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Police reassure over shake-up
Exclusive: BURNHAM-On-Sea Police have this week assured residents that levels of service will not be cut in the town despite a team of officers being moved to Bridgwater
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Hair today, gone tomorrow!
A BURNHAM-On-Sea man has this week raised hundreds of pounds for charity by having his head shaved. Matt Smith raised more than £530 on Wednesday evening (August 20th) during his sponsored head shave which was held for Macmillan Cancer. More...

Asda petrol station nears
Exclusive: ASDA'S plans to build a new low-cost petrol station outside its Highbridge store have moved a further step closer this week. Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control Committee gave the go-ahead for the eight-pump petrol station. More...

Call for improved town signs
A BURNHAM-On-Sea artist has this week called for improve signs across the town centre to promote The Princess Theatre. Margaret Riordan wants the Town Council to introduce improved signs to encourage more visitors to the facilities in Princess Street. More...

Secret World's busiest summer
A WILDLIFE rescue centre near Burnham-On-Sea will be opening its doors to the public this weekend during its busiest summer on record. For the last open weekend of the year, visitors to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill will get a rare glimpse. More...

Heritage trail set to launch
CAPTURE Burnham, a heritage trail and online archive initiative by North Sedgemoor Local History Group, is to be launched on Saturday 23rd August with a day of activities. The event will be held at Somerset Skills & Learning Centre in Burnham's Princess Street. More...

Flowers laid in Dylan's memory
FLOWERS were laid on Burnham's seafront on Tuesday evening (August 19th) in memory of four year-old Dylan Cecil who drowned after falling from the town's jetty exactly two years ago. Dylan Cecil died in the sea on August 19th 2012 and flowers were laid. More...

Flood-hit store remains closed
Exclusive: THE YMCA says the ongoing closure of its Burnham-On-Sea shop due to flooding caused by a torrential rainstorm two weeks ago is a "significant blow" to its local fundraising. The shop in Burnham High Street has been closed since August 5th. More...

Town shooter wins top trophy
A BURNHAM-On-Sea shooting enthusiast has hit his target by winning a top place at the sport's English National Championships. Peter Pearce, from Burnham, achieved national recognition by winning The W McCloud (Mac) Memorial Trophy in Surrey. More...

Arts workshops set to be held
A SERIES of workshops are being held in Burnham-On-Sea this month as part of a summer arts programme. The What Change? Project is being run in Burnham and Highbridge by arts charity Take Art. Three final workshops of the summer are being held. More...

New Cove fantasy book on sale
A NEW fantasy children's book set in Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove gardens has been published this week. Berrow author Linda Bond has unveiled 'The Marine Cove Princess', a short story for children inspired by the seafront gardens
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Pair's emotional charity walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea couple are pulling on their walking boots to take part in an emotional fundraising walk. Jo and Peter Burridge-Clayton are walking the 51 miles of the Coleridge Way to raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. More...

Garage site sells at auction
A FORMER garage in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea has sold at a public auction and looks set to be retained as commercial premises. The former Vicarage Garage next to Burnham's Post Office in Vicarage Street has gone under the hammer and sold for £108,000. More...

Step back in time this weekend
A MAJOR two-day historical re-enactment show is set to be held at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena this coming weekend involving groups from across the country. Members of over 20 re-enactment groups will be taking part in the event on August 24th and 25th. More...

Three arrests in fraud probe
THREE men have been arrested in London as part of an investigation into a £1m fraud in the south west, which has also seen elderly people in Burnham-On-Sea targeted. Search warrants were executed at three properties in Tower Hamlets in London on Monday. More...

Olympic champion in Burnham
AN Olympic gold medallist made a promotional visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August 16th). Britain's Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones, who took gold in the 57kg category at London 2012, signed autographs and met fans and holidaymakers. More...

Medical centre issues warning
Exclusive: A WARNING has been issued regarding a "crisis in general practice" by Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre. The centre's newsletter states its concerns and it warns that "things have never been closer to breaking point in Somerset". More...

Video: Huge beach art unveiled
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 on Sunday. Simon Beck spent five hours creating a 100m circular design on the sand next to Brean Down. More...

Have your say on council cash
SOMERSET County Council is to ask residents in Burnham-On-Sea to try their hand at balancing its budget later this month. The council's budget roadshow will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea on Friday, August 29th when residents can have their say. More...

Sun shines on garden party
AN afternoon of sunshine and great local food, drink and music was enjoyed at a special garden party in Burnham's Manor Gardens on Sunday (August 17th). The team behind the town's popular Food Festival, Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, organised it. More...

Record crowds visit car show
THOUSANDS of spectators flocked to see almost 300 classic cars near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (August 17th) at the Mark Moor International Vehicle Festival. Bright sun boosted the crowds at the bi-annual display by the Community Association. More...

In photos: Apex fishing fun day
A FAMILY fishing fun day encouraged dozens of young people to try angling for the first time at Highbridge's Apex Wildlife Park on Saturday (August 16th). The free event provided free taster lessons led by qualified angling coaches alongside other angling games. More...

West Huntspill Show in photos
HUNDREDS of flowers, vegetables and art went on display at West Huntspill's annual Flower Show on Saturday (August 16th). The show's organisers from West Huntspill Horticultural Society said the event, which was held on the Balliol Hall, was a great success. More...

Lifeguards praised for rescue
TWO lifeguards at Berrow have been praised for their quick actions in helping four horse riders following a major incident on the beach this week. Four people were injured after they were thrown from their horses. The casualties were treated for a range of injuries. More...

Four beach horse riders hurt
FOUR horse riders were injured at Berrow on Wednesday (August 13th) when their animals were spooked and threw them onto the sand. Ambulance crews and Coastguards were called to the scene by lifeguards and beach wardens, as pictured here. More...

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