56 things to do with your children this half-term

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

3:00am Saturday 25th 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.

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

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.

Objection to stall in Guildhall car park

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

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 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.

Showcase of chefs at food fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST DORSET: Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the two-day Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster.

Sun shines for Apple Day frolics in orchard

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT: Hundreds of people took advantage of a break in the weather to attend the seventh annual Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day on Saturday.

Hotel to host antiques fair

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3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Fairwater Head Hotel, based in Hawkchurch near to Axminster, will be holding an antiques and collectables fair at the hotel on November 9.

Get dancing shoes on...

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3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

MAKE new friends and have fun at a new Leroc dance class at Axminster Guildhall on October 29.

Get active this month

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

DEVON County Council’s Active Life, Active Mind programme aimed at supporting health and wellbeing is back for the third consecutive year this autumn and many libraries across the county are holding Active Life, Active Mind events throughout October.

Axminster: Pool launches new membership scheme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A NEW loyalty membership scheme has been launched at The Flamingo Pool in Axminster.

Axminster: Dog digs fundraiser hits halfway mark

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE across Devon have been pulling out all the stops to raise money for Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s ‘New Digs for Dogs’ Appeal.

Donation helps to brighten up the Hub

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Hub is moving following a £1,000 donation which has given the centre a colourful boost.

Trading estate welcomes its 500th shareholder

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

 Community group Enterprise St Michael’s welcomed its 500th shareholder last week, who was presented with a special plaque and gift to mark the occasion.

Living Tree centre hosts Live after Cancer event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Cancer sufferers got an encouraging boost with a life-coaching course on how to cope with the condition.

Walk raises £8,500 in memory of cancer victim

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Friends of the late Ruth David have raised more than £8,500 by retracing some of her favourite places in a sponsored walk in her memory.

Yacht found empty near Axmouth towed to Lyme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A land and sea search by Lyme Regis RNLI and coastguards was called off over the weekend after a yacht was found beached at Haven Cliff east of Axmouth on Friday.

O’ what an unusual treat for audiences

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Comedy duo O’Shea and O’Gaukroger will be in Bridport for one night only next month at The Lyric Theatre with their collection of alter egos to entertain and enjoy.

Students' mission to India to help street children

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:05pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sixth Form students and Beaminster School staff are taking part in a three-week adventure in India.

Awards keep rolling in for Dorwest Herbs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Herbal pet product manufacturer Dorwest Herbs has continued its award-winning streak this year.

Broadchurch 'church' put on English Heritage At Risk Register

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:42am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST DORSET: English Heritage has put St John’s Church in West bay on its ‘At Risk’ register.

Spooky ride on Tramway

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12:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SEATON Tramway will be offering spooky family days out in Devon during the Autumn half term from October 27 until November 1.

Donate £10 to grow a tenner

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Residents are urged to dig deep so people can spend a penny at an arts centre.

Get safe online to combat cyber criminals

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COUNTY: Dorset Police are urging people to think about preventing cyber crime during Get Safe Online week.

Help raise funds for lifeboat

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Lifeboat fundraisers in Lyme Regis are appealing to their neighbours in Charmouth to help with collections during major events in the coming months.

Revamped Broad Street Co-op store opens

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4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Co-op re-opens today after a £310k investment.

Helpers are wanted at charity store

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3:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: New volunteers are urgently needed for the Tenovus charity cancer support store.

Public invited to have say on hospital development

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3:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT: Dorset HealthCare plans to develop Bridport Hospital into a hub for services and will hold a meeting tomorow to exchange views and ideas with members of the public.

Repairs to Cobb completed after storms

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1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Repairs to the historic Cobb following damage from severe storms earlier this year have been completed.

UPDATED: Two injured in second crash on A35

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE cars have crashed on the A35 close to the scene of an earlier collision.

Three vehicle crash blocks A35 near Morecombelake

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

12:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A35.

Eight reasons we can’t wait to see Broadchurch 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Filming has finally finished on season 2 of Broadchurch, and we can't wait to see the results. Writer Chris Chibnall has been very careful to keep the plot under wraps - and we've avoided the spoiler-heavy filming shots you might have seen elsewhere in the spirit of preserving the suprise. Instead, here's just a few of the things we're looking forward to.... 

Thieves force their way into Lyme Regis TIC and steal safe

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:50am Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are hunting thieves who broke into the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre and stole a safe.

Search called off after yacht found beached near Axmouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

A land and marine search by Lyme Regis RNLI and national coastguard personnel was called off over the weekend after a yacht was found beached at Haven Cliff east of Axmouth on Friday.

Plenty to taste at Eat Dorset food fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST DORSET: Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster at the weekend.

Bridport Apple Day at Community Orchard is a resounding success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people took advantage of a break in the weather to attend the 7th annual Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day on Saturday.

Don't be a victim of cyber crime this Get Safe Online Week

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:39am Monday 20th October 2014

DORSET police is urging people to think about preventing cyber crime this Get Safe Online week.

UPDATE: Bridport police issue safety plea after fatal collision

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:30am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE chief Mike Darby has issued a safety plea to motorists after one man died and several others were left fighting for their lives in a horrifying week of accidents on West Dorset's roads.

Harry Potter star joins cast of Burton Bradstock adventure film

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

FILM fans won’t want to disapparate any time soon with the announcement of Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joining the cast of children’s adventure film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?

EXCLUSIVE: Broadchurch 2 producer thanks West Dorset residents for their support during filming

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

On the last day of filming for Broadchurch 2 last week author Chris Chibnall took time between showers for an exclusive chat over an Eccles cake and tea at The Watch House cafe in West Bay with Bridport News reporter Rene Gerryts

David writes his way to winning Bridport Prize

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

Winners of the Bridport Prize will be celebrating at the award ceremony at the arts centre on Saturday.

Lyme harbourmaster urges people to take care in rough seas

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

Lyme Regis Harbourmaster Grahame Forshaw is appealing to the public to take care along the coast that has been battered by wild weather.

Freedom certificate home after 76 years

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: Celebrations were in order as a Freedom of the Borough of Lyme Regis certificate was brought home to the town.


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