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  • Councillor steps down from cabinet after 13 years Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Cllr Hilary Cox

    MEMBERS have approved changes to Dorset County Council’s cabinet. read more

  • Broadchurch fans promote show for accolade on telly

    TWO fans of the ITV-smash hit crime drama Broadchurch went on a national television show to help appeal for public votes for the Radio Times Audience Award. read more

  • We’re proud of musical theatre

    Bridport Musical Theatre – wow! read more

  • Sensible signage is not road clutter

    May I thank all the hard working and persistent people who helped to get the white lines back? read more

  • Lines won’t stop driver stupidity

    Congratulations to Dorset County Council for reinstating the white lines on Dorset’s own ‘road of death’. read more

  • Bay needs an overhaul as it ‘lives off Broadchurch’

    West Dorset District coun-cillor for Bridport North Keith Day is absolutely correct when he describes West Bay as being in urgent need of repair and regeneration. read more

  • LYME: Seasiders need a maximum effort

    LYME Regis cannot afford any more slip-ups in their remaining seven games if they want to clinch a league and cup double this season, according to boss Tim Edwards. read more

  • Ruby and Alasdair Thurston and Ambrose

    Ruby Thurston and Alasdair Ambrose are pleased to announce their engagement 5th April 2014 photo Congratulations and best wishes Mum, Dad and Vanessa and the Ambrose family from Derbyshire. read more

  • Hazel Baker

    HAZEL BAKER 1 - 5 - 14 Two years since you left us, none of our lives have been the same. We miss you not being here every day with us. All our love always. Michael, Mum, Karen, Graham, Thomas, Tracy, Dougie, Anne, James and Daisy. XXXX read more

  • Marshwood Vale young farmers plan on being entertaining

    AS you can see from this picture Marshwood Young Farmers are not shy when it comes to raising money for other people and that’s just what they will be doing on Saturday (Apri 26). read more

  • Record sales over Easter after stormy start to year

    BUSINESSES are booming in Bridport as traders and hoteliers tell of record sales following months of severe storms. read more

  • BEES: Bridport bidding for Hengrove treble Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BANK HOLIDAY GOAL: Dan Wise

    AFTER Monday’s excellent win at Gillingham Town, Bridport can exceed last season’s league points total with a third success of the campaign against Hengrove Athletic at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm). read more

  • ROWING: Colfox crews grab mighty medal haul

    ALL three of Colfox School’s West Dorset champion indoor rowing teams picked up medals at the Dorset Youth Games, with two being crowned the best in the county. read more

  • GOLF: Bobycombe makes cut in Directors win at Bridport

    THE highlight of this year’s Easter weekend at Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club was the Directors Cup, writes Peter Crowter. read more

  • GOLF: Keech claims amateur Gold Cup

    SOPHIE Keech’s impressive form continued when she claimed victory in the amateur competition at the Roehampton Open Gold Challenge Cup. read more

  • BEES: Bridport foiled by late Holt leveller

    BRIDPORT Reserves came within seconds of ending their four-match losing streak with a win before an injury-time goal meant they had to settle for a point at home to Holt United. read more

  • Ida Shephard

    IDA SHEPHARD Passed away peacefully at Axminster Hospital on 15th April 2014, aged 83 years. Sadly missed by all family and friends. Thanksgiving Service to be held at Axminster Methodist Church on Friday 9th May at 11.00am. Family flowers only by request but donations, if desired, for MacmiIllan Cancer Support may be given at the Service or sent c/o W. G. Potter Funeral Directors, William Potter House, 5 West Street, Axminster, EX13 5NX. read more


    SHEILA CHUBB (Nee PITCHER) Passed away peacefully at home on 12th April 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of John, forever loved mum to Ben, Aaron, Chuck & Tommy. Greatly missed grandma to Fred, Will & Trinity. Fought a hard fight for two and a half years but now has finally been freed from pain and suffering. Funeral service will take place at St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Uplyme on Tuesday 29th April at 12 noon. Smart colourful clothes please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for Marie Curie Cancer Care and may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons Ltd, 7a Silver Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3HR Tel: 01297 443835 All welcome to join us at the church or at The Ship Inn, Axmouth from 2.30pm. read more


    DON SCADDING Died peacefully on the 20th April 2014, aged 85 years. A dearly loved and treasured husband, father and grandfather. Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole on Thursday 8th May at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations for Holy Trinity Church, Bradpole may be sent c/o A.J.Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LB. read more


    CYRIL ARTHUR CHARD Barbara, Steve, John, Chris, Phil and family would like to thank everyone who sent cards, donated to Cancer Research UK, attended Cyril’s Funeral Service or attended the gathering for friends and family afterwards to celebrate Cyril’s life. We appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thanks also to the Reverend Margaret Preuss-Higham for taking the service and to the staff at AG Down for their exceptional advice, help and service. read more


    BERNARD DYER of Burton Bradstock Lovingly remembered on his 91st Birthday by family and friends. Now, safely in Heaven, re-united with all his loved ones. read more

  • Liv Liv

    Happy 18th Birthday Liv She's a lovely bird now. Love from Pa and G xxx read more


    JON DUNN (DUNNY) Died suddenly on the 20th April 2014, aged 52 years. Devoted partner to Charlotte, loving son of Muriel and the late John, much loved father of Eve, Phoebe, Josh and Rosie, dearly loved by all his family and friends. Funeral Service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Bridport on Thursday 1st May at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations for Care South (Maiden Castle House) may be sent c/o A.J.Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB. read more

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