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Youngsters from St Mary's School in Axminster help open the new-look Post Office branch (55038182)

Axminster community celebrates relaunch of new-look Post Office

Richard Smith, president of Bridport Business Chamber

More new west Dorset companies launched in 2015 than in any other year

Katharine Jones, partner and land law solicitor at Humphries Kirk

West Dorset solicitor Katharine Jones re-elected as president of Dorset Law Society

HAPPY OUTCOMES: Daryl Chambers,left, and Arthur Woodgate and Debbie Bird, right, with The Mountjoy School Council with adult supportersho have now helped select the sensory equipment for the West Bay play area

Sensory installations at West Bay play area chosen

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to a crash on the A35

Man taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital following "serious" A35 crash near Bridport

TOP MARKS: Bridport Leisure Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre given top marks for performance

Daran McNally was sentenced for affray

Lyme Regis man sentenced after knife threat

Chip in for chance to buy a west Dorset sculpture park

Chip in for chance to buy a west Dorset sculpture park

May and Michael Brown and daughter Selina, 2.

'Could you help save my life?' Young mum needs bone marrow transplant or may die- but no match can be found

BLUE LIGHTS: South West Ambulance on emergency call

Half of ambulances missing time target for Lyme Regis life-threatening calls

GUILTY: Keith Starling

Man jailed for rape and indecent assault in west Dorset

CONCERNS: Natacha Tagholm, deputy director of Bus Users UK, listens to members of the public Picture: JOHN GURD JG17473

Potential Dorset bus service cuts could have "massive impact" on Bridport market

A3066 briefly closed after vehicles rolls on to its roof

Vehicle rolls on to its roof in late night crash

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Staff from Reserve Seafood

Lyme Bay fishermen benefit from new Reserve Seafood brand after Blue Marine Foundation scheme

ICONIC: The Cafe Royal is set for a new lease of life

Bridport pizza takeaway plans for iconic Cafe Royal site

PRICE HIKE: School bus run

Dorset school bus fare set to increase to £770

GOING UP: Part of the route of the first Broadchurch triathlon in West Bay

First Broadchurch triathlon coming to West Bay

The path at East Cliffin Lyme Regis has been closed after a landslip Picture: JOHN GURD

Lyme Regis walkers urged to use "common sense" after landslip at East Cliff

Public First handing over petition calling for democratic change over to WDDC, petition organiser John Grantham, left, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17810

Public First launch campaign to fight west Dorset referendum after claiming appeals to council were ignored

Dorset Police are investigating a suspected arson in Charmouth

Police investigating suspected arson after van fire in Charmouth

Meal or No Meal? Noel Edmonds pops by Dorset for some Late, Late Breakfast

Meal or No Meal? Noel Edmonds pops by Dorset for some Late, Late Breakfast

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Campaigners from Frack Free Lyme Regis (54514073)

West Dorset campaigners say no to fracking as Frack Free Lyme Regis join national demonstration

Volunteers help clean Charmouth beach (54503735)

Volunteers help clean Charmouth beach at first organised event

Road reopened after 'serious' crash on A35

UPDATE: Woman dies and two in critical condition after head-on collision on A35

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Krys Lavery, RNLI Lyme Regis shop team leader Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Former senior NHS nurse takes on new role at helm of Lyme Regis RNLI shop

Bomb disposal team called to beach after smoke flare washes up

Bomb disposal team called to beach after smoke flare washes up

The flooded Vearse Farm site Picture: KEITH HATCH

HORRENDOUS: Residents hit out at Vearse Farm plans after site submerged by flooding

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NEW CURATOR: Director Charles Sturridge (left) with Michael Gambon

Acclaimed director Charles Sturridge named as curator of From Page To Screen Festival 2016

DRUG DEALER: Darnell Palmer

Teenage dealer jailed for supplying drugs in Bridport

June WIlliams with pensioners protesting over proposed rural bus cuts PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17915

Proposed cuts to rural west Dorset buses "a travesty"

JG17444.  22.01.2016.  Ollie Hayes of Uplyme with his comic.                                     Picture:JOHN GURD  JG17444. (53450189)

Lyme comic cartoonist's labour of love looks for support

Residents urged to batten down the hatches after severe weather warning is issued

Residents urged to batten down the hatches in preparation for severe weather

Sheila Staples died in a crash on the A37 (53993966)

BBC Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell extends sympathy to the coach driver who was speeding when her coach hit the car fatally injuring his mother-in-law

INCREASE: Bridport Town Council will increase its share of council tax

Bridport residents to pay more in council tax to safeguard services from funding cuts

Flood warnings in place across Dorset

Flood warnings in place across Dorset

A charity box, similar to the one that was stolen

"Despicable" thieves steal Guide Dogs charity box

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Bridport School wants to make a meal out of its crowd funding

Free Bridport job fair for those made redundant by AP Chant

Free Bridport job fair for those made redundant by AP Chant

FUNDRAISER: Papa Le Gal will perform at The Hub, Lyme Regis

B Sharp to hold Big Mix fundraiser at The Hub in Lyme Regis

Two hang gliders over West Bay, shortly before the crash. Picture: Neil Barnes

Hang glider taken to hospital with head injuries after crashing in West Bay

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FEEDBACK: Thousands have responded to Salisbury Cathedral’s draft master plan consultation (PIC: Roger Elliott)

Thousands respond to Salisbury Cathedral draft master plan consultation

Jacqui Swann of Battens Solicitors (53390956)

Battens Solicitors warns west Dorset landlords about new immigration tenancy checks

Broadchurch creator, Chris Chibnall, will be replacing Steve Moffat as executive produce as Doctor Who.

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall lands Doctor Who role

Comedian Kevin Bridges with Steve Walker of CG Fry and Son NHBC chief executive Mike Quinton (53386768)

CG Fry & Sons building site manager wins NHBC award

Flooded allotments at St Mary's in Bridport. Picture: James Loveridge Photography

IN PICTURES: Flooding hits Bridport after rivers burst banks

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Flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency in west Dorset

UPDATED: Flood warnings issued for west Dorset rivers

Pictures of the Marker Buoy on West Bexington beach, by West Bay Coastguard Team

Has the Death Star washed up on a Dorset beach? Coastguards called to investigate mystery object

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Dorset Fire and Rescue Service dealt with flooding in Bridport

Firefighters help with flooding in Bridport

New Melplash Agricultural Society president Rebecca Knox pictured with retiring president Richard Campbell (53274938)

Beaminster councillor Rebecca Knox named new president of Melplash Agricultural Society

JG17436.  20.01.2016.  Powerstock school enjoying their victorian day.           The class photo outside the school.                          Picture:JOHN GURD  JG17436. (53125574)

Powerstock School pupils learn a bit of old-fashioned discipline

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