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New Co-op and homes unveiled
Exclusive: PLANS for a new Co-op store and three new homes have been unveiled for the site of the former Berrow Inn this week. More...

Retiring Coastguards thanked
TWO long-serving Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards have been thanked for their work this week as they retire from their roles. Steve Bird and Nigel Smith have both stepped down after many active years helping to save lives along Burnham's coastline. More...

Farmers market gets festive!
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Christmas farmers market will be held in the town centre on Friday (December 19th). A wide range of festive food will be available from more than a dozen stalls set-up along Burnham's High Street between 9am and 1pm. More...

Courtyard unveiled for Georgia
A NEW-look courtyard was unveiled at a Burnham-On-Sea care home on Wednesday (December 18th) in memory of a young staff member who died earlier this year. 23 year-old Georgia Lavender passed away with diabetes in September. More...

Carols by candlelight in town
BURNHAM-On-Sea residents are being invited to join a unique outdoor carol singing event in the town's Manor Gardens this Sunday (December 21st). 'Carols In The Park by Candlelight' is to be held in the town's Manor Gardens from 4.30pm. More...

Over 130 gift boxes collected
CHURCHGOERS from across the Burnham-On-Sea area have collected three car loads full of gifts for needy seafarers. 135 Christmas Shoe Boxes have this week been delivered to the Mission to Seafarers in Bristol, from where they will be distributed. More...

Funeral date is announced
THE date of the funeral has been announced for a community-spirited Highbridge resident who has passed away this week after a two-year battle with cancer. Tributes have poured in for Paul Plume, who died on Monday following a battle with lung cancer. More...

Row over High Street plans
Exclusive: PLANS to build a brand new public events area in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea High Street risk causing disruption and hurting the trade of nearby shops, it has been claimed this week. The new community events area will comprise of a coloured paved area. More...

18 year-old dies after crash
AN 18 year-old man has died two days after being seriously injured in a crash near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (December 14th). Cheddar man Zack Tame died of his injuries in hospital on Tuesday following the collision in Wedmore, prompting a police appeal. More...

Santa in town for BARB grotto
SANTA Claus will be making a very special visit to Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft station this weekend when he sets up a unique grotto. Father Christmas will be at the BARB station on Burnham's seafront on Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st. More...

RSPCA centre set to expand
Exclusive: PROPOSALS to extend Brent Knoll's RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre have been given the go-ahead this week. The centre in Brent Road had applied for Full Planning Permission to build a second cattery unit comprising three units in a fenced compound. More...

Teens start Philippines appeal
TWO Burnham-On-Sea teenagers are planning to visit the Philippines to help rebuild and repair communities badly affected by recent typhoons. James Whitrow and Tom Creswick have launched a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of their trip. More...

'Santa Paws' collection starts
A 'Santa Paws' shoe box appeal has been launched in Burnham-On-Sea this week to help give stray and homeless dogs in kennels a Christmas to remember. Dog lovers are being invited by the District Council to donate either a shoe-box filled or gifts. More...

Xmas celebration for Brownies
DOZENS of Girlguiding youngsters from the Burnham-On-Sea area have enjoyed a fun-filled Christmas celebration at Brean Play. Nearly 100 girls aged 7 – 10, from Burnham, Berrow, Highbirdge and Brent Knoll enjoyed using the play equipment and seeing friends. More...

Jackdaws rescued by carers
WILDLIFE carers from Secret World near Burnham-On-Sea were called to rescue two jackdaws after they shocked the owners of a home by falling down a chimney into their living room. A Secret World volunteer was called to rescue the sooty duo. More...

Tributes pour in for Paul
TRIBUTES have been paid to a community-spirited Highbridge resident who has passed away this week after a two-year battle with cancer. Paul Plume died on Monday after a battle with lung cancer. Tributes have poured in for the 48 year-old. More...

Flower baskets return to town
HANGING baskets will be returning to Burnham-On-Sea town centre for the first time in two years next year. The floral displays have not been in place along the High Street since 2012, pictured above, due to safety concerns about the aging lighting columns. More...

Town health scheme unveiled
A NEW initiative to promote healthy lifestyles in Highbridge and Burnham-On-Sea is set to launch in January. Running over 11 weeks, The Highbridge Health Plan promises to combine exercise with an in-depth approach to creating a healthy lifestyle. More...

Fundraisers take to horseback
FUNDRAISERS have taken to horseback in Burnham-On-Sea to raise funds for a new charity formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager. Horse riders Jenna Picton and Gemma Dade rode around several residential areas of Burnham on Sunday. More...

Store helps to promote town
BURNHAM-On-Sea Chamber of Trade has linked up with supermarket giant Tesco to promote the town centre. The Chamber's new shoppers guides brochures are being distributed in the store to customers over the Christmas period and next year. More...

Festive fun boosts MNDA funds
A CHRISTMAS Fayre held in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (14th December) has raised over £200 for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association). The well attended event was held at St Andrew's Church Hall with beauty therapies and craft stalls. More...

Park Runs plan gathers pace
HELPERS are being sought to organise a series of runs at Apex Park in Highbridge to encourage healthy lifestyles. A series of free weekly community running events at Apex Park are being introduced as part of a nationwide initiative to promote health. More...

Win Brent Knoll circus tickets!
CHRISTMAS is in full swing at Sanders Garden in Brent Knoll with a wide range of festive entertainment on offer for the whole family - and readers can win a set of tickets this week. Visitors can enjoy a walk through the centre's Winter Wonderland. More...

Christmas tree festival opens
BURNHAM-On-Sea's annual Christmas tree festival has opened this weekend, with over 30 sparkling trees on display for a fortnight. St Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which is open to the public for two weeks. Local firms decorated the trees. More...

First same-sex marriage held
BURNHAM-On-Sea couple Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds made history on Friday (12th December) when they converted their Civil Partnership to a Marriage at Burnham's Registry Office. The County Superintendent Registrar conducted the conversion. More...

Dog seized after Apex attack
Exclusive: A DOG that attacked a teenager in Highbridge's Apex Park, leaving her with nasty injuries, has this week been seized by dog wardens. Sedgemoor District Council said this week the dog has been traced and the matter has now been left with Police. More...

Lighthouse in world's top 10
BURNHAM-On-Sea's iconic wooden lighthouse has been named as one of the world's ten most beautiful lighthouses. An article on the US news website Huffington Post highlights Burnham-On-Sea's low lighthouse as being "striking" and "fascinating". More...

Town man jailed for ten years
A HIGHBRIDGE man who attempted to travel from Somerset to Kent to sexually abuse an eight year-old girl has been sentenced to 10 years in jail. David Collins, 51, exchanged various messages with two women who were undercover police. More...

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