WITH VIDEO: Police launch crackdown on dangerous motorists in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have launched a crackdown on dangerous motorists after complaints and concerns across the West Dorset community.

Dorset sees hottest Halloween on record

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BE AWARE: The Met Office has warned that South Wales will be battered by 60mph gales tonight.

2:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

Britain has experienced its warmest Halloween on record.

5 places to go ghost hunting in Dorset this Halloween

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

If it’s spooky goings-on you’re after this Halloween, you needn’t travel far.

UPDATE: Elderly man has 'very lucky' escape after Morcombelake house fire

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:23am Thursday 30th October 2014

AN ELDERLY man had a ‘very lucky’ escape after a fire ravaged through his West Dorset home leaving it ‘uninhabitable’.

Beaminster Tunnel death sparks new call for traffic lights

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Renewed calls have been made for traffic lights at Beaminster Tunnel following the death of a 65-year-old motorcyclist on Sunday.

Lyme soldier receives burial with full military honours 100 years on

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

LYME REGIS: A Lyme Regis soldier’s remains have been identified and buried with full military honours – 100 years on and almost to the day after he died.

Man hunted by police after theft from car

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

10:29am Thursday 30th October 2014

POLICE are hunting a man after a car window was smashed and items stolen from inside.

I’ll have seven inches off the length please

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A determined 13-year-old girl proved a cut above the rest by facing the scissors and donating her hair to a children’s cancer charity.

Harry Potter actress: West Dorset is ‘beautiful location’ for new film

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BURTON BRADSTOCK: Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright read the script and decided joining the cast of children’s adventure film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? was a ‘no brainer’.

Eyes on the skies for Bridport firework display

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: People will be watching the skies light up above Bridport for the Round Table’s annual fireworks display on Saturday.

Beaminster nursery celebrates an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

 The children and staff at Wren’s Nursery, Hooke Court, near Beaminster, have been awarded top marks by Ofsted.

Man who died in Beaminster Tunnel crash named

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:21pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A 65-year-old motorcyclist who died in an accident at Beaminster Tunnel has been named.

Butchers oldest in south west

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A report out today names the oldest family businesses in the south west – and Bridport butchers RJ Balsons heads the list.

Views sought on waste service savings plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:12pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AXMINSTER & EAST DEVON: PEOPLE in Devon are being invited to share their views on the county council’s plans to make savings to its waste management service.

Trust wants you to learn wildlife skills

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AXMINSTER & EAST DEVON: A NEW training programme ‘Wildlife Skills’ has been awarded £829,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), allowing four Wildlife Trusts in the south west to train 46 aspiring conservationists over the next three years.

Bridport eco-housing project given the thumbs up

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:03pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The town’s co-housing group has an enthusiastic thumbs-up from Bridport Town Council for its plans for 34 affordable houses and flats with a common house and car park on land next to Bridport Community Hospital in Mead Lane.

Alex’s mission to help RNLI

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN is on a mission to walk around the UK to raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

Dorset hotel hailed one of the best in Europe

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:40pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A Dorset hotel that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a ‘literary fantasy’ has been hailed as one of the best in Europe.

Twisted tales of Pecos Bill and Greg

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: International artist Greg Wohead is bringing his autobiographical show to the Lyric Theatre in Bridport on Friday, November 7.

Burlesque and 80s tunes at Halloween night

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A Halloween ball featuring music from The Ghouls is being held at the Electric Palace in Bridport on October 31.

Mad dogs & English men turn out for gig

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: The arrival of Mad Dog Mcrea to the Electric Palace is just days away, and the long wait for their iconic folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass sounds is nearly over.

Plenty of activities to occupy children over half term

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:51pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The weather may not have been wall to wall sunshine but children have had plenty to occupy their half term week.

Food Festival champion to retire in 2015

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Bridport Food Festival chairman Amanda Streatfeild is to retire next year.

Pre-School achieves 'good' Ofsted rating

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

St Andrew’s Pre-School is celebrating being upgraded to ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Re-register for council housing list before November 11

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

People on council housing lists are being reminded they have just weeks to reapply to remain on the list or they will be kicked off.

Celebrity chef opens new venture in Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

5:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

WEST DORSET: Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has opened the Hix Academy restaurant at Weymouth College.

1,000 sign petition on Bridport development to spark new debate

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: The campaign group opposing major development of nearly 800 homes at Vearse Farm in Briport collected petition signatures at the weekend – and now have enough to force a new debate.

Appeal to help teach elderly computer skills

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: GREY MATTERS: Pensioners are being encouraged to use a computer

8:32am Friday 31st October 2014

WEST DORSET: The Volunteer Centre Dorset is searching for volunteers to help assist with a new scheme providing computer skills to the elderly, in coordination with Magna Housing Association.

Visit Dorset Tourism website wins award

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:47pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership has scooped an award for ‘Best Website Content’ at the recent New MindtellUs Knowledge Exchange.

Learn what's new in Dorset's local history at event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport May Day celebrations called off

8:30am Friday 31st October 2014

WEST DORSET: The Dorset History Network is teaming up with the Dorset Archives Trust for a ‘What's New in Dorset Local History’ event at the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester on November 8.

Animal charity raises funds with street collection

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport May Day celebrations called off

8:36am Friday 31st October 2014

LYME REGIS: A street collection to raise funds for animal rescue work was held earlier this month and raised more than £80.

New move could see disabled badge holders pay to park in Lyme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new move by councillors will see parking charges in town council car parks apply to all disabled badge holders regardless of their tax disc rating.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: John Anyon        14/10/14    42147296

PC David Wise from Malvern Police Station with his Emergency Contact Disc designed to fit into the soon to be redundant car tax holder (11483610)

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wondering what to do with your tax disc holder? Police have come up with an ingenious solution which could save lives.

UPDATE: Arsonists torch car in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was torched in an arson attack.

UPDATE: Road cleared and traffic easing after two vehicle collision

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

9:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TWO cars have been involved in a collision on a road in Chideock.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in collision at Beaminster Tunnel

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:10am Monday 27th October 2014

A 65-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist was killed in an accident at the Beaminster Tunnel.

Lyme Regis beach huts relocated

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Plans to relocate beach huts and chalets in Lyme Regis have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Dorset Wildlife Trust app gives food for thought

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

DORSET seafood lovers can make ’appy food choices with the launch of a new interactive tool.

57 things to do with your children this half-term

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Ightham Mote - Half-term Family Fun

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

We know how hard it can be trying to keep restless children occupied during half term. Fortunately, the forecast looks good - AND we've rounded up 55 things to do across the county.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Be alert to fake police phone scam

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT police are urging neighbours to alert West Dorset elderly and vulnerable residents to a phone scam that has targeted 15 homes inside a fortnight.

Boss in head shave to help cancer campaign

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Company director Chris Marley lost his hair to raise cash for the Stand up to Cancer campaign.

Rural Stop that Thief initiative continues to grow

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BEAMINSTER: The successful Stop that Thief programme has captured the attention of the Thames Valley Police.

Town councillors object to plan for upmarket bistro

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: Plans to convert a clothes shop to an upmarket bistro in Bridge Street has fallen at the first hurdle.

£1,600 in parking tickets from foreign nationals written off by DCC

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNTY: Dorset County Council figures reveal that around £1,600 in parking fees has been written-off because foreign visitors failed to pay.

Objection to stall in Guildhall car park

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Guildhall in Lyme Regis, where town council meetings usually take place. Picture John Gurd

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: Town councillors have blasted a request to run a ‘Win a Mini’ stall in the Guildhall car park.

Fall into step at walking festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: People are being encouraged to lace up their boots and join this year’s Lyme Regis Walking Festival beginning on November 1.

Anne completes breathtaking 22-mile pool swim

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT: Fundraiser Anne Stone went to great lengths to achieve a swimming challenge.

Lyme Regis Society donates £200 to local music group B-Sharp

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: Youth music project B Sharp has received a helping hand from the Lyme Regis Society with a donation of £200.

Lyme Regis mourns Lynda Bellingham

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: Actress Lynda Bellingham touched many lives – including many people in Lyme Regis.


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