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.

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.

Farmers urged to check hay in barns after spate of fires

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:31am Thursday 14th August 2014

WEST DORSET: Farmers are being warned to check their barns after a spate of fires thought to be caused by spontaneous combustion of crops.

Bridport dancers bring stories to life for reading challenge

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:57am Thursday 14th August 2014

YOUNG dancers from Bridport brought myths and legends to life in an event aiming to inspire children to read.

Police appeal after thieves target vehicles

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Two car crash in Weymouth

11:21am Wednesday 13th August 2014

POLICE are investigating a spate of vehicle thefts that occurred overnight on Tuesday, August 12, in and around Bridport.

Electric Palace to be put up for sale

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: POPULAR: The Electric Palace

9:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

BRIDPORT'S Electric Palace Theatre is up for sale.

Stars return to West Dorset for Broadchurch 2

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:24pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE cameras have returned to West Bay – and so have the stars – to film for the second series of smash-hit TV show Broadchurch.

West Dorset construction company scoops four awards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:39pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A WEST Dorset-based construction company has scooped four national quality awards.

Superfast internet coming soon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

The availability of faster, more reliable internet in the town is increasing through September when most residents and businesses in the area can sign up for fibre-based broadband.

Tale of mythical outlaw

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Grab your picnic blanket and be prepared for riotous comedy as theatre company Illyria is returning to the town with its new open air production, Robin Hood.

Landmark building benefits from £10k grant

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

NETHERBURY’S historic Reading Room has been transformed after a £10,000 Lottery grant secured its renovation.

Youngsters make creative sculptures on Hive Beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Sea serpents, giant lobsters and the footsteps of dinosaurs were just some of the imaginative creations at an event on Hive Beach.

Don’t park here: Bridport has two of the top ten streets in Dorset for picking up tickets

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:13am Thursday 7th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Two of the top ten streets in Dorset for parking fines are in Bridport.

Antique store celebrates three years with brand new name

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

 A BRIDPORT antiques store is celebrating its third anniversary.

Rock legend joins fossil walk

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

LYME REGIS: It’s not every day that a man described as one of the greatest rock singers of all time wanders into the town’s museum.

Wheelie great way to boost café trade

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THERE’LL be a new tourist attraction around West Bay this summer with a couple of rickshaws.

Farewell to Hilda at the age of 109

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

WEST DORSET: One of the oldest set of sisters in the country has died at the aged of 109.

Suspended sentence for dad caught with drugs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

WEST DORSET: A Bridport father found in possession of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis had been given a suspended prison sentence.

Bridport Carnival - one of the ‘best in south west’

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:15am Thursday 7th August 2014

To those in the know Bridport Carnival ranks as one of the best in the south west and with a tradition that dates back more than 100 years it is something the town obviously embraces with enthusiasm.

Update: Bridport man arrested following fatal collision on A35

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police logo

4:12pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

An 81-year-old man from Bridport has been arrested following the fatal crash on the A35 near Charmouth on Saturday, August 2.

Councillors stage protest over bus service cuts

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Councillors staged a walk-out at a meeting of Dorset County Council in protest at an apparent refusal to listen to a motion calling for an urgent review in relation to the cutting of bus services.

Make sure your voice is heard

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Residents are being asked for their views on plans for the future of Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

WITH VIDEO: West Bay Day hailed a success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:05pm Monday 4th August 2014

EASTENDERS stars Ricky Groves and Cliff Parisi got the crowds going at this year’s West Bay Day.

Watch out car thieves about

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

2:00pm Monday 4th August 2014

BRIDPORT: Thieves targeted a car at a National Trust car park while the vehicle owners were watching the Red Arrows at Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week.

Check test to verify bTB health of herds

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A NEW scheme designed to improve accuracy when testing for bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in camelids has been launched at a Dorset farm.

Musicians raise £1,830 to help Chloe Evans-Lippett

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

8:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Musicians rallied together to help one of their own at a fundraiser.

Heritage forum to create snapshot of life 100 years ago

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Members of the Bridport Heritage Forum turn back the clock to remember the men who fought in the Great War – and to recreate a snapshot of life 100 years ago.

Cancer survivor Amy sheds light on Shine research fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A young Beaminster woman and cancer survivor is urging people to light up the streets of London in a fundraising challenge.

One of Dorset's oldest papergirls, 82, set to deliver the last round

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

One of Dorset’s oldest papergirls is retiring at the age of 82.

Nightmare in Kashmir: Vikki Pitcher's e-book relives murder and spying accusations

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:30pm Thursday 31st July 2014

What should have been an idyllic retreat to the most beautiful place in the world turned into a nightmare for Vikki Pitcher when she was accused of being a murderer and a spy.






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