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Humorous road sign near Burnham draws drivers’ attention to duck danger!

Residents near Burnham-On-Sea have installed this amusing roadside sign in an effort to encourage motorists to slow down.

Clean-up of beach undertaken as debris from old sea defences emerges

Sedgemoor District Council has completed a clean-up of Burnham-On-Sea's main beach this week following safety concerns about metal debris from the town's old sea defences emerging in the sand. A number of old metallic objects, plus rocks and other debris, had...

Burnham-On-Sea singer Casey Slocombe, 10, secures recording deal

A talented up-and-coming young Burnham-On-Sea singer has secured her first recording contract. Casey Slocombe, 10, sang her way through two 30-minute sets at Burnham’s Lighthouse pub last week during their latest karaoke evening when she learned of the good news. Casey...

TODAY: Brean beach to host its first official polo tournament this evening

Brean beach's first official polo event will be held on Saturday 6th July, it has been announced this week.

Picnic In The Park set to be held in Burnham’s Manor Gardens this Sunday

Burnham-On-Sea’s season of free outdoor concerts continues with Picnic In The Park this Sunday, July 7th.

Seven new poo bag dispensers unveiled in Burnham crackdown on dog fouling

Seven new dog poo bag dispensers have been installed across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge by the Town Council in a bid to reduce fouling of pavements.

William Hill to shut 700 shops as Burnham and Highbridge staff await news

Betting shops firm William Hill has unveiled plans to close around 700 betting shops across the UK, putting 4,500 jobs at risk, in a major announcement that has local implications.

Burnham-On-Sea’s 71st annual Sailing Regatta gets underway this weekend

Burnham-On-Sea’s 71st Sailing Regatta is set to take start this weekend with races around Bridgwater Bay.

Highbridge’s Apex Park play area to get new safety surface before holidays

The play area at Highbridge's Apex Park in Highbridge is set to have a new safety surface installed before the school summer holidays.

£2.53m boost for three new projects to reduce flooding risk in and around Somerset

Three projects that will use nature to reduce flood risk in and around Somerset are moving forward thanks to £2.53million in European grants.

Local Police family liaison officer Lou highly commended in national awards

A local road policing unit officer has taken a top accolade at a national family liaison officer (FLO) awards ceremony in London. PC Lou Phipps was one of six officers shortlisted from 12 nominations for the prestige Brake road safety...

Body found on Wales beach by Police investigating mystery of Berrow yacht

The body of a man found on a South Wales beach may be that of a missing sailor whose yacht was found washed up on Berrow beach last month.

Oops! VW driver gets a shock as he finds car submerged by incoming tide

The owner of this vehicle had a shock when he returned to his submerged car in the sea on Brean beach on Wednesday afternoon (July 3rd).

Burnham District Pantomime Society announces auditions for its 51st show

Burnham and District Pantomime Society is currently planning its 51st pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, and is holding auditions this month.

Sedgemoor Vintage Show set to return to West Huntspill this month

Dozens of vehicles from yesteryear will go on show when the annual Sedgemoor Vintage Show near Burnham-On-Sea on July 13th and July 14th.

Burnham Bee Keepers Association creates a buzz among town school pupils

Over 200 Burnham-On-Sea have take part in a day of learning about bees.

140 miles of roads across Somerset to be improved this summer

An annual summer programme to improve roads and stop potholes forming is now underway across Somerset.

Burnham-On-Sea seafront bar Vinnie’s is set to re-open this week

Burnham-On-Sea seafront bar Vinnies is set to re-open this Friday following an internal refurbishment.

Highbridge resident issues appeal after she and two men are hurt in town ‘assault’

A Highbridge resident has issued an appeal for witnesses after being hurt in a sickening assault in the town on Monday evening (July 1st).

Fundraising for life-saving defibrillator boosted by Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club

Burnham-On-Sea Lions Club has presented Brent Knoll's Sanders Garden Centre with a donation towards the purchase of a life-saving defibrillator.