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  • UPDATED: Man suffers arm amputation after being injured by falling tree near Mapperton

    THE AIR ambulance and coastguard helicopter have been called to a man 'severely' injured by a falling tree in Mapperton, near Bridport. read more

  • HANDS OFF OUR WARDS: Fears Dorset County Hospital proposals could put appointments out of reach Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

    FEARS have been raised that potential changes to paediatric care at Dorset County Hospital could leave people in west Dorset unable to attend appointments. read more

  • Purple memorial walk for inspirational mum Rebecca Harris Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

    SCHOOL pupils will don purple to raise money in memory of a parent who lost her battle with cancer last year. read more

  • New Bridport mayor in unity call

    BRIDPORT has a new mayor in Councillor Sandra Brown, who has changed the political colour of the office. read more

  • Residents hit out against pungent problem Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

    HAPPY ISLAND residents have joined forces to protest about dog mess on a popular Bridport footpath. read more

  • Village vows to tackle speeding Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

    VILLAGERS have joined forces with Dorset Police to launch a new speed safety scheme. read more

  • HANDS OFF OUR WARDS: Mum of eight backing Dorset County Hospital services

    A MOTHER of eight is backing a campaign for paediatric services at Dorset County Hospital to be safeguarded. read more

  • Fears Lyme Regis skate park could hit stumbling block

    CAMPAIGNERS have raised concerns a 40-year attempt to bring a skate park to Lyme Regis could hit a final stumbling block. read more

  • Rowing: Junior joy for Bridport gig rowers Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

    BRIDPORT Gig Rowing Club secured overall third at the Weymouth Regatta as the junior team celebrated their first win of the season. read more

  • SARAH LYNHAM

    SARAH LYNHAM Paul and family would like to thank everyone for their cards, letters and messages of sympathy. Our heartfelt thanks to all who cared for Sarah especially those at The Joseph Weld Hospice. Thanks also to all who attended the Funeral and gave donations for the Weldmar Hospiscare Trust. Finally to Julian and all at A. G. Down Funeral Directors for their help and support. read more

  • DEREK WILLIAMS

    DEREK WILLIAMS The family would like to thank all those who attended Derek's funeral at St Swithun's and for all of the messages of sympathy and support received. Special thanks to the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, the team of District Nurses and the staff at Bridport Medical Centre for their care of Derek. Thank you for the donations received for the Weldmar Hospice Care Trust and St Swithun's Church. Please accept this as a personal message of thanks. read more

  • BETTY STARKEY

    BETTY STARKEY The family would like to thank all those who attended Betty’s Thanksgiving service at St Mary’s, Burton Bradstock, and the many people who sent messages of condolence. Special thanks to Angel Carers and to the team of District Nurses for their care and support. Thank you for the donations received in Betty’s memory for the British Red Cross which are still being received by A.J.Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB. Please accept this as a personal message of thanks. read more

  • ERNEST BINDING

    ERNEST WALTER GEORGE BINDING “DANNY” At St James’ Park Nursing Home on Tuesday 26th May 2015 aged 95 years. Will be much missed by his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. All enquiries to AJ Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB. Tel: 01308 423726. read more

  • ALICE STANTON

    ALICE MARY STANTON “MARY” At Dorset County Hospital on Sunday 17th May 2015 aged 91 years. A much-loved Aunt to Bob. Funeral service to take place at Bridport United Church on Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30 am. Donations if desired to Bridport United Church c/o AJ Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB or online at www.ajwakely.com read more

  • ANN GAY

    ANN MARIE GAY To a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Fell asleep peacefully. Always in our thoughts. Miss you millions, love Rod, Duane, Arthur, Molly, Sammy, Cora, Morgan & Perri. Funeral service to take place at St Swithun’s church, Bridport on Thursday 4th June at 12.30 pm. Colourful ties, please. Family flowers only but donations if desired to Cancer Research UK c/o AJ Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB or online at www.ajwakely.com read more

  • LESLIE PITTAWAY

    LESLIE JOHN PITTAWAY 'LES' Died peacefully on 21st May 2015, aged 93 years. Beloved husband of Phyll. Loving dad of Keith and Sally, fond father-in-law to Laura and Rick and a doting grandad to Ross, Sara, Andrew and John. Our heartfelt thanks to the Chalbury Unit and Bridport Community Hospital for all their wonderful care. The Funeral will take place in Cardiff. No flowers by request please but donations, if desired, for The Woodland Trust can be sent c/o A. G. Down Funeral Directors, 66 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NN. read more

  • PENNY BEAZER

    PENNY BEAZER née Milligan Died peacefully surrounded by her family on 20 May 2015, aged 68 years. Penny fought her illness with the strength and dignity of a true lady. She was a wonderful wife to Tony, loving mum to Craig, Julian, Scott and Elliott and dearly loved granny, sister and friend to many. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Bridport on Tuesday, 2 June at 12 noon. Family flowers only please donations, if desired, for Cancer Research UK which may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LB or online at www.ajwakely.com read more

  • PAULA TODD

    PAULA LOUISA TODD Late of Burton Bradstock. Mother of Susan, Ursula & Paul. Died peacefully at the age of 92 in care at Winterbourne Steepleton on Saturday 16th May after a short illness. Cremation service to take place at Weymouth on Monday 1st June at 1.45 pm to be followed by a thanksgiving at St Mary’s, Burton Bradstock at 3.30 pm. Family flowers only but donations if you wish to Scope c/o AJ Wakely & Sons, 91 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LB or online at www.ajwakely.com read more

  • Malcolm Pinkett

    MALCOLM PINKETT Thinking of you on your 76th BIRTHDAY It's been 9 years since you left us. You have missed so many things - like the grandchildren growing up and now also four great grandchildren. Love you loads Dawn xxx read more

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