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'Crucial' bus service to continue running

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:47am Friday 25th July 2014

COMMUTERS are celebrating the return of a ‘crucial’ bus service following a month-long battle.

WITH VIDEO: Hundreds attend West Bay Raft Race

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:20am Friday 25th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people packed into West Bay for the annual raft race.

Delight as 'vital' bus route saved

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COMMUTERS are celebrating the return of a ‘crucial’ bus service following a lengthy battle.

Fears for future of Bridport Tourist Information Centre

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BRIDPORT'S business community has expressed concerns after questions were raised over the future of the town's Tourist Information Centre.

Damory to run peak-time Bridport to Yeovil service

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport May Day celebrations called off

6:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

COMMUTERS will be able to travel between Bridport and Yeovil during peak times and college holidays.

Hidden cost of the bedroom tax

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Friday 18th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people across Dorset have been hit by a ‘harsh’ benefits cut over a year on from its introduction.

Residents reassured that post office will remain open

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE Post Office has moved to reassure villagers after fears for the future of the service in Burton Bradstock.

£17k widening cost but delays over its funding

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

WORK to widen a pinch point installed at West Bay will cost £17,000 and should be carried out as soon as possible, councillors will be told.

Fears over post office's future quashed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Post Office has moved to reassure villagers after fears for the future of the service in Burton Bradstock.

UPDATE: Bridport road closed due to crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:33am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a crash at Netherbury this morning.

'Ground-breaking' environmental project to be set up in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:11pm Friday 4th July 2014

A ‘GROUND-breaking’ environmental project is to be set up in West Dorset.

Residents object to development of historic pub

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN application to turn an historic pub into a private residence has met with dozens of objections from residents.

Villagers welcome new bus shelter

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: PROBLEM SOLVED: Villagers at Shipton Gorge celebrating their new bus stop

1:12pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after a new bus stop was created to make journeys safer.

Mystery of Iraq war explored in new play

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WRITE STUFF: Andrew Rutherford, owner of Wild and Homeless Books, and author of Blind Spot

11:00am Tuesday 17th June 2014

ONE of the most enduring mysteries of the Iraq war is to take to the stage in Bridport in a brand new play written by bookshop owner Andrew Rutherford.

Investigation launched following woman's death

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: UNDER INVESTIGATION: Broadwindsor House

1:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

DORSET County Council has launched an investigation following the death of an elderly woman.

Thieves branded 'despicable' for stealing mobility scooter of vulnerable woman

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: shocked: Victoria Crow who had her scooter stolen

11:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

THIEVES who vandalised a mobility scooter belonging to a youngster suffering from a rare medical condition have been branded ‘shameful’ and ‘despicable’.

World nettle eating record smashed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: World nettle eating record smashed

12:00pm Thursday 12th June 2014

A NEW record was set at a quirky West Dorset event with dozens of people scoffing nettles.

Thieves stole and vandalised woman's mobility scooter

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: shocked: Victoria Crow who had her scooter stolen

5:30am Thursday 12th June 2014

THIEVES who vandalised a mobility scooter belonging to a young woman suffering from a rare medical condition have been branded ‘shameful’ and ‘despicable’.

Sex scam targets young men online

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WARNING: Shaun Powell of Bridport  CAB

12:40pm Thursday 5th June 2014

YOUNG men in Dorset are being blackmailed in a new scam where fraudsters threaten to send explicit videos to friends and family.

Super-slimmer praises weight loss classes for his new lease of life

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WEIGHT OVER: Super-slimmer Kevin Butler who has gone from a 46 inch waist to a 36 inch waist

4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A MAN who ‘turned his life around’ after losing weight is urging others to do the same by joining slimming classes.

Young men being targeted in internet scam

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Tim Poole

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

YOUNG men in Dorset are being blackmailed in a scam where fraudsters threaten to send explicit videos to friends and family.

Cougar the parakeet comes home - eventually

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WELCOME BACK:  Caroline Cash with children Natalie, left and Chloe-Amber and Cougar

6:30am Thursday 29th May 2014

IF only he could talk then parakeet Cougar would tell a corking story.

Former soldier on mobility scooter charity challenge appeals for accommodation

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: INTREPID: Fundraiser Mark Newton is travelling around the coast, including Dorset, on a mobility scooter to raise money for military charities and the RNLI

10:16am Wednesday 21st May 2014

A VETERAN travelling around the coast of Britain on a mobility scooter is appealing to West Dorset businesses to give him a helping hand.

Dedicated dad taking epilepsy campaign to No 10

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: FUNDRAISER: Alexander with son Charlie

10:00am Friday 16th May 2014

A FATHER is taking his campaign to raise funds for an epilepsy charity all the way to the top.

Giant jellyfish set to invade county coast

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: IMPRESSIVE: Steve Trewhella with one of the jellyfish that has washed up on the shores in south Dorset

10:56am Thursday 15th May 2014

WEST Dorset is preparing for an invasion of one of the most bizarre sea creatures – giant Barrel Jellyfish.

Hayley, 26, speaks about living life with ME

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STRUGGLE: Beaminster resident Hayley Green suffers from ME

11:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

A WEST Dorset woman has spoken out about living with a debilitating condition.

UPDATE: Police urge drivers to beware of beauty-spot car thefts

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TAKE CARE: Insp Mike Darby at Langdon Wood with a sign warning visitors about car thefts

9:54am Saturday 10th May 2014

POLICE are urging drivers not to get complacent after a crackdown on thefts from cars at West Dorset beauty spots.

Warning after advice service falls victim to online scam

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Shaun Powell at the Bridport Citizens Advice Bureau warning people of email scams

1:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

AN ADVICE information service fell victim to an online scam demanding hundreds of pounds.

Journalist Kate Adie praises Bridport's wartime net-makers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BOOK TALK: Kate  Adie giving a talk at Bridport Town Hall with new book on women in the First World War

11:00am Friday 9th May 2014

BROADCASTER and journalist Kate Adie has praised the fortitude of wartime net-makers in Bridport.

Crime commissioner Martyn Underhill and team win second accolade

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: THANKS: Susan Bickle, Community Engagement Officer and Martyn Underhill, PCC receive the award from Bernard Rix, right, of CoPaCC

3:00pm Friday 9th May 2014

DORSET’S Martyn Underhill beat 41 other police and crime commissioners to scoop a national award for Community Engagement.

Bridport CAB the victim of online scam

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BE CAREFUL: Shaun Powell of CAB with the poster  warning of email scams

9:00am Friday 9th May 2014

AN ADVICE information service fell victim to an online scam demanding hundreds of pounds.

Renowned journalist and author tells of women's role in Great War

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: PRAISE: Kate Adie at Bridport Town Hall with her new book on women in the First World War

1:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Journalist Kate Adie has praised the fortitude of wartime net makers in Bridport.

Group set up to save 47 bus service from Bridport to Yeovil

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Protesters with their petition to save the number 47 bus. In front is Andy Pennington with Ros Kayes

11:00am Friday 9th May 2014

A GROUP has been set up to help save the threatened 47 bus route service.

Champion breeder set to take over reigns of cattle society

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SUCCESSFUL: Mike Yeandle, with wife, Liz, receiving his Bath & West of England Society Long Service award from HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A WEST Dorset farmer is the new president of the Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society.

Residents called upon to have their say on the future of Beaminster

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SHAPING THE FUTURE: From left, Maria Clarke, of the West Dorset Partnership, with Rosemary Beeny, Chair of BAVLAP, Alaina Cameron, of the First Dorset Credit Union, and Sally Samuel, of the Yarn Barton Centre

1:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A CALL has gone out for people in the Beaminster area to raise their voices.

Work starts on superfast broadband programme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MEN AT WORK: Cablers Mark Sherman and Bob Wareham being assisted by a civil contractor working in West Bay Road, Bridport

10:00am Monday 5th May 2014

A NEW 18km fibre spine beneath the A35 from Charmouth to Bridport is being installed by BT Openreach to bring superfast broadband to most of the town by July.

Bovine TB could wipe out Dorset's dairy farming industry

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Paul Gould

12:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

DORSET could lose its dairy farming industry if steps are not taken to combat bovine TB, the head of the National Farmers Union has said.

Beach picnickers dicing with death under unstable cliffs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TAKING A RISK: A family is pictured sitting below cliffs near West Bay

10:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

BEACHGOERS are being urged to stay safe after a resident snapped this shot of a family close to the scene of a recent rockfall.

RNLI’s new helmsman is welcomed on board

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: IN CHARGE: Martin Newbury, the new chairman of Bridport RNLI, at West Bay harbour

2:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

IT’S a new era for the Bridport branch of the RNLI which has a new chairman.

More delays in removal of pinch point

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONTROVERSY: The pinch point on West Bay Road

1:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

RESIDENTS will have to wait even longer to get rid of a controversial pinch point – months after council chiefs agreed to remove it.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week in Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Youngsters taking part in Tomorrow’s Engineers events

10:58am Thursday 1st May 2014

A CALL has gone out for businesses and young people in Dorset to get involved in a week-long programme to promote engineering.

Pinch point removal at near the Haddon House Hotel in West facing more delays

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CALL FOR CHANGE: The controversial pinch point in West Bay Road

2:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

RESIDENTS will have to wait even longer to get rid of a controversial pinch point – months after council chiefs agreed to remove it.

Farmer to drive combine harvester from Wimbledon Common to Dorchester

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Judi James is driving a combine harvester from Wimbledon Common to Dorchester

11:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

A WEST Dorset farmer is taking to the road in a vehicle more commonly seen in fields – and the stunt is all for a good cause.

Beachgoers dice with death under danger cliffs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TAKE CARE: Safety fears for people sitting on the beach too close to the cliffs

5:30am Thursday 1st May 2014

BEACHGOERS are dicing with death by picnicking under unstable cliffs.

Handling horses the natural way at Kingston Maurward equine fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HARD WORK: Dorset Fire and Rescue load their horse model after their rescue display

1:00pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE focus was on natural ways of handling horses at a Kingston Maurward equine fair.

Bridport celebrates hedgehog status

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WE LOVE MEALWORMS:  Sadie James from Groves Nursery with an ornamental hedgehog

10:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

A FUN day was held to celebrate Bridport being the first Hedgehog Town in the UK.

Motorbikers get through to next round of Britain’s Got Talent

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STARS: Bold Dogs Ling

10:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

A MOTOCROSS display team which regularly appears at a West Dorset show is heading for the big time after an audition on a prime time television show.

Crowds welcome new boat to Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BY THE BAY: Integrite arrives at its new home in Lyme Regis

3:30pm Friday 25th April 2014

CROWDS turned out to welcome a 38ft Bantry Bay gig to her new home port of Lyme Regis.

Dedicated Dorset woman runs Paris Marathon to raise over £2k for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Shannon Hill from Beaminster with her medal after taking part in the Paris Marathon

1:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

A DEDICATED West Dorset woman took to the streets of Paris to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Calls for GPS device to be mandatory on commercial fishing vessels

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ALERT: Chris Wason, vice-president of the South West Inshore Fishermen’s Association

2:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

A ‘LIFE-saving’ device saved two fishermen after their boat broke down in Lyme Bay.

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