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farm fight is won!
Exclusive: WIND farm campaigners near Burnham-On-Sea are
celebrating this week after their long-running battle against
EDF Energy's plans came to an end. More...
damaged in town centre
WARNING has been issued to motorists in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
after a spate of vandalism. A series of incidents outside The
Princess Theatre has seen seven vehicles damaged. Since the start
of November there have been seven incidents. More...
vigil in Burnham tonight
COMMUNITY peace vigil is set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea this
evening (Wednesday, November 25th) in the wake of recent terrorism
attacks across the world. Residents are being invited to attend
with a candle in the Manor Gardens at 6.30pm. More...
duck helped by carers
carers near Burnham-On-Sea have been looking after this injured
duck this week after it crash-landed in a garden. The distinctly
coloured shelduck needed help. The homeowner saw the duck was
having trouble moving and kept an eye on her. More...
Society to hold concert
are on sale for Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society's annual
Christmas Concert. The popular annual concert will be held on
Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in Burnham's St Andrew's Church.
They will be singing a selection of music. More...
John campaign launched
John Ambulance volunteers in Highbridge are organising two events
to raise money for new equipment that could help save lives. When
someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival falls
by 10 per cent every minute without first aid. More...
over proposed bus cuts
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area
have attacked Somerset County Council proposals to axe a 'vital'
bus service through the area. The cuts could come as the authority
tries to adjust its budget with an expected loss of 20% (£63million).
post office opened
from Highbridge's Churchfield School have officially opened their
town's newly refurbished post office. A ribbon cutting ceremony
was held on Monday where the youngsters were given the honour.
The new owner is Scott Watts. More...
charged after tyres cut
have this week said a 20-year-old man has been charged with criminal
damage after a number of cars were damaged last month in Highbridge
and Burnham. William Hiett-Powell of Market Street, Highbridge,
is to appear before Taunton Deane Magistrates. More...
Christmas lights are set to be switched on officially by the Mayor
of Burnham and Highbridge this Saturday (28th November). The ceremony
will be held at 5pm by the town's Christmas tree on the Town Green
in Market Street. More...
gallery celebrates 10 years
POPULAR art gallery and gift shop in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre
is celebrating its tenth anniversary this week. Sea Breeze in
Burnham's Victoria Street opened a decade ago this week and, as
a a 'thank you', customers are being offered a discount. More...
store petition launches
HUNDREDS of people in Burnham-On-Sea
have signed a new petition calling for the site of soon-to-close
Morrisons store to be retained as a supermarket rather than become
flats or housing in the future. Burnham's Pier Street store closes
on Sunday. More...
ceremony held for gig
NAMING ceremony was held for a new Cornish pilot gig in Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (November 21st). MP James Heappey and Mayor Michael
Clarke were among the dignitaries invited along to the ceremony
at the town's lifeboat station. More...
season ends on a high
Hillview Carnival Club is celebrating after clinching second place
overall as the carnival season finishes for another year. The
club's Christmas-themed entry, called It's A Cracker, impressed
the judges and spectators along the routes. More...
Dennis wins contest
singer Dennis Salmon impressed the crowds with his powerful singing
voice and won Burnham's BOS Factor talent competition during the
town's Christmas lights switch-on festivities on Saturday. Dennis'
confident performance impressed. More...
dies after M5 crash
A MOTORIST died after a crash on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (November 21st). The M5 was closed in both directions
between Junction 22 at Burnham and 23 for Bridgwater a car collided
with the central reservation. More...
fair raises over £800
of people got into the festive spirit by attending a popular fundraising
Christmas fair in Berrow on Sunday (22nd November). The event,
'Shop for a Cure for Christmas', was held in aid of Somerset Breast
Cancer Now in Berrow Village Hall. More...
Eavis lights up town!
crowds of people headed to Burnham-On-Sea's annual Christmas lights
switch-on on Saturday (November 21st) when Glastonbury Festival
founder Michael Eavis officially began the town's festive season.
Dozens of new illuminations were turned on. More...
search for missing girl
rescue hovercrafts from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston during
the early hours of Saturday (November 21st) to carry out a search
for a missing person. The young woman had been reported missing,
prompting a search by Coastguards and BARB. More...
fine issued for dog fouling
BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has been handed a £75 fine after
allowing their dog to foul a public area of the town centre. Sedgemoor
District Councils dog wardens were alerted to a 'dog poo
hotspot' in and around Burnham town centre and patrols were stepped
begins on local river
has begun on dredging the Cripps River, which connects the River
Brue with the Huntspill, just down to the south-east of the M5
near Highbridge and up to the north-east of Bridgwater. The work
is part of a Somerset Rivers Authority plan. More...
for 'eyesore' job centre
THE appearance of Burnham-On-Sea's "eyesore"
job centre building is finally set to be smartened up as it goes
on sale for the first time. The job centre building - which has
been empty for almost seven years - has been available to lease.
groups share cash boost
groups in Burnham and Highbridge have this week received cash
injections from Sedgemoor District Council. The authority awarded
over £12,500 in community grants to groups across the district
at its latest Grants Committee meeting. More...
as FolkFest is cancelled
ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest annual
events has been cancelled next year due to a lack of helpers,
its organisers have decided this week. Burnham's popular FolkFest,
which started in 2006 and has run every year since, won't go ahead
in 2016. More...
lights contest launches
judges of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's annual Christmas lights
competition have issued a call for entries this week as the contest
gets underway. The Town Council is encouraging residents and businesses
to light up. More...
£28k Poppy Appeal record
A NEW record total of £28,500 has been raised in Burnham
and Highbridge for the Royal British Legion during the town's
annual Poppy Appeal. Generous residents have dug deep to donate
to the appeal by buying thousands of poppies. More...
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