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Bridport Local Food Group front of house awards at The Salt House, West Bay -  Winners of the Front of House Awards - 19 November 2015 - Picture: Graham Hunt Photography (47241550)

The best food venues Bridport has to offer honoured by the public

Richard Smith at OS Telecom in Bridport Picture GRAHAM HUNT HG13167

President of Bridport Business Chamber calls for 'proper investment plan' after government broadband pledge

Bridport Local Food Group front of house awards at The Salt House, West Bay -  New chairman of Bridport Local Food Group Jay Anderson presents retiring chairman a special Bridport Food Festival plate - 19 November 2015 - Picture: Graham Hunt Photography (

Bridport Food Festival says farewell to its chairman

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY: Hundreds of trees will be planted in west Dorset this weekend

Hundreds of coastal trees to be planted in west Dorset this weekend

REVISED PLANS: The proposals for the former magistrates court in Bridport

Revised plans submitted for retirement homes at former Bridport Magistrates Court site

MORE SECRET PLACES: Author Louise Hodgson

West Dorset author discovers hidden gems for her new book

HISTORICAL RESEARCH: Author Stephen Griffith amid the giant gunnera in the subtropical gardens

New book details the story of Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens

GIVING SOMETHING BACK: Roz Copson, front centre, hands over the money she raised for the Living Tree at the Quaker meeting house in Bridport. PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17787

Bridport woman keeps her mouth shut

A350 closed and air ambulance called after motorcyclist injured in crash near Blandford

Bridport motorist involved in serious crash

The scene of the crash

UPDATED: Suspended sentence for lorry driver whose 'careless act' caused death of young father

Youth Centre, Bridport, 18/11/2015, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17770 (46632451)

The fight begins to save Bridport's youth centre

FUNDING CONCERT: Chloe Evans-Lippett

Fundraising concert to help support Bridport songbird Chloe

CLIFF DANGER:Cliff top chalet at Eype which has got closer to the cliff edge

Broadchurch hut in line for demolition

Symondsbury School, presentation of new books paid for after charity memory walk, from left, Alex O'Dwyer (walk organiser), Emma Roberts (headteacher), Robert and Julie Harris (parents of Rebecca Harris, whom the walk was in memory of) and David Evans (Fo

Practising wearing purple pays off for west Dorset school

POND FUNDING: Harry Matterface receiving cheque from Wessex Water’s Education Advisor Duncan Forbes with rest of gardening club and teacher Lisa Jenkin Picture: NEIL BARNES

Symondsbury Primary School given funding from Wessex Water for new pond

Dorset Police were called to a crash in Maiden Newton

Crash partially blocks Dorchester Road in Maiden Newton

VITAL SUPPORT: Debbie Humberstone, coordinator of the mental health Project in Axminster.

Bridport charity hopes to help youngsters with mental health problems

Thousands raised from coast path charity walk in memory of Ruthie David

Thousands raised from coast path charity walk in memory of Ruthie David

FUNDING SUCCESS: Mountjoy School has received a grant to build outdoor facilities

Mountjoy School given funding boost for outdoor sensory trail

WINNING DESIGN: Ellie Shepherd shows off her drawing which features in SSEPD’s winter campaign

Young Bridport artist chosen to help plug power company's campaign

THUMBS UP: Charlie Symonds, 3 (front) is joined by fellow children and staff from Whitchurch Pre-school celebrating its good Ofsted Picture: NEIL BARNES

Whitchurch Pre-School praised after Ofsted

TIME TO BE HEARD: Campaigners calling for the reinstatements of bus services between Dorchester and Axminster take their fight to County Hall

Werst Dorset bus campaigners take fight for improved service to county council with 1,000-signature petition

Hallam Land Management's illustrative masterplan for Vearse Farm

Bridport Town Council rejects Vearse Farm plans as development labelled 'sheer lunacy'

Lymewood care home near Lyme Regis has been put up for sale

Closed Lyme Regis care home labelled 'inadequate' on the market for £1.6m

Fido May lays a wreath at the Bridport War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. Picture: NEIL BARNES

PICTURES: Bridport and Lyme Regis pay Remembrance tributes to fallen

PETITION PROGRESS: The West Dorset Bus Action Group

West Dorset Bus Action Group to have Bridport to Dorchester bus cuts petition heard by Dorset County Council

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DO YOU KNOW THEM? Police issue photo appeal after yobs cause criminal damage to play area

Fireworks over Lyme Regis Harbour, Picture: MAISIE HILL

PICTURES: West Dorset celebrates Bonfire Night 2015

Members of the BYPAT steering groups received a donation from the 2012 Olympic Health and Wellbeing Legacy Fund

Olympic donation given to campaign for disabled facilities at West Bay play area

Ken Bodycombe, community investment officer at Magna and Brenda Bartlett, member of the CIF, handing over a cheque for £1,500 to Ray Hawgood, vice chairman of the unit management committee, and the Bridport Sea Cadets

Bridport Sea Cadets back on the road after Magna funding

ROYAL VISITOR: Princess Margaret's appearance in 1953

Memories of Bridport's past to be screened in the town

Sophie in her new garden with her dog, Poppy

Chideock home project labelled a success story

LEST WE FORGET: Bridport Remembrance Day November 2014 Picture by Neil Barnes

West Dorset to mark war heroes on Remembrance Sunday

A FINE VIEW: Allington Hill Picture: GRAHAM HUNT/HG4041

Bridport women's labour of love for Allington Hill

Road have been closed after localised flooding

Police urge west Dorset motorists to take care after roads closed following flooding

Bridport clock tower's purple support for pancreatic cancer awarness

Bridport clock tower's purple support for pancreatic cancer awarness


Bridport man wins global award for UK's first 'energy water'

CREATION: Millie Frampton and her winning pumpkin PICTURE: Alexandra O'Dwyer

Symondsbury School pupils show off their pumpkin skills

West Bay Harbour

Coastguard called to diesel fuel spillage in West Bay Harbour

HELP STEM THE DECLINE: Charity issues hints on how

Do you want to know how to keep your orchard happy?

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Super slimmer Zita drops 6.5 stone

LIMITED SPACE: Motorists queueing at the Rope Walks car park

Tourism chief calls for council action as Bridport parking reaches 'crisis point'

SAFETY CONCERNS: Broad Street, Lyme Regis

Campaign launched for crossing after Lyme Regis labelled 'not safe enough' for guide dogs

A Bridport shop hwas evacuated after a suspected gas leak

UPDATED: Bridport Waitrose reopened after evacuation following suspected gas leak

JG17234.  28.10.2015. Jonny and Abby Gordon-Farleigh who are after crowd funding for a takeaway food initiative.                                    Picture:JOHN GURD  JG17234. (44088669)

Bridport community take-away project appeals for your help


Onion Johnnies cross the Channel to Bridport to revive an old tradition

EARLY DISCUSSIONS: Members of Bridport Local Area Partnership are helping to set up working groups

Bridport and west Dorset villages steering ahead with neighbourhood plan

Photo by Neil Barnes

Family rescued by coastguard helicopter after being cut off by the tide near Charmouth

Bridport Sea Cadets host the Trafalgar Day parade

Bridport Sea Cadets host the Trafalgar Day parade

Bridport Arts Centre

Funding boost for Britport Arts Centre and museum

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