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STARTERS' ORDERS: Lion Malcolm Young, Mayor. Sandra Brown and Lion President Peter Garlick starting the first swim of the day

Bridport Lions' Swimarathon decades on still raising thousands

AMAZED: Cupboard Love organiser Chris Newton-Evans

Bridport shows it 'will not tolerate food poverty’ as money raised for Cupboard Love food bank

EXTRA MILE: Sir John Colfox pupils raised money for Save The Children

Colfox students run extra mile to raise money for Save the Children

FINE VIEW, GREAT ENTERTAINMENT: The Melplash Agricultural Society ploughing match

West Dorset farmers get ploughing

NEW LEGISLATION: Consultant solicitor at Battens, Phil Burbidge

Dorset consumers urged to know their rights as new legislation comes into force

French onion celebrated at festival in west Dorset

French onion celebrated at festival in west Dorset

Town council takes first steps to make Bridport a 'living wage town'

Town council takes first steps to make Bridport a 'living wage town'

Bridport Police act to stamp out drugs gangs

Bridport Police act to stamp out drugs gangs

Two arrested over West Dorset drugs offences

Two arrested over West Dorset drugs offences

EXPENSIVE BUS: The Salway Ash school bus costs £250 each day PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER F14813

Plans for Salway Ash footpath after 30-year campaign to allow pupils to walk to school

Bridport pub hosts day of music for west Dorset food bank Cupboard Love

Bridport pub hosts day of music for west Dorset food bank Cupboard Love

RELEASED: Shaker Aamer is the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay. Picture courtesy of Reprieve

Bridport lawyer is keeping up pressure on US government as last UK resident at Guantanamo Bay to be released

ADVENTURERS: Jim McNeill and Kip Hansford

West Dorset man chosen for historic Polar expedition

DRAMATIC RESCUE: Crew of the Mary Magdalen winched to safety

Bridport twinners mourn the loss of their favourite French ship

AFTERMATH: Most emergency aid tents have gone but tents still abound in the outskirts of Katmandu

Beaminster couple still helping in Nepal


West Dorset childbirth charity celebrates a milestone

REVEALED: Nursing recruitment crisis as cost of agency staff rocket

Dorset facing nursing recruitment crisis as cost of agency staff rockets

GOING FOR A SONG: White Ladies near Burton Bradstock

Jurassic Coast 'cottage' for sale for £1.2 million

Bryony Brock and Alan Holland (right) of Washingpool Farm, with “Onion Johnny” Emmanuel Le Noac’h from Brittany

Onion Jack Festival to celebrate a taste of France in Bridport

SUCCESS: BridgeHouse Owner, Joanna Donovan, Junior Sous Chef, Dan Dominguez, Alastair Sawday’s UK Editor, Tom Bell, Sous Chef, Geraldine Gay, Owner, Mark Donovan. Head Chef, Steve Pielesz, was taking a well earned break after the busy summer.

The BridgeHouse in Beaminster proves its fabulous

REFUGEE CRISIS: Afghan refugees. are wrapped with blanket to shelter from the morning cold, after spending the night at a collection point in the truck parking lot of the former border station on the Austrian side of the Hungarian-Austrian border near Nic

Support for human rights and refugees in Bridport


Town Council supports Bridport as a 'Living Wage Town'

AMBITIOUS PLANS: Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Town Council pledges support for ambitious arts centre' plans

Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council urged to commit to green energy

RECOGNISED: David Stephens, Battens Solicitors

Dorset solicitors recognised in latest Legal 500 guide

E. Coli under a microscope

'Step up' tackling E.coli after Dorset outbreak

A vintage market at St Michael's trading Estate

Plans for new food market in Bridport

NIGHTMARE: Paul Hicken outside his home opposite Bridport Primary School. Picture by Neil Barnes

Bridport man punched in face in row over parking during school run

FUNDING BOOST: Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum given £798k Lottery grant for Mary Anning Wing plans

Dorset County Hospital

Dorset CCG chief reassures public that Kingfisher Ward will remain open

HEAD TEACHER: Helen Farmer

St Mary's School appeals for community heroes nominees


Bridport Apprentice reaches national painting and decorating final

OVERCOMING: The Ropemakers' gig will help Bridport's food bank

Community gig will support food banks

The Broomhills waste management centre

New Bridport waste management centre to open next week


John Fowles' Lyme Regis home restored to its Georgian splendour for £1.8 million

SENT DOWN: Liam Peddy

Benefits cheat jailed for eight weeks

FACING CUTS: Bridport Arts Centre

West Dorset groups facing £80k council cuts

Badgers have been vaccinated in Dorset

Badgers being vaccinated in Dorset

Classical dressage fans in for an educational extravaganza

Classical dressage fans in for an educational extravaganza

CRUEL DEATH: The remains of an otter drowned in an illegal trap

Otter remains found in an illegal trap in Bridport

Bridport mum runs for Young Minds in memory of her son

Bridport mum runs for Young Minds in memory of her son

HELPING OUT: Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs

Bridport pub joins in 'We Shall Overcome' weekend of events to help the poor

SAVING JOBS: Eversfield Organic Ltd directors, Mark, Anna and Hamish

Nine jobs saved near Beaminster with Dorset Farms' buyout

NEW IDENTITY: Staff outside the new Windy Corner Cafe in West Bay

Popular West Bay business under new management as Windy Corner Cafe

HAPPY COUPLE: Diamond wedding celebrations for Peter and Audrey Speedy Picture:JOHN GURD JG17137

Adventurers Pete and Audrey celebrate diamond wedding in 'perfect' Bridport

Eggardon Kite Festival - Steve Sunderland launching his pterodactyl kite - 200915, Picture GRAHAM HUNT HG13470. (39160171)

Eggardon kite festival makes thousands for good causes

Coastguard Rescue Officer Robert Cox with the injured dog. Picture by West Bay Coastguard

Partially-sighted dog injured after falling off cliff near West Bay

BIKING FROM B TO B: Bridport to Barcelona team from left Eddy Pearce, Al Herbert, Pete Wyrill, Simon Holland, Simon 'George' Hughes, Pete George and Steve Mackey

Bridport men find drinking can make you fit!

CHARITY CAKES: Bake sale for Alzheimer's Society at Scrivens in Bridport - Branch manager Sophie Briggs and staff member Natalie Briggs with cakes - Picture GRAHAM HUNT HG13172

Bridport opticians to raise money for Alzheimer's Society

Hedgehog feature, Colin Allen and Nicola Manning, 150313, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER F13924 (38874232)

West Dorset residents asked to help hedgehogs

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