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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.

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.

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.

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