VIDEO: Garlic munchers turn up the heat in Bridport competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

FOOD fans tackled a fiery challenge at the second annual charity World Garlic Eating Competition in Bridport.

Controversial Lyme beach chalet plans approved following landslip concerns

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:40am Monday 15th September 2014

PLANS to relocate 11 day huts and 11 chalets at Lyme Regis’ Monmouth Beach have been approved.

Friends in River Dart swim for injured rugby friend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Two keen sea swimmers have set themselves a challenge to raise £2,000 by swimming 10k up the River Dart on Sunday, September 14.

Toughen your tastebuds at world garlic-eating contest

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:02pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FOOD fans will be tackling a fiery challenge at the second annual charity World Garlic Eating Competition taking place this Saturday, September 13.

Uproar over axing of evening bus services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:41am Thursday 11th September 2014

BUS users in Bridport are up in arms since news of the axing of evening services on the No 31 bus leaked out.

Bridport man seriously injured in Dorchester bridge fall

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:53pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Bridport man has been taken to Dorset County Hospital after plunging from a railway bridge in Dorchester. The 26-year old suffered 'serious injuries' in the incident police said.

Comic takes stand for his dear gran

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Stand-up comedian Tom Glover is taking on a more serious role by joining forces with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to raise money for research which helped save his grandmother’s life.

People tested their limits for fun and fundraising in Kamikaze Run near Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:57pm Monday 8th September 2014

PEOPLE with a sense of adventure tackled this year’s Kamikaze Adventure Run near Bridport in aid of Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

Fifth Bridport Hat Festival is unqualified success as thousands attend

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:08pm Monday 8th September 2014

Following music from Hank Wangford and the Lost Cowboys and other noted bands on Friday, it was standing room only as hundreds gathering in Bucky Doo Square on Saturday morning to witness the Mayor's welcome and explore the dozens of stalls and events lining the streets.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Tributes paid to man who died in farm tragedy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:50am Saturday 6th September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to the 50-year-old farm worker who died in a horrific accident that has “rocked the community.”

Record breaking corn dolly goes on display

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A woman from Dorset has just completed what could be the world’s longest corn dolly measuring more than 65 feet.

Campaign for more mental health facilities

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

A GROUP of local activists, led by town and county councillor Ros Kayes and service user Ros Copson, is campaigning for more facilities in the town for mental health service users. Their organisation has received funding and premises, at 5 Downes Street, Bridport, through which to operate the new Bridport facility to support both service users and those recovering from mental illness in Bridport and its surrounding communities.

Final stages of church repair work are under way

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Friday 5th September 2014

Scaffolding crept up the front of the Bridport United Church as the final stages of repair works got under way.

Plans for job club start to take shape

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:08am Friday 5th September 2014

Plans for a job club in Lyme Regis are beginning to take shape, with Magna Housing Association being the latest benefactor.

Bridport poet shortlisted for Year of Poetry competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:47am Friday 5th September 2014

A Bridport resident has been shortlisted in the Waitrose Year of Poetry competition.

Car parking objectors say site is important for nature

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

BRIDPORT: A new car park in West Bay has caused controversy since it opened its gates to vehicles in a location that opposition campaigners say is a Site of Nature Conservacy Interest.

Dorothy ‘surprised’ to reach 100 years milestone

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:53am Thursday 4th September 2014

BRIDPORT: A former Bridport resident turned 100 this week and received a cable from HM The Queen to mark the occasion.

Bridport police to deal with drink drivers 'robustly'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport Police Insp Mike Darby: high impact crime.

5:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

More than 80 people have been charged with drink driving in Dorset after getting behind the wheel while over the limit. They were caught by officers from Dorset Police as part of the force's crackdown on drink-driving this summer.

Puppet maker helping to boost reading among children

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BRIDPORT: Puppetmaker and mother-of-two Holly Miller is helping to entice children to discover the magic of reading. She volunteered to use her skills to make a child puppet for the window of Bridport bookshop Waterstones and now there's a competition to name her creation.

Couple share secret of happy marriage

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A couple are celebrating a landmark anniversary.

Nurse organising ball in aid of Lullaby Trust charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Naval nurse Morgan Malwah is organising a ball for the The Lullaby Trust, a charity that promotes expert advice on safe baby sleep and provides special support for bereaved families following a child death.

Hats off to judge and performer Billy Bragg

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Sunday 31st 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 be present to add their own expertise as judges.

Take a tour of the Woman at War exhibition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A private tour of Dorset County Museum’s current exhibition, A Dorset Woman at War, is taking place on Wednesday, September 17.

Talented artist pens fishy children’s tale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

A lifelong interest in marine wildlife has inspired local artist Nicola Dennis to produce a new children’s book in conjunction with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Tall ship entrances visitors to Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:06pm Thursday 28th August 2014

LYME REGIS: A tall ship with an equally tall tale to tell has been fascinating onlookers in Lyme Regis.

RAF Association 'Brew for the Few' held in West Bay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:05pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Lord Julian Fellowes and his wife Lady Emma lent their support to members of RAF Association at a special 'Brew for the Few' event in West Bay.

My War Horse

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Seventy-year-OLD Bridport resident Annabelle Jackman is preparing to undertake the challenge of a lifetime with an eight-day charity horse ride next month through Belgium and northern France, visiting historic First World War battlefield sites.

Local organisations benefit from lottery funding

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:52pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

BRIDPORT and LYME REGIS: Local organisations and charities were given a funding boost on Tuesday following the announcement of the August 2014 Big Lottery Fund South West Awards for All, with 214 grants being given across the county amounting to nearly £1.8mn.

Stone Age Trek

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Two friends are taking on a 26-mile challenge to raise funds for a cause close to their heart. Sarah Pitcher and Jessica Ives, both from Bridport, are taking part in a trek from Stonehenge to the stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get ready for Bridport Carnival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:35pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Carnival week will end with a bang following a packed events schedule.

Calling all water babies

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Children in Dorset are being encouraged to enter a competition aimed at finding the nation’s most inspiring swimmers.

Parents pay the price of childcare in holidays

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

SOUTH WEST: Parents could be spending as much as £59 per day on childcare during the school holidays.

'Lives will be lost' when Coastguard relocates to Fareham

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WEST DORSET: Campaigners fear that ‘lives will be lost’ as an official date is set for the closure of Portland Coastguard.






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