WITH VIDEO: Family and friends gather to say goodbye to 'humorous and humble' Sir John Colfox

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE village of Symondsbury was packed for the funeral of Sir John Colfox.

Crowds expected to say farewell to Bridport's Sir John Colfox today

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:16am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PREPARATIONS are all in place for the funeral of Sir John Colfox in Symondsbury at 2.30pm this afternoon.

In Depth: the eight new potential gypsy and traveller sites under consideration in Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:22pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SITE at Marshwood is being considered for a potential site for a gypsy and traveller camp and will be subject to a public consultation this year.

UPDATE WITH PICTURES: Road reopened after Lyme Regis car crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:47pm Sunday 20th July 2014

EMERGENCY services dealt with a crash in Lyme Regis.

Damory to run peak-time Bridport to Yeovil service

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

6:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

COMMUTERS will be able to travel between Bridport and Yeovil during peak times and college holidays.

No limits on the dance floor

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

NOT many things cheer you up more than a bit of your favourite music and a good dance.

Turning back time

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Children at Bridport Primary School have been immersed in the history of the First World War as part of a special week-long project.

Limber up for the Big Wheeze event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

TRAINING runs are being held to help joggers limber up for this year’s Mrs E’s Big Wheeze.

Little princesses donate their golden locks to help child cancer patients

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

TWO young Bridport girls are donating their hair to the Little Princess charity.

Life-saving equipment installed in garage

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A DEFIBRILLATOR has been installed at Kittwhistle Garage in Bridport with help from The British Heart Foundation.

Battle for Hill 112 hero honoured

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A BRIDPORT war hero was presented with a commemorative medal by HRH Prince Edward at the 70th anniversary of a crucial battle in the Second World War.

Councillors move to do away with West Bay pinch point

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

5:28pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WEST Dorset District councillors have backed plans to remove a pinch point at West Bay.

Broadchurch reporters catch up with real life news in West Bay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE duo who play newspaper reporters in award-winning TV crime drama Broadchurch have said how filming in West Bay added a particular atmosphere to the show.

Former Lyme pupil hits a career high on new aircraft carrier

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:25pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER Woodroffe student has described attending the unveiling of the Royal Navy’s next generation aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth as the ‘icing on top’ of his career.

School set to take the lead as maths hub

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:27pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WOODROFFE School in Lyme Regis has been selected to lead a national maths hub working with a network of schools across the South West.

Bridport based photographer to feature on ITV's Harbour Lives

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:36am Wednesday 16th July 2014

POPULAR Bridport-based photographer Stephen Banks will feature on ITV’s Harbour Lives tomorrow night, Thursday July 17, after his work caught the eye of the show’s producer.

Police swoop on Lyme Regis flat in drugs raid

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

12:53pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

POLICE arrested two people following a drugs raid on a Lyme Regis flat.

West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin appointed Lord Privy Seal

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: LEGAL ACTION: MP Oliver Letwin

2:11pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

WEST Dorset MP Oliver Letwin has been appointed to the role of Lord Privy Seal in David Cameron’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Airline pilot is a dab hand at writing children's stories

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

IT is not enough for Patrick Caruth that he’s got a successful day job as an airline pilot – he’s also a published children’s book author.

Bridport Jurassic Coast Run hailed a success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

MORE than 120 people laced up their running shoes and hit the streets for this year's Jurassic Coast Run in Bridport.

Tributes paid to Sir John Colfox

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been pouring in following the death of Sir John Colfox.

Jurassic Fields Music Festival draws in the crowds

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:16am Monday 14th July 2014

A BRAND new music festival in Bridport was definitely good enough for those enjoying the fun.

Views needed in assisted conception consultation

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

1:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

THE Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging people to give their views on a consultation document which proposes changes to the existing Assisted Conception policy.

Doris celebrates her 100th birthday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

THE secret to a happy life is remembering to have fun and make people laugh, according to Bridport woman Doris Keating who has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Brownie and mum enjoy day at Buckingham Palace

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

A BRIDPORT Brownie and her mum have spent an unforgettable day at Buckingham Palace during a special celebration marking 100 years of Brownies. Rosey, 8, from 1st Bothen-hampton Brownies, and mum Kirsty Edwardes, enjoyed rubbing shoulders with royalty – of the dynastic and sporting kind.

Bridport Hat Festival to be the best yet

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

THIS year will be the fifth Bridport Hat Festival and organisers say it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Countryside champions gain Dorset Wildlife Trust award

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

FIVE people have been awarded the Dorset Wildlife Trust ‘Wildlife Champions’ AQA award, which means they can go on to higher level studies to get a step closer to their dream jobs in conservation.

Throw a wet sponge to help lifeboat funds

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

10:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

THE full programme for Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis has been revealed.

Controversy over council grants for community groups

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

GRANT-GIVING at Lyme Regis Town Council proved controversial once again with some organisations slammed for failing to generate their own income.

UPDATE: Man sparks police alert in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:45pm Friday 11th July 2014

A MAN has been arrested after barricading himself into a property in Bridport.

Fears over post office's future quashed

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Post Office has moved to reassure villagers after fears for the future of the service in Burton Bradstock.

Try new yoga class amongst the apple trees

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

NESTLED in the heart of Bridport town centre is the community orchard – a space which may not look like much at first glance but one that is steadily becoming a new activity retreat.

£8k cigarettes theft in smash and grab

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 11th July 2014

THIEVES fled with £8,000 worth of cigarettes after smashing a door of the convenience store attached to Parkdean holiday park in West Bay.

Firefighters tackle West Dorset barn fire involving 100 tonnes of hay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

7:33am Friday 11th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called after a fire sparked at a West Dorset barn containing 100 tonnes of hay.

Coach company set to close

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

A BRIDPORT firm that has been in business for more than 30 years is closing down.

Garden centre team get top award

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Groves Nurseries, in Bridport and Beaminster, has scooped the top prize in the national ‘Greatest Garden Centre Team Awards’.

Knifeman held after violent confrontation on beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

1:50pm Thursday 10th July 2014

POLICE swooped on West Bay beach to arrest a knife-wielding man.

VIDEO: Ex-politician, TV star and author Ann Widdecombe woos WI

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:17am Thursday 10th July 2014

NOVELIST, politician and television personality Ann Widdecombe wowed the audience as star speaker at Uplyme village hall.

£17k widening cost but delays over its funding

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:16am Thursday 10th July 2014

WORK to widen a pinch point installed at West Bay will cost £17,000 and should be carried out as soon as possible, councillors will be told.

Repairs make road 'dangerous'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

ROAD repairs have left a Bridport junction dangerous, claims resident Colin Sparkes.

Cafe wins bid to sell alcohol

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A BRIDPORT cafe has been successful in its application for an alcohol licence, despite objections from neighbours.

Bridport girls get the chop for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:53pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

TWO young Bridport girls are donating their hair to the Little Princess charity.

UPDATE: Road blocked after Bridport crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:11am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A WOMAN was injured after a crash at Netherbury this morning.

Police warning after 'tombstoning' reports

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:43pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

TOMBSTONING is irresponsible, dangerous and really not worth the risk' - that's the message from police, coastguards and traders after reports of thrill seekers risking their lives jumping off the East Pier at West Bay.

Bridport Primary will close when teachers strike on Thursday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:11pm Monday 7th July 2014

CHILDREN at Briport Primary School will get the day off on Thursday when striking teachers mean the school has to close.

Cigarettes stolen in shop raid

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

10:45am Monday 7th July 2014

TWO people have been arrested after £8,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from a holiday park in West Bay.

Action! More Broadchurch 2 filming in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The stars of Broadchurch up against some stiff competition

5:05pm Sunday 6th July 2014

CAMERAS are set to roll again in West Dorset to film more scenes for the second series of award-winning TV crime drama Broadchurch.

Dexterity on piano

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THERE’S still time to soak up the atmosphere at the Beaminster Festival before it’s over for another year.

Exhibition a success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

An art group has held its first exhibition more than three years after it was first started.

Roll back to the blues, hot jazz and ragtime

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

FB Pocket Orchestra promise visitors to Beach and Barnicott in Bridport a musical extravaganza at their gig tomorrow night.






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