Mountjoy School bids a fond farewell to administrative officer Rosemary Russell

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Mountjoy Special School is 'taking effective action' to improve

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

MOUNTJOY School admin officer Rosemary Russell got quite a surprise when she left the school after an association lasting more than 25 years.

Adult social care to stay under council umbrella

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WELCOME NEWS:  Sidney Gale House which  provides adult social care

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BRIDPORT Town Councillors have welcomed news that there is no intention to move the provision of adult social care in Bridport to the private sector.

Schoolgirl in final three for young reporter's award

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: DOING HER BIT: Ele Saltmarsh

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A SCHOOLGIRL has made it through to the final three for a national award for highlighting human rights issues.

Person dies in aircraft crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

2:32pm Friday 18th April 2014

A PERSON has died after a Microlight crash near Lyme Regis.

Engine failure on fishing boat sparks search

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAYING: The coastguard helicopter

2:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

A BROKEN-down fishing boat nearly sparked a major search operation after its engine broke down in Lyme Bay.

Crisis talks to keep Chancery House Day Care Centre alive

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BATTLE: Chancery House Day care Centre in Bridport

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHANCERY House Day Care Centre in Bridport is ‘fighting for its life’ in the face of dwindling support from Dorset County Council.

Dogs allowed in Marine Shelters

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TAKING A LEAD: The Marine Parade Shelters

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

LYME Regis Town Council has agreed to allow dogs in the Jubilee Pavilion after uncertainty about the council’s current practice.

Walkers hit the South Dorset Ridgeway to launch new landscape projects

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WE’RE HERE: Members of the South Dorset Ridgeway Partnership at the Hardy Monument

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEAM walked the length of the South Dorset Ridgeway to mark the launch of new projects to support and protect the landscape.

Grenade found at tourist spot

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ACTION STATIONS: Coastguard Gerry Bearpark, centre, briefs the Royal Navy Bomb Squad.

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A SECOND World War hand grenade found on a West Dorset beach sparked a huge security scare after a beachgoer found it and carried it to a nearby tourist attraction.

Mystery over the missing bins in town

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MISSING: South Avenue, Lyme Regis

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

COUNCILLORS kicked up a stink after a disappointing response from the Dorset Waste Partnership regarding the mystery of the missing litter bins in Lyme Regis.

Victory for coast road campaigners

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: DISPUTE:  The coast road  between Swyre and Abbotsbury

9:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Dorset campaigners are celebrating victory as white lines have been reinstated on a notorious stretch of road after years of protest.

Dizzy dives in to help combat seagull problem

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAY AWAY: Fin Parker with his hybrid falcon Dizzy at the Watch House Cafe, West Bay to control seagulls

12:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FALCONS Murphy and Dizzy are giving the seagulls in West Bay a run for their money this season.

Church Cliff beach still needs improvements to water quality

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: Cllr Mark Gage at Church Cliff Beach

11:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

A LYME Regis beach has cleaned up its act but there is ‘work still to be done’.

UPDATED: Hand grenade found on beach blown up after being handed in

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: World War Two hand grenade discovered on Charmouth beach

2:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

A SECOND World War hand grenade found on a West Dorset beach sparked a huge security scare after a member of the public found it and carried it to a nearby tourist attraction.

West Dorset runners do us proud in the London Marathon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Kate Smith and Sandie Burton run for Rainbow

5:19pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE crowds, the sun, the top class athletes, the good causes and the truly inspiring all helped get West Dorset runners through the gruelling 26 miles of the 2014 London Marathon.

Allington Hillbillies volunteer group disgruntled after community woodland search announced

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WE’RE ALREADY HERE: A working party on Allington Hill, Bridport preparing land for First World War project. Cathy Harvey is on the far right

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS who care for a stretch of woodland on the outskirts of Bridport say they feel ‘undervalued’ after an announcement the search is on for community woods in West Dorset.

Relief as badger cull shelved - for now

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LEARNING CURVE:  Environment Secretary Owen Paterson, pictured below, stresses doing nothing is not an option

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

WILDLIFE campaigners have breathed a sigh of relief at news that the controversial badger cull will not be imposed in Dorset.

Cyclist in 427-mile fundraiser from Paris for hospice

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Anthony Snelling

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ANTHONY Snelling is to cycle home from Paris in a fundraiser for the Joseph Weld Hospice which cared for his mother-in-law.

Cows 'starving' in Toller Porcorum field

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: One of the  cows near near Toller Porcorum

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

DOZENS of cows have been left starving in a West Dorset field, claim farmers.

Marathon runner makes beach his training ground

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WORTHY CAUSE: Matthew Uren in training

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A DAY at the beach is currently no picnic for a Bridport man who will be pounding the streets of London at the weekend.

Horse tied to a car then 'dragged and beaten' is saved by social media

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: APPEAL: Councillor Sarah Williams is calling for witnesses to come forward

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A ‘DRAGGED and beaten’ horse has been re-homed by the RSPCA and its safety is down to the power of social media.

Kingcombe reserve is inspiration behind artists' landscape exhibition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Kingcombe Copse by Wendy Hermelin

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BRIDPORT artists have been getting their inspiration from the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s King-combe Meadows nature reserve.

Cheers! 1,500 pints pulled at Lyme Regis Beer Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Festival goers sample some brews.

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MORE than 1,500 pints were pulled at the Lyme Regis Beer Festival as hundreds turned out to celebrate despite the wet weather.

Fresh Start scheme gives jobless a boost

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HOPE: Fresh Start graduates Alfie Goldstone and Fiona Laing with students, mentors and  volunteers on the scheme

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Bridport’s Fresh Start training scheme saw its first certificates awarded to hard-working learners at the Kingston Maurward Training Centre in North Mills, Bridport.

Support for people with bipolar disorder in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ACTION PLAN: Bridport community hospital

10:36am Friday 11th April 2014

BRIDPORT residents living with bipolar disorder are welcome to attend a course run by Dorset HealthCare.

School celebrates success at Senior Awards Ceremony

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: GONGS: Ellie Pring, Cristina Hilder and Emily Fuller, all highly commended accross all subjects

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as pupils received honours at the Woodroffe School Senior Awards Ceremony.

Search for replacement operator at Rinky Tinks seafront ice cream parlour

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ANGRY: Lucinda Cliff, formerly of Rinky Tinks Ice Cream Parlour, Lyme Regis

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LYME Regis Town Council is set to go out to tender to find a replacement operator for the Rinky Tinks ice cream parlour on the seafront.

Broadchurch creator opens charity shop in town

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Chris Chibnall at the Cancer Research UK shop in Bridport with shop manager Pat Blake

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall put himself under the spotlight at the relaunch of a Bridport charity store.

Oh what a bite! Mammoth tooth fossil found in Seatown

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CATCH OF THE DAY: Angler Chris Gasson with a  mammoth tooth  fossil on the beach in Chideock

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER out fishing has stumbled upon a rare mammoth tooth fossil in Seatown.

Mayor re-elected amidst scenes of chaos at council meeting

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: UNDER FIRE: Sally Holman

10:49am Thursday 10th April 2014

COUNCILLOR Sally Holman was re-elected as Lyme Regis Town Mayor amid chaotic scenes at a full council meeting.

Skatepark countdown as Lyme Regis facility takes a leap forward

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Lyme Regis skatepark supporters

9:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE wheels are finally off the ground for the much anticipated Lyme Regis skatepark.

Cash machine theft at Charmouth holiday park sparks police warning

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

5:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE theft of an ATM cash machine from Newlands Holiday Park in Charmouth has sparked a security warning to local businesses.

UPDATED: Vicar died rowing back from Cornwall on a 'spiritual journey'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: The Rev Bob Thorn

1:47pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Rev Bob Thorn was on a spiritual journey rowing back from Cornwall recreating the traditions of Celtic saints when he died.

Man found dead on Seatown beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Man found dead on Seatown beach

9:10am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A MAN has been found dead on a West Dorset beach.

Body found at Seatown was Burton Bradstock vicar

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRAGIC DEATH: The Rev Bob Thorn

1:12pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COMMUNITY is in shock after learning of the death of Burton Bradstock vicar Bob Thorn, whose body was found washed up in Seatown on Monday.

Girls in hospital after taking Class A drugs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WARNING: Insp Mike Darby

1:04pm Monday 7th April 2014

A 17-YEAR-OLD Bridport girl ended up in intensive care after taking a Class A illegal drug known as 2CIThe girl was found unconscious before being taken by ambulance to Dorset County Hospital.

Broadchurch creator at charity store relaunch

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Broadchurch creator at charity store relaunch

1:02pm Monday 7th April 2014

BROADCHURCH producer Chris Chibnall provided the relaunch of a popular Bridport charity store with a star-studded twist.

New community energy firm launched to benefit area

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Julian Brooks and Hannah Lovegrove of Community Heat & Power

2:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE power of the Dorset community is being brought to bear on the ways power is generated and used in the county.

Bridport Museum on the way to a new future

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A bright future: Bridport Museum

12:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

BRIDPORT Museum has been awarded nearly £100,000 worth of Lottery funding to kick start its £1million redevelopment.

Residents help bird experts discover most common garden visitors

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: GARDEN  VISITOR:  A blackbird

11:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A SNAPSHOT of garden visitors to Dorset gardens has provided experts with a valuable insight into bird populations.

Battle to save the No 47 gains momemtum

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CAMPAIGN:  Protesters who want to save the No. 47 bus route to Yeovil. Pictured front are Andy Pennington and Ros Kayes

10:00am Monday 7th April 2014

COUNCILLORS are to look at future options for an at-risk Bridport bus service after considering a 2,000-strong petition.

UPDATE: Two injured in alleged aggravated burglary

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Man arrested following incident in Lyme Regis

4:40am Sunday 6th April 2014

TWO people were rushed to hospital following an alleged aggravated burglary in Lyme Regis.

Police issue fog warning after A35 lorry and motorcycle incident

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

3:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

POLICE are urging motorists to take care in thick fog on the A35 following an incident between a lorry and a motorcycle.

Red tape hindering help for fishermen

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Richard Drax

4:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A DORSET MP says he is facing a blizzard of red tape in a bid to get compensation for fishermen affected by the winter storms.

Dorset braced for badger cull

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: n NFU Dorset NFU chairman Paul Gould broadly welcomes the move to protect livestock from bovine TB

2:00pm Sunday 6th April 2014

DORSET is again facing the possibility of a badger cull.

Marine litter still a blight on beaches

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TOOLS FOR THE JOB: John Hayes hands out bags and kit to volunteers at a previous clean-up operation Picture: John Gurd JG9389

11:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

FEWER pieces of rubbish are being picked up on Dorset’s beaches – but the tide hasn’t yet turned on the blight of marine litter.

£100,000 funding for Bridport Museum

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Curator Emily Hicks plans to rope in some fundraising to match the grant

12:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BRIDPORT Museum has been awarded nearly £100,000 worth of Lottery funding to kickstart its £1million redevelopment.

Ancient Britons at Hooke Court School

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Richard McNeal and Alan Vian as ancient Britons

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

CHILDREN at Hooke Court School will be getting a vivid history lesson next month when their teachers turn into ancient Britons.

UPDATE: Police appeal after horse 'dragged and beaten' in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

11:04am Saturday 5th April 2014

A ‘DRAGGED and beaten’ horse is safe, thanks to the power of social media.

Come and perform with the BSO

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Members of the BSO launch their  Rusty musicians project

4:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

West Dorset musicians are invited to perform with the Bournemouth Sym-phony Orchestra as part of its Rusty Musicians project.


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