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Photos: Burnham and Highbridge residents handed Civic Awards

Updated: FOUR residents from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were awarded Civic Awards on Sunday (October 22nd) in recognition of their service to our local community. More...

Air ambulance lands at B&M
AN air ambulance landed in the car park of Burnham-On-Sea's B&M supermarket on Sunday evening to help a casualty nearby. Several ambulances were initially called to nearby Pier Street where a patient was believed to be in a serious condition
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Watch: Chicken wings contest
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident has won a unique contest to eat 12 fiery hot chicken wings in the fastest time! Held during Saturday's Burnham-On-Sea food festival, eight hungry participants were cheered on by a big crowd at the Ritz Social Club in Victoria Street.

Care home's boost for RNLI
A BURNHAM-On-Sea care home has raised over £150 for the town's lifeboats by holding an afternoon of fun. A bucket challenge at Broughton Lodge Care Home in Burnham-On-Sea saw £150.45 raised by three of the home's staff at a fun afternoon
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Runners welcome Coastguards
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards have visited the town's running club to meet some of the members and explain the role of the service. It comes after a recent incident in which members of the Harriers Running Club spotted a young lady on the verge of hypothermia
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Comedy farce opens this week
LOCAL drama group The West Huntspill Players are set to perform a hilarious comedy farce this week. 'One Man, Two Guvnors' will be performed at The Balliol Hall in West Huntspill from October 25-28th. The production is set in Brighton in 1963. More...

Photos: Food festival success
CROWDS of people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday for the town's eleventh Food & Drink Festival, despite strong winds from Storm Brian leading to outdoor trading finishing early. Dozens of traders showcased top food and drink
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Crews called to kitchen fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were called to a small property blaze in the town's Priory Gardens on Saturday. The fire service were called to smoke issuing from a property at 11.15am. Two crews from Burnham-On-Sea and one crew from Bridgwater attended. More...

Storm creates 60mph gusts
STRONG winds swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Saturday (October 21st) as Storm Brian arrived. The intense low pressure system brought a day of gusty winds, reaching up to 60mph. Burnham's food festival went ahead as planned, but trading halted at 1pm.

Ball raises £8,000 for charity
SECRET World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea held its annual charity ball at the Webbington Hotel earlier this month and raised over £8,000. This year’s event was themed as The Ugly Bug Ball and celebrated the charity’s 25 years of wildlife rescue
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New headteacher for school
ONE of the area's smallest and most picturesque schools has a new Head Teacher. Emma Hardy-Smith will take on Pawlett Primary School, which is now being supported by the high-achieving Priory Learning Trust, as part of changes at the school.

Fresh fears for learning centre
A SOMERSET community learning provider that has been hit hard by government cuts says it is likely to close six centres and make over 50 redundancies in the coming months - with fears that Burnham-On-Sea's centre could be affected by the cuts
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Tree planting ceremony held
ONE of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest and longest-running community groups marked its 25th anniversary this week with a ceremonial tree planting. Burnham-On-Sea's University of The Third Age (U3A) is celebrating its silver anniversary throughout 2017.

Photos: Young chefs in contest
BUDDING young chefs from Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have taken part in a cooking competition in the town this week. Six students from King Alfred School took part in the Rotary Club of Burnham-On-Sea Young Chef Competition on Thursday.

Photos: Music night for hospital
MORE than 80 people flocked to a fundraiser for Burnham-On-Sea's War Memorial Hospital last Saturday evening (October 14th). The Friends Of Burnham Hospital organised a Music Night at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge to raise money for the hospital's work. More...

New 'Roman theatre' for town?
A BURNHAM-On-Sea town councillor has proposed that a new 'open-air Roman amphitheatre' is built in Highbridge's Apex Park to serve as a major new arts attraction. Cllr Martin Cox suggested the unique proposal during a Town Council debate. More...

Parking meters taking new £1
MOTORISTS in Burnham-On-Sea have been reassured by Sedgemoor District Council this week that its parking machines are compatible with the new one pound coin. Several motorists got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com after meters refused to take the new coin
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Boundary changes welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP James Heappey has this week welcomed new Boundary Commission proposals to redraw the political map. Under the planned constituency boundary changes, the Wells constituency - which includes Burnham-On-Sea - would be redrawn. More...

Award for town estate agent
A BURNHAM-On-Sea estate agent has been praised for its customer service at an awards ceremony. Creswick Estates, trading as CJ Hole, said its sales department is "thrilled" to have received an 'Exceptional' award for their efforts and customer service.

MP visits school's 'ministers'
BURNHAM-On-Sea MP James Heappey has made a special appearance to celebrate St Andrew’s Church of England Junior School’s newly-elected ministers. As part of Democracy Week, the school held its very own elections - and the children voted for ministers.

Two-car crash shuts A370
A TWO-car collision led to the closure of a main road between Burnham-On-Sea and Weston on Wednesday. Two cars collided on the A370 at Bleadon, leaving debris across the road, as pictured here by a resident. The busy route was closed for several hours.

Travelodge decision next week
PLANS for a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge look set to be approved by Sedgemoor District Councillors next week. The council's planning officer Dawn de Vries has this week recommended the hotel be approved in a report to councillors. More...

New look for council chambers
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Town Council has unveiled a £6,000 upgrade of the council's chambers this week. The old horseshoe-shaped arrangement of seating and tables - which was often criticized because the audience could not see councillors
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Search for a marching band
ORGANISERS of Burnham-On-Sea's Remembrance Day parade are putting the final finishing touches to this year's event and have this week issued an appeal for one missing part to the event. The Remembrance Day parade will be held on Sunday November 12th
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Half-term tennis club in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club will be holding a children's camp for youngsters during the Half Term holiday. It will be held each day from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October, from 9am to 5pm. This is a chance for kids to be active and enjoy fun.

Accolades for Sensory Time
HIGHBRIDGE-based childrens activity organisation Sensory Time has received four prestigious accolades at a national awards ceremony. The team from Sensory Time headed to the 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards this month in London.

Officers guilty of misconduct
ALLEGATIONS of misconduct have been proven against three Police officers this week following an incident in Burnham-On-Sea three years ago. A public panel ruled that allegations of gross misconduct were not proven, but they the officers committed misconduct
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England cricket star ties knot
ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes married Clare Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Burnham-On-Sea, at the weekend. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service.

New cafe opens in Burnham
A BRAND new cafe has opened its doors in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Mono's, named because of its modern black and white interior, has launched in Burnham-On-Sea's College Street in place of cafe Relish, which shut last month.

Child trapped in car is rescued
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters rescued an 18-month child stuck in a car at a local garden centre on Monday afternoon (October 16th). One fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was sent to Sanders Garden World in Bristol Road, Brent Knoll shortly before 1.10pm
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Comedy play coming to Berrow
A COMEDY play set around four people visiting Royal Ascot races will be performed in Berrow in November. Stage 2 Drama will perform Amanda Whittington's highly entertaining play, 'Ladies Day', at Berrow Village Hall from November 30th to December 2nd, starting at 7.30pm
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Police advice after crime spree
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have handed out safety advice to residents and urged extra vigilance following a series of burglaries and attempts by a man to gain entry to homes over the weekend. Police spent much of Sunday giving out leaflets to shoppers. More...

Auction boosts BARB by £700
BURNHAM-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue received a financial boost of more than £700 during a succesful fundraising auction on Saturday (October 14th). Local residents headed to the charity's first 50/50 auction.

Carnival programme on sale
BURNHAM-On-Sea carnival programmes have gone on sale this week, featuring full details of the entries that will be in the parade on Monday November 6th. The programme, costing £1.50, includes a list of the floats taking part plus road closures, the route and more
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Volunteers to help countryside
COUNTRYSIDE lovers across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to step forward and help protect and maintain Somerset’s public rights of way. The county has over 6,000km (3,728 miles) of public rights of way and the council encourages the public to help
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Portuguese Man O'War warning
BURNHAM-On-Sea, Berrow and Brean beach users have this week been warned to look out for Portuguese Man O’War being washed up. Beachgoers have been urged by The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) not to touch these stinging jellyfish-like creatures
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Photos: Brean ladies night
THOUSANDS of pounds were raised for a breast cancer support charity when 200 people attended a ladies night in Brean on Friday evening (October 13th). Breast Cancer Now held its annual ladies night at Brean Leisure Park, which was hailed a big success. More...

Free flu jabs for vulnerable
BURNHAM-On-Sea children, people over 65, pregnant women and those with long term health conditions are are being urged to get a free flu jab. Somerset County Council is supporting the Public Health England and NHS joint Stay Well This Winter campaign. More...

Have your say on new Plan
RESIDENTS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are being asked for their views on a new Neighbourhood Plan which will determine how the two towns develop over the coming years. The new draft document outlines future housing needs and local development. More...

Hospice to open second shop
WESTON Hospicecare is set to open its second charity shop in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this month. The new shop in the High Street will officially open its doors open on October 23rd at 9.30am, selling a wide range of clothing and household goods
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Post office closure is halted
HIGHBRIDGE'S MP James Heappey says he is delighted that the Post Office has announced a six-month grace period for the town's Post Office which was due to shut down later this month. The Post Office in Church Street was set to close on October 25th
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Beach training for students
NEARLY 40 Tae Kwon-Do students from across the West of England headed to Burnham-On-Sea to enjoy an evening training session on the beach, making the most of a bright autumn evening with a high tide. It was a perfect evening for the session. More...

Skating rink returns this Xmas
BURNHAM-On-Sea's family skating rink is set to return in the run-up to this Christmas. Burnham Events Social Team (BEST) has confirmed this week that the skating rink will be back in December. The rink will again be located on the Lynton Rd Car Park. More...

Library to hold fossil fun day
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library is to host a special 'Fun Fossil Friday' during the school half-term holidays. The family event, to be held on Friday 27th October from 10.30am-12noon, will be free of charge. There will be fossils and rocks to see, plus hands-on fossil and rock fun. More...

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