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Drink drive campaign launches
DRINK drivers in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been warned that they risk a fine of up to £5,000, a prison sentence and a minimum one-year driving ban as local Police launched a summer holiday drink drive campaign. More...

Air ambulance lands on M5
THE air ambulance landed on the M5 motorway at Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday afternoon (July 30th) to help several people injured after a crash. Two fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea and one from Bridgwater attended the collision on the northbound carriageway. More...

Travellers leave village green
A GROUP of travellers camped on Berrow village green packed up and left on Saturday evening (July 30th) amid ongoing legal pressure. Several of the travellers vehicles camped on the grassed area left in the middle of the week, but another group remained. More...

Hospital thanks outgoing chair
THE Friends of Burnham Hospital have thanked the former Chairman of the group who has stepped down after three decades of work. A special function was held on Friday evening (July 29th) to thank Tony Deahl for his work and dedication. More...

Beaches busy in Burnham
BURNHAM-On-Sea's beaches were busy on Saturday (July 30th) as the summer holidays season got off to a great start. Holidaymakers and residents enjoyed the hot weather by heading to Burnham-On-Sea's beach, as pictured here. More...

Burnham flags festival starts
BURNHAM-On-Sea's first Flag Festival was launched on Friday evening (July 30th) when dozens of unique flags which illustrate life in Burnham-On-Sea were officially unveiled in the town centre. It runs until early September over the holiday period. More...

Vintage show underway today
THE sights and sounds of vintage farm machinery working in summers gone by are set to return to Isleport Farm in Highbridge this weekend. The annual Isleport Steam and Vintage Working Show takes place on Saturday July 30th and Sunday 31st. More...

Town flower festival continues
A BURNHAM-On-Sea church is holding a unique flower festival this weekend. Burnham-On-Sea Methodist Church in College Street is holding the event on Saturday July 30th from 10am-4pm. It continues on Sunday July 31st from 2pm-4pm. More...

Secret World to open daily
A WILDLIFE charity near Burnham-On-Sea is welcoming daily visitors this summer, for the first time in over fifteen years. Secret World in East Huntspill takes in over 5,000 injured and orphaned wild animals each year, from deer to dunnocks to dormice. More...

Hinkley hit by new setback
PLANS to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant near Burnham-On-Sea have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF approved the £18bn funding at a board meeting. More...

Yacht runs aground in river
BURNHAM-On-Sea's RNLI lifeboats were launched to assist a grounded yacht on Thursday (July 28th). The Burnham crews were paged at 1.18pm to assist a grounded yacht, which was believed to have run aground so both boats were launched. More...

Wheel falls off car in town
A BUSY road through Highbridge was partially closed by police on Friday evening (July 29th) after a wheel dropped off a car. Burnham-On-Sea Police diverted traffic around the vehicle which was left stranded in the middle of Burnham Road, as pictured here. More...

Fire family thanks community
A FAMILY left that has been homeless after a fire destroyed their home in Burnham-On-Sea this week have thanked the community for their support. Rosie Clements, her husband Paul, and their children, Lily-Rose, Shae and Ruby, lost their home, dog and bearded dragon. More...

New Green Flags raised in town
PARKS in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week been presented with coveted environmental awards. The national Green Flag Award project has unveiled this year’s award winners and both Marine Cove and Apex Park are again amongst the best in the UK. More...

£20,000 upgrade for play parks
TWO projects to upgrade play areas in the Burnham-On-Sea area have been completed this week with official openings. Two £10,000 schemes to introduce new swings in Burnham-On-Sea's Rosewood Park and in Rooksbridge have been completed. More...

Probe into Burnham blaze
AN investigation is underway into what caused a huge blaze that destroyed a family home in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday as local residents have spoken of their shock at the incident. The fierce blaze spread quickly through the property in Burnham Road. More...

Funds raised for fire-hit family
A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to help a Burnham-On-Sea family whose home was destroyed in a severe blaze on Wednesday. The online donations page was set up on Wednesday evening by several residents who wanted to help the family. More...

Pig breeder wins top awards
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pig breeder is celebrating this week after winning several top awards for one of his animals at two agricultural shows. More than 230,000 people converged on the Builth Wells showground over four days for the Royal Welsh Show. More...

Join gardening school today
THERE is still time for families to take part in a free Gardening School at Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove today (Thursday) and Friday from 10am-noon. The gardening school sessions, which are aimed at families, are taking place in the seafront gardens. More...

Photos: Huge blaze guts home
A HOUSE was completely gutted in a huge blaze in Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday which left a family homeless and a police officer in hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. Sixteen firefighters were called to tackle the property blaze in Burnham Road. More...

Two injured in serious crash
TWO people were injured in a serious two-vehicle accident near Burnham-On-Sea last night (Tuesday, July 26th). Fire, ambulance and police crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the junction of the Causeway and Harp Road in Mark at 8.30pm. More...

Concerns for 'boat aground'
CONCERNS that this fishing boat had run aground on the far side of Stert Island led to a lifeboat from Burnham-On-Sea being called out on Tuesday evening. The RNLI was paged shortly after 4pm after fears that the blue-hulled vessel may be aground. More...

€4bn boost for Hinkley project
EDF shareholders have signed off on €4bn of equity fundraising to help pay for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant near Burnham-On-Sea — a project that the company expects to approve tomorrow (Thursday). Investors agreed to the package. More...

Play Day returns this week
FINAL preparations are underway for Highbridge's free annual Apex Park Playday which will be held on Wednesday 3rd August. Playday allows parents to have a day-off from spending their hard-earned money to keep the kids entertained during the holidays. More...

Summer fayre raises £1,000
ALMOST £1,000 was raised at a charity's annual summer fayre in Burnham-On-Sea. The Kathleen Chambers RNIB home held its popular fayre last week when crowds of visitors flocked to the event to support it. Those who came along included the Mayor. More...

Wild Wednesdays start today!
FAMILIES have the chance to get up close to insects and reptiles at a series of new 'Wild and Deadly Wednesdays' at Secret World Wildlife Rescue near Burnham-On-Sea this summer with Nick Wadham, creator and presenter of The Wild and Deadly Show. More...

Rosewood play area upgraded
A £10,000 project to install five new swings in Burnham-On-Sea's Rosewood Park has been completed this week. The works include the installation of an inclusive-use basket swing, two junior flat swings and two brand new toddler cradle swings. More...

Councils merger to be debated
SEDGEMOOR District Council has said it is 'at a loss' to explain an '11th hour and 59th-minute' approach regarding a possible council merger between Taunton Deane and West Somerset. West Somerset and Taunton Deane councils have issued an approach. More...

Reading challenge is launched
BURNHAM-On-Sea Library has launched a new summer holiday reading challenge for local youngsters. The Somerset Libraries initiative aims to encourage children to read during the summer holidays, a time when a child’s reading habits typically reduce. More...

Beach boy taken to hospital
A BOY was taken to Weston Hospital suffering from the early signs of possible hypothermia after being helped from the mudflats at Brean on Monday evening (July 25th). Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called out at 4.50pm to a person reported to be in the mud. More...

Brean tourism website starts
A BRAND new tourism website for Brean has been officially launched this month by a group of holiday businesses in the resort. Discover Brean offers a wide range of useful information for holidaymakers and visitors. The site includes accommodation listings. More...

Hotel rebuild project 'on track'
THE multi-million pound redevelopment of the Highbridge Hotel is on track, bosses behind the project have reassured residents this week despite a lack of visible progress in recent weeks. Martin Hodgson of the YMCA says the project is focused on the façade. More...

Rock n roll comes to Burnham
A TWO-hour musical rollercoaster of classic country, rock 'n' roll and rockabilly music is coming to Burnham-On-Sea during August. The show, called Johnny Cash Revisited, will be held at The Princess Theatre in Burnham on Sunday August 7th. More...

Shops treasure hunt launches
DOZENS of shops and businesses across Burnham-On-Sea are displaying cryptic clues in their windows as part of a special treasure hunt organised by the town's Chamber of Trade to coincide with the start of the school holidays, which get underway this week. More...

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