Garlic munchers turn up the heat in Bridport competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

FOOD fans tackled a fiery challenge at the second annual charity World Garlic Eating Competition in Bridport.

Crunch time on school meal plan

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10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

School bosses say this week will be the real test on whether a new free meals policy can work.

Tributes pour in after death of farm worker in slurry pit plunge

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

The number of tributes, messages of sympathy and offers of support are comforting the family of Keith Baldwin, who died when the JCB he was driving plunged into a slurry pit.

11 things to do in Dorset this weekend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

THERE’S a chance this weekend to enjoy some sporting action, meet a celebrity and show your support for the Portland Coastguard. Here’s all you need to know.

Dorset tops list of best places to retire

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

DORSET is the best place in England and Wales to retire, according to new report.

New management at advice bureau

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The Citizens Advice Bureau will soon be under new management as current incumbent Martin Paley, right, prepares to depart after eight and a half years in the post.

Town in fine voice for singing project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WEST DORSET: The Love to Sing project, coaxing shy singers out of the shower and in front of a microphone, will air as part of a Bridport FM project next week.

Survey on risks of sun finds Dorset vulnerable

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WEST DORSET: A new survey says Dorset residents could be at greater risk of skin cancer by not keeping safe in the sun.

Beaminster gets first heritage plaque

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

The town was the proud recipient of its first heritage plaque at the site of the former Beaminster and Nethe-rbury Grammar School.

Controversial Lyme beach chalet plans approved following landslip concerns

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:45pm Thursday 11th September 2014

PLANS to relocate 11 day huts and 11 chalets at Lyme Regis’ Monmouth Beach have been approved.

Japan trip proves to be a real eye-opener

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Youngsters from Bridport have just spent three weeks enjoying Japanese hospitality thanks to a long-running exchange scheme.

Friends in River Dart swim for injured rugby friend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Two keen sea swimmers have set themselves a challenge to raise £2,000 by swimming 10k up the River Dart on Sunday, September 14.

Toughen your tastebuds at world garlic-eating contest

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FOOD fans will be tackling a fiery challenge at the second annual charity World Garlic Eating Competition taking place this Saturday, September 13.

Final salute for Dorset regiment

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Veterans of the Dorset Regiment will meet in Dorchester for what is likely to be the last formal event in their regiment’s three centuries of history. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 27.

Free parking on small business Saturday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:26am Thursday 11th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Councillors will allow free parking in town council-owned car parks to support a local business initiative des-pite existing congestion fears in the town.

Friends stepping out in memory of Ruth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Friends of the late Ruth David rallied round to visit some of her favourite local places in a sponsored walk in her memory.

Uproar over axing of evening bus services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:41am Thursday 11th September 2014

BUS users in Bridport are up in arms since news of the axing of evening services on the No 31 bus leaked out.

Hut owners claiming storm debris blocks view

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:33am Thursday 11th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Monmouth beach hut owners have urged the town council to take action after claims damage from the severe winter storms is obstructing the view from their huts.

TV star backs horse therapy charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:27am Thursday 11th September 2014

TV star Martin Clunes turned out to support youngsters who have been changing their lives thanks to working with horses.

Bridport man seriously injured in Dorchester bridge fall

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:53pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Bridport man has been taken to Dorset County Hospital after plunging from a railway bridge in Dorchester. The 26-year old suffered 'serious injuries' in the incident police said.

Broken down boat drifts onto rocks at Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Woman survives fall from 40ft Kilve cliff

2:41pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

COASTGUARDS have rescued two broken down boats this afternoon.

Hats off to charity auction fundraisers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BRIDPORT: The Hat Auction held at the Bridport & West Dorset Club by Bridport Hat Festival raised a total of £709.

Film explores workings of Bridport trading estate

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12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

After a year of filming and editing, the documentary Made in Bridport has now been released for public viewing online. The 24-minute film features aerial footage of the St Michael’s Trading Estate by Chris Hornby, interviews with many of the tenants, and other Bridport residents who are backing Enterprise St Michael’s in its efforts to improve the outlook for this hub of manufacturing and trade.

Two arrests for theft and burglary in Lyme Regis

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2:02pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

One man was arrested for theft and another for burglary in separate incidents in Lyme Regis on Monday.

Comic takes stand for his dear gran

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Stand-up comedian Tom Glover is taking on a more serious role by joining forces with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to raise money for research which helped save his grandmother’s life.

People tested their limits for fun and fundraising in Kamikaze Run near Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:57pm Monday 8th September 2014

PEOPLE with a sense of adventure tackled this year’s Kamikaze Adventure Run near Bridport in aid of Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

Fifth Bridport Hat Festival is unqualified success as thousands attend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:08pm Monday 8th September 2014

Following music from Hank Wangford and the Lost Cowboys and other noted bands on Friday, it was standing room only as hundreds gathering in Bucky Doo Square on Saturday morning to witness the Mayor's welcome and explore the dozens of stalls and events lining the streets.

Lifeboat crew take leap with Falcons

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 8th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Five members of the crew of the RNLI lifeboat in Lyme Regis travelled to Northamptonshire to jump with the RAF Falcons parachute team.

Rock legend leads record breaking music fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:48pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THOUSANDS grabbed their guitars and joined the UK's biggest band - led by a rock legend - for Guitars on the Beach.

Hospital maintains high standards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Patients coming to Dorset County Hospital can be assured of high standards in cleanliness, food, privacy and the environment according to national scores.

£250 boost for historic church bells fund

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

The appeal for fundraising to restore the bells at St Mary’s Church, Litton Cheney, was boosted by £250 this week.

Work starting soon on hillside pathway

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Work is about to commence on the construction of the path which will lead people up from Coneygar Lane onto the top of Coneygar Hill.

Police commissioner gets to grips with Tasers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

THE man at the helm of Dorset Police has been getting to grips with the controversial use of Tasers after concerns were raised by residents.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Tributes paid to man who died in farm tragedy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the 50-year-old farm worker who died in a horrific accident that has “rocked the community.”

Can you make a home for garden creatures?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has launched a new campaign, ‘Make Wildlife Welcome’, to encourage local people to give garden wildlife a hand to survive the winter.

Interest increasing in maritime surveillance

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Local interest in the SeaVue Watch-keepers Afloat Scheme is increasing, according to Clive Edwards, founder and commodore of The Merchant Navy Associ-ation Boat Club.

Expert to give talk about buttons

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Button expert and enthusiast Anna McDowell will give a talk on Dorset Buttons: The Rise and Fall of a Local Craft at the Dorset History Centre, Dorchester at 7pm on September 18.

Record breaking corn dolly goes on display

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A woman from Dorset has just completed what could be the world’s longest corn dolly measuring more than 65 feet.

Community station to hit the airwaves

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Bridport will have its own radio station BridportFM.

50-Year-old farm worker dies in accident

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:40am Friday 5th September 2014

THE DRIVER of a farm vehicle has died in a accident.

12 events not to miss in Dorset this weekend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:14am Friday 5th September 2014

It may be September but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end. With the temperatures expected to stay in the 20s over the weekend, there’s plenty of things going on to choose from.

WWI memorial at steam fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

A remembrance service commemorating the centenary of the First World War was held at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Doors thrown open at green properties

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Eighteen residents in west Dorset will be opening their eco-friendly homes to the public.

West Dorset man in court over alleged fraud at ShelterBox

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1:19pm Friday 5th September 2014

A WEST Dorset man has appeared in court charged with conspiring with others to commit fraud at the disaster relief charity Shelterbox.

Campaign for more mental health facilities

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12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A GROUP of local activists, led by town and county councillor Ros Kayes and service user Ros Copson, is campaigning for more facilities in the town for mental health service users. Their organisation has received funding and premises, at 5 Downes Street, Bridport, through which to operate the new Bridport facility to support both service users and those recovering from mental illness in Bridport and its surrounding communities.

Final stages of church repair work are under way

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Friday 5th September 2014

Scaffolding crept up the front of the Bridport United Church as the final stages of repair works got under way.

Plans for job club start to take shape

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:08am Friday 5th September 2014

Plans for a job club in Lyme Regis are beginning to take shape, with Magna Housing Association being the latest benefactor.

Bridport poet shortlisted for Year of Poetry competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:47am Friday 5th September 2014

A Bridport resident has been shortlisted in the Waitrose Year of Poetry competition.

Late Earl's son tells of abuse in new book

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:43am Thursday 4th September 2014

ROBERT Montagu first tackled the subject of his father’s abuse in a work of fiction published in 1988 called Coming to Terms. But the daily abuse, including rape, by his father Victor Montagu, the 10th Earl of Sandwich and a respected Member of Parliament, from the age of seven to 11, was all too real.

Tributes pour in for ex-News man Steve Hunt

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:26pm Thursday 4th September 2014

WEST DORSET: News of the death of former Bridport and Lyme Regis News journalist, musician and pilot Stephen Hunt has shocked former colleagues and friends.







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