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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.

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.

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?”

Teens plan quiz night to fund trip to India

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

TWO enterprising teenagers are holding a fundraising evening to help pay for a ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to India.

Residents blast proposal for traveller site at old army camp during consultation event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

'IT'S the wrong place' - that was the verdict as hundreds of people attended a public consultation for a proposed gypsy and traveller site.

Wildlife charity launches urgent appeal to save native crayfish

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

DORSET Wildlife Trust has launched an urgent appeal to help save the native white-clawed crayfish from disappearing from the county.

Young drivers targeted by Safe Driving Week campaign

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

YOUNG drivers from Dorset are being targeted in a campaign urging people to stay safe on the roads.

Dog lover’s big day out on Portland

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

DOG owners and their pets are invited to a Portland event in aid of an animal charity.

Doing their best for great causes

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A WEYMOUTH pensioner who beat cancer is on a fundraising mission in aid of the charities who helped her.

Fun dog show really was 'barking mad'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A FUN dog show at Lodmoor Country Park lived up to its name when dozens of dog owners gathered to go barking mad.

Remembering Ivor: Weymouth community comes together to remember ‘an eccentric gem’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Weymouth community has rallied to remember ‘an eccentric gem’ who will be much missed.

Anger as council closes old school site just months after spending £45,000 on refurbishment

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

DORSET County Council has come under fire for spending £45,000 of taxpayers’ money on refurbishing an old school site – months before deciding to sell it.

Political party calls for more decision-making power for Wessex

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Wessex region should have more decision-making powers, a political party has said.

It's a dog's life at Trust's family fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DORSET dogs of all shapes and sizes turned out with their owners to take part in a fun charity event.

Service of welcome for Superintendent

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SERVICE of welcome was held for the new Superintendent of the Weymouth Circuit of the Methodist Church, the Reverend Jean Quick.

Hundreds have their say on future of Weymouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MASS gathering in Weymouth has been hailed as a positive step towards reinvigorating the town and engaging with residents.

Travellers’ site debate criticised

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

COUNCILLORS have slammed the ‘flawed’ ongoing public consultation regarding proposed gypsy and traveller sites near Wyke Regis.

Hospital bosses positive on debt

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

DORSET County Hospital is £4.6m in debt, governors were told at a meeting – but hospital bosses say they will be able to pay it back.

'Selfish' arsonists destroy clubhouse

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

SCORES of children have been left devastated after an arson attack destroyed their football clubhouse.

Apprentices get the golden touch

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

APPRENTICES from Dorset have been recognised by Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie.

Winning athletes step up to the mark

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE winners of the first ever Challenge Weymouth event were recognised at an awards ceremony as organisers and athletes thanked the town for their support.

Bart's Bash will break worldwide record in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30am Friday 19th September 2014

WEYMOUTH is set to be the centre of a worldwide record-breaking bid in memory of tragic Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson this weekend.

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.

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