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FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze which left a bungalow ‘severely damaged’ after a chimney fire spread to the loft. The occupant of a bungalow in Whitchey Drove, in Cossington near Bridgwater, raised the alarm at 10.40pm. Three fire crews, from Bridgwater and Burnham on Sea, attended the incident initially and confirmed the occupants had safely left […]

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Burnham-On-Sea’s Victoria Hotel is providing free lunches to children in the town over the half-term holiday following the Government’s decision not to provide funding for school holiday meals for struggling families. Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, landlord Ryan Andress says the team at the hotel in Burnham’s Victoria Street wanted to help after hearing of local families […]

Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called to Brean Down on Monday evening (October 26th) to investigate reports of a woman entering the sea. The team was called to Brean beach just after 4pm, as pictured here. “Our Coastguard Operations Centre had received a 999 call from the staff of the National Trust Cafe after a person had […]

A Burnham-On-Sea motorist has been left with a repair bill for hundreds of pounds after her car was vandalised at the weekend. The Toyota Aygo was parked on the North Esplanade outside Marine Cove gardens on Friday night (October 23rd) when it was attacked. The owner, who has asked not be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com she […]

Overall rates of Cornavirus infection in Somerset have risen in two districts during the past 24 hours. Rates of infection are rising in Sedgemoor and South Somerset, according to the latest official data, but the figures remain low compared to the rest of the UK. The total number of cases over the past seven days […]

Avon and Somerset Police are this week urging car owners in the Burnham-On-Sea area to check their insurance this week, as they take part in a national campaign aimed at reducing the level of uninsured driving on the UK’s roads. Operation Drive Insured 2020, which runs from Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November, is […]

THE overall rate of Covid-19 infection in Somerset has remained the same in the past 24 hours. But the rate has gone up in two districts and fallen in the other two. The total number of cases over the past seven days in the districts in the 24 hours to 5pm yesterday were: Mendip 51; […]

SOMERSET is in for a soggy end to the month. The Met Office is telling us to be prepared for blustery showers between this evening and into Friday. Showers will continue into this evening, with the odd clear spell overnight. A band of rain will then arrive in the west, extending east into Somerset and […]

A POLICE training supervisor who cleared his name after being accused of sexually assaulting two women has resigned. Ian Williams, 55, of Combwich, was found not guilty of the assaults at a boozy pub party attended by officers and police staff. Mr Williams was acquitted at Plymouth Magistrates’ District Court earlier this month, although the […]

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