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FolkFest hailed as 'best yet'
HUNDREDS of people crowded into Burnham-On-Sea's Manor Gardens on Sunday for the finale of this year's 'best ever' FolkFest music festival. More...

Rescue services day success
HOVERCRAFTS, lifeboats and a helicopter performed displays in front of thousands of people on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday (August 31st) during the town's annual rescue services day. The popular event was held under blue skies and sunshine. More...

£31,600 revamp for play area
Exclusive: A LONG-awaited £31,600 project to upgrade a play area in Highbridge is set to start on Monday 8th September. Sedgemoor District Council says the three weeks of work will get underway at Talbot Close. The new play area will include a four-seater seesaw. More...

Video: Stert Swim highlights
CROWDS lined Burnham-On-Sea's seafront on Sunday to watch 65 swimmers take part in the annual Stert Island Swim. The 2,400m swim from Burnham to Stert and back was won by Wells triathlete Marcus Williams for a second year in 21 minutes and 55 seconds. More...

Hot rods roar into Burnham
DOZENS of classic American hot rods, trucks and classic vehicles thundered through Burnham-On-Sea and Brean on Saturday (August 30th) in a mass convoy for charity. The Blue Ridge Runners drove in a procession through Burnham. More...

Man gets stuck in letterbox
BURNHAM-On-Sea's fire crew was called to help a man with his hand stuck in a letterbox early on Saturday. One Burnham fire engine was called to a home in Highbridge Road at 4.19am. The man, in his early 40s, had got his hand and arm stuck. More...

Photos: FolkFest fun in town
MUSIC fans crowded streets, pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday when dozens of live music and dance acts performed across the town during the annual FolkFest. Organisers said the ninth annual event has been the 'best yet' with record crowds. More...

RNLI rescue two onboard yacht
BURNHAM-On-Sea's lifeboats were launched on Friday morning (29th August) to rescue a yacht that had run aground. The 22ft yacht was proceeding up the River Parrett, on a falling tide, towards Combwich Marina when it ran aground. Coastguards were concerned. More...

Annie strides out for charity
A BURNHAM-On-Sea fundraiser has pulled on her walking boots to put her best foot forward for charity. Annie Vickerstaff set off on her 12-mile walk from outside Burnham Baptist Church, pictured, where she was given plenty of support by the group's members and friends. More...

200 entries at Watchfield Show
HUNDREDS of flowers, vegetables, cakes and craft exhibits went on display at Watchfield's annual show near Highbridge on Saturday (August 30th). Watchfield Hall Chairman Keith Whitting told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been a success. More...

New opening hours for police
BURNHAM-On-Sea Police Station is introducing new opening hours from Monday (September 1st) as part of a number of changes. The opening hours of the station's enquiry office will be 10am-6pm Monday to Friday to make them simpler for visitors. More...

Work set to close M5 junction
MOTORISTS have been warned that Burnham-On-Sea's motorway junction will be closed for several hours on Monday (September 1st). Drainage roadworks are set to take place, leading to the southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 22 being closed. More...

Auction of lighthouses begins
BURNHAM-On-Sea's mini lighthouse trail comes to an end next week after a successful summer display - and residents can now submit bids to buy the colourful wooden structures. 34 of the 6ft-replicas of the town's iconic beach lighthouse have been on show. More...

Burglary at model rail station
Exclusive: POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a burglary and vandalism at a model railway station attraction near Burnham-On-Sea this week. West Huntspill Model Engineering Society's facilities in the village suffered damage in the "pointless" attack. More...

Tiny bat rescued from thistle
THIS tiny little bat is being cared for by rescuers from East Huntspill's Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre this week after being retrieved from a prickly position. The tiny creature was found well and truly stuck on a thistle near Shapwick Heath. More...

7 new homes at care home site
A FORMER care home in Burnham-On-Sea could soon be turned into seven new homes if plans to overhaul the site win approval. The former Gables Care Home on the corner of Burnham's Grove Road and Berrow Road closed because there was not enough space. More...

EU rules threaten Stert Swim
Exclusive: THE future of Burnham-On-Sea's Stert Island Swim is in jeopardy due to the EU's new sea water regulations. The annual 2,400m race takes place this Sunday (August 31st) during Burnham's annual emergency services day, but organisers fear. More...

Burnham YMCA shop re-opens
THE YMCA has re-opened its Burnham-On-Sea shop this week after a temporary three-week closure caused by flooding after a torrential rainstorm in early August. The shop in Burnham High Street closed on August 5th when torrential rain caused flooding. More...

Alex's run raises charity funds
A BURNHAM-On-Sea runner has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of his late father. Alex Bradley from Thorndike Way in Burnham raised over £770 for the charity by completing his first half marathon at the weekend. More...

New team at town arts festival
HIGHBRIDGE Festival of the Arts has a team of organisers following its annual general meeting. After some nine years in post the festival's General Secretary, Maureen Phillips, has stepped down. She was warmly thanked for all her hard work and efforts. More...

Society seeks more singers
BURNHAM And Highbridge Choral Society is seeking new singers to join its ranks for a new season of concerts. The long-running society meets on Thursday evenings and performs a number of special events through the year, including two converts. More...

Call for earlier school holidays
BURNHAM-On-Sea's MP has this week backed calls for school summer holidays to be held earlier to help the area's tourism industry. Tessa Munt says she supports calls from Somerset tourism bosses for the start of the school holiday period in June. More...

Centre to close until January
HIGHBRIDGE'S King Alfred Sports Centre is to remain closed until January after suffering severe flooding damage caused by a torrential rain storm earlier this month. The centre suffered major damage to its roof and interior during heavy rain. More...

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