Celebrities Billy Bragg and Hank Wangford to judge at Bridport Hat Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:28pm Friday 22nd 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 present to add their own expertise as judges.

Do you know these people? Police hunt gang of conmen

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:18am Friday 22nd August 2014

POLICE are hunting a gang who stole cash from several shops.

10 top Dorset events to make the most of your Bank Holiday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:59am Friday 22nd August 2014

THERE'S a bank holiday weekend just around the corner but if you're looking for something to do, there's no shortage of events going on across Dorset.

A giant problem - Where will 7ft 7in Mariusz stay when he is in Dorset?

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:08am Friday 22nd August 2014

A 7ft 7in giant is in need of a hotel room with an extra long bed when he performs at Dorset Steam Show.

Cyclists pedal 'around globe' for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Staff at a supermarket will take part in a static cycle around the world this weekend.

Scallops still show high levels of toxin

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Scallops caught off the Dorset coast are still showing signs of being affected by toxins.

Plea to carry safety kit at sea

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

COUNTY: Coastguards are urging seafarers to carry communication devices after a man had to swim for nearly five hours to reach shore.

Come back in, the water quality’s fine

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Beaches on track to fail now get highest rating

West Dorset students celebrate GCSE results

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

HUNDREDS of students from The Woodroffe School, Sir John Colfox School, and Beaminster School finally ended many weeks of waiting and anticipation as they gathered their GCSE results.

Footpath reopens after inquiry

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

LYME REGIS: A popular footpath running from Coombe Street to the River Lim has been reopened after a public inquiry by Dorset County Council.

Former school site is an 'eyesore', residents say

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A former school is creating an 'eyesore' and giving visitors a bad impression of Bridport, it is claimed.

Large rock fall at Charmouth sparks safety alert

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ANOTHER large rock fall has taken place at Charmouth.

Bumper crowds flock to Melplash Show

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FUN was in the air as thousands of people turned out in force to enjoy the annual Melplash Show held at the West Bay showground.

Clap along to ‘Happy’ village on video

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:32pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BROADWINDSOR: A West Dorset village is starring in a new music video to Pharell Williams’ hit song, Happy.

New book reveals the secret attractions of Lyme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:31pm Thursday 21st August 2014

LYME REGIS: The lesser known parts of the town have been revealed in a new book published by a local author.

Big crowds due at Melplash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BRIDPORT: Crowds will be turning out in force today, Thursday, August 21, to enjoy the annual Melplash Show.

Warning after spate of thefts from cars

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Thursday 21st August 2014

BRIDPORT: Theft from vehicles and criminal damage continues to affect the Bridport area as police again urged motorists against leaving valuables in their cars.

LIVE: GCSE results day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:43am Thursday 21st August 2014

Today thousands of young people in Dorset will pick up their GCSE results. Our team will be out and about in schools bringing you full coverage of the day.

VIDEO: Villagers gets 'Happy' with a viral video

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE WHOLE Broadwindsor community came together to get ‘Happy.’

Hundreds of fish washed up on beach in feeding frenzy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:34pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HUNDREDS of small fish have been washed up on the beach at West Bay.

West Dorset firefighters help tackle Axminster Carpets blaze

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: 'Take extra steps to reduce fire risks' residents asked as firefighters plan bank holiday strikes

7:28pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

DORSET firefighters helped colleagues fight a factory fire at Axminster Carpets today which led to three people being taken to hospital.

West Bay Day raises thousands of pounds for RNLI

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Gillian Summers, Annie Walker and Delia Parks with Ricky Groves

11:19am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WEST Bay Day 2014 has been hailed a success by organisers after more than £2,500 was raised for charities.

Olivia Colman and James D'Arcy star in Bridport torchlight procession

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:46am Monday 18th August 2014

BROADCHURCH stars Olivia Colman and James D’Arcy took part in the annual torchlight procession through Bridport and West Bay last night.

Construction work complete on cliff stabilisation project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:46pm Monday 18th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION work has been completed ahead of schedule on the multimillion pound East Cliff stabilisation programme in Lyme Regis - but there is still work to do, experts have said.

Controversial Lyme Regis hotel application approved

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:43am Monday 18th August 2014

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

Work on storm-damaged landmark nears completion

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Monday 18th August 2014

THE end is in sight for repairs to the historic Cobb following damage from severe storms that lashed the county at the start of the year.

VIDEO: Send in the Clunes! Buckham Fair a great success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:25pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THOUSANDS of people attended this year's Buckham Fair and were joined by more dogs than ever before.

Collection tin volunteer wanted

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for a new volunteer to look after collection tins in shops.

Shop in our store and feel very cool

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

The village shop has already received national recognition for its services and now its customers, staff and volunteers can be sure they’ll be cool while enjoying the shop.

External experts to shape Dorset County Council future

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

COUNTY: The leader of Dorset County Council has warned fellow members that money will be spent on ‘external expertise’ as the council enters a transformation phase.

Police crackdown on rural crime

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Dorset Police led a crackdown on rural crime in a cross-border operation.

Experts fly out to instruct teachers in Africa

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The skills teachers Alan Vian and Chris McConnell use in their everyday jobs at Hooke Court study centre are going to be put to use in Africa this month.

‘Hello, my wifi won’t work on my mobile’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Telephone timewasters clog up police helpline

Book to combat loneliness

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

COUNTY: A charity has released a book to combat loneliness after a quarter of older and disabled people using care services in Dorset claimed they didn’t have enough social contact.

Residents urged to take extra care during fire strikes

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RESIDENTS are still being urged to take extra care during the latest round of fire strikes.

Pink walk for cancer charity is a huge success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CHILDREN joined dozens of fundraisers on a walk from Beaminster to Bridport to raise money for a cancer charity.

Carnival reaches a colourful finale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Thousands of people flocked to the town to enjoy an explosive end to Lyme’s annual Carnival and Regatta Week.

Shave Cross Inn for sale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

WEST DORSET: An historic pub in the Marshwood Vale has been put up for sale.

10 things to do in Dorset this weekend - Don't miss out!

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:34am Friday 15th August 2014

What about the weather? The Met Office says we'll see highs of 18C on Saturday with sunny spells in the morning before it clouds over in the afternoon. While Sunday will see light rain so don't forget to take your brolly with you.

Very slow traffic on the A35 due to accident at Winterbourne Abbas

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police logo

4:35pm Friday 15th August 2014

There has been an accident on the A35 at Winterbourne Abbas, between the North Rew Lane junction and the B3159 junction, causing very slow traffic in both directions.

See the film comedy set in Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

‘ALL Over the Town’, the 1948 film comedy set in Lyme Regis, will be showing at The Town Mill Malthouse on August 18.

‘Welcome’ delay in decision on pathology lab

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who are fighting for the future of Dorset County Hospital’s pathology laboratory have welcomed a delay in a decision on the future of the service.

Man jailed after admitting causing death by dangerous driving in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Guilty: David Churcher

12:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

A MAN who drove "like a bullet" before smashing into a van driven by a grandfather has been jailed for six and a half years.

Special contest for canines at Martin Clune’s Buckham Fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

RESCUE dogs who take the prize ribbons at this year’s Buckham Fair will also take record prize money.

'Outstanding' A-Level results for West Dorset pupils

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Friday 15th August 2014

STUDENTS across the area have been celebrating an outstanding set of A-level results.

Jurassic Candles' giant help for hospice

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

More than £500 has been donated to the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust from the sale of Jurassic Candles on West Bay Day.

It’s off with Celia’s hair to help hospital

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

A brave 65-year-old woman who is due to have an operation for a rare medical condition will face the scissors in a hospital fundraiser.

LIVE: A Level results day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:41am Thursday 14th August 2014

Today thousands of young people picked up their A Level results. Our teams were out at schools across the county talking to students and finding out about their plans for the future.

Fight sparks police alert in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

5:18pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A FIGHT between two people sparked a police alert in Bridport.

Bring some music to our ears

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

COUNTY: Volunteers are being sought to safeguard the future of a unique service in Dorset for people with dementia.








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