Engine failure on fishing boat sparks search

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAYING: The coastguard helicopter

2:16pm Friday 18th April 2014

A BROKEN-down fishing boat nearly sparked a major search operation after its engine broke down in Lyme Bay.

Crisis talks to keep Chancery House Day Care Centre alive

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BATTLE: Chancery House Day care Centre in Bridport

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHANCERY House Day Care Centre in Bridport is ‘fighting for its life’ in the face of dwindling support from Dorset County Council.

Victory for coast road campaigners

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: DISPUTE:  The coast road  between Swyre and Abbotsbury

9:11am Thursday 17th April 2014

WEST Dorset campaigners are celebrating victory as white lines have been reinstated on a notorious stretch of road after years of protest.

Dizzy dives in to help combat seagull problem

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAY AWAY: Fin Parker with his hybrid falcon Dizzy at the Watch House Cafe, West Bay to control seagulls

12:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

FALCONS Murphy and Dizzy are giving the seagulls in West Bay a run for their money this season.

UPDATED: Hand grenade found on beach blown up after being handed in

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: World War Two hand grenade discovered on Charmouth beach

2:59pm Monday 14th April 2014

A SECOND World War hand grenade found on a West Dorset beach sparked a huge security scare after a member of the public found it and carried it to a nearby tourist attraction.

West Dorset runners do us proud in the London Marathon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Kate Smith and Sandie Burton run for Rainbow

5:19pm Monday 14th April 2014

THE crowds, the sun, the top class athletes, the good causes and the truly inspiring all helped get West Dorset runners through the gruelling 26 miles of the 2014 London Marathon.

Allington Hillbillies volunteer group disgruntled after community woodland search announced

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WE’RE ALREADY HERE: A working party on Allington Hill, Bridport preparing land for First World War project. Cathy Harvey is on the far right

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

VOLUNTEERS who care for a stretch of woodland on the outskirts of Bridport say they feel ‘undervalued’ after an announcement the search is on for community woods in West Dorset.

Cyclist in 427-mile fundraiser from Paris for hospice

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Anthony Snelling

3:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ANTHONY Snelling is to cycle home from Paris in a fundraiser for the Joseph Weld Hospice which cared for his mother-in-law.

Horse tied to a car then 'dragged and beaten' is saved by social media

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: APPEAL: Councillor Sarah Williams is calling for witnesses to come forward

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A ‘DRAGGED and beaten’ horse has been re-homed by the RSPCA and its safety is down to the power of social media.

Kingcombe reserve is inspiration behind artists' landscape exhibition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Kingcombe Copse by Wendy Hermelin

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

BRIDPORT artists have been getting their inspiration from the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s King-combe Meadows nature reserve.

Fresh Start scheme gives jobless a boost

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HOPE: Fresh Start graduates Alfie Goldstone and Fiona Laing with students, mentors and  volunteers on the scheme

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Bridport’s Fresh Start training scheme saw its first certificates awarded to hard-working learners at the Kingston Maurward Training Centre in North Mills, Bridport.

Support for people with bipolar disorder in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ACTION PLAN: Bridport community hospital

10:36am Friday 11th April 2014

BRIDPORT residents living with bipolar disorder are welcome to attend a course run by Dorset HealthCare.

Broadchurch creator opens charity shop in town

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Chris Chibnall at the Cancer Research UK shop in Bridport with shop manager Pat Blake

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall put himself under the spotlight at the relaunch of a Bridport charity store.

Oh what a bite! Mammoth tooth fossil found in Seatown

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CATCH OF THE DAY: Angler Chris Gasson with a  mammoth tooth  fossil on the beach in Chideock

10:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

A HOLIDAYMAKER out fishing has stumbled upon a rare mammoth tooth fossil in Seatown.

UPDATED: Vicar died rowing back from Cornwall on a 'spiritual journey'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: The Rev Bob Thorn

1:47pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Rev Bob Thorn was on a spiritual journey rowing back from Cornwall recreating the traditions of Celtic saints when he died.

Body found at Seatown was Burton Bradstock vicar

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRAGIC DEATH: The Rev Bob Thorn

1:12pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A COMMUNITY is in shock after learning of the death of Burton Bradstock vicar Bob Thorn, whose body was found washed up in Seatown on Monday.

Girls in hospital after taking Class A drugs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: WARNING: Insp Mike Darby

1:04pm Monday 7th April 2014

A 17-YEAR-OLD Bridport girl ended up in intensive care after taking a Class A illegal drug known as 2CIThe girl was found unconscious before being taken by ambulance to Dorset County Hospital.

New community energy firm launched to benefit area

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Julian Brooks and Hannah Lovegrove of Community Heat & Power

2:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE power of the Dorset community is being brought to bear on the ways power is generated and used in the county.

Bridport Museum on the way to a new future

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A bright future: Bridport Museum

12:23pm Monday 7th April 2014

BRIDPORT Museum has been awarded nearly £100,000 worth of Lottery funding to kick start its £1million redevelopment.

Battle to save the No 47 gains momemtum

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: CAMPAIGN:  Protesters who want to save the No. 47 bus route to Yeovil. Pictured front are Andy Pennington and Ros Kayes

10:00am Monday 7th April 2014

COUNCILLORS are to look at future options for an at-risk Bridport bus service after considering a 2,000-strong petition.

UPDATE: Two injured in alleged aggravated burglary

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Man arrested following incident in Lyme Regis

4:40am Sunday 6th April 2014

TWO people were rushed to hospital following an alleged aggravated burglary in Lyme Regis.

Police issue fog warning after A35 lorry and motorcycle incident

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Police are appealing for information after a teenager had his ear bitten off in an attack.

3:20pm Sunday 6th April 2014

POLICE are urging motorists to take care in thick fog on the A35 following an incident between a lorry and a motorcycle.

£100,000 funding for Bridport Museum

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Curator Emily Hicks plans to rope in some fundraising to match the grant

12:54pm Thursday 10th April 2014

BRIDPORT Museum has been awarded nearly £100,000 worth of Lottery funding to kickstart its £1million redevelopment.

Ancient Britons at Hooke Court School

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Richard McNeal and Alan Vian as ancient Britons

10:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

CHILDREN at Hooke Court School will be getting a vivid history lesson next month when their teachers turn into ancient Britons.

Come and perform with the BSO

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Members of the BSO launch their  Rusty musicians project

4:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

West Dorset musicians are invited to perform with the Bournemouth Sym-phony Orchestra as part of its Rusty Musicians project.

Shocking fact: One in four earning less than the living wage

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: A Unison protest about a proposed one per cent national pay offer to the public sector. From left are Stella Crew, Emily Metcalfe and Stewart Pearson

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

ONE in four people working in Dorset earns less than the living wage, it has been revealed.

Bridport is the only southern town to host Rifles Freedom March in 2014

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: FREEDOM OF BRIDPORT: The Rifles are coming

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

UP to 100 soldiers could go on parade when Bridport hosts the Freedom March by the Rifles.

Students rendered silent during school trip to Auschwitz

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Sophie Cole of Sir John Colfox School during the visit

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

STUDENTS were rendered silent as they took a sombre tour of a concentration camp where 1.2million people were killed.

Thieves steal £3,000 from couple days after late son's birthday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Clive Thorner

9:58am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BEING targeted by opportunist thieves who stole more than £3,000 has hit Clive and Sammy Thorner hard - coming just after what would have been their only son's 19th birthday.

Queenie celebrates her 103rd birthday

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Queenie Hodge  celebrates her big day at Coneygar Lodge in Bridport with staff member Louisa Roper

11:23am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A BRIDPORT care home resident has celebrated being 103 years young in the only way possible, with a party.

Alarm raised after beauty spot pollution scare

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The river Asker at Happy Island

11:33am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DOG-WALKERS raised the alarm after diesel was seen spilling into the river Asker at a Bridport beauty spot.

Community gets a chance to have its own woodland

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Volunteers talk about woodland management in Jellyfields in Bridport

3:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

BRIDPORT could have its own community woodland thanks to a £25,000 grant.

Album showing snaps of life during the Great War goes under the hammer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Michael Dark with  the album

2:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

AN astonishing World War I album is coming up for sale tomorrow, March 28, full of extraordinary and evocative images – from a rather unusual standpoint.

Borneo beckons for two boys aiming to raise £3.9k for charity trip

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BORNEO BOUND: Charlie Parkham, left and Joseph Crabb

10:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TWO 15-year-old Bridport boys have set themselves a huge challenge – to raise £3,900 each so they can go to Borneo next year.

Daily letters to form a year-long piece of art

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: IN THE NEWS: Bradpole artist David Smith and Bridport Arts Centre artistic director Polly Gifford

2:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

A WEST Dorset artist is set to become Bridport Arts Centre’s most regular correspondent.

Young film buffs get chance to win Sherlock hat

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: HATS AWAY: From left, Robbie Irving-Bell, Felix Ford, Roger Snook, Blake Ford and Charlie Irving-Bell

10:00am Monday 31st March 2014

IT’S ELEMENTARY. Youngsters will be watching the detectives as part of Bridport’s From Page to Screen Festival next week.

Tributes to war hero who dropped first British atom bomb

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRIBUTES: Squadron leader Edwin (Ted) Flavell from Shipton Gorge

2:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the man who released the first British atom bomb.

Pet dog in life-saving op after it ate a hooked fish

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Mimi and Nikki Jones with their black labrador Minni

2:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

A DOG had to have a life-saving operation after swallowing a fishing hook embedded in a mackerel on a West Dorset beach.

Business man takes to Facebook to promote cycle path proposals

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: KEEN SUPPORTER: Julian Brooks shows the cycle Facebook page

10:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A BRIDPORT businessman has started a new Facebook ‘friends’ page for the proposed trailway cycle route between Maiden Newton and Bridport.

The Bridport and Lyme Regis News Child of the Year competition is coming up!

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Bridport and Lyme Regis News Child of the Year competition is coming up!

3:08pm Friday 28th March 2014

CHEEKY grins and giggles will be the order of the day when the camera gets clicking for the Bridport and Lyme Regis News 2014 Child of the Year photo competition.

School bus is too big to get up lane

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BIG ISSUE: Litton Cheney school pupils make their way down a narrow lane to meet the school bus  Picture: JOHN GURD JG150120

2:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

A bus taking children to Thorner’s School in Litton Cheney is causing traffic chaos, wasting staff time and endangering children, say staff and parents.

Accidental death verdict for woman in caravan crash on A35

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: TRAGEDY: Rosemary Evans from Poole died following a crash on the A35 near Askerswell last August

10:00am Friday 28th March 2014

A WOMAN suffered fatal injuries in a crash after her husband lost control of the caravan they were towing on the A35 near Bridport, an inquest heard.

Councillors to look at options for threatened Bridport to Yeovil bus

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Bridport to Yeovil Number 47 bus at Bridport bus station

1:22pm Thursday 27th March 2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to look at future options for a threatened Bridport bus service after considering a petition signed by more than 2,000 people.

Gangs target West Dorset beauty spots

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Police warning

9:17am Thursday 27th March 2014

A POLICE crackdown is under way as increasing numbers of visitors to West Dorset beauty spots are falling victim to gangs of thieves.

West Bay set to be a Broadchurch star again

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: STAR-STUDDED CAST: David Tennant filming Broadchurch at West Bay

3:43pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

TV CAMERAS look set to roll again in West Bay this summer when the second series of Broadchurch goes into production.

Bridport's Electric Palace gets its licence

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: The Electric Palace

3:47pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

BRIDPORT ‘s Electric Palace has had a change to its licence approved after councillors received hundreds of letters of support.

Danish family present Thorners School with metal wall mural as a thankyou for help

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: SETTLED: Danish twins Mark and Petra, 10, and younger brother Villiam, 8, before their first day  at Thorners

2:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

THREE foreign schoolchildren and their family have shown their appreciation to a West Dorset school – by donating specialist wall art.

Abbotsbury villagers praise water team as coast road reopens after repair work ends early

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: THANKS:  Steve Bellenie, right, from The Bellenie’s Bakehouse presents a cake to Wessex Water contracts manager Sean Dunne and staff

10:00am Monday 24th March 2014

VILLAGERS in Abbotsbury and communities along the coast road celebrated as a major water works scheme was finished a month ahead of schedule.

Jodie loses five stone to aid recovery from cancer

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BEFORE AND AFTER: Jodie Martinez and right, five stone lighter

1:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

A West Dorset woman has told how she lost five stone in weight in six months after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.

Actress to take on role as south-west charity patron

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Caroline Quentin is supporting the EDP drug and alcohol project

12:51pm Friday 21st March 2014

ACTRESS Caroline Quentin is joining in anniversary celebrations for a local charity providing vital support to people in the west of Dorset.






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