UPDATED: Six injured in two car collision on A35 in Winterbourne Abbas

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police logo

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX people were treated by paramedics after a two car smash on the A35 in Winterbourne Abbas earlier today.

Local organisations benefit from lottery funding

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:52pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRIDPORT and LYME REGIS: Local organisations and charities were given a funding boost on Tuesday following the announcement of the August 2014 Big Lottery Fund South West Awards for All, with 214 grants being given across the county amounting to nearly £1.8mn.

Exchange scheme a growing success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Dorset’s longest running exchange programme is going from strength to strength after interest from five more applicants.

Great War tribute at steam fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Great Dorset Steam Fair will stage a Great War Special Display at this year’s event, from August 27 to 31.

West Bay Day hailed huge success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

BRIDPORT: This year’s West Bay Day has been hailed a success by organisers after more than £2,500 was raised for charities.

Friends hit the road for Ruth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Friends of the late Ruth David are to retrace some of her favourite local places in a sponsored walk in her memory.

Firefighters clear up oil spillage on road

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:24am Monday 25th August 2014

FIRE crews cleared up an oil leak on the road in Charmouth.

Motorists face delays after accident closes road

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:51pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays as the A35 has been closed west of Charmouth due to an accident.

Lego characters in tribute to Mary Anning

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The legacy of Victorian fossil hunter Mary Anning continues in a new set of three women Lego characters including a palaeontologist – the director of Lyme Regis Museum has said.

Driver has lucky escape after crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:37pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape following a car crash in Haye Lane in Lyme Regis.

First-hand view of trenches

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

VIVID frontline experiences of the Great War, as recorded by a soldier from Portland, are being made available online through a new blog. The diaries of Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck are being published by the Dorset History Centre exactly 100 years after they were written, with regular entries posted online giving a first-hand account of his remarkable story.

Controversial ten-bed hotel backed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A controversial planning application to convert garage space into a ten-bedroom hotel has been approved by West Dorset District Council.

Council fights landfill scheme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

LYME REGIS: Uplyme Parish Council is supporting opposition to a proposed landfill site in Lyme Regis.

New mobile website launched by Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW mobile website has been launched by the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership.

Watercolour painting classes

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ARTISTS are invited to take part in watercolour painting classes this autumn.

Annual fun dog show

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

The annual fun dog show will be held at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard on September 7 from 11am.

Parents worry that their children won't make friends at school

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ONE in three parents in the region worries that their children won’t make friends when they start school.

Celebrities Billy Bragg and Hank Wangford to judge at Bridport Hat Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:28pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCALS are in for a treat at the forthcoming Bridport Hat Festival with the news that celebrities Billy Bragg and Hank Wangford will present to add their own expertise as judges.

Do you know these people? Police hunt gang of conmen

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:18am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are hunting a gang who stole cash from several shops.

10 top Dorset events to make the most of your Bank Holiday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:59am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE'S a bank holiday weekend just around the corner but if you're looking for something to do, there's no shortage of events going on across Dorset.

A giant problem - Where will 7ft 7in Mariusz stay when he is in Dorset?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:08am Friday 22nd August 2014

A 7ft 7in giant is in need of a hotel room with an extra long bed when he performs at Dorset Steam Show.

Cyclists pedal 'around globe' for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff at a supermarket will take part in a static cycle around the world this weekend.

Scallops still show high levels of toxin

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Scallops caught off the Dorset coast are still showing signs of being affected by toxins.

Plea to carry safety kit at sea

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COUNTY: Coastguards are urging seafarers to carry communication devices after a man had to swim for nearly five hours to reach shore.

Come back in, the water quality’s fine

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Beaches on track to fail now get highest rating

West Dorset students celebrate GCSE results

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of students from The Woodroffe School, Sir John Colfox School, and Beaminster School finally ended many weeks of waiting and anticipation as they gathered their GCSE results.

Footpath reopens after inquiry

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

LYME REGIS: A popular footpath running from Coombe Street to the River Lim has been reopened after a public inquiry by Dorset County Council.

Former school site is an 'eyesore', residents say

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A former school is creating an 'eyesore' and giving visitors a bad impression of Bridport, it is claimed.

Large rock fall at Charmouth sparks safety alert

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ANOTHER large rock fall has taken place at Charmouth.

Bumper crowds flock to Melplash Show

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FUN was in the air as thousands of people turned out in force to enjoy the annual Melplash Show held at the West Bay showground.

Clap along to ‘Happy’ village on video

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BROADWINDSOR: A West Dorset village is starring in a new music video to Pharell Williams’ hit song, Happy.

New book reveals the secret attractions of Lyme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LYME REGIS: The lesser known parts of the town have been revealed in a new book published by a local author.

Big crowds due at Melplash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BRIDPORT: Crowds will be turning out in force today, Thursday, August 21, to enjoy the annual Melplash Show.

Warning after spate of thefts from cars

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Thursday 21st August 2014

BRIDPORT: Theft from vehicles and criminal damage continues to affect the Bridport area as police again urged motorists against leaving valuables in their cars.

LIVE: GCSE results day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

Today thousands of young people in Dorset will pick up their GCSE results. Our team will be out and about in schools bringing you full coverage of the day.

VIDEO: Villagers gets 'Happy' with a viral video

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE WHOLE Broadwindsor community came together to get ‘Happy.’

Hundreds of fish washed up on beach in feeding frenzy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:34pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of small fish have been washed up on the beach at West Bay.

West Dorset firefighters help tackle Axminster Carpets blaze

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

7:28pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DORSET firefighters helped colleagues fight a factory fire at Axminster Carpets today which led to three people being taken to hospital.

West Bay Day raises thousands of pounds for RNLI

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Gillian Summers, Annie Walker and Delia Parks with Ricky Groves

11:19am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WEST Bay Day 2014 has been hailed a success by organisers after more than £2,500 was raised for charities.

Olivia Colman and James D'Arcy star in Bridport torchlight procession

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

BROADCHURCH stars Olivia Colman and James D’Arcy took part in the annual torchlight procession through Bridport and West Bay last night.

Construction work complete on cliff stabilisation project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION work has been completed ahead of schedule on the multimillion pound East Cliff stabilisation programme in Lyme Regis - but there is still work to do, experts have said.

Controversial Lyme Regis hotel application approved

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:43am Monday 18th August 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planning application to convert garage space into a ten-bedroom hotel in Lyme Regis has been approved by West Dorset District Council.

Work on storm-damaged landmark nears completion

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

THE end is in sight for repairs to the historic Cobb following damage from severe storms that lashed the county at the start of the year.

VIDEO: Send in the Clunes! Buckham Fair a great success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:25pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people attended this year's Buckham Fair and were joined by more dogs than ever before.

Collection tin volunteer wanted

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for a new volunteer to look after collection tins in shops.

Shop in our store and feel very cool

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The village shop has already received national recognition for its services and now its customers, staff and volunteers can be sure they’ll be cool while enjoying the shop.

External experts to shape Dorset County Council future

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

COUNTY: The leader of Dorset County Council has warned fellow members that money will be spent on ‘external expertise’ as the council enters a transformation phase.

Experts fly out to instruct teachers in Africa

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The skills teachers Alan Vian and Chris McConnell use in their everyday jobs at Hooke Court study centre are going to be put to use in Africa this month.

Police crackdown on rural crime

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Dorset Police led a crackdown on rural crime in a cross-border operation.

‘Hello, my wifi won’t work on my mobile’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Telephone timewasters clog up police helpline






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