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£1.1m jobs boost
A £1.16m Enterprise Centre in Highbridge is set to create
jobs and boost the town's economy when it opens in early 2015,
it has been said this week. More...
Power surge in Burnham
SERIES of power surges in Burnham-On-Sea caused electrical problems
for shops in the town centre on Wednesday (October 29th). Several
businesses at the northern end of Burnham's shopping area suffered
a series of problems just before 9.30am. More...
gig in Charley's memory
SPECIAL concert will be held on Friday to raise funds for a new
charity that is being formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager.
Popular 18 year-old Charley Marks passed away last month and Burnham's
Ritz Social Club is holding a charity gig. More...
town events guide
in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating Halloween with a spooky events.
There will be several Halloween Parties for all ages with spooky
childrens games, scary train rides, a display, and even
a Zombie Walk along the town's seafront. More...
is building for the young members of Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview
Carnival Club as this weekend's start of the carnival season nears.
The children have unveiled their jungle-themed costumes, which
will be worn on their cart, called Jungle Fever. More...
in the pink for charity!
dancers in Burnham and Highbridge have raised funds for a breast
cancer charity by taking part in a special 'wear it pink week'.
Members of the town's Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Arts Centre
have worn pink outfits to their classes. More...
market back on Friday
a dozen traders will be selling a wide range of locally-grown
products when Burnham-On-Sea's monthly farmers market returns
to the town this Friday (October 31st) with a Halloween theme.
Pumpkins and bonfire night burgers will be among the produce.
Berrow solar farm approved
Exclusive: PLANS for a huge new solar energy farm on the
outskirts of Brean and Berrow have been given the go-ahead this
week. The 90-acre solar farm is earmarked for fields to the south
of Wick Farm in the parishes of Berrow and Brent Knoll near Burnham.
for town band director
and Highbridge Band has this week paid tribute to its Musical
Director, David Fisher, who passed away at home on Saturday (25th
October). During his eight years as Musical Director of Burnham
and Highbridge he elevated them to their current position. More...
branch is 'safe for now'
future of Burnham-On-Sea's branch of Lloyds Bank could be threatened
by major cost-cutting plans announced this week. Lloyds, which
has a branch on the corner of Burnham's High Street and College
Street, said it is cutting 9,000 jobs. More...
called to flooded home
firefighters were called to help a resident who had suffered a
flood last night (Tuesday). One fire engine was called at 7.50pm
to a property in Burnham's Regent Street. One appliance from Burnham
assisted the occupants. More...
riders head to beach
of horse-drawn carriages gathered for a regional competition on
Brean Beach this week. Horse driving enthusiasts from across the
South West flocked to take part in the competition held on the
sands. It was organised by the Somerset Area British Driving Society.
walk planned by group
TEAM of volunteers who are compiling a new Burnham-On-Sea Neighbourhood
Plan are begining the next phase of their consultation this week
by holding a special walk around the town. Over the coming months
there will be lots of events across the whole area. More...
Legion set to re-open
BURNHAM-On-Sea's branch of the Royal British Legion looks
set to re-open less than a month after it closed following a surge
of interest from new volunteers. We reported last month the organisation
had been disbanded due to a lack of volunteers. More...
boosts Xmas lights funds
of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas lights display
last night (Monday) when a special screening of a hit movie was
held in the town. Dozens of people attended the screening of the
comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. More...
accident in Brent Knoll
were called to an accident at a busy Brent Knoll road junction
on Monday afternoon (October 27th). The two-car collision occurred
at the junction of the A38 and Harp Road next to the Fox and Goose
pub - the scene of many accidents in recent years. More...
star Boycie visits Burnham
of the stars of the classic BBC1 sitcom Only Fools And Horses
entertained an audience in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday night (October
27th). Actor John Challis, who starred as Boycie in the long-running
series, brought his touring show to the town. More...
point loss 'hard to take'
the second time in three years the Highbridge-based Somerset Rebels
lost in the Premier League Championship Grand Final by a single
race point at the weekend. It comes after their second leg at
Edinburghs Scotwaste Arena went down to a last heat decider.
celebration for children
and staff at a pre-school near Burnham-On-Sea have held a day
of Diwali celebrations. Through the course of the week the children
at Berrow Pre-School coloured Rangoli patterns on the floor and
made and decorated clay divas. More...
car still stuck on beach
THIS sports car remains stranded on
Berrow beach today (Wednesday) after a motorist became stuck while
driving across the mudflats at the weekend. The 22 year-old from
Bristol escaped unhurt as the tide reached it, but the vehicle
could not be retrieved. More...
tribute held in Burnham
DISPLAY of 200 silk poppies was unveiled in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor
Gardens on Sunday as part of a special tribute to those who died
in conflicts. During the build-up to Burnham's annual Remembrance
Day service, the silk poppies are being sold. More...
four-day fire crew strike
in Burnham-On-Sea are set to join a nationwide strike for four
days from 31st October in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades
Union says. Its members will walk out from 6pm, with the strike
ending on the evening before Guy Fawkes Night. More...
photos: Town Food Festival
CROWD of around 10,000 people filled the streets of Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday for the town's fifth Food and Drink Festival. The
celebration of food and drink saw many of the region's best brewers
and food producers showing their products in the streets. More...
club event proves a hit
than 20 young tennis players in Burnham-On-Sea have taken part
in a tournament in the town. The Avenue Tennis Club held a festival
of tennis this month for junior players at the club, with 26 taking
part in match-play and tournaments. More...
Chilli champion crowned
chill lover Marc Brion was crowned the winner of an incredible
chilli-eating competition in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday. The contest,
called The Great Burnham Burn-Off, took place during the fifth
Burnham-On-Sea Festival. More...
contest winners named
of home-made cakes, shortcakes and bread went on display when
local bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the
town's Food and Drink Festival on Saturday. Cakemaker Kate Heappey
won the overall champion's trophy. More...
blasts 'absurd' £1.7bn bill
representative in the European Parliament says the Prime Minister
is right to refuse to pay £1.7bn in EU budget payments.
West Country MEP Julie Girling said on Friday that David Cameron
should not pay the huge sum being demanded. More...
crossing gets go-ahead
build a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical Centre
is finally set to begin next month after a two-year wait by local
residents. Highbridge town councillor Pat Burge, pictured, called
for the crossing in 2012. More...
boost for tourist centre
BURNHAM-On-Sea's tourist information centre has this week
received a £15,000 funding boost following the approval
of Hinkley Point power station's expansion. Community group BiARS,
which runs the facilities, is to get the cash. More...
name lives on in town
TWO roads running through a new housing development at Highbridge's
former cattle market site are to be named after well-known residents.
Cattle farmer Arthur Duckett, pictured, who died in 2010, will
have one of the roads named after him. More...
fireworks this Sunday
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's annual seafront fireworks display
have said this week there has been a good response from local
businesses for financial help to fund the event's £9,000
costs. This year's display will go ahead on 2nd November. More...
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