Design Hive, who are based in Highbridge, received a Twitter Boost from Theo when Melanie Downing, owner of The Design Hive, tweeted him. More...

Choral Society Xmas concert
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society’s popular annual Christmas concert will be held on Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church when a festive line-up of music will be performed. The group will be singing a selection of music
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Hinkley 'will hit poorest worst'
A GROUP of MPs has said that the £18bn cost of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Burnham-On-Sea will hit the country's poorest the hardest. The Public Accounts Committee said that households had been "locked into an expensive deal". More...

'Budget did not go far enough'
THE Chief Executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce says the Chancellor did not go far enough in delivering change to support the economy. Responding to Philip Hammond’s Budget speech on Wednesday, Dale Edwards gave his reaction to the speech. More...

Four new homes are rejected
PLANS to build four new homes in the grounds of a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home have been rejected by district councillors this week amid concern that the scheme would result in the loss of protected trees and affect the character of the surrounding area.

Photos: Litter turned into art
LITTER discarded in Burnham-On-Sea has been transformed into art that has gone on show at a unique exhibition this week. Pieces of plastic bottles, aluminium cans and other rubbish have been collected by Burnham-On-Sea artist Janine Wharmby. More...

Holiday park boosts charity
A BREAN holiday park has raised over £3,300 for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Northam Farm Holiday Park presented a bumper cheque for £3,344.78 to the charity on Tuesday (November 21st). The money was raised thanks to country and westerners. More...

Shoe boxes become gift boxes
BURNHAM-On-Sea Harriers running club members have filled up their empty running shoe boxes with gifts for children in the third world. The kind-hearted members wanted to help the annual 'Operation Christmas Child' campaign for the world's poorest children. More...

Aladdin coming to Burnham
WELL over 70 per cent of tickets - 500 tickets - have already been sold for local drama group's Re:ACT performances of 'Aladdin: The Magical Pantomime Adventure!' which is coming to Burnham-On-Sea this December. The shows will be held from 7th - 9th December. More...

Missing woman found safe
POLICE have thanked the public for their help in finding missing woman Linda Pruvedenti who had not been seen in several days since being spotted in Highbridge at the weekend. . Linda, who is from Bridgwater, was last seen in Highbridge on Sunday. More...

'4,000 jobs' for business park
SEDGEMOOR District Council has this week welcomed the sale of land near to Junction 23 of the M5 motorway from BAE Systems to Salamanca Group, saying that the deal will unlock 'huge potential' to deliver economic and financial benefits across the area. More...

Pole dancing raises £2,865
A POLE dancing evening held in Brean has raised over £2,800 for a local charity. Local pole dancing fitness group Pole Essence organised the annual charity showcase event on Saturday 18th November, with members performing a number of routines at The Beachcomber. More...

Ambulance boss 'must resign'
AMBULANCE staff have called for their boss to quit as they "struggle to maintain a crumbling service." GMB union members from South West Ambulance Service (SWASFT) have written a letter "apologising" to the public for "potentially putting them at risk." More...

15 new parking spaces in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge town councillors have this week given their backing to plans to create an extra 15 car spaces in residential parts of Highbridge. Town councillors considered two proposals at last night's meeting of the planning applications committee. More...

Beauty spa to hold open day
BEAUTY Oasis Spa in Burnham-On-Sea High Street will hold an open day on Wednesday (22nd November) when vistors will be able to find out more about what it offers. Starting at 3pm and going on to 7pm, the open day will showcase their new facilities. More...

Footfall in Burnham up 6%
THE number of people visiting Burnham-On-Sea's town centre is up year-on-year, according to new figures from the Town Council’s two footfall counters. The counters show a six per cent increase in visitors overall compared to the same time a year ago. More...

Hillview finish as runners-up
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club are celebrating this week after finishing the carnival season as runners-up. The club's cowboy-themed cart, called 'Yee Ha!", featured colourful western decorations and came second overall. More...

Photos: Xmas fair raises £700
CROWDS of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (19th November). The event, 'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breast Cancer Now in Berrow Village Hall during Sunday. More...

Horse box stranded on beach
A HORSE box became stuck in soft sand on Brean beach on Sunday afternoon (November 19th). The lady driver from Bristol had parked the vehicle at the top of the beach on the soft sand where its wheels had become stuck fast, stranding it. More...

450 at Princess Xmas bazaar
OVER 450 people flocked to Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Saturday (November 18th) when scores of locally-made crafts and gifts went on sale. The annual Grand Christmas Bazaar was held in the theatre's main hall in Princess Street, raising funds. More...

New window cleaning service
A BRAND new window cleaning service for Highbridge, Brean, Burnham-On-Sea and surrounding areas has launched this week. The father and son team, Lee and Josh Hall, use a "hot, pure water window cleaning system to ensure high quality results." More...

M5 delays - multiple crashes
THE M5 northbound between Burnham-On-sea and Weston-Super-Mare was temporarily closed on Sunday afternoon after three separate collisions. Motorists faced long delays on the M5 motorway after the spate of incidents during the afternoon. More...

'Don't misuse doctors and A&E'
A NEW survey has found that too many people turn to busy emergency services when suffering minor ailments or illness. Burnham-On-Sea residents have this week been advised of the simple things they can do to help themselves to avoid trips to doctors or A&E. More...

Police numbers set to grow?
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Police hope to increase the number of officers in the towns over coming months, it's been revealed this week. Sgt Ryan Edwards from Burnham-On-Sea Police gave an update on local policing matters at this week's council meeting
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Tesco seeks food volunteers
VOLUNTEERS are being sought in Burnham-On-Sea to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas. Leading food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking for members of the public to help with donation points at Tesco. More...

Photos: Children In Need fun
THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for Children In Need across the Burnham-On-Sea area during a series of fundraising events. Schools, local businesses and groups joined in the annual BBC fundraising marathon by holding fun events. BBC Somerset come to town. More...

£4m cash boost for Somerset
SOMERSET'S County and District councils have bid to be part of a pilot scheme that could mean an extra £4m of funding for local services. The Government has asked local authority areas if they want to be part of a Business Rates retention trial next financial year. More...

Hinkley builder boosts RNLI
BUILDING firm Costain - which is working on the Hinkley Point C project - has handed over a cheque to Burnham-On-Sea RNLI this week. Representatives from the company visited Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station to present a cheque for £2,825 to the charity. More...

Photos: Cow rescued from tree
THESE were the remarkable scenes when a Burnham-On-Sea fire crew rescued a cow with its head stuck in a tree on Thursday (November 16th). Crews were called to The Kingsway in the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea at 9.03am when a farmer raised the alarm
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Mixed feedback on homes plan
PROPOSALS to build new affordable homes near Burnham-On-Sea attracted mixed feedback from 80 local people during a special event to display the plans this week. Sedgemoor District Council and Brent Knoll Parish Council hosted a 'Housing Project Drop in Session
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Success for triathlon juniors
BURNHAM-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy's Junior Triathlon Superstars team is celebrating success in this year's South West Triathlon Series. The series comprises of five very competitive multi-sport races throughout the summer at various locations
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GP service in special measures
THE Care Quality Commission has told Vocare, known locally as Somerset Doctors Urgent Care, that it must make further improvements to its NHS 111 service and its GP Out of Hours service following a recent re-inspection of its services
by CQC. More...

Camera club's catwalk shoot
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea Camera Club hired Berrow Village Hall this week for a catwalk shoot. The hall's pack-away staging was set up to create a long cat-walk, approximately 5ft wide, and members took turns to model and photograph organised by Phil Thorne
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Pyjama disco held for charity
MEMBERS of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Gateway Club held a pyjama-themed fundraising disco on Thursday (November 16th) for Children In Need. Supporters and helpers made cakes and biscuits to help the fundraising push, and Members dressed up in their pyjamas
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Medical centre praised by CQC
HIGHBRIDGE Medical Centre has been praised in a new inspection report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The centre now holds a 'Good' rating in all five areas of the CQC inspection for providing high quality healthcare services. It was in 'special measures'
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'Improve road safety' plea
WORRIED residents living in Highbridge's Walrow have this week spoken out about road safety during a Town Council meeting - calling on councillors to step in and avoid a serious accident. Homeowners say they have "growing concerns" about road safety. More...

Driver challenges parking fine
A BURNHAM-On-Sea motorist has lodged an appeal against a parking fine he received in the town's High Street during a "confusing" closure last week. Contractors working in the town centre gained permission from Somerset County Council for parking to be suspended
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Brean, Berrow beaches praised
PADDLERS and swimmers using Brean and Berrow beaches have this week been told the sea water quality there is of a high standard. Sedgemoor's Bathing Water Quality Group has this week warmly welcomed the news that Brean beach is 'excellent' and Berrow 'good'
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Two seen at cash machine
CCTV cameras in Burnham-On-Sea High Street captured the moment that a town centre cash machine was dramatically blown apart by thieves early on Tuesday morning (November 14th). Two people were seen in dark clothing in the street near the cash machine
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'Chrumble' sale to be held
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Hands of Change community group is holding a 'chrumble' - a Christmas jumble sale - this Saturday (18th November). The fundraiser will be held from 11am till 3pm at Hope Baptist church when all will be welcome
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Awards for Brean holiday parks
HOLIDAY parks in the Burnham-On-Sea area are celebrating after winning several top accolades at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The awards, held at Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton, saw staff from businesses gather. More...

MP's call over poor sea quality
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey spoke in Parliament on Tuesday (November 14th) when he called for a better understanding of what is causing the town’s bathing water to fall short of expected standards and continue to be rated as poor in a new survey out this week. More...

£9,000 boost for local groups
OVER £9,000 has been raised for local charities in the Burnham-On-Sea area following a summer of fundraising at Brean Leisure Park. A total of £9,361 has this week handed over to the local groups during a special presentation evening held by Brean Leisure Park. More...

Young swimmer makes splash
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea swimmer is winning gold medals with her brilliant swimming talent. Isabelle Puddy, a Year 7 student at Highbridge's King Alfred School, won a gold and silver medal in the 100M and 50M fly events. She's a member of the Academy swim team. More...

Cash machine attacked in town
THESE were the dramatic scenes in Burnham-On-Sea High Street on Tuesday after thieves attacked a cash machine to steal cash inside. The junction of Burnham-On-Sea High Street and Adam Street was closed for much of the day, as pictured here
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Blind veteran gets to Cenotaph
JOHN Brice, a local blind veteran, marched at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday with the help of military charity Blind Veterans UK and Burnham-On-Sea's Specsavers. The 71-year-old joined more than 100 other blind veterans. More...

Video: 'Mesmerizing' scenes
STRONG northerly winds created these wonderful scenes in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday, as large quantities of sand were blown along the beach to the fascination of walkers. The northerly gusts blew the swirling soft sand along the beach toward Burnham. More...

Row erupts over 'privatisation'
A ROW erupted between Burnham-On-Sea councillors last night (Monday) over the 'privatisation' of childrens centre services in Somerset. Burnham Lib Dem town councillor Phil Harvey, right, spoke out during a debate at Monday night's town council. More...

Man in court over burglaries
A MAN has appeared in court charged with burglaries in Burnham-On-Sea and Somerton. A 39-year-old from Morland Road in Highbridge has been charged with a burglary at a house in Woodfield Close, Burnham-On-Sea in which jewellery was stolen. More...

Town care home congratulated
BURNHAM-On-Sea Frith House care home has marked its 'outstanding' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with a celebration for residents, staff and visitors. Celebrations began at the Burnham-On-Sea care home with breakfast and a Buck’s Fizz. More...

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