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Rugby Club formally opened a new £100,000 grandstand at
its ground in the town on Saturday (February 28th). More...
waste plans withdrawn
plans to transport nuclear waste from Oldbury power station near
Bristol to Hinkley A near Burnham-On-Sea have been scrapped this
week. Magnox has also withdrawn plans to dissolve waste in acid
and filter it into the Bristol Channel. More...
bears launch in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea gift shop has launched a new 'build a teddy bear'
service to help two local charities. Hidden Treasures in Burnham's
Regent Street unveiled the new Teddy Mountain range on Saturday
(February 28th). Two Burnham charities will benefit. More...
at hand for gardeners
gardeners in the Burnham-On-Sea area heading out this spring to
their flower beds or veg patches are being offered support from
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP). As well as garden waste collections
and taking garden waste at all recycling sites. More...
yachts action underway
of the UK's leading sand yachting enthusiasts will be in action
on Brean beach this weekend, competing in the British Land Yachting
Championships. The two-day event is being organised by Brean Land
Yacht Club and starts on Saturday February 28th. More...
to stand in May election
A HIGHBRIDGE singer has this week entered
the race to become MP at this Spring's General Election, saying
she wants to become 'the voice of local people'. Gypsy Watkins,
who is well known locally for her singing, is running in May's
General Election. More...
Lord Lieutenant appointed
Queen has appointed Anne Maw as Her Majestys Lord-Lieutenant
for Somerset to succeed Lady Gass when she retires on March 2nd.
Anne Maw, 67, was a state registered nurse who trained at Westminster
Hospital and works at Wells Cathedral. More...
Man arrested in death probe
POLICE have been searching the scene of a crash near Burnham-On-Sea
for evidence after a man was arrested on Thursday morning (February
26th) following the death of a woman. Officers were called to
Southwick Road in the village of Mark, near Burnham. More...
'Give bus passes to young'
MP would like to see free bus passes being given to young people
instead of to wealthy pensioners, she said on the BBC's Question
Time on Thursday. Appearing as a panelist on the BBC1 programme,
Tessa Munt said during the show. More...
Award nominations open
and Highbridge Town Council is inviting nominations for the towns'
annual Civic Awards. The awards are given to local people who
are deemed to have rendered outstanding service to the community
and will be presented later this year. More...
£1.1m centre to open in March
A NEW £1.16m centre built by Somerset County Council to
champion high growth enterprises and drive business investment
gets its grand opening on March 25th. The recently-completed Highbridge
Enterprise Centre at Isleport Business Park will open. More...
Anger over bus funding axe
County Council has confirmed this week that it has withdrawn funding
for a vital bus service through Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding
area. The 102 bus service which runs from Bridgwater to Weston,
has seen council funding withdrawn. More...
Firemen join Westminster rally
20 firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater joined a huge
rally in Westminster on Wednesday (February 25th) to protest about
changes to their pension scheme. The rally of over 2,000 people
was organised by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). More...
lorry driver killed on M4
BURNHAM-On-Sea lorry driver has died after the vehicle he was
driving left a motorway and overturned this week. Wiltshire Police
were called to the incident, on the westbound carriageway of the
M4 near Swindon, at around 3.25am on Monday. More...
lodge gathers for visit
of Burnham-On-Sea's Moose International Lodge joined dozens of
members from other lodges from across the West Country for a weekend
trip to Weymouth. The special event at The Crown Hotel in Weymouth
saw members gathering. More...
after 'pub altercation'
BURNHAM-On-Sea police are seeking witnesses to a pub bar altercation
earlier this month. At about 9.40pm on Sunday 15th February an
altercation occurred in the sports lounge at the Somerset and
Dorset pub in the High Street. More...
night raises £1,100
MORE than £1,000 has been raised this week for a local charity
launched in memory of a Burnham teenager who died last autumn.
International psychic and medium Bernie Scott, right, led a fundraising
evening at the Ritz Social Club. More...
date for dunes clean-up
VOLUNTEERS are being encouraged to join a day of conservation
work in Berrow dunes, which will take place on Sunday, March 8th.
The date of the event has been rearranged by Sedgemoor District
Council to maximise attendance at the event. More...
council tax rise approved
District Council has this week decided to raise its council tax
charges for residents in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area
by 1.9% as it set its budget for the coming year. The increase
amounts to £2.74 per year. More...
cut back by high tides
BURNHAM-On-Sea's coastline will fully recover despite this week's
high tides washing away parts of the sand dunes, experts have
said. A series of high Spring tides over the weekend cut back
by the dunes at Burnham, Brean and Berrow, as pictured here. More...
speaks out on town future
A NINE year-old Highbridge youngster's bright ideas for helping
her town grow grabbed attention at the first meeting of Highbridge's
Neighbourhood Planning group this week. Mya Carey went to the
meeting and made the audience sit up with her ideas. More...
after new dog attack
Exclusive: A BURNHAM-On-Sea jogger has warned beach users
to take extra caution after he was attacked by a dog. Andrew Hyde
was taken to hospital with leg wounds after the unprovoked attack
by a border collie on Friday morning at Berrow. More...
award for photographer
AN eye-catching portrait has helped a Burnham-On-Sea photographer
win an international award. Alistair Stuart Campbell was named
the Avant Garde Portrait Winner at the Society of Wedding &
Portrait Photographers Print Competition, the largest such competition.
road closure underway
MOTORISTS are being warned to expect more disruption in Burnham-On-Sea
over the next month as major roadworks get underway. The Frank
Foley Parkway and Love Lane will be partially closed when gas
mains replacement works gets underway. More...
Queen search begins
YOUNGSTERS in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to enter
this year's competiton to find a new Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea
Carnival Queen and Princesses. The entry period has now opened
for the contest and the winners will be picked. More...
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