Bridport police to deal with drink drivers 'robustly'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport Police Insp Mike Darby: high impact crime.

5:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

More than 80 people have been charged with drink driving in Dorset after getting behind the wheel while over the limit. They were caught by officers from Dorset Police as part of the force's crackdown on drink-driving this summer.

Puppet maker helping to boost reading among children

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BRIDPORT: Puppetmaker and mother-of-two Holly Miller is helping to entice children to discover the magic of reading. She volunteered to use her skills to make a child puppet for the window of Bridport bookshop Waterstones and now there's a competition to name her creation.

Farmers left with ‘No hope’ over badger cull

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:50am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DORSET Farmers say they have been left ‘without hope’ by the government’s decision not to roll out the badger cull across the county.

Couple share secret of happy marriage

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A couple are celebrating a landmark anniversary.

Residents left baffled after discovering a glider in a field

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

West Dorset residents were left baffled after discovering a glider in a field.

Nurse organising ball in aid of Lullaby Trust charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Naval nurse Morgan Malwah is organising a ball for the The Lullaby Trust, a charity that promotes expert advice on safe baby sleep and provides special support for bereaved families following a child death.

Hats off to judge and performer Billy Bragg

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

LOCALS are in for a treat at the forthcoming Bridport Hat Festival with the news that celebrities Billy Bragg and Hank Wangford will be present to add their own expertise as judges.

Take a tour of the Woman at War exhibition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A private tour of Dorset County Museum’s current exhibition, A Dorset Woman at War, is taking place on Wednesday, September 17.

Second World War Dorset bomb map on display

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A pensioner who plotted the location of every bomb which fell on Dorset in the Second World War is celebrating now his work is on display in West Dorset.

Residential care home reveals plans to expand

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

The Harbour House residential care home in West Bay, fresh from achieving an unblemished report of its performance by the Care Quality Commission, has revealed plans to expand the number of rooms and take in more residents.

Friends to step out in Ruth David's memory

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Bridport, Beaminster, Mosterton and West Bay were just some of Ruth David’s favourite places so it seems fitting for friends to retrace her steps for a sponsored walk in her memory.

Looking back at WWI history

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Villagers who have been involved in a history project commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War will be presenting their findings in the village hall on Friday, September 12.

Talented artist pens fishy children’s tale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A lifelong interest in marine wildlife has inspired local artist Nicola Dennis to produce a new children’s book in conjunction with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Dream come true for horse breeder

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Horse breeder Samantha Mowatt from Bridport has won top honours for her yearling filly.

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.

Tall ship entrances visitors to Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LYME REGIS: A tall ship with an equally tall tale to tell has been fascinating onlookers in Lyme Regis.

RAF Association 'Brew for the Few' held in West Bay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Lord Julian Fellowes and his wife Lady Emma lent their support to members of RAF Association at a special 'Brew for the Few' event in West Bay.

12 things to do this weekend in Dorset - Red Arrows and the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LADIES RACE: Helen Grahham from Markington tries her hand at racing this 1908 Fowler general purpose steam engine belonging to Mark Edwards from the Isle of Man at the Masham Steam Fair. Picture: ANDY LAMB

10:18am Friday 29th August 2014

Here’s ten things to do in Dorset this weekend, from the Red Arrows, to the Great Dorset Steam Fair, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family.

My War Horse

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Seventy-year-OLD Bridport resident Annabelle Jackman is preparing to undertake the challenge of a lifetime with an eight-day charity horse ride next month through Belgium and northern France, visiting historic First World War battlefield sites.

Sagging power cable disrupts road access in North Allington

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

Road access to North Allington, Bridport, has been disrupted after a power cable detached from its fitting leaving it hanging low over the road.

Pub landlady hoping to raise thousands for Macmillan Cancer Support

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:41pm Friday 29th August 2014

A cancer survivor is hoping an organised coffee morning could raise thousands of pounds in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Support for dementia patients

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

CARE organisations have teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society to provide a single Dorset-wide Memory Support and Advisory Service.

Enjoy a lads’ night out with the Round Table

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Round Table is offering the men of Bridport and Lyme Regis a free night out with the lads.

UPDATE: A35 in Chideock reopened following car crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

2:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE A35 in Chideock has been closed after a car crash.

West Dorset man scoops top music award with chart-topper Ed Sheeran

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

WEST Dorset man Emil Nava has scooped a prestigious award for his work with chart-topper Ed Sheeran.

Red Arrows fly over Dorset again at the Bournemouth Air Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE Red Arrows, daredevil wing-walking and a Battle of Britain memorial display will all be highlights at the seventh Bournemouth Air Festival.

Local organisations benefit from lottery funding

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:52pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRIDPORT and LYME REGIS: Local organisations and charities were given a funding boost on Tuesday following the announcement of the August 2014 Big Lottery Fund South West Awards for All, with 214 grants being given across the county amounting to nearly £1.8mn.

Yacht sparks alert

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:13pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Portland Coast-guard received a 999 call expressing concern for a yacht drifting in the late afternoon, seemingly unattended off Charmouth.

Expert warning on coast landslip risk

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:12pm Thursday 28th August 2014

CHARMOUTH: A CLIFF fall has sparked another safety warning.

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.

Expert warning on coast landslip risk

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The collapse of another section of cliff face between Evans Cliff and Cain’s Folly at Charmouth last week is another indication of the potential danger posed to locals and holidaymakers and the need for better warning signs, according to a local expert.

Log on now to see new look website

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

COUNTY: The Bridport and Lyme Regis News website has received a makeover.

Flats evacuated after gas leak

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: UPDATE: Concerns over age of fire fighters

2:30pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LYME REGIS: A mains pipe gas leak in View Road resulted in the evacuation of three flats and an unknown number of occupants on Tuesday afternoon.

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.

UPDATED: Six injured in two car collision on A35 in Winterbourne Abbas

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police logo

12:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SIX people were treated by paramedics after a two car smash on the A35 in Winterbourne Abbas earlier today.

Great War tribute at steam fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The Great Dorset Steam Fair will stage a Great War Special Display at this year’s event, from August 27 to 31.

Exchange scheme a growing success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Dorset’s longest running exchange programme is going from strength to strength after interest from five more applicants.

West Bay Day hailed huge success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

BRIDPORT: This year’s West Bay Day has been hailed a success by organisers after more than £2,500 was raised for charities.

Friends hit the road for Ruth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Friends of the late Ruth David are to retrace some of her favourite local places in a sponsored walk in her memory.

Firefighters clear up oil spillage on road

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:24am Monday 25th August 2014

FIRE crews cleared up an oil leak on the road in Charmouth.

Motorists face delays after accident closes road

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:51pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays as the A35 has been closed west of Charmouth due to an accident.

Lego characters in tribute to Mary Anning

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The legacy of Victorian fossil hunter Mary Anning continues in a new set of three women Lego characters including a palaeontologist – the director of Lyme Regis Museum has said.

Driver has lucky escape after crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:37pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A DRIVER had a lucky escape following a car crash in Haye Lane in Lyme Regis.

First-hand view of trenches

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

VIVID frontline experiences of the Great War, as recorded by a soldier from Portland, are being made available online through a new blog. The diaries of Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck are being published by the Dorset History Centre exactly 100 years after they were written, with regular entries posted online giving a first-hand account of his remarkable story.

Controversial ten-bed hotel backed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A controversial planning application to convert garage space into a ten-bedroom hotel has been approved by West Dorset District Council.

Council fights landfill scheme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

LYME REGIS: Uplyme Parish Council is supporting opposition to a proposed landfill site in Lyme Regis.

New mobile website launched by Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A NEW mobile website has been launched by the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership.

Watercolour painting classes

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ARTISTS are invited to take part in watercolour painting classes this autumn.

Annual fun dog show

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

The annual fun dog show will be held at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard on September 7 from 11am.

Parents worry that their children won't make friends at school

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ONE in three parents in the region worries that their children won’t make friends when they start school.








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