MP Oliver Letwin says flat rate tax could be discussed when UK finances improve

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ENCOURAGING: West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin

10:27am Wednesday 30th July 2014

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has reportedly hinted that plans for a flat tax rate could be discussed.

Man taken to hospital after car hits tree in Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

11:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A MOTORIST has been taken to hospital after his car hit a tree in Lyme Regis.

Tributes paid to man who died after collapsing on Lyme Regis beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:41am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HEARTFELT community tributes have been paid to a man who collapsed on Lyme Regis beach last week.

Dorset taxi driver wins £111k on EuroMillions from 'lucky shop'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A thrilled taxi driver from Dorset is celebrating after matching five numbers in the EuroMillions draw and picking up a life-changing £111,223.30.

War hero dies weeks after receiving medal

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:25pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A war hero presented with a commemorative medal by HRH Prince Edward at the 70th anniversary of a crucial battle in the Second World War died yesterday.

Boundary commission reveals recommendations for West Dorset District Council

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ONE AUTHORITY: Call to combine West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WEST Dorset should have six fewer councillors according to recommendations published by the boundary commission today, Tuesday, July 29.

Talks to reduce councillors

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

Lyme Regis Town Council is set to consider reducing its number of councillors and the procedure to achieve it.

Cancer-beating pub landlady’s charity cash stolen in raid

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A CANCER survivor has hit out at thieves who targeted her pub and stole cash from her charity fundraising pot.

Rescuers search for missing dinghy in busy weekend for coastguards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: NEW HOME: The new lifeboat station will house the Tamar class lifeboat RNLB Norah Wortley, which is currently operating from a temporary mooring in Ramsey Sound.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

9:40am Monday 28th July 2014

COASTGUARDS had a busy weekend with a number of call-outs along the West Dorset coast.

Commemorations for the start of WW1

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A series of events are being held to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War (Royal British Legion)

3:46am Sunday 27th July 2014

A national day of commemoration in the UK and Belgium will mark 100 years since Britain's entry into the First World War, part of an epic four-year project to mark the centenary of the Great War.

St Gabriel’s Strolling Players to put on a show for local causes

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ST Gabriel’s Strolling Players are putting on two performances of their summer show in aid of local causes.

Downpour can’t dampen annual Stoke Abbott street fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

VILLAGERS braved a severe weather warning and turned out in force at this year’s Stoke Abbott Street Fair.

Workshop on ways to cope in severe weather

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

BEING prepared for the worst might sound like a pessimistic outlook but if communities are going to weather the extremes of climate change it is essential, says Rupert Lloyd climate change adaptation officer for the Dorset County Council.

Monster whale skull helping marine giants

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE skull of the first ever fin whale to be recorded dead or alive in Dorset is helping to raise awareness about the decline of marine giants.

Peter Garland’s the talk of the space industry

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A BRIDPORT man has won a prestigious international space award for his breakthrough work in satellite broadband communications.

VIDEO: David Haye delivers weather forecast for dogs plus top 10 tips for keeping your mutt safe during the heatwave

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! contestant David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye is back on our screens - this time as a weatherman for dogs.

Weather and tide times for Saturday July 26

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Soaking up the sun during a super summer

12:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

LOW WATER TOMORROW Portland: 04:47 (0.40m), 17:11 (0.60m)

War memorial unveiled with poignant service

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

BEAMINSTER’s long-awaited war memorial was unveiled with a poignant reminder from veteran Frank Moore about their importance.

Pilsdon worker Dilys awarded the Tony Denison Award

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MEMBER of Bridport’s Pilsdon Community has been awarded a prestigious accolade from the building industry charity CRASH at their Patron Reception in London.

Dorset Healthcare appoints two to leadership team

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

DORSET Healthcare says it has strengthened its leadership team with two new appointments.

Television soap stars to open West Bay Day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO television stars are set to open this year's West Bay fun day.

Early festive awareness drive launched in Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:52am Friday 25th July 2014

YULE better believe it – business leaders in Lyme Regis have picked the hottest and busiest week of summer to launch a Christmas awareness drive for traders.

'Crucial' bus service to continue running

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

COMMUTERS are celebrating the return of a ‘crucial’ bus service following a month-long battle.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week hailed a success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:38am Friday 25th July 2014

SPECTACULAR soaring displays by the Red Arrows during Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week saw approximately 20,000 people flock to the town to catch a glimpse of the action.

WITH VIDEO: Hundreds attend West Bay Raft Race

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people packed into West Bay for the annual raft race.

Calls to make 'death trap' junction safer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A HIGH LEVEL public meeting will be held after repeated calls for action to make the Hunters Lodge ‘death trap’ junction near Lyme Regis safer.

Car damaged in A35 fire

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes

9:19am Friday 25th July 2014

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was called to a vehicle fire on the A35.

How we lived 100 years ago

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:54pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RESIDENTS can find out what Bridport was like 100 years ago during the First World War.

Headteacher bids farewell

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The portents were all there to help headteacher Mike Best make his decision to retire after 14 years leading Beaminster School.

Boat towed after breaking down

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LIFE SAVER: The £2.7 million RNLB Norah Wortley will be housed in the new lifeboat station.PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8442823)

9:55am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Lyme Regis lifeboat towed a vessel back to harbour after it broke down last night, Wednesday, July 23.

Firefighters investigate report of a trapped dog

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: UPDATE: Concerns over age of fire fighters

7:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

A DOG escaped safe and unharmed after becoming trapped in a water harvester.

Fears for future of Bridport Tourist Information Centre

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIDPORT'S business community has expressed concerns after questions were raised over the future of the town's Tourist Information Centre.

WITH VIDEO: Family and friends gather to say goodbye to 'humorous and humble' Sir John Colfox

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE village of Symondsbury was packed for the funeral of Sir John Colfox.

Man dies in hospital after collapsing on Lyme Regis beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:08pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN has died in hospital after collapsing on Lyme Regis beach yesterday.

Crowds expected to say farewell to Bridport's Sir John Colfox today

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PREPARATIONS are all in place for the funeral of Sir John Colfox in Symondsbury at 2.30pm this afternoon.

Teenagers in inflatable boat rescued by lifeboat

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: coastguard lifeboat - zxc

9:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE lifeboat was launched in Lyme Regis after two youngsters ignored advice and tried to get to Charmouth in an inflatable boat.

TAKE THE QUIZ: How well do you know Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and Bridport?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

HOW well do you know the area you live in? Take our quiz and find out.

Police appeal after Lyme Regis shop break-in

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

4:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after £4000 worth of clothing and jewellery were stolen from a shop in Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week kicks off in style

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Falcons parachute display team arrive at Lyme Regis harbour. Pic Neil Harvey.

3:11pm Monday 21st July 2014

LYME Regis Lifeboat Week launched in style as hundreds of spectators flocked to the town to catch the first few days of the popular flagship event.

In Depth: the eight new potential gypsy and traveller sites under consideration in Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SITE at Marshwood is being considered for a potential site for a gypsy and traveller camp and will be subject to a public consultation this year.

Boat towed after breaking down

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Lyme Regis RNLI Inshore Lifeboat towed a vessel to safety.

UPDATE WITH PICTURES: Road reopened after Lyme Regis car crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:47pm Sunday 20th July 2014

EMERGENCY services dealt with a crash in Lyme Regis.

Dorset on standby for flooding after amber alert issued for rain

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Drivers warned of flooding on A30 near Perranarworthal

2:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

A YELLOW weather warning issued for Dorset tomorrow has been upgraded to amber.

Lightning pictures from last night's storm in Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:26am Friday 18th July 2014

Lightning flashed across the Dorset skies last night as a storm rolled in.

Damory to run peak-time Bridport to Yeovil service

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

6:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

COMMUTERS will be able to travel between Bridport and Yeovil during peak times and college holidays.

No limits on the dance floor

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

NOT many things cheer you up more than a bit of your favourite music and a good dance.

Turning back time

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Children at Bridport Primary School have been immersed in the history of the First World War as part of a special week-long project.

All aboard for bumper Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

SPECTACULAR soaring displays by the Red Arrows will be just one highlight of the much-loved Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week.

Limber up for the Big Wheeze event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

TRAINING runs are being held to help joggers limber up for this year’s Mrs E’s Big Wheeze.

Little princesses donate their golden locks to help child cancer patients

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

TWO young Bridport girls are donating their hair to the Little Princess charity.







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