WITH VIDEO: Police launch crackdown on dangerous motorists in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

POLICE have launched a crackdown on dangerous motorists after complaints and concerns across the West Dorset community.

I’ll have seven inches off the length please

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A determined 13-year-old girl proved a cut above the rest by facing the scissors and donating her hair to a children’s cancer charity.

Eyes on the skies for Bridport firework display

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: People will be watching the skies light up above Bridport for the Round Table’s annual fireworks display on Saturday.

Beaminster nursery celebrates an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

 The children and staff at Wren’s Nursery, Hooke Court, near Beaminster, have been awarded top marks by Ofsted.

Twisted tales of Pecos Bill and Greg

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: International artist Greg Wohead is bringing his autobiographical show to the Lyric Theatre in Bridport on Friday, November 7.

Burlesque and 80s tunes at Halloween night

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A Halloween ball featuring music from The Ghouls is being held at the Electric Palace in Bridport on October 31.

Mad dogs & English men turn out for gig

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: The arrival of Mad Dog Mcrea to the Electric Palace is just days away, and the long wait for their iconic folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass sounds is nearly over.

Food Festival champion to retire in 2015

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:37pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Bridport Food Festival chairman Amanda Streatfeild is to retire next year.

1,000 sign petition on Bridport development to spark new debate

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:41pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BRIDPORT: The campaign group opposing major development of nearly 800 homes at Vearse Farm in Briport collected petition signatures at the weekend – and now have enough to force a new debate.

New move could see disabled badge holders pay to park in Lyme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A new move by councillors will see parking charges in town council car parks apply to all disabled badge holders regardless of their tax disc rating.

UPDATE: Arsonists torch car in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:18am Tuesday 28th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car was torched in an arson attack.

Be alert to fake police phone scam

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT police are urging neighbours to alert West Dorset elderly and vulnerable residents to a phone scam that has targeted 15 homes inside a fortnight.

Boss in head shave to help cancer campaign

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Company director Chris Marley lost his hair to raise cash for the Stand up to Cancer campaign.

Lyme Regis mourns Lynda Bellingham

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: Actress Lynda Bellingham touched many lives – including many people in Lyme Regis.

Showcase of chefs at food fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:17pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST DORSET: Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the two-day Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster.

Sun shines for Apple Day frolics in orchard

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:13pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT: Hundreds of people took advantage of a break in the weather to attend the seventh annual Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day on Saturday.

Donation helps to brighten up the Hub

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Hub is moving following a £1,000 donation which has given the centre a colourful boost.

Trading estate welcomes its 500th shareholder

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

 Community group Enterprise St Michael’s welcomed its 500th shareholder last week, who was presented with a special plaque and gift to mark the occasion.

Living Tree centre hosts Live after Cancer event

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Cancer sufferers got an encouraging boost with a life-coaching course on how to cope with the condition.

Walk raises £8,500 in memory of cancer victim

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Friends of the late Ruth David have raised more than £8,500 by retracing some of her favourite places in a sponsored walk in her memory.

O’ what an unusual treat for audiences

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:12pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Comedy duo O’Shea and O’Gaukroger will be in Bridport for one night only next month at The Lyric Theatre with their collection of alter egos to entertain and enjoy.

Awards keep rolling in for Dorwest Herbs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Herbal pet product manufacturer Dorwest Herbs has continued its award-winning streak this year.

Broadchurch 'church' put on English Heritage At Risk Register

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:42am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WEST DORSET: English Heritage has put St John’s Church in West bay on its ‘At Risk’ register.

Donate £10 to grow a tenner

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12:09pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Residents are urged to dig deep so people can spend a penny at an arts centre.

Helpers are wanted at charity store

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3:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

LYME REGIS: New volunteers are urgently needed for the Tenovus charity cancer support store.

Public invited to have say on hospital development

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3:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

BRIDPORT: Dorset HealthCare plans to develop Bridport Hospital into a hub for services and will hold a meeting tomorow to exchange views and ideas with members of the public.

Plenty to taste at Eat Dorset food fair

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:58pm Monday 20th October 2014

WEST DORSET: Top chef Michael Caines wowed the crowds when he opened the Eat Dorset food extravaganza at Parnham House in Beaminster at the weekend.

Bridport Apple Day at Community Orchard is a resounding success

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

HUNDREDS of people took advantage of a break in the weather to attend the 7th annual Bridport Community Orchard Apple Day on Saturday.

UPDATE: Bridport police issue safety plea after fatal collision

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:30am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE chief Mike Darby has issued a safety plea to motorists after one man died and several others were left fighting for their lives in a horrifying week of accidents on West Dorset's roads.

Harry Potter star joins cast of Burton Bradstock adventure film

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:54am Friday 17th October 2014

FILM fans won’t want to disapparate any time soon with the announcement of Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright joining the cast of children’s adventure film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?

Boy rescued from scaffolding in Bridport

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:34am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRIDPORT: Firefighters and police rescued a young boy stuck on scaffolding in East Street.

Bay Chorale play concert to mark Remembrance Day

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:14am Thursday 16th October 2014

 The Lyme Bay Chorale will mark Remembrance Sunday with a performance at St Michael’s Church with a renowned guest conductor.

Lyme Regis as seen from a different perspective

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:11am Thursday 16th October 2014

An aerial photography company is flying high after capturing these spectacular shots showing the town from a different perspective.

Running group competes in Berlin Marathon

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:07am Thursday 16th October 2014

The letter B has been the theme of the year for a group of runners from the town who have completed four marathons between them.

Smart move for village library as it hosts film night

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:04am Thursday 16th October 2014

The village library will host a new monthly film night on a new smart TV, thanks to funding from Magna Housing Association.

Making the leap to raise money for MS research

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:02am Thursday 16th October 2014

The spur to jump out of a plane was the desire to raise money for charity – but Helen Wrixon said she’d do it again in a heartbeat just for the fun of it.

Ally's going up the pole for charity

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:45am Thursday 16th October 2014

CAN'T say I often write about pole dancing fundraisers but that's the beauty of this job, you just never know what'll turn up.

Residents rally to save church at the 'heart' of their community

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:41am Thursday 16th October 2014

CHARMOUTH: Residents of the village turned out in force to a public meeting in aid of restoring St Andrew’s Church after news that it faces closure.

Santa’s at Christmas Cheer

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4:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Christmas Cheer will be held on December 3 and the event promises to offer a wide range of festivities and Christmas celebrations for all of the family to enjoy.

Gold standard for farm shop

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:29pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Washingpool Farm Shop has received a Gold standard award from Taste of the West.

Raise money to help fight cancer

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12:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Help the local community raise funds for Stand up to Cancer at an event in the town on Friday.

Historic butchers RJ Balson and Son to appear on BBC

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

Family butchers RJ Balson and Son will appear on an episode of the BBC’s Escape to the Country, showcasing life in the Dorset countryside.

Child swim class

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4:15pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Highlands End Holiday Park in Eype will host child swimming lessons during the half term holidays from October 27 to November 2.

Free entry to the big apple festival

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12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Bridport Community Orchard Group hosts its seventh annual Apple Day on October 18.

Join Quakers for peace vigil

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12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A peace vigil will take place in Quaker Peace Garden at Quaker Meeting House on South Street, Bridport, on October 18 from 10.30am to 11am.

Fuel theft alert

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11:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRIDPORT: A vehicle in North Allington had fuel siphoned from its tank last Thursday.

Down Your Way: West Bay

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Autumn has certainly arrived with vengeance. With the much acclaimed floral boats now withdrawn and the boats mostly out of their winter berths, the place has a completely different feel.

UPDATE: Biker seriously injured in coast road crash

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:24pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A BIKER was seriously injured in a crash on the Weymouth to Bridport coast road earlier today.

Mayor calls for Bridport mental health facilities

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:44pm Friday 10th October 2014

Bridport town mayor Maggie Ray has called for the re-establishing of the Hughes Unit at Bridport Community Hospital. Speaking at an event at the newly launched Bridport Mental Health Drop-in Centre to mark World Mental Health Day, Mayor Ray said that she hoped a solution could be found to avoid those illnesses travelling so far afield.

Writer James Runcie to be present at Bridport Literary Festival

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:54am Thursday 9th October 2014

Writer James Runcie has been confirmed to appear at the tenth Bridport Literary Festival due to take place in November.






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