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Bridport-based firm praises free school meal policy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: The free school meals policy has been a success for Dorset despite issues with one of the suppliers, the head of a local food company has said.

Firm's praise for free meal policy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE free school meals policy has been a success for Dorset despite issues with one of the suppliers, the head of a local food company has said.

Fears for jobs as phone store goes into administration

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DORSET workers are fearing for their jobs after a phone store was put into administration.

New canons to be installed at Salisbury Cathedral

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:03pm Sunday 14th September 2014

SALISBURY Cathedral is to have four new canons following an invitation from the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam.

Elite athletes descend upon Weymouth for ultimate Challenge

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

ELITE athletes from around the world will be taking part in Challenge Weymouth this weekend, as organisers announce the event could bring benefits to the town for decades to come.

Athletes limber up for Challenge Weymouth triathlon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30am Friday 12th September 2014

ONE of the biggest sporting events to come to Weymouth is taking place this weekend.

Landscape artist Alan Freeman's legacy is living on

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:34pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A DORSET landscape artist is set to be remembered through an exhibition in Dorchester.

Hair we go for fundraising cyclists

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

STAFF at Dorchester Hair Studio are joining a friend who has been battling cancer for 15 years as she raises money for the hospital that saved her life.

Changes yet to get stamp of approval

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Dorchester have been left baffled after postbox collections times have been altered.

Pathology lab petition to be handed in

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS fighting against the possible move of pathology services from Dorset County Hospital will be presenting an 8,000-strong petition to the hospital chairman ahead of a board meeting today.

It’s showtime for top dog handlers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

TWO family events will be held at Lodmoor Country Park later this month.

Queen star backing song to save badgers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DORSET musician is turning to song to promote alternative methods of curbing TB in farm animals - and she's supported by rock star Brian May.

Gareth's on the Inca Trail for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

MONTHS of training and planning will pay off for a Dorset fundraiser who is trekking the Inca Trail in Peru in aid of a local charity.

VIDEO: Queen star backing song to save badgers

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DORSET musician is turning to song to promote alternative methods of curbing TB in farm animals - and she's supported by rock star Brian May.

Get into spirit of ballet company

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

DANCERS in Dorset are being sought to get involved with an amateur ballet company.

Tempers ignite at DCH ‘gagging’ talks

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

TEMPERS flared at a public meeting as governors discussed a proposal to appoint a spokesperson.

Bell ringing open day in aid of bell restoration

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

DORCHESTER hosted a bell-ringing open day in aid of the Salisbury Diocesan Bell Restoration.

'We won’t be gagged' – governors in revolt at hospital plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

PATIENT campaigners claim moves are being made to ‘gag’ them to prevent them speaking out about Dorset County Hospital.

VIDEO: 'Best ever' Dorset County Show as thousands flock to Dorchester WITH FULL SHOW RESULTS

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:24pm Sunday 7th September 2014

ORGANISERS of Dorset County Show have described this year's event as 'the best ever', with thousands of people coming through the gates.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: County Show success as thousands enjoy day one

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:01pm Saturday 6th September 2014

THOUSANDS turned out for the start of Dorset County Show today.

Fundraising event to be held in memory of popular businessman

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A FUNDRAISING event is being held in memory of a popular Weymouth businessman.

More success for beauty who beat bullies with her looks

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A DORSET beauty queen who beat the bullies is going from strength to strength after scooping even more titles.

Dorset County Show set to wow crowds

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:33am Friday 5th September 2014

SHOWJUMPING llamas and daredevil stunt displays are some of the headline acts set to draw thousands of people to the Dorset County Show this weekend.

Claims that £1m spent on no-go transport scheme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

PLANS to overhaul traffic in Dorchester have come under fire after it emerged that almost £1million has been spent with ‘nothing at all to show for it’.

Headteacher blasts free school meals 'fiasco'.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A HEADTEACHER has branded a free meals policy a ‘fiasco’ after children as young as four were left hungry on their first day of school.

Triathletes run, cycle and swim in county town

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE sun shone for hardy competitors who took part in the annual Dorchester Triathlon event at the weekend.

Couple share secret of happy marriage

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:34pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Bridport couple to mark 65th wedding anniversary with fish and chip dinner.

New hospital car park fees to hit finances

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

NEW parking guidelines are set to squeeze finances at Dorset County Hospital at a time when the trust is already having to save millions of pounds.

Stone Age Trek

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Two friends are taking on a 26-mile challenge to raise funds for a cause close to their heart. Sarah Pitcher and Jessica Ives, both from Bridport, are taking part in a trek from Stonehenge to the stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Dad's big mission is to save vital cash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A father from Dorchester is taking on a mammoth challenge in aid of a children’s hospice.

Triathletes set to descend on Dorchester

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

ATHLETES will be descending on Dorchester for one of the most scenic triathlons in the South West this weekend.

Youngsters’ chance to work in wildlife

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:22am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WILDLIFE charity has been passing on skills to the next generation of wildlife conservationists.

Desperate smokers proving a real drag for Dorchester anti-litter group Stop the Drop

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DESPERATE thieves are targeting containers full of cigarette butts to re-use the tobacco.

Business as usual for Brewers Quay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BREWERS Quay will continue to house businesses until redevelopment gets underway.

Ice bucket challenge craze hits Weymouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:42pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NATIONAL fundraising trend is taking off in Weymouth this weekend.

Cream teas volunteer receives a special delivery of her own

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MUM got more than she bargained for when she volunteered to deliver cream teas for charity.

Scallops still show high levels of toxin

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Scallops caught off the Dorset coast are still showing signs of being affected by toxins.

Former school site is an 'eyesore', residents say

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A former school is creating an 'eyesore' and giving visitors a bad impression of Bridport, it is claimed.

Shave Cross Inn for sale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WEST DORSET: An historic pub in the Marshwood Vale has been put up for sale.

Fundraiser walk with a pink twist

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30pm Thursday 14th August 2014

CHILDREN joined dozens of fundraisers on a walk from Beaminster to Bridport to raise money for a cancer charity.

Pink walk for cancer charity is a huge success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CHILDREN joined dozens of fundraisers on a walk from Beaminster to Bridport to raise money for a cancer charity.

'Lives will be lost' when Coastguard relocates to Fareham

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WEST DORSET: Campaigners fear that ‘lives will be lost’ as an official date is set for the closure of Portland Coastguard.

‘Hello, my wifi won’t work on my mobile’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Telephone timewasters clog up police helpline

Superfast internet coming soon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

The availability of faster, more reliable internet in the town is increasing through September when most residents and businesses in the area can sign up for fibre-based broadband.

Mum lambasts yobs who shot family cat

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

LYME REGIS: A mother has hit out at yobs who shot her pet cat with an airgun – leaving her in need of a lifesaving operation.

Wheelie great way to boost café trade

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THERE’LL be a new tourist attraction around West Bay this summer with a couple of rickshaws.

Mum thanks samaritans

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

THE family of a 13-year-old boy found unconscious in the street want to thank the good samaritans who came to help him.

One of Dorset's oldest papergirls, 82, set to deliver the last round

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

One of Dorset’s oldest papergirls is retiring at the age of 82.

Mentoring service to partner Chamber of Commerce

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 4th August 2014

THE Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry is stepping up its services in a new partnership with a countywide mentoring group.

'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.

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