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Highbridge's Co-op store is to shut down this October
HIGHBRIDGE'S Co-op supermarket is to set to shut down this autumn, it has been confirmed this week. The supermarket in Southwell Crescent will close on October 27th. More...

Photos: Aftermath of grass fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crews tackled a big grass fire in a field where 120 new controversial homes are earmarked on Thursday (July 19th). Crews were called to the field at the back of the Lakeside housing development in Highbridge after residents reported it. More...

Camera club to hold exhibition
BURNHAM-On-Sea Camera Club's tenth annual exhibition is set to be held this Saturday (July 21st). The group is holding its exhibition at Burnham-On-Sea Methodist Church in College Street from 10am-4pm where a wide selection of photographs will be on display. More...

MP hears hedgehogs plight
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has visited the UK’s only rescue charity specifically aimed at helping hedgehogs in a bid to learn how Somerset can help reverse the decline of the species. MP James Heappey heard that hedgehogs are suffering. More...

BBC show seeks local people
BBC one is seeking residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to appear on a primetime TV series. ‘Shop Well For Less?’ is a prime time series which educates viewers on how to rein in their spending but still retain the lifestyle we all want. It has a Christmas theme. More...

Town lady backs cancer push
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident is helping Public Health England (PHE) with the launch of a new 'Be Clear on Cancer' publicity campaign in the South West to highlight blood in pee as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The new health campaign has launched. More...

Town centre to be 'spruced up'
BURNHAM-On-Sea's town centre is set to be given a "spruce up" after the Town Council highlighted that a number of urgent improvements are needed - from replacing rusty signs to repairing cracked pavements and introducing gull-proof litter bins. More...

Bloom judge praises Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's hopes of achieving success in the 2018 Britain In Bloom competition were given a boost this week when a judge visited the town. Judge Graham Price was met by Burnham In Bloom organisers Dave Perrett and Jo Brown on Wednesday. More...

Photos: Costa drive-thru opens
A NEW drive-thru Costa Coffee restaurant has opened at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 near Burnham-On-Sea. The new facilities are located on the southbound Sedgemoor Services between Burnham-On-Sea's junction 22 and Weston's junction 21, creating several jobs. More...

School's boarding house shuts
A BOARDING house at a school near Burnham-On-Sea for children with learning difficulties has shut down after it was criticised in an Ofsted report. Mark College in Blackford Road received the "inadequate" rating for the boarding house during its inspection this year. More...

Free tennis on offer at club
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club is welcoming newcomers this weekend (July 21st and 22nd) as it joins the nationwide Great British Tennis Weekend. Sponsored by the Lawn Tennis Assocation, the event is taking place at the club in The Grove. More...

Chamber to hold fundraiser
FINAL tickets are on sale for a fundraising music night towards town centre projects run by Burnham-On-Sea's Chamber of Trade. The event will be held on Friday July 27th from 7pm at The Oaktree where music will be provided by local band Monopole. More...

Burnham's lighthouse is sold
BURNHAM-On-Sea's historic Grade II listed high lighthouse has been sold after less than two months on the market. Estate agent CJ Hole told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the lighthouse in Burnham's Berrow Road has sold for an undisclosed fee. More...

Beach's condition criticised
THE poor condition of Burnham-On-Sea's beach has been criticised this week by holidaymakers. A series of high summer tides has washed large amounts of sand away from around the Pavilion and parts of Burnham's main beach, exposing rocks and wartime debris
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Can you restore fingerposts?
BURNHAM-On-Sea volunteers and community groups are being encouraged to get involved with a ground-breaking project to restore historic signposts in Somerset. In response to stretched finances, the Somerset Fingerpost Restoration Project was set up by the council. More...

Classic cars head to beach
A GROUP of vintage car enthusiasts took their precious vehicles for a day out on Brean beach this week... and carefully checked the tide times first after the loss of a vehicle to the sea at the weekend. Brean beach was the destination for the collection of pre-war Morrises. More...

Musicals magic comes to town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's St Andrews Church is to hold a special 'Magic of The Musicals' concert this month. The St Andrew's Church Social Committee and the M5 Theatre Company are organising the unique event at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th July. More...

Youth group holds beach clean
YOUNG members of Burnham-On-Sea's Zone Youth Club have held their own beach clean this week to help tidy up the beach. When they were designing their programme for the term, some of the young people said they would like to arrange a beach clean. So 20 of them set off. More...

Top Green Flag award for Cove
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme this week as one of the very best in the world. The seafront gardens are among a record-breaking 1,883 UK parks and green spaces that have this week received an award
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Inquest held into man's death
AN inquest into the death of a Burnham-On-Sea resident in a police cell has concluded that he passed away of natural causes. An inquest hearing in Taunton on Monday heard that David Fournier D'Albe, 40, from College Street in Burnham-On-Sea, died in 2014. More...

Health Fund cash available
GROUPS in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being encouraged to submit applications for cash for local health projects. Sedgemoor District Council is inviting applications to its Community Health Fund, which has cash available for projects. More...

School welcomes GB athlete
A HIGH-achieving Great Britain athlete has been inspiring students at his old school. Luke Prior, 20, who has been thrilling spectators with his winning cross country performances, told his story to students at King Alfred School. Luke achieved his England vest. More...

Music on Green set to return
BRENT Knoll's annual Music on the Green will be held on the Village Green this Saturday (21st July). The organisers say they are thrilled to be welcoming back 'Kick the Cat' as this year’s performers. The Bristol-based Blues Brothers band has a repertoire of music. More...

Golf raises £1,000 for BARB
A CHARITY golf day was held at Brean Golf Club last Friday in aid of BARB Search & Rescue, raising £1,000 for the rescue hovercraft organisation. It was the first time a golf day has been held for this cause, which also forms part of the 2018 Brean Captain's Charities. More...

Pupils sample university life
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Year 12 students from King Alfred School Sixth Form have enjoyed a two day residential visit to the University of Cambridge. The students enjoyed masterclasses in their chosen subjects before receiving top tips from admissions staff. More...

Six rescued in beach drama
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercrafts have helped to rescue six people after they were seen struggling in mud on Weston beach on Sunday afternoon (July 15th). Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, plus two crews from BARB, were called. More...

Town's MP backs PM on Brexit
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has backed the Prime Minister on her controversial Brexit plan and told fellow MPs that there's "been enough disagreement and dithering" and that the government should now deliver it. "It's been a pretty fraught week," he said. More...

Ambulance station open day
BURNHAM-On-Sea ambulance station opened its doors to the public for its first family open day on Sunday (15th July). South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) organised the event at its busy station in Burnham's Love Lane to showcase ambulance resources. More...

RNLI rescue dog during call-out
A LIFEBOAT crew rescued this dog and three people at Brean Down during a busy evening for rescue crews when they got cut off by the tide and their hire car became stranded in the sea. Burnham-On-Sea Police, Coastguards, lifeboats and BARB were called. More...

Hymnathon hits a high note!
WEST Huntspill Church was filled with the sound of music on Saturday (14th July) when it held a day-long fundraising hymnathon. A huge 571 hymns were sung during the day to raise hundreds of pounds towards the cost of new hymn books in the parish. More...

Over 5,000 at healing festival
THOUSANDS of visitors from across the UK visited East Huntspill near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend when a popular healing festival returned. Now in its tenth year, The Healing Weekend was held at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. More...

Trio rescued as car gets stuck
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police, ambulances, Coastguards, lifeboats and BARB Search & Rescue were called out on Saturday evening (July 14th) when three people became cut off by the incoming tide and a hire car was stranded in the sea. Crews were called at 7.20pm. More...

New £11k minibus is unveiled
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor has unveiled a new £11,000 minibus at a town group helping those with special needs. Somerset Time For Youth formally launched the new vehicle at a ceremony on Saturday morning (July 14th) attended by Mayor Bill Hancock. More...

Flower show had 1918 theme
DOZENS of colourful blooms filled a tiny church on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea over the weekend. Edithmead Church held its popular annual flower festival, with the theme of Poems and Songs from 1918, on Saturday and Sunday (July 14th and 15th). More...

Oops! Car gets stuck on path
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents were left bemused after this car become stuck in a narrow footpath on Saturday evening (July 14th). The driver of the vehicle had attempted to travel along the ramp near Myrtle Drive and Burnham's swimming pool car park when it got into difficulty. More...

New clock in Mayor's memory
A NEW public clock is set to be installed in Burnham-On-Sea town centre in memory of a long-serving town councillor who died two years ago. The late Neville Jones OBE, pictured right, served as a councillor for over 30 years and was a four-time Mayor of Burnham. More...

Join summer reading challenge
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge libraries are inviting children to become Mischief Makers for a Summer Reading Challenge that celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Beano. Starting in libraries from today (Saturday, 14th July), all children have to do is visit a library. More...

Hinkley challenge is rejected
A LEGAL challenge from Austria over Hinkley Point C near Burnham-On-Sea has been rejected by an EU judge this week. The Austrian government complained in 2015 saying UK government subsidies breached European rules on state aid which it feels is unfair. More...

Aldi set to 'boost house prices'
RESIDENTS living near Highbridge's soon-to-open Aldi supermarket could see the value of their homes rising as a result, according to a new study. A report by Lloyds Bank has found that homes located near budget supermarkets have seen the biggest price boosts. More...

Video: Search for swimmers
Updated: A BIG search was launched on Thursday (July 12th) after two swimmers were feared to be missing in the sea. A Coastguard helicopter, Police, two RNLI lifeboats and a team of Burnham Coastguards were called to The Pavilion just after 6pm to search. More...

Nell takes on 630-mile walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea dog lover and her trusty hound are planning to take on their biggest challenge for charity. Nell Barrington, with her dog Luna, is walking the South West Coast Path for Bloodwise and Ward Nine at Musgrove Park Hospital, in memory of her dad. More...

Beauty spa team up for award
BEAUTY Oasis Spa in Burnham-On-Sea has been recognised as one of the region's best large salons after reaching the finals of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards 2018. The spa in Burnham-On-Sea High Street has been named as a finalist in the South West. More...

Video filmed in Berrow church
BERROW Church has provided the backdrop for the filming of a unique music video this week. St Mary's Church in Berrow welcomed The Military Wives choir who performed for a music video with the band Slowly Sinking Ships. The local band is currently filming a new video. More...

Apology over shelter progress
THE contractors working on the renovation of seafront shelters in Burnham-On-Sea have apologised about slow progress with the work. Residents along The Esplanade report that the shelters have been fenced off with scaffolding but there has been little progress. More...

Apex Park Play Day to return
THE organisers of Highridge's Apex Park Playday are hoping for a bumper attendance on Wednesday 1st August. The free fun-filled day will be held from 10am-3pm, with over 42 free activities on offer, including den building, model trucks, fizz science and slime making. More...

Flag at half mast for crewman
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat station has its flag at half-mast this week in memory of a crewmember at Weston who has sadly died. Paul Giles, 46, was working on his yacht moorings on the River Axe, when he lost his life in a tragic accident involving his Land Rover. More...

Barclays defends town closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea’s branch of Barclays Bank is set to close down this autumn after the company claimed that just 179 customers use it regularly for over-the-counter banking. As we first reported last week, the branch in Burnham's Victoria Street will shut in October. More...

CCTV installed at town car park
A NEW hi-tech CCTV camera system has this week been installed at a Burnham-On-Sea seafront car park in a bid to crackdown on the ongoing issue of ’boy racers’. The new infra-red cameras were installed on Friday (July 6th) by Sedgemoor District Council. More...

Town NHS art exhibition opens
IN the week that the NHS is celebrating its 70th anniversray, Burnham-On-Sea's St Andrew's Church has unveiled a new exhibition focussed on the NHS. Called '70x7', it is an exploration of the NHS and its qualities by local author and artist Dave Eldergill. More...

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