UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Bridport Co-op hit by ram raiders

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE are hunting ram-raiders who smashed through the front of the co-op store in Bridport stealing 'a large quantity' of cash.

Bridport FM wrapped up in style with live concert broadcast

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:14pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as broadcasting for the town’s radio station BridportFM wrapped up in style.

Lorry fire extinguished on A35

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:09am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LORRY that caught fire caused traffic delays in Bridport this morning.

School bus and truck involved in West Dorset collision

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:08pm Monday 22nd September 2014

POLICE are on scene after an accident involving a school bus in West Dorset.

Former pilot from West Dorset denies string of child sex offences

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A FORMER British Airways pilot from West Dorset has denied committing a string of child sex offences.

Hundreds enjoy perfect weather at Eggardon Kite Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed perfect weather conditions as they accepted the invitation to ‘go fly a kite’ at the Eggardon Kite Festival.

Police extend search for missing man David Blair to Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:30pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Police searching for a missing man from Surrey believe he may have driven to Lyme Regis.

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall at Dorset book signing

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:56pm Saturday 20th September 2014

BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall attended a book signing at a Bridport store.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Devastating lightning strike blasts family home

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:35am Friday 19th September 2014

A FAMILY had an ‘incredibly lucky’ escape after a lightning strike blew apart the back of their West Dorset home.

Vicar's fatal pilgrimage vow: 'I will do this or die trying'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

A vicar who died at sea on the return leg of a pilgrimage had told his wife he was prepared to ‘die in the attempt’.

Bridport police enquiry office saved from the axe amid swingeing cuts

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:19am Friday 19th September 2014

BRIDPORT’s police enquiry office is saved from the axe as the force faces swingeing cuts.

West Dorset communities triumph at county's prestigious Best Village Competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST Dorset cleaned up at the Dorset Best Village Competition with Martinstown, Loders and Winterbourne Steepleton scooping the top awards.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning to hit Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

HEAVY rain, thunderstorms and lightning could batter Dorset tomorrow, the Met Office said.

Comedy actress Meera Syal will star in Broadchurch 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Meera Syal

9:24am Thursday 18th September 2014

COMEDY actress Meera Syal will star in the second series of Broadchurch, it has been announced.

DOWN YOUR WAY: Charmouth news

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

IT always amazes me how many musical people there seem to be in the village, so when I saw the information about The Charmouth and Bridport Pop and Rock Choir I had to pass it on, writes Charmouth correspondent Neil Harvey.

Funding to bolster community project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A voluntary community company is celebrating after winning a commission of more than £12,000.

Tango the police dog retires from active services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police dog Tango is calling it a day after an eight-and-a-half year career sniffing out crime.

Dorset County Hospital to hold open day in October

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Dorset residents will be able to get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of Dorset County Hospital next month when it throws open its doors for its annual public open day.

Superfast net workshop

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: The Superfast Dorset project has been given strong support by officials from the county and district councils.

Air ambulance lifesavers to take flight to raise awareness

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will be flying into locations across the two counties as part of an awareness campaign during National Air Ambulance Week.

Teenager to donate full head of hair to good cause

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A determined 13-year-old girl will lose most of her hair to fashion into a wig for a cancer charity.

Dementia care group given £150 by Bridport community groups

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Dorset Healthcare’s Greenfields Day Centre benefited from a £150 donation, thanks to two Bridport community groups.

Fire and Rescue Service launches new road safety programme

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

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service launches a new road safety initiative called The Honest Truth at its Poundbury headquarters on Tuesday.

Plan to improve the skills of people in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: A plan has been launched to improve the skills of people in West Dorset.

Bridport woman loses 8 stone in weight loss programme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: A 50-year-old woman who lost more than eight stone and went from a size 26 to a 12 has been competing for Woman of the Year in the Dorset and Somerset district finals of a slimming competition.

Space talk includes meteorites from Mars

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Dorset County Museum is hosting a talk by Dr Caroline Smith called Treasures from Space on October 8 at 7pm.

Dorset County Hospital Trust shortlisted for national awards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COUNTY: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in the Provider Trust of the Year and Rising Stars categories of the 2014 Health Service Journal Awards.

Home alone while the Great War rages

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BEAMINSTER: An exhibition with a difference is now on show in the museum to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

DOWN YOUR WAY: Chideock news

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE ‘Chideock in the Wars’ event was so well attended that we had to hastily put out more chairs for people to watch the power point presentation and the play The Chideock Egg Lady, writes Chideock correspondent Lyn Crisp.

DOWN YOUR WAY: West Bay news

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ON Tuesday of last week many people were looking out to sea watching the Tall Ship Belem, a French registered craft, under sail, writes West Bay correspondent Philip Ringer.

Have your say on sites for travellers: Marshwood earmarked as one possible location

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

People are being given the chance to have their say on proposed gypsy and traveller sites in the county.

Let’s try something different

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Next week you can try something completely different at a special event from September 27 to October 4.

Feast on folk music for RNLI

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: RNLI Lifeboats logo

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BURTON BRADSTOCK: ‘A Feast of Folk’ is looking to raise money for the RNLI by tapping into the old village tradition of music, song, and dance.

First class aider

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Past, present, and future volunteers of the Bridport division of St John Ambulance gathered to thank their outgoing leader for his 31 years of service.

Check the mattress for bed bug invasion

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Homes across the town could be affected by a potential invasion of bedbugs, pest control experts are warning.

Fears over plans to cut bin services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Members of the town council’s environment and social wellbeing committee are concerned at the proposed reduction in the number of waste bins and possible reduction in the frequency of emptying them.

On-call firefighters wanted

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

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COUNTY: On-call firefighters in Dorset are looking for new recruits to join the crew.

Public consultation on waiting restrictions at Cobb

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:48am Thursday 18th September 2014

People are set to turn out in force to a public meeting discussing changes to waiting restrictions in the town after uproar from businesses and traders.

BridportFM launch hailed a huge success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:45am Thursday 18th September 2014

BridportFM radio station has been a success on the airwaves, organisers say.

Artists’ work to be turned Inside Out

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:44am Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Butterflies, ear trumpets and a giant white hare will put the South Dorset Ridgeway in a whole new light this weekend.

Woman dies after fall on stairs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN died after falling down a flight of stairs at her Bridport home, an inquest was told.

My ordeal of being tied up and gang raped

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:41am Thursday 18th September 2014

Another sexual abuse victim has spoken out following the ordeal suffered by the 10th Earl of Sandwich’s son Robert Montagu.

Vandals smash Christmas light bulbs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Vandals have destroyed the town’s Christmas lights which have cost organisers around £2,000 to replace, it is claimed.

We're jamming - former bassist to perform

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORMER bass player From The Jam Bruce Foxton is performing the band’s classic album Setting Sons at the Bridport Electric Palace on September 19 with From the Jam. In conversation with Joanna Davis, Bruce reveals that life truly is on the up.

One of Bridport’s oldest residents passes away aged 103

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Heartfelt tributes have been paid following the death of a ‘friendly and inspirational’ woman who was also one of West Dorset’s oldest residents.

Volunteer helpers wanted at library

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

New volunteers are needed for the town library’s royal voluntary service which delivers books to those struggling to visit the library themselves.

Tea party to shed light on condition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Living Tree cancer support group in the town is hosting a mini-concert and tea party on October 3 at 2pm to promote Colostomy Awareness Day.

Chamber choir to sing at church

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A renowned London amateur chamber choir will be visiting Whitchurch Canonicorum on Saturday.

Christmas cheer fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

5:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Bridport Christmas Cheer is holding a fundraising bingo night at Bridport Town Hall tomrrow at 7.30pm. This is the first fundraiser the Bridport Cheer committee have organised and the aim is to make the Christmas Cheer event on 3 December even bigger. People are encouraged to attend and join in.

What's your view of the local school?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

5:51pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The New Schools Network has published one of the largest polls on how parents view their local school.







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