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fiancée pays heartfelt tribute to 'amazing father' after
body is found on Stert Island
HEARTBROKEN Burnham-On-Sea fiancée has paid tribute to
an 'amazing father' missing for almost two months after a body
was found on Saturday.
| Body found
on Stert Island
stranded on beach
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and BARB Search
& Rescue were called out to Brean beach on Saturday evening
(April 21st) after this high-end Mercedes was spotted stranded
in soft sand over half a mile down the beach. The Brean beachwarden
had raised the alarm.
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident captured this
stunning photograph of a rainbow with a strike of lightning on
Saturday evening (April 21st). The unusual weather conditions
came after a hot and humid day of weather in Burnham-On-Sea, with
temperatures in the mid-70s.
found in search for Dean
THE body of a man - believed to be missing
Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate - was found on Stert Island on Saturday.
Burnham Coastguards and BARB crews were initially called out by
Police after a fisherman reported seeing a body on the shoreline
of the remote island. More...
George's Day parade today
THERE will be patriotic scenes in Burnham-On-Sea
today (Sunday, April 22nd) when a parade will be held to mark
St George's Day. Scores of people are set to took part in the
procession along the High Street, with spectators invited to watch
and wave flags. More...
shut for triathlon today
ATHLETES from across the region will be
converging on Burnham this Sunday (April 22nd) when the town holds
its annual spring triathlon. Organised by Burnham-On-Sea Swim
and Sports Academy, the Super Sprint Triathlon and Junior Triathlon
will be held from 7am. More...
THOUSANDS of people will take on the gruelling
London Marathon this weekend and several runners from Burnham-On-Sea
will race for charities close to their hearts. Among those who
taking on the 26 mile challenge on Sunday will be Michael Frost,
carnival queen crowned
NIAH Vall, 15, was crowned Burnham-On-Sea's
new Carnival Queen during a special pageant ceremony in the town
last night (Friday, April 20th). The annual Carnival Queen and
Princess Pageant evening took place at The Princess Theatre, where
Niah was chosen.
hunt is tried for third time!
WEST Huntspill Model Railway's rearranged
Easter Egg Hunt is set to be finally held this Sunday (April 22nd)
after being postponed twice due to wet weather. West Huntspill
Model Engineering Society had rescheduled its event from Easter
Day to last weekend.
town cookery masterclass
BURNHAM-On-Sea's food festival organisers
are hosting a cookery masterclass to give residents advice on
how to cook with vegetables. Beverley and Sarah Milner-Simonds
have teamed up with Riverford Farmers to put on a two-hour, hands-on
ban plan welcomed
BURNHAM-On-Sea's coastal officer - who is
overseeing the campaign to make local beach cleaner - has this
week welcomed an announcement by the Government that it intends
to ban plastic straws and cotton buds in England in order to cut
1,100 sign farm petition
OVER 1,100 local people have signed a petition
calling for a controversial chicken farm in East Huntspill to
be closed down. As first reported here, residents living near
Newbridge Farm in New Road, East Huntspill, say the pungent smells
have worsened. More...
returns for comedy play!
CHRISTMAS comes to West Huntspill this month
when a local drama group performs a special comedy play! The award-winning
West Huntspill Players are performing Season's Greetings, a play
by Alan Ayckbourn, at the Balliol Hall on April 25th-28th. More...
mist rolls into Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea was shrouded in thick fog
and sea mist on Thursday (April 19th) while much of the rest of
the country enjoyed the hottest April day for over 70 years. These
photos show the sea mist and thick fog rolling in during the day,
reducing visibility. More...
dogs get body armour
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents could soon see
police dogs dressed in body armour as part of a trial to protect
the animals' safety on the job. Animals in the firearms support
team are taking part in the pilot, which sees them wear vests
featuring a blue flashing strobe light. More...
defends use of animals
A TRAVELLING circus that's in Highbridge
this week has defended its use of animals in its shows following
concerns from local residents. As we first reported here earlier
this week, Circus Mondao is set up at the Oaktree Arena and is
running until this Sunday. More...
has 'no Highbridge plans'
FAST food giant KFC has this week said it
is not planning to open a restaurant in Highbridge despite rumours
that it's considering a site next to the town's Aldi supermarket
and Travelodge hotel. The proposed drive-thru on the Isleport
Business Park in Bennett Road. More...
to pitch product on TV
AN entrepreneurial Burnham-On-Sea couple
are set to appear on a Channel 4 TV show next week where their
inflatable child car booster seat will be featured. Sue and Steve
Spaven will be featured on Channel 4's 'Buy it Now' on Tueaday,
24th April at 5.30pm. More...
groups get £1,000 boost
MEMBERS of a Burnham-On-Sea football club
have this week handed over £1,000 to two good causes. The
Burnbridge Wanderers junior football teams play every weekend
on the fields next to the Oaktree Arena and the club trains and
plays there free of charge. More...
badger orphans saved
BURNHAM-On-Sea wildlife carers have saved
two orphan badger cubs from starvation after they lost contact
with their mother. Staff at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East
Huntspill are currently caring for the pair after they were found
by a member of the public. More...
signal box to return
PLANS to re-introduce a historic replica
of this Burnham-On-Sea railway signal box have been approved by
town councillors this week. Burnham Railway Heritage Group wants
to introduce the new building in Old Station Approach, on land
south of Pier Street. More...
junction litter clean urged
BURNHAM-On-Sea's litter-strewn motorway
junction gives a bad impression to holidaymakers, a local tourism
boss has said this week amid calls for more to be done to regularly
tidy it up. Tom Ashton says junction 22 is "particularly
sees 72°F heatwave
THE Burnham-On-Sea area is enjoying its
warmest temperatures of the year so far in a hot start to Spring.
Thermometers in Burnham-On-Sea hit 22.3°C (72°F) on Wednesday
and further warm weather is forecast for today into the weekend.
scooter stuck in mud
A CREW from Burnham-On-Sea's BARB Search
& Rescue was called out to help the driver of this mobility
scooter after it became stuck in mud on the town's beach on Tuesday
(April 17th). BARB was called out by the beach warden just after
1pm after it got stuck.
gives photography tips
BURNHAM-On-Sea photographer Nick Tolley
was welcomed to the town's Camera Club on Tuesday (April 17th)
where he gave members an evening of tips and advice on taking
portrait shots. Nick was joined by beautician Hannah Shapter and
model Leona Walsh. More...
land monstrosity' fears
TOWN councillors have this described plans
to build a new sports hall on part of the former Highbridge Hotel
site as a "Lego Land monstrosity." Councillors recently
approved plans to develop the old hotel site, which will see 23
flats plus a cafe and sports hall. More...
flats opposed by councillors
PLANS to turn Highbridge's former Canal
House site into a modern new development of 29 flats have been
given a 'thumbs down' by town councillors this week. At a meeting
of the council's Planning Applications committee on Monday, members
lodged an objection. More...
school holds reunion
OVER 70 former pupils and staff from Burnham-On-Sea's
former La Retraite Convent school attended a special reunion at
the weekend. The reunion on Saturday (14th April) at Burnham's
Catholic Church coincided with many 50th birthdays. More...
season starts on a high
BURNHAM and Highbridge Town Band gave a
superb performance of music from stage and screen to open their
new season at the weekend. The Princess Theatre's near-capacity
audience all left with smiles on their faces after the show on
Sunday evening (April 15th). More...
helpers join beach clean
OVER 40 local volunteers joined the nationwide
'Great British Beach Clean' on Saturday (April 14th) by taking
part in a litter clean at Berrow. The newly-formed Friends of
Berrow Beach held its second clean-up, focussing on the collection
of plastic rubbish. More...
opens in town this week
A FAMILY circus show is set to open in Highbridge
this week with international artists, funny clowns and exotic
animals peforming. Circus Mondao is a traditional circus with
performers including high-flying acrobats, showgirls and a crazy
plans 50km charity walk
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser is set to stride
out for charity when he takes part in a sponsored walk. David
Stacey, a Burnham foster carer, is in training to complete an
'Ultra Challenge' of walking 50km in a day, from Bath to Wotton
under Edge on 30th June.
training for village
WEST Huntspill Parish Council has recently
received a grant for a public defibrillator from the British Heart
Foundation - and training on how to use it has been carried out
this week for local people. The new defibrillator is to be installed
outside the Crossways Inn. More...
washed up on beach
A PORPOISE that was washed up on Burnham-On-Sea
beach on Saturday (April 14th) has sadly been put down after suffering
injuries from a boat propeller. A team of marine mammal medics
from BARB and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) were called.
centre marks birthday
THE team who run Burnham-On-Sea's tourist
information centre celebrated the facility's seventh birthday
on Saturday (14th April). The centre was opened by community group
Burnham Information And Rescue Support (BIARS) on April 14th,
2011 by Michael Eavis. More...
crews tackle flat blaze
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fire crew was called to
tackle a flat blaze in Bridgwater on Saturday morning (April 14th)
which was caused by a vaping device. Crews from Bridgwater, Taunton
and Burnham-On-Sea were called to the fire at Saltlands Avenue
at around 8.38am. More...
Club gathers for event
THE President of Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club
hosted a very successful Presidents Evening in Brean on
Friday (13th April). The club's President, David Underwood, and
his wife Margaret organised the event at The Tavern. Guests included
arrested in town drug raid
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion
of possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply. Police
carried out a warrant at an address in Highbridge at 8.45am on
Friday morning (April 13th) and they located a man with what is
believed to be drugs. More...
agent duo disqualified
TWO bosses of an estate agency in Burnham-On-Sea
have been disqualified for price-fixing. David Baker and Julian
Frost oversaw Abbott and Frost Estate Agents in College Street.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) discovered they were
part of a cartel. More...
TICKETS are on sale for Burnham-On-Sea and
Highbridge Choral Society's annual Spring Concert, taking place
later this month. The choir will be featuring Old American Folk
Songs by Aaron Copland, and the suite of English folk songs The
Sprig of Thyme. More...
fundraiser tickets on sale
FINAL tickets are on sale for a Burnham
charity's fundraising casino night that is being held in April.
BARB Search & Rescue is holding the fun event at The Oaktree
in Highbridge on Saturday April 21st from 6.30pm with funds going
towards the charity's work. More...
farm petition launched
RESIDENTS living near a controversial chicken
farm in East Huntspill have stepped up their calls to halt problems
with 'unbearable' smells by launching a new petition. Residents
living near Newbridge Farm in New Road, East Huntspill, describe
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