UPDATED: Two injured in second crash on A35

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

3:21pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE cars have crashed on the A35 close to the scene of an earlier collision.

Three vehicle crash blocks A35 near Morecombelake

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

12:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THREE vehicles have been involved in a crash on the A35.

Thieves force their way into Lyme Regis TIC and steal safe

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:50am Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE are hunting thieves who broke into the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre and stole a safe.

Eight reasons we can’t wait to see Broadchurch 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Filming has finally finished on season 2 of Broadchurch, and we can't wait to see the results. Writer Chris Chibnall has been very careful to keep the plot under wraps - and we've avoided the spoiler-heavy filming shots you might have seen elsewhere in the spirit of preserving the suprise. Instead, here's just a few of the things we're looking forward to.... 

Search called off after yacht found beached near Axmouth

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:18pm Monday 20th October 2014

A land and marine search by Lyme Regis RNLI and national coastguard personnel was called off over the weekend after a yacht was found beached at Haven Cliff east of Axmouth on Friday.

Plenty to taste at Eat Dorset food fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST DORSET: Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster at the weekend.

Bridport Apple Day at Community Orchard is a resounding success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people took advantage of a break in the weather to attend the 7th annual Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day on Saturday.

Don't be a victim of cyber crime this Get Safe Online Week

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:39am Monday 20th October 2014

DORSET police is urging people to think about preventing cyber crime this Get Safe Online week.

UPDATE: Bridport police issue safety plea after fatal collision

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:30am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE chief Mike Darby has issued a safety plea to motorists after one man died and several others were left fighting for their lives in a horrifying week of accidents on West Dorset's roads.

Harry Potter star joins cast of Burton Bradstock adventure film

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

FILM fans won’t want to disapparate any time soon with the announcement of Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joining the cast of children’s adventure film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?

EXCLUSIVE: Broadchurch 2 producer thanks West Dorset residents for their support during filming

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

On the last day of filming for Broadchurch 2 last week author Chris Chibnall took time between showers for an exclusive chat over an Eccles cake and tea at The Watch House cafe in West Bay with Bridport News reporter Rene Gerryts

David writes his way to winning Bridport Prize

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:10am Thursday 16th October 2014

Winners of the Bridport Prize will be celebrating at the award ceremony at the arts centre on Saturday.

Lyme harbourmaster urges people to take care in rough seas

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

Lyme Regis Harbourmaster Grahame Forshaw is appealing to the public to take care along the coast that has been battered by wild weather.

Freedom certificate home after 76 years

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: Celebrations were in order as a Freedom of the Borough of Lyme Regis certificate was brought home to the town.

Cash boost helping injured young rider realise his dreams

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:58am Thursday 16th October 2014

A young lad whose left foot was severed in a lawnmower accident when he was a toddler is successfully taking on the eventing world.

Boy rescued from scaffolding in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRIDPORT: Firefighters and police rescued a young boy stuck on scaffolding in East Street.

MP gives talk at Lib-Dem meeting

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Right Hon Lynne Featherstone MP attended an event hosted by The West Dorset Liberal Democrats.

Catenians bowled over at teach-in

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BOWLS were the theme of the day for the Axminster Catenians as many members learnt new skills.

Cows come home after roaming on nature reserve

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CATTLE are roaming the heathland landscape of one of Devon’s main nature reserves for the first time in many years.

Path service at county hospital

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Board has agreed with the recommendation from an internal expert group to develop its own pathology service.

Remembrance dates for the diary

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: Each year in November the town commemorates the ultimate sacrifice of the thousands of men and women who have died in the service of their country.

It’s a bomb made out of ceramics

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:46am Thursday 16th October 2014

THANKS to Graham Burridge, former Bridport postmaster, for sharing this find with us.

Bay Chorale play concert to mark Remembrance Day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

 The Lyme Bay Chorale will mark Remembrance Sunday with a performance at St Michael’s Church with a renowned guest conductor.

Traffic priority system planned for narrow road near Marshwood school

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

Council chiefs are looking at ways to cut the risk to pedestrians by slowing traffic at a tight chicane in Marshwood.

Lyme Regis as seen from a different perspective

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

An aerial photography company is flying high after capturing these spectacular shots showing the town from a different perspective.

Running group competes in Berlin Marathon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

The letter B has been the theme of the year for a group of runners from the town who have completed four marathons between them.

Smart move for village library as it hosts film night

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

The village library will host a new monthly film night on a new smart TV, thanks to funding from Magna Housing Association.

Making the leap to raise money for MS research

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

The spur to jump out of a plane was the desire to raise money for charity – but Helen Wrixon said she’d do it again in a heartbeat just for the fun of it.

Lyme Regis school children enjoy cooking masterclass

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:01am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: Children from St Michael’s Pre-School enjoyed a cooking masterclass to round off their celebration of harvest week.

Jurassic Coast Trust seeking volunteers in Bridport, Burton, and Abbotsbury

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:58am Thursday 16th October 2014

Jurassic Coast Trust wants volunteers to assist in fundraising activities in Bridport, Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury as part of a wider regional campaign.

Litton Cheney residents donate £14,000 towards bell refurbishment

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:52am Thursday 16th October 2014

Residents in Litton Cheney have responded enthusiastically to the call to help repair their centuries-old church bells.

Ally's going up the pole for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:45am Thursday 16th October 2014

CAN'T say I often write about pole dancing fundraisers but that's the beauty of this job, you just never know what'll turn up.

Residents updated on social homes plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: Residents turned out in force to a meeting revealing more about a new affordable housing site pinpointed by the Community Land Trust (CLT).

Residents rally to save church at the 'heart' of their community

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:41am Thursday 16th October 2014

CHARMOUTH: Residents of the village turned out in force to a public meeting in aid of restoring St Andrew’s Church after news that it faces closure.

Beaminster among locations in Dorset selected to host driver refresher training

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:39am Thursday 16th October 2014

COUNTY: Older residents in Dorset will be given the opportunity to participate in driver refresher sessions at a number of sites in the country, including Beaminster, through the rest of the year.

Pupils honoured at awards ceremony

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

BEAMINSTER: Parents, staff, governors and students all joined together for the 2014 Beaminster School Presentation Evening on Monday.

Santa’s at Christmas Cheer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Christmas Cheer will be held on December 3 and the event promises to offer a wide range of festivities and Christmas celebrations for all of the family to enjoy.

Gold standard for farm shop

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Washingpool Farm Shop has received a Gold standard award from Taste of the West.

Group waves hello to a share of £1.3m

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

YOUNG people with mental health difficulties in Dorset and South Devon are amongst five groups across the South West that will now share over £1.3 million from the Big Lottery Fund.

Raise money to help fight cancer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Help the local community raise funds for Stand up to Cancer at an event in the town on Friday.

Woman at War exhibit welcomes Serbians

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:05pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Dorset County Museum welcomed some special visitors to its A Dorset Woman at War exhibition.

Fire service welcomes recruits

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Five apprentice firefighters joined the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) apprenticeship scheme last week.

Hard workers recognised

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Employees of Dorset County Council have been recognised for their hard work and achievements at the annual staff Pride Awards.

Church concert

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST DORSET: Counter-tenor Michael Chance is returning to sing in Mapperton’s All Saints Church at 7pm on October 25.

Historic butchers RJ Balson and Son to appear on BBC

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

Family butchers RJ Balson and Son will appear on an episode of the BBC’s Escape to the Country, showcasing life in the Dorset countryside.

Lyme Regis residents updated on social homes plan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:21am Thursday 16th October 2014

RESIDENTS turned out in force to a meeting revealing more about a new affordable housing site pinpointed by the Community Land Trust (CLT).

Closer look at use of taxis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:40am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST DORSET: MP Oliver Letwin confirmed that the government will take a closer look at a clause allowing taxi drivers to use their vehicles for leisure purposes, says Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill.

Cheaper housing fight lost

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

LYME REGIS: The fight to save affordable housing units at Monmouth House has been lost after a U-turn saw the development trust ask the town council to buy the property on the open market.

Child swim class

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Highlands End Holiday Park in Eype will host child swimming lessons during the half term holidays from October 27 to November 2.

Museum opening hours to change

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The museum will switch to winter operating times from November 3 until next Easter.







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