Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall at Dorset book signing

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:56pm Saturday 20th September 2014

BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall attended a book signing at a Bridport store.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Devastating lightning strike blasts family home

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

9:35am Friday 19th September 2014

A FAMILY had an ‘incredibly lucky’ escape after a lightning strike blew apart the back of their West Dorset home.

West Dorset communities triumph at county's prestigious Best Village Competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:48pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST Dorset cleaned up at the Dorset Best Village Competition with Martinstown, Loders and Winterbourne Steepleton scooping the top awards.

Funding to bolster community project

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A voluntary community company is celebrating after winning a commission of more than £12,000.

Teenager to donate full head of hair to good cause

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A determined 13-year-old girl will lose most of her hair to fashion into a wig for a cancer charity.

Bridport woman loses 8 stone in weight loss programme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: A 50-year-old woman who lost more than eight stone and went from a size 26 to a 12 has been competing for Woman of the Year in the Dorset and Somerset district finals of a slimming competition.

Dementia care group given £150 by Bridport community groups

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Dorset Healthcare’s Greenfields Day Centre benefited from a £150 donation, thanks to two Bridport community groups.

Fire and Rescue Service launches new road safety programme

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: UPDATE: Concerns over age of fire fighters

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service launches a new road safety initiative called The Honest Truth at its Poundbury headquarters on Tuesday.

Plan to improve the skills of people in West Dorset

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: A plan has been launched to improve the skills of people in West Dorset.

Dorset County Hospital Trust shortlisted for national awards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

COUNTY: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in the Provider Trust of the Year and Rising Stars categories of the 2014 Health Service Journal Awards.

Home alone while the Great War rages

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BEAMINSTER: An exhibition with a difference is now on show in the museum to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

First class aider

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Past, present, and future volunteers of the Bridport division of St John Ambulance gathered to thank their outgoing leader for his 31 years of service.

Check the mattress for bed bug invasion

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Homes across the town could be affected by a potential invasion of bedbugs, pest control experts are warning.

Woman dies after fall on stairs

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11:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

A WOMAN died after falling down a flight of stairs at her Bridport home, an inquest was told.

Vandals smash Christmas light bulbs

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:32am Thursday 18th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Vandals have destroyed the town’s Christmas lights which have cost organisers around £2,000 to replace, it is claimed.

We're jamming - former bassist to perform

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:34am Thursday 18th September 2014

FORMER bass player From The Jam Bruce Foxton is performing the band’s classic album Setting Sons at the Bridport Electric Palace on September 19 with From the Jam. In conversation with Joanna Davis, Bruce reveals that life truly is on the up.

One of Bridport’s oldest residents passes away aged 103

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Heartfelt tributes have been paid following the death of a ‘friendly and inspirational’ woman who was also one of West Dorset’s oldest residents.

Volunteer helpers wanted at library

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

6:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

New volunteers are needed for the town library’s royal voluntary service which delivers books to those struggling to visit the library themselves.

Tea party to shed light on condition

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6:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Living Tree cancer support group in the town is hosting a mini-concert and tea party on October 3 at 2pm to promote Colostomy Awareness Day.

Christmas cheer fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

5:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Bridport Christmas Cheer is holding a fundraising bingo night at Bridport Town Hall tomrrow at 7.30pm. This is the first fundraiser the Bridport Cheer committee have organised and the aim is to make the Christmas Cheer event on 3 December even bigger. People are encouraged to attend and join in.

Solicitors offer will consultations in return for donations

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5:30pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Kitson and Trotman offices in Bridport, Lyme, and Beaminster, and Milford and Dormer in Axminster, will all lend their support to Will Aid, in trying to reduce the number of people who have no existing will.

Bridport Arts Centre looking for stewards

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: COME AND JOIN US: Megan Dunford, right, recruiting new stewards in Bucky Doo Square

5:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BRIDPORT: The Allsop Gallery in the town’s arts centre is looking for volunteers to take up stewarding roles.

Bridport-based firm praises free school meal policy

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:46pm Thursday 18th September 2014

WEST DORSET: The free school meals policy has been a success for Dorset despite issues with one of the suppliers, the head of a local food company has said.

Broadchurch duo sign books

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall and author Erin Kelly will be holding a signing session at Waterstone’s in Bridport on Saturday.

Fire service thanks community for quick response

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service has thanked the community for their quick thinking in reporting a blaze in Langmoor Gardens.

Meeting to discuss bus services

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Western Area Transport Action Group’s next meeting is next Thursday, September 25 at 6.30pm in the WI Hall in North Street, Bridport. On the agenda will be the X31 X53 evening reductions and people will have a chance to have their say on the changes.

Wheelchair gets stuck in sand

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Coastguards were alerted when a man’s motorised wheelchair became stuck in sand on Hive Beach on Sunday afternoon.

Doctor of Philosophy cleared of fraud

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

11:59am Thursday 18th September 2014

A doctor of philosophy from Whitchurch Canonicorum has been acquitted of an alleged fraud offence.

UPDATE: Controversial Lyme beach chalet plans hindered

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

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

VIDEO: Garlic munchers turn up the heat in Bridport competition

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:10am Wednesday 17th September 2014

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

Boat towed after running out of fuel

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

7:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MOTOR boat with two men aboard was towed back to the harbour after running out of fuel.

Two arrests for theft and burglary in Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Dorset Police

2:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

One man was arrested for theft and another for burglary in separate incidents in Lyme Regis on Monday.

Son saves dad's life with lifesaving kit he brought home through 'sheer luck'

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:24pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A PORTLAND man told how ‘sheer luck’ saved his dad’s life.

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.

Hut owners claiming storm debris blocks view

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

10:33am Thursday 11th September 2014

LYME REGIS: Monmouth beach hut owners have urged the town council to take action after claims damage from the severe winter storms is obstructing the view from their huts.

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.

Rock legend leads record breaking music fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:48pm Sunday 7th September 2014

THOUSANDS grabbed their guitars and joined the UK's biggest band - led by a rock legend - for Guitars on the Beach.

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

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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.






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