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Grenville, 85, is Euro champion
AN incredible Burnham-On-Sea pensioner has proven that age is no barrier to taking part in sport by becoming European swimming champion in his age group this week. More...

Postman starts 500-mile walk
A BRAVE Royal Mail postman from Burnham-On-Sea is today (Friday) setting off on a special fundraising walk from Edinburgh to London for a charity close to his heart. Mark Penfold's walk will commemorate 500 years of the postal service. More...

Food Festival fun tomorrow
THE final countdown to this Saturday's Burnham-on-Sea Food & Drink Festival is underway. Over 100 traders will be showcasing the best of Somerset food and drink at the town centre event on May 28th, which will be the 8th since it started
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Burnham art exhibition to open
A WEEK-long exhibition showcasing the work of more than 20 Burnham-On-Sea artists gets underway in the town on Saturday (May 28th). Dozens of paintings by Burnham Art Club members are on display at Burnham Community Centre from 10am-5pm
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Police hunt trio after break-ins
POLICE have issued a description of three men they are hunting for after a number of burglaries in the Burnham-On-Sea area. High-value jewellery and cash has been taken from 13 residential properties in North Somerset and Sedgemoor. More...

Tessa defends battle bus costs
BURNHAM'S former MP Tessa Munt has this week strongly denied accusations that she broke the law by incorrectly declaring campaign costs during the General Election. National media reports suggest the Lib Dem breached local spending rules. More...

Donated specs help third world
A BURNHAM-On-Sea opticians has collected thousands of pairs of unwanted specs to help fund eyecare in the developing world - and it is appealing for more. Thanks to the generosity of locals, Specsavers in Burnham High Street has already donated thousand. More...

Lady stuck in lift is rescued
AN elderly lady was rescued from a lift at a property in the town in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (May 25th). A fire crew from the town was called to Rectory Road after reports that the lady was stuck in a lift just after 9.15am. More...

Cafe to hold day of fundraising
A CAFE and coffee shop in Burnham-On-Sea will be holding a special charity fundraiser this Saturday (May 28th). Relish in College Street is holding a Brave the Shave event for Macmillian Cancer Support to coincide with the Burnham Food & Drink Festival. More...

More town firefighters needed
BURNHAM-On-Sea Fire Station is looking for more on-call firefighters to join their ranks. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is looking for people in the Burnham-On-Sea community to be on-call or ‘retained’ firefighters in the town. More...

New beach use guide unveiled
A NEW guide has been unveiled this week to explain which areas of Burnham-On-Sea's coastline are deemed safe for swimming and paddling under strict new EU regulations. Burnham's Coastal Officer, Harriet Yates-Smith, is running the campaign. More...

EDF won't set Hinkley date
ENERGY firm EDF has this week refused to say when it expects to decide on the much-delayed Hinkley Point C project, or whether the nuclear plant is still on track to generate first power in 2025 as planned. It comes after an Energy Select Committee meeting. More...

Barber shop opens in Burnham
A TURKISH barber shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea this week with the promise of offering something completely different to existing hairdressers. Yusuf Kilinc has opened 'Alexander's Barber Shop' at 16 Abingdon Street to provide hair cutting. More...

Secret World open weekend
FAMILIES and wildlife-lovers will be flocking to Secret World Wildlife Rescue, near Burnham-On-Sea, this Bank Holiday weekend for a unique opportunity to get up close to British wildlife. The summer months are always the busiest at Secret World. More...

Appeal for more lifeguards
THE RNLI is looking for new lifeguards to join its team in Burnham-On-Sea this summer. The organisation provides lifeguard cover on local beaches over the summer and is now looking to recruit new lifeguards for this season. Recruitment is open for applications. More...

Tasty line-up for Food Festival
THE final countdown to this Saturday's Burnham-on-Sea Food & Drink Festival is underway. Over 100 traders will be showcasing the best of Somerset food and drink at the town centre event on May 28th, which will be the 8th since it started
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Busy year for BARB volunteers
DOZENS of people attended the AGM of Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue on Friday (May 20th) when a busy year of call-outs and fundraising was reviewed. The charity's volunteers and supporters gathered. More...

Four hurt in A38 accident
TWO women were taken to hospital following a car crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday evening. A Renault Megane and a people carrier collided around 5pm on the A38 Bristol Road at East Brent, causing severe traffic disruption in the area. More...

High Street gets Spring clean
BURNHAM-On-Sea's High Street pavements should be looking a lot cleaner this week after the town's bi-annual street wash was completed. Contractors working for Sedgemoor District Council completed the first cleaning session of the year, pictured here. More...

Have your say on budget cuts
VISITORS to Burnham-On-Sea town centre this Saturday (May 28th) will be able to voice their opinion about Somerset County Council's budget cuts and priorities. The council will be holding a public engagement display about the challenges of rising demand and falling funding. More...

Three days of fun for Queen
BURNHAM-On-Sea will celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with a weekend of special events in June. Three days of family entertainment are to be held on the seafront and beach as part of the town's celebrations. It will get underway on Friday June 10th. More...

New sea warning signs ignored
BURNHAM-On-Sea's seafront has seen new warning signs introduced advising visitors not to swim in the 'poor quality sea water' following the introduction of new EU regulations. The launch of the signs comes after stricter EU regulations were introduced. More...

County trophy victory for team
A GROUP of young footballers in Burnham-On-Sea are celebrating success this week. Burnham Utd Juniors' U18 team have won the Somerset U18 Youth League Knockout Cup, beating Tone Youth 5-1. Their cup journey to the final started strongly with an 8-1 win. More...

Hovercraft rescues boat man
A MAN was rescued on Sunday from an inflatable boat after getting marooned on a mud bank after the high tide. A BARB hovercraft and two lifeboats were called out at 9.48am to the stricken boat in the River Parrett estuary near Combwich.
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Surprise for RNLI supporters
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI's management and volunteers organised a special 'meet the crew' event for local fundraisers and shop volunteers. This was no 'tea and cake' affair, however, for there was a surprise exercise planned to demonstrate a call-out. More...

Photos: Town charity concert
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Band and Weston Brass Band joined forces for a special concert in aid of Weston Hospice Care on Saturday evening (May 21st). The bands formed a 30-strong ensemble to perform a programme of exciting music. More...

Flying Scotsman won't visit
ONE of the world’s most iconic railway locomotives won't be roaring through the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area next weekend as hoped. The Flying Scotsman is running again following a 10-year restoration project costing £4.2m.
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Aladdin flies into town theatre
THE magic carpet will be flying into Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this June when the Burnham Excellent Entertainment Society (BEES) performs Aladdin Junior. The society, which has been running for 22 years, will perform the shortened version of the show. More...

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