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Girl rescued from fun park ride
A TEENAGER was rescued by fire and ambulance crews after getting trapped on a rollercoaster ride in Brean last night (Sunday). More...

Crews help lost beach walker
BURNHAM-On-Sea Coastguards and two lifeboats were called to Berrow on Sunday evening (August 30th) to help a beach walker who had become disorientated by the high tide. The lady had become disorientated on Berrow beach. More...

Ahoy there! Pirate fun in town
A PIRATE-themed family fun day drew dozens of families to Burnham-On-Sea beach on Saturday (August 29th). The family event was held on the town's beach south of the jetty and saw a number of pirate-themed games, workshops, water games and giant bubbles. More...

In photos: Berrow church fete
BIG crowds flocked to Berrow Church's annual summer fete on Saturday (August 29th). An afternoon of dry weather attracted large crowds to the popular event at St Mary's Church, where entertainment was held alongside traditional stalls and games. More...

High tides warning for area
BEACH walkers have been warned to be aware of high tides in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow over the coming days, after several people got cut-off last night. A series of high tides is due, prompting Coastguards to warn walkers to take caution. More...

Lauren sets water ski record
A BURNHAM-On-Sea teenager was celebrating on Saturday (August 29th) after becoming the youngest ever girl to water ski across the English Channel. Lauren Bird, 13, completed the 21-mile crossing on Saturday morning in a time of 54 minutes and six seconds. More...

Lifeguard digs man out of mud
A LIFEGUARD dug a stranded man out of the mud after he got stuck on Burnham-On-Sea's beach on Saturday afternoon (August 29th). Simon Wresien rushed to free the stranded holidaymaker from a patch of mud near the jetty at 1pm. More...

New look coming to chemist
A CHEMIST in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea is set to get a new name and look next month. The Co-operative Pharmacy branch at 18 Victoria Street is to be re-launched following a change of ownership – and will re-brand with the new name ‘Well’ and new look. More...

Rogue trader warning issued
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been reminded to stay alert to rogue traders after several people in the area were conned out of thousands of pounds. Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has received a number of complaints. More...

Hundreds enjoy Harvest Home
HUNDREDS of people took part in a day of traditional festivities at the annual East Brent Harvest Home on Friday (August 28th). Over 400 people filled the event's show tent to tuck into a hearty meal and enjoy a day of entertainment. More...

FIFTH crash in Harp Lane
A FIFTH crash in a fortnight at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday (August 27th) has led to renewed calls for urgent safety improvements. The driver of this vehicle went off the road and into a ditch while driving along Harp Road. More...

Night search for missing man
RESCUE crews from Burnham-On-Sea have been involved in an overnight search at Brean for a missing person. Coastguards from Burnham and Weston, plus crewmembers from BARB Search & Rescue, were called out at 10.30pm on Thursday night. More...

Businessman defends bar plan
THE owner of a proposed new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham has defended his plans and vowed to push ahead despite a petition opposing the proposals from over 70 residents and objections from the town council. Michael Whitfield is defending the plan. More...

Rail strike to hit local services
A STRIKE on First Great Western trains will leave travellers who use Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station facing more disruption this weekend. High-speed services through the area will be cut by the industrial action, says First Great Western. More...

Pub starts family fun weekend
A HIGHBRIDGE pub is holding four days of family fun to help raise funds to improve its facilities. The Globe Inn in Newtown Road is holding an August Bank Holiday Weekend Family Fun Weekend from Friday 28th through to Bank Holiday Monday. More...

Mary, 80, set for 150ft abseil!
A BRAVE Burnham-On-Sea pensioner is set to abseil down Clifton Gorge this weekend to raise funds for the town's carnival club. Mary Nicholson, 80, helped to set up Hillview Carnival Club 41 years ago and says she wanted to do something special. More...

Teenager rescues girl in rhyne
A TEENAGER scooped a seven year-old girl out of a rhyne after she fell in while riding a bike at a Brean holiday park. Jack Haines, 13, acted quickly to haul young Rosie Appleby out of the water after she became trapped when her bicycle skidded into the rhyne. More...

Opposition to bar plans grow
Exclusive: TOWN councillors have raised formal objections over plans to open a new cocktail bar in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea this week following a petition from over 70 residents. The owner of Unit 2 at Chapel Street, pictured, has applied for permission. More...

Harvest theme for Bake Off
THE Great Burnham Bake off is set to make a tasty return to the town's Food Festival this Autumn. The next festival, on Saturday October 31st, will see several new categories being introduced for budding bakers with a harvest theme this time. More...

Election funding cash revealed
SOME of the huge amounts of money raised to fight the General Election in the Burnham-On-Sea area has been revealed this week. The town's MP James Heappey has published the donations he received in the run-up to May's general election. More...

Club holds 97th tournament
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Avenue Tennis Club has completed its 97th annual summer tournament this week. This annual combined tournament for Juniors and Adults is undoubtedly one of the largest sporting events held in town and is one of the largest in the region. More...

Ex-hostage to visit Burnham
FORMER Middle East hostage Terry Waite will be visiting Burnham-On-Sea in September to discuss his experiences. St Andrew’s Church will be welcoming Mr Waite, the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs, on Wednesday evening 9th September. More...

Tickets on sale for Folkfest gig
TICKETS have gone on sale for the opening event of this year's Burnham-On-Sea Folkfest. Coco and the Butterfields will perform a concert at The Princess Theatre on Friday 4th September to formally open the weekend-long event in Burnham. More...

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