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Runners set for London Marathon
A BURNHAM-On-Sea pensioner will be among several local runners taking part in the London Marathon tomorrow (Sunday). More...

Choral Society concert tonight
FINAL tickets are on sale for Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society's Spring concert, which will be celebrating the 700th Anniversary of St Andrew's Church by performing music that spans the centuries. The special concert will take place tonight (Saturday). More...

Have you seen stolen bikes?
RESIDENTS in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been asked by police to look out for two moto-cross motorbikes that have been stolen. Police are investigating the burglary, which occurred during the early hours of Tuesday 14th April. More...

Vintage vehicles to join run
THE search is on for vintage vehicles in the Burnham-On-Sea area to join an annual road run in aid of Britain’s wounded servicemen and women. Organisers of the annual Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Road Run are appealing for entries for this year’s event. More...

Gracie in concert tonight
TICKETS are on sale for a special concert by talented young singer Gracie Wickens-Sweet and the Coastline Singers. The event, taking place on Saturday 25th April, will take place in Brent Knoll Parish Hall. Gracie has hit the headlines many times. More...

Donkey rides return to beach
TRADITIONAL donkey rides are set to return to Burnham beach this summer, council bosses have said this week. We reported last month how Sedgemoor District Council had said the previous donkey rides provider had not had their licence renewed. More...

Bikers gear up for charity ride
MOTORCYCLISTS from across Somerset are being invited to take part in a fundraising bike ride in aid of a Burnham charity this Sunday (April 26th). Somerset Motorcycle Group is organising a special run across the county, starting in Highbridge. More...

Town crime levels fall - police
OFFICIAL new figures out this week show overall levels of crime have fallen in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - although there are some exceptions. Sgt Tracy Marlow told the Town Council that year-on-year figures show "a major reduction." More...

In photos: St George's Day fun
SCORES of Burnham-On-Sea youngsters sought dragons around the town centre as part of a St George's Day celebration. Thursday's event began with the flag of St George being flown on the town's flagpole at the southern end of the High Street. More...

Bake-Off contest is underway
BURNHAM-On-Sea's popular baking competition The Great Burnham Bake Off is set to return to the town on Saturday 23rd May with a new challenge. The Spring contest has been launched this week with budding cake, bread and meringue makers sought. More...

Outcry as 25 homes approved
Exclusive: CONTROVERSIAL plans for 25 new homes in Berrow have been given the go-ahead by district councillors this week despite dozens of letters of opposition from residents. 48 letters of objection were sent to Sedgemoor District Council regarding the plans. More...

Cafe unveils expansion plan
Exclusive: A SEAFRONT cafe in Burnham-On-Sea has this week unveiled plans for an extension. The Bay View Cafe on the South Esplanade is seeking planning permission for the erection of an extension to its north elevation to create a covered area. More...

Vandals damage Apex seating
MEAN vandals have damaged a unique 16-seat wooden bench that was installed in January this year at Highbridge's Apex Park. Sections of the seating supports and upward wooden slats have been broken and deliberately ripped from the frame, the District Council said. More...

Lorna loses her hair for charity
A BURNHAM-On-Sea resident hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for two cancer support charities by having her hair cut off. Lorna Storey is having her locks removed to raise cash for Cancer Research UK and the Little Princess Trust. More...

Driver freed from car by crews
FIREFIGHTERS freed a person from a car after an incident on the A38 involving a car and a lorry on Wednesday (April 22nd) near Burnham-On-Sea. Crews from Cheddar, Winscombe and Weston-super-Mare attended an accident in Rooksbridge, near East Brent. More...

Heckler disrupts town hustings
OVER 200 residents crowded into a Burnham church to hear the views of four of the town's General Election candidates during a special hustings event. The event saw James Heappey, Jon Cousins, Chris Inchley and Tessa Munt debate several issues. More... | Video

'Specsavers saved my sight'
Exclusive: A TRIP to an opticians in Burnham-On-Sea led to a life-changing cancer diagnosis for local pensioner Michael Beaumont. The Highbridge resident, 69, has had a lazy left eye since a young age which has meant his vision has always been poor. More...

Driver is charged after crash
A 29 year-old motorist has been charged after two people were injured when his car crashed into them in Burnham-On-Sea last Friday (April 17th). Emergency services were called to Oxford Street near the junction with College Street following the collision. More...

Town comedian in contest final
BURNHAM stand-up comedian Richard Baum has reached the final of a Taunton comedy competition at his first attempt after honing his skills as part in a stand-up comedy workshop. Richard, a novice comedian, attended a workshop in January. More...

Hilarious farce now underway
TICKETS are on sale for a comedy farce being performed by the West Huntspill Players this month. The comedy Heatstroke by Eric Chappell will be performed at the village's Balliol Hall in the village from Wednesday April 22nd- Saturday 25th at 7.45pm. More...

Nurse retires after 46 years
A POPULAR Burnham District Nurse is retiring after forty six years’ service in the NHS. Carol Mutlow has been a District Nurse for much of her nursing career, delivering care across Burnham and Highbridge. She was also a Midwife in her earlier career. More...

Video: World Cup win for Liam
BURNHAM-On-Sea's Liam Phillips was in a class of his own as he won the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester for a third consecutive year at the weekend. Liam, 26, saw off the challenge of world champion Sam Willoughby in the final. More...

Car crashes into former garage
ONE person was taken to hospital following a crash in the centre of Burnham on Monday evening (April 20th). A Citroen and a BMW collided in Vicarage Street soon after 5pm, with one vehicle left partially embedded in the front of the former garage. More...

Paramedic helps Afghan boy
A BURNHAM paramedic has descibed how a charity he works for has helped a 12-year-old Afghan boy get life-changing treatment after he lost his leg in an explosion. Professional paramedic Nich Woolf is one of the team who runs Festival Medical Services. More...

Berrow Craft Fayre this Sunday
A FUNDRAISING Craft Fayre is set to be held in Berrow this Sunday (26th April). Berrow Craft Fayre will be held between 12 noon and 3pm in the Village Hall. The event is being organised by The Friends of Berrow Village Hall and all proceeds will go to the hall. More...

Poignant £8k hospice donation
A HUGE £8,000 has been presented to a Somerset hospice by a Burnham-On-Sea charity in memory of a dedicated fundraiser who died last year. Burnham cancer charity Petal handed over the cheque to St Margaret's Hospice on Sunday (April 19th). More...

Setback for Hinkley C project
CAMPAIGNERS have this week called for the multi-billion pound Hinkley Point C project near Burnham-On-Sea to be scrapped after technical problems were identified with the nuclear reactors being designed for the power station, satys France's regulator. More...

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