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Dean Tate's fiancée pays heartfelt tribute to 'amazing father' after body is found on Stert Island
A HEARTBROKEN Burnham-On-Sea fiancée has paid tribute to an 'amazing father' missing for almost two months after a body was found on Saturday. More... | Body found on Stert Island

Mercedes stranded on beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB Search & Rescue were called out to Brean beach on Saturday evening (April 21st) after this high-end Mercedes was spotted stranded in soft sand over half a mile down the beach. The Brean beachwarden had raised the alarm
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Rainbow-lightning over town
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident captured this stunning photograph of a rainbow with a strike of lightning on Saturday evening (April 21st). The unusual weather conditions came after a hot and humid day of weather in Burnham-On-Sea, with temperatures in the mid-70s
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Body found in search for Dean
THE body of a man - believed to be missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate - was found on Stert Island on Saturday. Burnham Coastguards and BARB crews were initially called out by Police after a fisherman reported seeing a body on the shoreline of the remote island. More...

St George's Day parade today
THERE will be patriotic scenes in Burnham-On-Sea today (Sunday, April 22nd) when a parade will be held to mark St George's Day. Scores of people are set to took part in the procession along the High Street, with spectators invited to watch and wave flags. More...

Roads shut for triathlon today
ATHLETES from across the region will be converging on Burnham this Sunday (April 22nd) when the town holds its annual spring triathlon. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Swim and Sports Academy, the Super Sprint Triathlon and Junior Triathlon will be held from 7am. More...

Marathon challenge today
THOUSANDS of people will take on the gruelling London Marathon this weekend and several runners from Burnham-On-Sea will race for charities close to their hearts. Among those who taking on the 26 mile challenge on Sunday will be Michael Frost, aged 35
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New carnival queen crowned
NIAH Vall, 15, was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's new Carnival Queen during a special pageant ceremony in the town last night (Friday, April 20th). The annual Carnival Queen and Princess Pageant evening took place at The Princess Theatre, where Niah was chosen
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Egg hunt is tried for third time!
WEST Huntspill Model Railway's rearranged Easter Egg Hunt is set to be finally held this Sunday (April 22nd) after being postponed twice due to wet weather. West Huntspill Model Engineering Society had rescheduled its event from Easter Day to last weekend
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Join town cookery masterclass
BURNHAM-On-Sea's food festival organisers are hosting a cookery masterclass to give residents advice on how to cook with vegetables. Beverley and Sarah Milner-Simonds have teamed up with Riverford Farmers to put on a two-hour, hands-on cookery class
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Plastics ban plan welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's coastal officer - who is overseeing the campaign to make local beach cleaner - has this week welcomed an announcement by the Government that it intends to ban plastic straws and cotton buds in England in order to cut plastic waste
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Over 1,100 sign farm petition
OVER 1,100 local people have signed a petition calling for a controversial chicken farm in East Huntspill to be closed down. As first reported here, residents living near Newbridge Farm in New Road, East Huntspill, say the pungent smells have worsened. More...

Xmas returns for comedy play!
CHRISTMAS comes to West Huntspill this month when a local drama group performs a special comedy play! The award-winning West Huntspill Players are performing Season's Greetings, a play by Alan Ayckbourn, at the Balliol Hall on April 25th-28th. More...

Sea mist rolls into Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea was shrouded in thick fog and sea mist on Thursday (April 19th) while much of the rest of the country enjoyed the hottest April day for over 70 years. These photos show the sea mist and thick fog rolling in during the day, reducing visibility. More...

Police dogs get body armour
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents could soon see police dogs dressed in body armour as part of a trial to protect the animals' safety on the job. Animals in the firearms support team are taking part in the pilot, which sees them wear vests featuring a blue flashing strobe light. More...

Circus defends use of animals
A TRAVELLING circus that's in Highbridge this week has defended its use of animals in its shows following concerns from local residents. As we first reported here earlier this week, Circus Mondao is set up at the Oaktree Arena and is running until this Sunday. More...

KFC has 'no Highbridge plans'
FAST food giant KFC has this week said it is not planning to open a restaurant in Highbridge despite rumours that it's considering a site next to the town's Aldi supermarket and Travelodge hotel. The proposed drive-thru on the Isleport Business Park in Bennett Road. More...

Couple to pitch product on TV
AN entrepreneurial Burnham-On-Sea couple are set to appear on a Channel 4 TV show next week where their inflatable child car booster seat will be featured. Sue and Steve Spaven will be featured on Channel 4's 'Buy it Now' on Tueaday, 24th April at 5.30pm. More...

Local groups get £1,000 boost
MEMBERS of a Burnham-On-Sea football club have this week handed over £1,000 to two good causes. The Burnbridge Wanderers junior football teams play every weekend on the fields next to the Oaktree Arena and the club trains and plays there free of charge. More...

Two badger orphans saved
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have saved two orphan badger cubs from starvation after they lost contact with their mother. Staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill are currently caring for the pair after they were found by a member of the public. More...

Railway signal box to return
PLANS to re-introduce a historic replica of this Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box have been approved by town councillors this week. Burnham Railway Heritage Group wants to introduce the new building in Old Station Approach, on land south of Pier Street. More...

M5 junction litter clean urged
BURNHAM-On-Sea's litter-strewn motorway junction gives a bad impression to holidaymakers, a local tourism boss has said this week amid calls for more to be done to regularly tidy it up. Tom Ashton says junction 22 is "particularly bad." More...

Burnham sees 72°F heatwave
THE Burnham-On-Sea area is enjoying its warmest temperatures of the year so far in a hot start to Spring. Thermometers in Burnham-On-Sea hit 22.3°C (72°F) on Wednesday and further warm weather is forecast for today into the weekend. More...

Mobility scooter stuck in mud
A CREW from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue was called out to help the driver of this mobility scooter after it became stuck in mud on the town's beach on Tuesday (April 17th). BARB was called out by the beach warden just after 1pm after it got stuck
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Nick gives photography tips
BURNHAM-On-Sea photographer Nick Tolley was welcomed to the town's Camera Club on Tuesday (April 17th) where he gave members an evening of tips and advice on taking portrait shots. Nick was joined by beautician Hannah Shapter and model Leona Walsh. More...

'Lego land monstrosity' fears
TOWN councillors have this described plans to build a new sports hall on part of the former Highbridge Hotel site as a "Lego Land monstrosity." Councillors recently approved plans to develop the old hotel site, which will see 23 flats plus a cafe and sports hall. More...

29 flats opposed by councillors
PLANS to turn Highbridge's former Canal House site into a modern new development of 29 flats have been given a 'thumbs down' by town councillors this week. At a meeting of the council's Planning Applications committee on Monday, members lodged an objection. More...

Burnham school holds reunion
OVER 70 former pupils and staff from Burnham-On-Sea's former La Retraite Convent school attended a special reunion at the weekend. The reunion on Saturday (14th April) at Burnham's Catholic Church coincided with many 50th birthdays. More...

Band's season starts on a high
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Band gave a superb performance of music from stage and screen to open their new season at the weekend. The Princess Theatre's near-capacity audience all left with smiles on their faces after the show on Sunday evening (April 15th). More...

40 helpers join beach clean
OVER 40 local volunteers joined the nationwide 'Great British Beach Clean' on Saturday (April 14th) by taking part in a litter clean at Berrow. The newly-formed Friends of Berrow Beach held its second clean-up, focussing on the collection of plastic rubbish. More...

Circus opens in town this week
A FAMILY circus show is set to open in Highbridge this week with international artists, funny clowns and exotic animals peforming. Circus Mondao is a traditional circus with performers including high-flying acrobats, showgirls and a crazy clown. More...

David plans 50km charity walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser is set to stride out for charity when he takes part in a sponsored walk. David Stacey, a Burnham foster carer, is in training to complete an 'Ultra Challenge' of walking 50km in a day, from Bath to Wotton under Edge on 30th June
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Life-saving training for village
WEST Huntspill Parish Council has recently received a grant for a public defibrillator from the British Heart Foundation - and training on how to use it has been carried out this week for local people. The new defibrillator is to be installed outside the Crossways Inn. More...

Porpoise washed up on beach
A PORPOISE that was washed up on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Saturday (April 14th) has sadly been put down after suffering injuries from a boat propeller. A team of marine mammal medics from BARB and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were called. More..

Tourist centre marks birthday
THE team who run Burnham-On-Sea's tourist information centre celebrated the facility's seventh birthday on Saturday (14th April). The centre was opened by community group Burnham Information And Rescue Support (BIARS) on April 14th, 2011 by Michael Eavis. More...

Fire crews tackle flat blaze
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crew was called to tackle a flat blaze in Bridgwater on Saturday morning (April 14th) which was caused by a vaping device. Crews from Bridgwater, Taunton and Burnham-On-Sea were called to the fire at Saltlands Avenue at around 8.38am. More...

Rotary Club gathers for event
THE President of Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club hosted a very successful President’s Evening in Brean on Friday (13th April). The club's President, David Underwood, and his wife Margaret organised the event at The Tavern. Guests included the Mayor
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Man arrested in town drug raid
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply. Police carried out a warrant at an address in Highbridge at 8.45am on Friday morning (April 13th) and they located a man with what is believed to be drugs. More...

Estate agent duo disqualified
TWO bosses of an estate agency in Burnham-On-Sea have been disqualified for price-fixing. David Baker and Julian Frost oversaw Abbott and Frost Estate Agents in College Street. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) discovered they were part of a cartel. More...

Society announces concert
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society's annual Spring Concert, taking place later this month. The choir will be featuring Old American Folk Songs by Aaron Copland, and the suite of English folk songs “The Sprig of Thyme”. More...

BARB fundraiser tickets on sale
FINAL tickets are on sale for a Burnham charity's fundraising casino night that is being held in April. BARB Search & Rescue is holding the fun event at The Oaktree in Highbridge on Saturday April 21st from 6.30pm with funds going towards the charity's work. More...

Chicken farm petition launched
RESIDENTS living near a controversial chicken farm in East Huntspill have stepped up their calls to halt problems with 'unbearable' smells by launching a new petition. Residents living near Newbridge Farm in New Road, East Huntspill, describe pungent smells
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