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New Travelodge hotel plans given 'thumbs down' by council
TOWN councillors have this week given a 'thumbs down' to plans to build a new 75-bed Travelodge hotel in Highbridge. More...

Photos: Anneka Rice returns
TV personality Anneka Rice visited Burnham-On-Sea's BARB hovercraft station on Wednesday (August 16th) as part of the charity's 25th anniversary celebrations. Anneka filmed at the town's hovercraft station on the seafront, which she built in
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Man rescued after Hinkley fall
BURNHAM-On-Sea RNLI lifeboat crews were called out on Wednesday evening (August 16th) to carry out a medical evacuation next to the jetty under construction at Hinkley Point power station. The crewmembers were paged by the Coastguard at 5.17pm
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Dinosaur spotted on beach!
WALKERS visiting Brean Down earlier this week were in for a 'giant' surprise as they gazed out along the beach. For a sand artist with a huge sense of humour had created this 180-metre long dinosaur design on the beach sands near to Brean Cove
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Cash darts contest in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Ritz Social Club will be holding an Open Darts Competition this weekend with cash prizes up for grabs. The club, in Victoria Street, is hosting an Open Darts Competition on Saturday August 19th from 7pm. The event is open to all. More...

School holds history exhibition
HUNDREDS of photos, newsletters, stories and newspaper cuttings will go on display when Highbridge's King Alfred School marks its 60th anniversary with an exhibition on Thursday (August 17th). The school is holding an open afternoon from 12.30pm
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Police station still under threat
TALKS are still ongoing over controversial plans to close Burnham-On-Sea Police station, it has been confirmed this week. Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week, a Police spokesman said: "We are still looking at options and have not committed to anything." More...

Girl recovers after horse fall
A TEENAGER suffered concussion after being thrown from a horse on Brean beach at the weekend - but recovered to return to work the following day. The 16 year-old girl had been riding along the beach on Saturday when her horse was spooked by a dog
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Sooty sweeps into Burnham!
FUNDRAISING for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) continues apace at a Burnham-On-Sea opticians store which organised a special guest this week. Visitors to Specsavers on the High Street were greeted by a life-sized Sooty on Tuesday.
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Crews called to chip pan fire
BURNHAM-On-Sea firefighters were among three crews called out to attend a house fire on Tuesday morning (August 15th) after a chip pan had caught fire. One appliance from Burnham-On-Sea and two from Bridgwater attended the scene in South Road, Brean.
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Bank funds RNLI man's training
A LIFEBOAT crew member at Burnham-On-Sea RNLI has had a vital part of his crew training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Dan Fear, from Burnham-On-Sea, recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, where he completed a training course.
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Paper plane contest takes off!
THE World Paper Aeroplane Championships are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's town centre on Sunday 20th August. Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors will get a chance to become a world champion during the second annual event in the High Street. More...

Comic-Con fun this Saturday
FANS of Batman, Star Wars, Superman, and other comic book heroes will be heading to Burnham-On-Sea's first ever Comic-Con on Saturday (August 19th). Excitement is building for the event, which will be held at Burnham's Baptist Church from 10am
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Cause of Brean fire identified
THE cause of a big fire which left thousands of pounds of damage at a Brean farm earlier this month has been identified. Farmer Richard Bigwood, the owner of Brean Farm in Brean Down Road, says 'internal combustion' in the barn has been blamed for the blaze
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Rural crime figures decline
NEW figures released this week show there has been a small reduction in levels of rural crime across Somerset. Insurance firm NFU Mutual has released its latest figures outlining the cost of rural crime. The national figures show a four per cent increase in 2017
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Two arrested after assault
POLICE have arrested two people after a man was air-lifted to hospital following a serious incident in Highbridge. A man was allegedly struck with a golf club by an attacker in Morland Road at around 6.30pm on Sunday. Police and ambulance crews were called. More...

Town cyclists reach Land's End
A TEAM of cyclists from Burnham-On-Sea has completed the famous John O'Groats to Land's End cycle challenge this month to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Richard Campbell, Simon Walsh, Jamie Saunders, Max Collingwood and Ben Bowley did the 980 mile ride
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'Oops, I wouldn't park there!'
THE driver of this Audi got into a 'sticky situation' when his vehicle got stuck in beach mud at Brean over the weekend. The driver - on holiday from Birmingham - drove a half mile out from the beach when his car's wheels sank into the mud at 5.30pm on Saturday
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2,000 head to Viking weekend
TWO days of Viking invasion re-enactment held in Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens over the weekend have been hailed a success after attracting around 2,000 visitors. The colourful, two-day event was well attended by families who flocked to see period displays
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Sackfuls of rubbish collected
ROAD signs, bottles, cotton buds and plastic netting were among the large quantities of rubbish taken away from Burnham-On-Sea beach during a special clean-up operation. Sackfuls of rubbish were collected by local volunteers
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Photos: Summer show success
HUNDREDS of colourful flowers went on display at Burnham-On-Sea and District Horticultural Society's annual summer show on Saturday (August 12th). The popular show, which is now in its fifth decade, was held at Burnham Community Centre in Berrow Road. More...

Vandalism hits sailing club
SECURITY has been stepped up at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club's pontoons this week after vandals cut two sets of boat mooring ropes, leaving them to drift in the estuary. Andy Walker, Pontoon Officer, said the old pilot boat 'Watchet' was untied from its berth. More...

Road to shut for two weeks
A BUSY road through part of Highbridge is to close for two weeks for major roadworks. Bennett Road is to partially shut to allow contractors to complete sewer works. The road will be closed from 18th September and is expected to last for 14 days to enable construction. More...

Fayre raises £500 for garden
A SUMMER fayre at Berrow Health Campus has raised over £500 towards a new sensory garden. The Mulberry Centre at Berrow Health Campus held their annual fayre on Friday (11th August), which was well attended by visitors and patients. The cake stall was very popular. More...

New Burnham book shop opens
A BRAND new book shop has opened in Burnham-On-Sea town centre this week. Burnham Rotary Club opened its seasonal book shop at the former Fabulous Fruit & Veg charity shop in the town's College Street and all proceeds will go to charity. More...

Sue treks Inca Trail for charity
A LOCAL volunteer at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill has raised funds for the organisation by walking the Inca Trail in Peru. Sue Wells has been volunteering for the charity near Burnham-On-Sea for eight years. She's a trained animal carer. More...

Apex sculpture to be unveiled
A NEW 'Living Art Sculpture' is set to be formally unveiled at Highbridge's Apex Park later this month. The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, Cllr Mike Cresswell, will be opening the contemporary art on Wednesday 23rd August at 10.30am. More...

Travellers leave seafront lawns
A LARGE group of travellers who pitched up on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront for ten days at the peak of the summer holiday season left the site on Wednesday evening (August 9th). The group of caravans, motorhomes and vans was parked on the South Esplanade lawns
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Have you seen wanted man?
POLICE have appealed for the help of residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to find a man who is wanted on recall to prison. Robert Stevens, who is aged 62, travels widely across the UK and is known in the Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire areas.
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Foodbank plea for donations
BURNHAM-On-Sea and Highbridge Foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for donations this week as it runs short of vital supplies. The Foodbank has seen a surge in demand over the summer holidays and organisers say that need is now out-stripping supply. More...

Shop to be converted into flats
PROPOSALS have been unveiled to transform a Highbridge shop into a development of two new flats. The owner of 14 Church Street in Highbridge has applied for a change of use of the shop unit into two one-bed flats. The application is for full Planning Permission.
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Tea raises cash for charity
AN afternoon tea raised funds for a good cause when it was held in Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend. A "most enjoyable" afternoon was had by all who attended Bridgwater and district Mencap's afternoon tea on Saturday at the Avenue Tennis Club.
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Woman helped from mud
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards were called to help a woman reported to be stuck in mud on the town's beach on Wednesday afternoon (August 9th). Crews were called to the beach near the Pavilion where a woman appeared to be in difficulty.
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Horror as pair's home burgled
A HORRIFIED Midlands family watched a burglar raid their home over the Internet while they sat helpless on holiday in Burnham-On-Sea. Donna Marusamy, from Sutton Coldfield, was on a weekend break to Burnham last week with her family. More...

Tennis club to hold 99th event
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club is set to hold its 99th Annual Open Tournament this month. Taking place from 13th-19th August 2017, the Avenue Tennis Club's Burnham-On-Sea Annual Open Tournament is a well-supported fixture. More...

Swim club celebrates success
BURNHAM-On-Sea Swimming Club members have made a splash after another set of great results. The club are- which has a membership of 130 swimmers - aims to teach swimming and coach swimmers to local, county and rfegional standards. More...

Protest over library cutbacks
A PROTEST has been held outside Burnham-On-Sea library over potential cutbacks by Somerset County Council to local library services. The local branch of the Labour Party held a demonstration outside Burnham Library on Saturday to raise awareness. More...

New photos of funnel cloud
MORE photos have emerged of a tornado-like funnel cloud spotted hovering over Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday morning (August 5th). The cone-shaped cloud was photographed by several Burnham-On-Sea.com readers, as featured here. Raymond Kear took this photo. More...

Photos: Minis parade in town
A PARADE of minis took place through Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August 5th) when a fundraising car event took place. The Bristol Mini Drifters organised the parade as part of 'Under A Mini Moon', in aid of the charity 'Make A Wish Foundation'. More...

Tornado-like cloud spotted
A TORNADO-like funnel cloud was spotted hovering over Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (August 5th). Captured here in a photo, the cone-shaped cloud was seen by holidaymaker Donna Preston over Stert Island west of Burnham-On-Sea. More...

Parking shake-up welcomed
BUSINESSES in Burnham-On-Sea town centre have welcomed changes to parking restrictions introduced over the past month. Loading and unloading is no longer allowed along a busy section of College Street, between Victoria Street and the High Street. More...

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