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Highbridge's King Alfred School rated as 'inadequate' by Ofsted
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred School has been a dealt a blow with a new Ofsted inspection report that rates it as 'inadequate'. More...

Head teacher reacts to news
KING Alfred School's head teacher says strategies are already in place to address several issues raised in a 'disappointing' Ofsted report this week. As reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com, the school has been rated as 'inadequate' in five areas
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VIDEO: Van stranded in sea
A VAN was recovered from the sea at Brean last night (Thursday) by crews from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search & Rescue and Coastguard after it become stranded by the tide. The two occupants of the Renault Kangoo had walked up onto Brean Down
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Cyclists start world record bid
A GROUP of four cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea and Wells have today (Friday) set off on a bid set a new World Record. The road bike relay team - Karl Burkett, Steve Clark, Ollie Taylor and Tim Clark - are attempting to cycle from John O'Groats to Lands End in 48 hours
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Baby locked in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued a baby that was accidentally locked in a car on Thursday afternoon (June 22nd). One fire engine from Burnham was called to help at 1.11pm after the alarm was raised by a concerned family member. One fire crew attended
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Beauty and Beast in Burnham
BEAUTY and the Beast Junior is set to be performed at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this July. Over 40 local children will be performing in the fun family show, which is being produced by theatre group Re:Act. The performances start on July 6. More...

Golf event hailed a success
IN sweltering heat with temperatures touching 30 degrees golfers took to the golf course at Brean this week to compete for the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy in the 27th staging of the Sports Celebrity Am. The 23 teams did battle for the silverware, to raise money. More...

Forces Day parade in Burnham
A PARADE of local service charities and cadet groups will take place through Burnham-On-Sea town centre this Saturday (June 24th) to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade along the High Street will be followed by a flag-raising ceremony besides the town fountain. More...

Safety fears over homes plan
PLANS to build four new homes on land next to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing home were given a 'thumbs down' by councillors last night (Wednesday) amid safety concerns. Land to the south of Burnham Nursing Home has been earmarked for development. More...

Hottest day of the year so far
THE longest day of the year proved to be the hottest day of the year so far in the Burnham-On-Sea area. Temperatures at Brent Knoll weather station reached a sizzling 32.8°C at 3.36pm during Wednesday afternoon (June 21st). More...

New school plan to go on show
PLANS for a new school near Highbridge, which would accommodate up to 420 pupils, are set to go on show in the town during July. Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) has unveiled its proposals to establish the Wessex Church of England Primary Academy
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Cream tea day to be marked!
NATIONAL Cream Tea Day is to be celebrated at a Burnham-On-Sea guesthouse when it serves up traditional teas. The Round Tower Guest House on Burnham's North Esplanade will be holding the event on Friday 30th June 2017 between 11am and 4.30pm. More...

Sign up for Brean Down Ramble
REGISTRATION is now open for the 2017 Brean Down Ramble, which will be held this autumn in aid of Childrens Hospice South West. This family-friendly sponsored walk will be held on Sunday September 3rd, starting at 10.30am from outside Brean Leisure Park. More...

BBC show to be filmed in town
AN episode of BBC One TV programme Street Auction is set to be filmed in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens this Sunday (June 25th) and local people are being encouraged to come along and get involved. Paul Martin will be raising cash for a local neighbour or friend. More...

Boots to install new shutters
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Boots chemist store plans to install new security shutters this month after a spate of burglaries. The store in Burnham's High Street has suffered four burglaries since the beginning of April, with thousands of pounds of stock stolen from inside.

Marines run through Burnham
THE hottest day of the year didn't stop this group of hardy Royal Marines from going ahead with a fundraising run through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Tuesday (June 20th). They are taking part in the '1664 Global Challenge', running 16.64 miles a day for 100 days. More...

Coastguard called to help boys
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB's hovercraft were called out on Tuesday (June 20th) to reports of three people crossing the treacherous River Axe estuary between Weston and Brean. The three young men were already quite a distance across. More...

Burnham band play at festival
BURNHAM-On-Sea band Daft Folk played at the Happy Valley Festival in Oxford over the weekend, helping to raise money for a good cause. The popular festival was held in aid of Motor Neurone Disease and as part of AAA (All about Alie). More...

Join race day fun for charity
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Victoria Hotel will be holding a special horse-racing themed charity fundraising afternoon on Thursday (June 22nd). The hotel in Victoria Street is marking Ascot Ladies Day with a unique event while the horse racing takes place. More...

Crews called to stranded 4x4
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft was called out on Monday to help Coastguards and the RNLI in the rescue of a stranded vehicle on a local beach. BARB Search & Rescue's hovercraft was tasked ay 6pm by Coastguards after a brand new Range Rover became stuck. More...

Highbridge circus underway
HIGHBRIDGE'S Oaktree Arena is set to host one of the largest circus groups to have ever visited the area this week. The Charles Chipperfield circus, which is jam packed with artists from all around the globe, is performing from Tuesday to Sunday. More...

Mayor joins church celebration
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge's Mayor and Mayoress were the VIP visitors at a unique quilt and flower show held at a local church over the weekend to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Mayor Bill Hancock and his wife Mayoress Frances toured the exhibition. More...

New picnic event announced
A BRAND new outdoor family music event is coming to Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this summer. Moose International Ladies’ Circles is organising the new family day-out called ‘Picnic in the Park’ on Sunday 9th July. The event includes music and entertainment. More...

Pupils compete at dance event
CHILDREN from across the Burnham-On-Sea area were among more than 1,000 Somerset primary school children celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green at the weekend. The 43rd Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival was held on Saturday. More...

17 new homes win approval
PLANS to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco store have been given the final go-ahead this week. The development of vacant land to the west of Tesco in Burnham's Ben Travers Way was the subject of a so-called 'reserved matters' application. More..

Beach rescues in hot weather
SEVERAL people were rescued after getting into difficulty on beaches in the area over the weekend. Burnham-On-Sea's BARB rescue hovercraft was called out several times alongside local Coastguards to rescue people in Weston and at Sand Bay
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Park run marks second year
BURNHAM-On-Sea's popular Parkrun celebrated its second birthday on Saturday (June 17th). Over 300 runners took part in the weekly run, which is held every Saturday at Apex Park. Parkrun co-director Reg Huxtable thanked the runners and marshalls. More...

Photos: Air Show wows crowds
THE world-famous Red Arrows were among a great line-up of planes that soared across local skies at the weekend during the annual Weston Air Show. Crowds of spectators headed to Brean Down to get a close-up view of the aircraft as they thundered past, as pictured. More...

Companion dog show success
Over 50 dog owners and their pets competed for top honours at a dog show held in East Huntspill on Sunday (June 18th). The West of England Dachshund Association organised the event, The Companion Dog Show, which was held at East Huntspill Village Hall More...

Temperatures soar in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea is enjoying a sizzling week of weather, with tempertaures soaring. Beaches have been busy in Burnham-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean as the good weather draws in visitors, as pictured here on Saturday afternoon when the warm weather got started. More...

Kelly becomes club President
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Group has selected its new President this week. Kelly Rowe, left, has taken over as President of Burnham-On-Sea Inner Wheel from Sandra Moon. Kelly says: "Sandra has had a very busy year filled with fun and friendship." More...

RSPCA appeal after gulls shot
AN RSPCA inspector fears more animals could be at risk after a spate of incidents in Highbridge where seagulls have been fatally injured by someone shooting at them with an air rifle. Inspector Hayley Lawrence has been called to Commerce Way, Highbridge. More...

Award given to Burnham group
A BURNHAM-On-Sea community group has won a top volunteer award during National Volunteers’ Week to recognise the time and commitment it gives to the local area. Voluntary organisations and members of the public across Somerset were asked to nominate. More...

Air ambulance flies in for man
AN air ambulance landed in a Burnham-On-Sea park this week to help a patient following an accident. The Great Western Air Ambulance landed on Burnham's Rosewood Green, much to the surprise of residents. The green helicopter touched down. More...

Medical changes are attacked
OVER 40 people attended a public meeting in Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday night to air their concerns about a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and nurses. More...

Video: Huge sand art created
AN internationally-renowned artist who is known for his displays of snow art switched his attention to sand when he left his mark on Brean beach this week. Simon Beck spent six hours creating a huge 180-metre circular design on the sand next to Brean Down. More...

MP speaks out on blood testing
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has spoken out this week about a controversial decision to withdraw vital Warfarin blood testing at the town's medical centre due to a shortage of doctors and nurses. Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre has written to 230 patients
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Call for bloom contest entries
BUSINESSES and home owners across Burnham-On-Sea are being encouraged to enter the town's annual Burnham In Bloom flower competition, with entries set to close at the end of June. This year's competition has sixteen categories for locals to enter. More...

Three rescued by hovercraft
THREE youngsters were rescued by Coastguards and Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft on Wednesday after they got into difficulty in deep mud next to Brean Down. Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston at Uphill shortly after 5pm. More...

Call for better road markings
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has this week called on Somerset County Council to do more to ensure road lines are visible across the town, saying pedestrians' safety is currently being put at risk. Mike Young told the Town Council's latest meeting about the issue. More...

Brent Knoll WI's 90th birthday!
BRENT Knoll Women's Institute members gathered together to celebrate the group's 90th anniversary on Wednesday (June 14th). Thirteen of the Brent Knoll members, together with invited guests from other local WI groups, gathered at Brent Knoll Village Hall. More...

One in hospital after town fire
ONE person was taken to hospital following a fire at a home in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday (June 14th). Fire crews and an ambulance were called to Willis Court in Marine Drive at around 2.30pm. A resident raised the alarm after a fire started in the bathroom. More...

MP's concern at A&E closure
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has expressed his concern at the decision to temporarily close the Accident and Emergency department at Weston General Hospital overnight because it cannot find enough senior doctors to staff it. It comes after it was rated "inadequate". More...

Gateway Club heads to Butlins
MORE than 30 members of a Burnham-On-Sea group that helps people suffering with learning difficulties have boarded a coach for a summer holiday this week. Burnham and Highbridge Gateway Club has organised a five-day break to Butlins in Minehead. More...

BBC show visits local garden
THE wildlife in a West Huntspill couple's garden is being featured on the BBC's Springwatch programme this week. Clare and Steve Scott opened up their two-acre garden, which contains a heronry, to the film crew. They filmed a colony of white little egrets nesting. More...

Night search for missing man
A MAJOR beach search operation was launched in Burnham-On-Sea during the early hours of Wednesday for a missing person. Teams of Coastguards from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were joined by volunteers from BARB Search & Rescue at 1.20am. More...

New bid to tackle dog fouling
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has proposed that Town Council staff should be given powers to issue dog fouling fines to crackdown on the problem. Bev Milner Simonds told this month's Town Council meeting that more needs to be done to address fouling. More...

Callum qualifies for swim event
A YOUNG Burnham-On-Sea swimmer has qualified to compete in England's biggest domestic swimming event of the year. Callum Richards from the Academy Swim Team in Burnham-On-Sea has qualified for the Summer Nationals. More...

Highbridge set for upgrade
A RAFT of new improvements to help boost Highbridge town centre have been welcomed this week and hailed as the start of the town's 'regeneration'. Several big developments are set to go ahead, with the overhaul of the former FF&F site and the Highbridge Hotel. More...

New air ambulance unveiled
THIS brand new air ambulance is set to become a familiar sight in the skies over the Burnham-On-Sea area as it goes into operation this week. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announced on Monday that its new AgustaWestland 169 (AW169) helicopter entered service
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Photos: Brent Knoll Fete fun
AN afternoon of great weather attracted crowds of visitors to Brent Knoll village on Saturday (June 10th) with a line-up of summer entertainment and fun. The event's theme of a Medieval Market gave visitors and organisers plenty of scope for dressing up
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Jellyfish wash up in Burnham
MORE jellyfish have been washing up along tidelines in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow this week during a series of high tides. Several Moon and Barrel Jellyfish, which can deliver a mild sting, have been washed up along Burnham beach this week
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Brean car show boosts charity
BREAN'S Beachside Holiday Park hosted their third annual classic car show on Sunday (June 11th). The holiday park in Coast Road, Brean held the event, which is run by Bridgwater Classic & Vintage Club along with their sponsors at the Sundowner cafe.

Photos: Youth Day held in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Youth Day and Parade attracted hundreds of people to the town's seafront on Saturday (June 10th). It was organised by Somerset Time For Youth, a voluntary group for children and young people with special needs. More...

Crowds flock to Jazz In Park
CROWDS of people enjoyed a great afternoon of top jazz and swing music at Burnham-On-Sea's Jazz In The Park on Sunday (June 11th). The annual free event returned to the Manor Gardens with music from several well-established bands over the course of five hours. More...

Farm joins Open Farm Sunday
BERROW Beef & Lamb opened their farm gates to visitors on 'Open Farm Sunday' when visitors got a chance to see the fascinating world of farming up close. As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event gave visitors a cance to see the work. More...

Talent show winner is crowned
UP and coming musical acts gathered at Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre on Saturday night (June 10th) to compete before a panel of judges at the third annual Talent Showcase competition. Local band Drop The Mic, pictured, won overall. More...

Coastguards called to surfers
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called out on Sunday afternoon (June 11th) to help two kite-surfers. Coastguard Station Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Two kite-surfers were out in the bay off Burnham Beach enjoying the afternoon breeze." More...

Art club exhibition opens today
A MONTH-long exhibition of artwork by three Burnham-On-Sea artists starts today (Monday) at the town's Princess Theatre. Catherine Main, Jane Smith and Lynn Harling are displaying their colourful work in the theatre's Arts Lounge until Monday 10th July. More...

Brean challenge completed
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fitness instructor has completed a gruelling challenge of walking up and down Brean Down 100 times in a day to raise money for a children's charity and inspire others to conquer their personal goals. Sonny Topham, 26, was cheered on
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Crews help lady after crash
FIRE crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea and also helped a woman after a collapse on Saturday. One fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea and one from Bridgwater was set to the scene in Burnham Moor Lane just after mid-day. More...

Club puts 190 photos on show
AN exhibition of colourful work by Burnham-On-Sea Camera Club members drew a steady flow of visitors when it was held on Saturday (June 10th). The group's ninth annual photography exhibition was held at Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church in College Street
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MP criticizes election campaign
BURNHAM-On-Sea's re-elected MP James Heappey has said that Theresa May "blew it" after her decision to call a snap election backfired. He said the Conservatives' campaign "very nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory". More...

Biker hurt in A38 accident
A MOTORCYCLIST was injured in an accident on the A38 near Burnham-On-Sea on Friday evening (June 9th). Burnham Police and several ambulances were called to the A38 near the junction with the Edithmead roundabout at 4.30pm, as pictured here. More...

Car left upside down in ditch
A CAR was left upside down in a ditch in Berrow following a crash early on Friday (June 9th). Burnham-On-Sea Police were called to the upturned Vauxhall Corsa in Coast Road after an overnight crash. Police said residents heard a loud bang at 3am after the crash. More...

Highbridge Hotel plan unveiled
THE long-awaited redevelopment of the Highbridge Hotel site is finally set to begin later this year, the owners have said this week after submitting a brand new planning application. YMCA Somerset Coast, the owner of the site since 2014, has submitted plans. More...

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