War memorial unveiled with poignant service

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

BEAMINSTER’s long-awaited war memorial was unveiled with a poignant reminder from veteran Frank Moore about their importance.

Headteacher bids farewell

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The portents were all there to help headteacher Mike Best make his decision to retire after 14 years leading Beaminster School.

Where's your favourite place in Dorset? send us your photos for #dorsetviews week

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:20am Tuesday 15th July 2014

We all know that Dorset is beautiful - and this week we want your help to celebrate it.

Abseilers to help wildflowers at Beaminster Tunnel

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport May Day celebrations called off

4:42pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

ASEILERS will be seen again on the slopes of Beaminster Tunnel. But this time it’s to stop the spread of Himalayan Balsam.

Beaminster Festival organiser leaves on a high note

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STEPPING DOWN: Tanya Bruce-Lockhart and Lily

2:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

Tanya Bruce-Lockhart has decided to move on following a decade of organising Beaminster Festival.

Staunch Beaminster volunteer and helper an honorary townswoman

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CREDIT TO THE COMMUNITY: Gillian Summers, Peter Brook, Gilbert Berry, Margaret Greenham, Jane Stitchury, Angela Dupont

2:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

BEAMINSTER is celebrating after a woman who arrived in the town at the age of 11 has been officially made an Honorary Townswoman.

Young West Dorset racing star heads to South Africa on prestigious scholarship

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Charles during his time at the British Racing School. Picture supplied by BRS.

3:13pm Friday 9th May 2014

A YOUNGSTER from West Dorset will be learning from the best after winning a prestigious racing scholarship.

Lucky escape after West Dorset crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

9:51am Friday 2nd May 2014

A woman and her son escaped without serious injury after their car went into a hedge.

Bugle call to save Beaminster Royal British Legion from closure

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bugle call to save Beaminster Royal British Legion from closure

10:00am Sunday 16th March 2014

Beaminster’s Royal British Legion is on its knees due to apathy and a clash of peronalities.

Get snapping on first day of spring to be part of Home in Bridport exhibition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Alan Schneiderman snapped these captivating daffodils on a sunny afternoon in Childs Hill this weekend

11:16am Friday 14th March 2014

A BRIDPORT project hopes to capture a moment in time – noon on the first day of spring to be precise.

'Mrs Beaminster' made Honorary Townsperson

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HONOURED: Margaret Greenham

3:25pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A WOMAN who arrived in Beaminster at the age of 11 and has been immersing herself in the life of the town ever since has been made an Honorary Townsperson.

Invitation to save with credit union

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:22am Thursday 20th February 2014

THE FIRST Dorset Credit Union paid out a record £50,000 last November to members who had saved throughout the year for Christmas.

Beaminster School bobsleigh team prepares for British Bobsleigh Championships in Austria

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Amy Nicholson, left with Olly Biddulph, right, on the push track

10:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

THE Beaminster School bobsleigh team has had its first training run ahead of the British Bobsleigh Championships in Austria on March 8.

Packed house for Fairey Band concert

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Tony and Margaret Greenham and guest conductor Mark Peacock with their specially framed certificate.

3:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

THE Fairey Band hosted its annual Christmas Concert in front of a packed house in Beaminster.

Jewellery stolen in smash and grab raid

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TARGETED: Ann Day in her shop with the broken window behind her

2:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A WEST Dorset business is counting the cost of a smash and grab raid.

Dorset students show 'grit and determination' during geography field trip to River Piddle

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Students at work on field trip to River Piddle

4:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

SIXTH form students from Beaminster School and the Sir John Colfox School showed ‘grit and determination’ during a geography field trip.

Beaminster School celebrates 'good' Ofsted rating

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MARK OF SUCCESS: Beaminster School pupils celebrate their Ofsted report

10:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013

BEAMINSTER School is a good school with a calm environment that creates a harmonious atmosphere – and is achieving above average in maths and English, say Ofsted inspectors.

Lynette brings past to life in recipe book

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: READ ALL ABOUT IT: Lynette Fisher and her recipe book

9:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

SHE might have been tucked away in a side street off Beaminster Square for the past 22 years but Lynette Fisher’s horizons weren’t always so rural.

Beaminster school pupils celebrate Black History Month

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: MUSIC MAKING: Students beat the drum

12:00pm Monday 11th November 2013

BEAMINSTER school pulsed to the sounds of Zimbabwe as pupils celebrated Black History Month.

War histories to open Bridport Literary Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Kate Adie

1:00pm Saturday 9th November 2013

POEMS and anecdotes of the Boer War and a searing analysis of the causes of the First World War open Bridport’s 2013 Literary Festival on Remembrance Sunday, November 10.

Down Your Way: Chideock

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

THE interdenominational village service of Remembrance at St Giles Church is on Sunday, November 10 at 10.55am. Due to the War Memorial still being surrounded by scaffolding the Remembrance will be held in the St Giles Church. There will be an act of Remembrance at 11am, followed by a service for those who wish to stay.

Resurrection of our Beaminster queen

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Resurrection of our Beaminster queen

12:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

TWO decades after the last Miss Beaminster was crowned young Georgina Boyer has resurrected the title.

Help give Michael a better quality of life

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LIFE CHANGING: Michael Edge with his mum Joan in the garden of the residential home in Beaminster

12:00pm Friday 1st November 2013

A DORSET charity has begun a major fundraising drive to revamp a Beaminster residential home.

Beaminster coffee morning raises £1,000 for Cancer Research

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Beaminster coffee morning raises £1,000 for Cancer Research

9:52am Tuesday 29th October 2013

A CARD and coffee morning held in Beaminster has seen more than £1,000 raised for Cancer Research UK.

Students back Beaminster food bank

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Salway Ash primary school pupils with their harvest festival donations which went to the Beaminster food bank

11:21am Thursday 24th October 2013

A SCHEME offering fresh produce to hard-up families in the Beaminster area has won support from local residents.

News on the wall

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: News on the wall

10:54am Thursday 24th October 2013

HOW do our readers do it?

It really is ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Mapperton House

3:13pm Thursday 10th October 2013

CAST and crew in the star-studded adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd have praised west Dorset for its beautiful countryside and warm welcome.

Anti-social couple evicted from Beaminster house

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

A ZERO-tolerance policy by a west Dorset housing provider has led to the eviction of a couple from their Beaminster home.

Slimmer’s big success story

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sadie James after her weight loss

2:54pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

TOPPING the scales at more than 20 stone, Melplash shepherd Sadie James lacked confidence and energy.

Broadwindsor community bursting with pride

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Adam Peat and Coun Su Hunt present Broadwindsor with the People’s Project Award

10:27am Thursday 3rd October 2013

THE community of Broadwindsor is proud of its People’s Project honour presented at the Dorset Best Village Awards.

Improvements underway at St Mary's Primary School

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ROBUST PLANS: From the left, Chris Vincent, Teri Goodinson, Rosemary Rychvosky and behind is Peter Farrington,independent education expert from the National College of School Leadership

10:11am Thursday 3rd October 2013

A MAJOR programme of improvements is underway at St Mary’s Primary School in Beaminster after government inspectors placed the school in ‘special measures’.

St Mary's Church of England School pupils climb on board for day of pirate action

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: AVAST: Pupils get into the spirit of pirates day.

10:12am Wednesday 25th September 2013

YOUNGSTERS put the wind in the sails of their newest topic by holding a pirates day.

Farmers awarded for shepherding skills at Melplash Show

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sheep at Melplash Show

12:31pm Thursday 15th August 2013

THE winners of this year’s Melplash Show impressed the judges with their stockmanship and the health of their flocks.

Beaminster School student has got it in hand

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WELL DONE: Rory Fisher with is device

3:08pm Tuesday 6th August 2013

A BEAMINSTER School student has grabbed a prestigious prize for young engineers and scientists.

Beaminster Tunnel reopens one year after tragedy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LINKS: Jean Frampton and Irene Francis

10:00am Thursday 1st August 2013

BEAMINSTER Tunnel has re-opened more than a year after it collapsed and claimed the lives of two people.

Bathsheba's back: Mulligan to star in Far From The Madding Crowd

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SET: Beaminster

3:58pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

EXCITEMENT is building at the possibility that Beaminster could be a prime location for the shooting of a new star-studded movie.

New award after construction of Mountjoy school

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TOP MARKS:Mountjoy

6:31pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE team behind the new Mountjoy School has scooped a top award.

Fears grow for missing Beaminster pensioner

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Missing: Sara Taylor

10:20am Saturday 2nd March 2013

FEARS are growing for a pensioner who vanished while out walking.

Appeal after schoolgirl in Beaminster hit and run

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BEAMINSTER: appeal for witnesses

12:10pm Monday 11th February 2013

A TEENAGE girl was involved in a collision with a car which failed to stop in Beaminster.

Council says Beaminster tunnel work is on track

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CLOSED: Beaminster Tunnel

2:43pm Tuesday 29th January 2013

THE council is in talks with landowners for work on Beaminster Tunnel.

Mixed GCSE and A level results for west Dorset schools

10:03am Thursday 24th January 2013

MIXED results in GCSE and A level tables out today for west Dorset.

Firefighters tackle Beaminster farm fire

8:41am Monday 21st January 2013

Fire fighters have issued safety advice following a blaze near Beaminster.

First winner drawn from Beaminster lotto hat

10:26am Thursday 10th January 2013

THE first winning ticket has been drawn in the Beaminster parking lottery.

Beaminster School Students’ support for causes in India

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SPECIAL TRIP: Sixth form students from Beaminster visited India

5:30pm Tuesday 1st January 2013

A GROUP of sixth formers have been helping street children during a three week trip to India.

It could be you - Beaminster's lotto is running now

3:32pm Wednesday 19th December 2012

A PARKING lottery scheme has been launched in Beaminster to boost the town over Christmas and new year.

Go-ahead for £2.25 million Beaminster Tunnel scheme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: GREEN LIGHT: funding has been approved

11:02am Friday 7th December 2012

THE Beaminster Tunnel could be open by the end of May at a cost of least £2.25million.

Beaminster Museum hits the lottery jackpot

10:37am Wednesday 28th November 2012

Beaminster's Museum is banking lottery cash for a new project.

Councillors back £2.1m option for tunnel

1:28pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

COUNCILLORS have decided on a £2.1m scheme to fix Beaminster Tunnel.

Government refuses Tunnel cash plea

12:56pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

THE Government has refused to fund Dorset County Council work to fix Beaminster Tunnel.

Home Secretary visits Beaminster

11:08am Tuesday 23rd October 2012

HOME Secretary Theresa May addressed the party faithful in Beaminster

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