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National campaign group joins fight to restore access to Castle Cove Beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Castle Cove beach

10:49am Monday 24th November 2014

A NATIONAL organisation which fights for public access to open spaces has thrown its weight behind the campaign to restore the steps at Castle Cove Beach.

Health workers set to strike over pay and conditions

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Friday 21st November 2014

HEALTH workers in Dorset are set to strike again in an ongoing row over pay and conditions.

Challenge was a piece of cake for bakers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

BAKERS young and old put on their aprons to take part in the second annual Great Broadwey Bake Off.

Wildlife lovers urged to be vigilant after bird flu outbreak

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

DORSET wildlife lovers are being urged to be vigilant after an outbreak of bird flu in Yorkshire.

Art is the star attraction

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 17th November 2014

VISITORS to Salisbury Cathedral will be greeted by a new Christmas-themed light installation.

Housing system condemned after family of five left sharing one-room for three months

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Tuesday 18th November 2014

A COUPLE have condemned the housing system after they and their three daughters have been left sharing one room for three months.

Mother urges mobility scooter users to drive safely after collision leaves her with dislocated knee

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Monday 17th November 2014

A MOTHER is calling on mobility scooter users to drive safely after an accident left her with a dislocated knee.

Southill fireworks go with a bang despite torrential rain

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:11am Sunday 16th November 2014

CROWDS turned out to watch a community fireworks event despite torrential rain.

Blackadder Dining Experience, Laughlines, Weymouth Pavilion

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 14th November 2014

Blackadder Dining Experience Laughlines Weymouth Pavilion

Finding the families of war heroes who served aboard the HMS Ajax

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:14am Wednesday 12th November 2014

LOCAL knowledge proved crucial when a Portland man was tasked to track down the descendants of war heroes who served aboard the HMS Ajax.

Councillors pledge cash to support funding project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Monday 10th November 2014

COUNCILLORS have pledged to support a rural funding project that could give a £1.7m boost to the economy.

Dorset countryside to get part of £500m fund to reduce visual impact of power lines

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:29am Monday 10th November 2014

DORSET is set to benefit from part of a £500m fund available to reduce the visual impact of power lines in protected landscapes.

Councillors swear to tackle the problem of rogue landlords

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERN: Weymouth and Portland Council Offices,

12:00pm Friday 7th November 2014

COUNCILLORS have sworn to crackdown on rogue landlords as it emerged that half of some types of properties fall below a national standard on decent homes.

Alcohol licence granted at Thomas Hardy visitor centre

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:09pm Thursday 6th November 2014

COUNCILLORS have granted a controversial application to allow alcohol to be served at a visitor centre near Thomas Hardy's birthplace.

Concerns raised as councillors meet to discuss move out of North Quay site

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: DEVELOPMENT: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Offices on North Quay, Weymouth

9:09am Wednesday 5th November 2014

COUNCILLORS heard of 'serious concerns' over the spiralling costs of the move out of the North Quay site.

Judge hangs up wig and gown after four years at crown court

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

“IT was a privilege to work at Dorchester.”

Lyme Regis beach huts relocated

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Plans to relocate beach huts and chalets in Lyme Regis have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

Pensioner left without hot water for two weeks

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

A PENSIONER said he has been ‘failed’ by a company after he was left without hot water for almost two weeks.

Tri-council partnership receives backing despite reservations

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

WEST Dorset District Council has agreed in principle to enter into a tri-council partnership despite reservations by some councillors.

Shappi shows how comedy's done

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

SHAPPI KHORSANDI Dorchester Corn Exchange

‘No objections' for traveller site plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

DORSET County Council’s cabinet has agreed not to object to areas of land in West Dorset being considered for gypsy and traveller sites.

Cost of caring: Council to form trading organisation to deliver adult services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said.

'We're facing financial tsunami' - adult care services shake-up could save county council £7m

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset County Council budget meeting today

10:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said.

Plans to transform adult services will tackle 'financial tsunami' facing Dorset County Council

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset County Council budget meeting today

6:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLANS to transform the way adult services are delivered in Dorset will help to tackle a ‘financial tsunami’ facing the authority, the leader of the county council has said.

Who agreed Chartwells school meals contract? we don't know, says county council

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IT is still unclear who made a ‘high risk’ decision to offer the school meals contract to a single company, councillors were told.

Councillors agree on 'action plan' to handle contracting issues after school meals fiasco

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: COST FOCUS: North Yorkshire County Council has raised concerns over the funding of the Government’s universal free school meals initiative

2:39pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to implement an 'action plan' in an effort to prevent possible future issues with contractors following problems with school meals.

Dorset County Council Cabinet meeting: School meals and potential traveller sites

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:24am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Today is the Dorset County Council Cabinet meeting. Among items on the agenda to be discussed are the school meals 'fiasco' and potential traveller sites in Dorset.

Purbeck fossil expert gets MBE

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Kimmeridge fossil expert has been presented with an MBE by the Queen.

OAPs left trapped in sheltered housing for a month

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ELDERLY residents at a Weymouth sheltered housing complex have been left trapped for a month after a lift broke, it is claimed.

No phone reception for angry Dorset residents

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:44am Monday 20th October 2014

RESIDENTS in Dorchester have been left switched off after having intermittent phone coverage for almost a month.

Photo book marks 40 years in politics for Portland’s Les Ames

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A FORMER mayor of Portland received a ‘wonderful surprise’ when he was presented with a book of photos charting his 40-year contribution to local politics.

Debate after fuel poverty hits 3,900

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THOUSANDS of people in Weymouth and Portland are struggling with the cost of fuel, according to a report to be put before councillors tomorrow.

Portland school bomb threat man jailed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A MAN who admitted threatening to bomb a Portland school has been banned from the island for three years.

‘Get a grip’: anger over housing plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

COUNCILLORS have been told to ‘get a grip’ with development in an area of Weymouth.

Villagers to begin building new church after decade of fundraising

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

VILLAGERS are set to take the ‘significant’ first step in the building of their new church after fundraising for more than a decade.

Dorset beauty queen takes on charity abseil

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A DORSET beauty queen and fundraiser is undertaking a daring charity abseil on Portland.

Pirate hordes set to invade Weymouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A SWASHBUCKLING weekend of pirate mayhem will be taking place in Weymouth.

Olympian inspires future generations at adventure fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

OLYMPIC star and alpine skier Chemmy Alcott inspired youngsters at a Women and Adventure Festival.

Spook-tacular week of events planned for Weymouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BUSINESSES in Weymouth are getting into the ‘spirit’ of Halloween for a week of events in the town.

Union Unison holds free learning event to celebrate centenary

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A FREE learning event is being held to mark the 100 years since a Dorset union branch was founded.

Drivers look out, there's a deer about

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A DORSET road has been named in a list of places where drivers are most likely to be involved in deer-related accidents in the south west.

Lifesaver: Angler jumps into sea to save man's life

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

A WEYMOUTH fisherman told how he rescued a man from the sea in the early hours of the morning.

Celebration of Weymouth's marine history with pirates battling on quayside

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

PIRATES will be taking over Weymouth to celebrate the second Pirate Festival with battles on the quayside to celebrate the town’s maritime history.

Daredevil scales Pulpit Rock as high winds batter coast

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Friday 10th October 2014

A SHOCKED onlooker told how a man clambered on to Pulpit Rock at the tip of Portland while the county was being battered by a storm.

Brothers take on coastal hike to help Weldmar

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TWO brothers have undertaken a mammoth coastal hike to raise money for a Dorset hospice.

West Dorset award-winning farmer returns to judge 2014 event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A WEST Dorset farmer returned to judge a national competition after winning the award last year.

UPDATE: Campaigners welcome 'courageous' decision by hospital bosses to keep pathology service

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: COST: Dorset County Hospital

3:19pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have hailed a move by hospital bosses to develop a pathology service at Dorset County Hospital as ‘absolutely the right decision’.

Heated debate over plans for a tri-council partnership

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

A PROPOSAL to enter into a tri-council partnership was described as both ‘empire building’ and a ‘golden opportunity’ by councillors in a heated debate.

Battle expected over proposed 500-home development on Curtis Fields green space

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PLANS have been submitted to build 500 homes on land in Weymouth.

Look back at life on the farm

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 6th October 2014

“HOW many 14-year-olds would get out of bed to go to work at 4.30am nowadays?”

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