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HOME COMFORTS: The opening of the Toller Porcorum CLT home and post office, built by Aster Homes

West Dorset villagers celebrate new homes thanks to legacy of a selfless woman

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Police investigation launched after speed camera set alight on A35

Police investigation launched after speed camera set alight on A35

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Chalets at Ware Cliff, Lyme Regis

Chalet owners "aggrieved" by Lyme Regis Town Council's plans for landslip-prone Ware Cliff

Broadwindsor author Steven Loveridge with new book, 09/02/2016, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17949 (55549744)

Broadwindsor man publishes his second children's story

A section of the coastal path in Lyme Regis has been closed

Lyme Regis coastal path closed after series of landslips

FUNDING BOOST: Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Arts Centre given Arts Council investment for renovation work

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Braodwindsor The Birkett-Smith Animal Sanctuary launching appeal, Joy Keys, 09/02/2016, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17948 (55533103)

Waterlogged animal sanctuary launches £100,000 appeal

Clipper Teas Three sites iin Beaminster (55564251)

Clipper Teas invites residents to check out plans for its three Beaminster sites

Bridport Leisure Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre to remain open for another year after council grant extended

Guitars On The Beach in Lyme Regis

Guitars On The Beach 2016 cancelled unless "miracle" funding effort comes together

Lyme Regis town Council

Lyme Regis Football Club and Marine Theatre given funding boost from town council

The experts at Lawrences Auction House (54138744)

Auction house is getting it bang on

West Dorset District Council

West Dorset District Council decides on potential new committee structure ahead of May referendum

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Belmont House, Lyme Regis (55699101)

Belmont House in Lyme Regis is open to the public this weekend

Temporary traffic lights have been set up in Bridport after a gas leak

UPDATED: Delays expected in Bridport until the weekend after gas leak

Public First begins its campaign to change council government

Public First begins its campaign to change council government

The Plottingham fields car park site in Bridport

Bridport Town Council aims to improve car parking problems with additional spaces

Derek Young and  and Jack Hill from Acorn Joinery and Design with the new and original wooden scroll

Bridport joiner hand carving historic town centre wooden scrolls

Plans to construct a co-housing neighbourhood in Bridport Picture: LT Studio Landscape Architects

Plans to build a co-housing community in Bridport recommended for approval

People wade through a flooded area in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Christian Aid worker comes to tell us climate change is hitting people in Bangladesh

Star Wars fans could win a trooper of their very own

Star Wars fans could win a trooper of their very own

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SCENE: Road block on the A35 on Friday

Driver in 'life threatening' condition after A35 crash

How big can you get a tomato  to grow? This is a 1.72 k Ovi Romanian Giant (55262469)

Can you grow a whopper like this one?

JG17483. 05.02.2016.  Symondsbury School pupils celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.                                     Picture:JOHN GURD  JG17483. (55056180)

Symondsbury School pupils enjoy some monkey business for the Chinese NewYear

MasterChef winner Mat Follas cooking noodles with children at Mountjoy School in Beaminster, 08/02/2016, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17938 (55221491)

Mountjoy pupils get to use their noodles with Masterchef Mat Follas

A35 closed after tree falls onto vehicle between Bridport and Dorchester

A35 re-opened after tree falls onto vehicle between Bridport and Dorchester

Council plans harbour and beach works in west Dorset this spring

Council plans harbour and beach works in west Dorset this spring

UNSURE FUTURE: Lyme Regis Bowling Club at Monmouth Beach - 110613, Picture GRAHAM HUNT HG10888

Lyme Regis councillors will no longer discuss future of Monmouth Beach buildings in private

Youngsters from St Mary's School in Axminster help open the new-look Post Office branch (55038182)

Axminster community celebrates relaunch of new-look Post Office

Richard Smith, president of Bridport Business Chamber

More new west Dorset companies launched in 2015 than in any other year

Katharine Jones, partner and land law solicitor at Humphries Kirk

West Dorset solicitor Katharine Jones re-elected as president of Dorset Law Society

HAPPY OUTCOMES: Daryl Chambers,left, and Arthur Woodgate and Debbie Bird, right, with The Mountjoy School Council with adult supportersho have now helped select the sensory equipment for the West Bay play area

Sensory installations at West Bay play area chosen

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to a crash on the A35

Man taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital following "serious" A35 crash near Bridport

TOP MARKS: Bridport Leisure Centre

Bridport Leisure Centre given top marks for performance

Daran McNally was sentenced for affray

Lyme Regis man sentenced after knife threat

Chip in for chance to buy a west Dorset sculpture park

Chip in for chance to buy a west Dorset sculpture park

BLUE LIGHTS: South West Ambulance on emergency call

Half of ambulances missing time target for Lyme Regis life-threatening calls

GUILTY: Keith Starling

Man jailed for rape and indecent assault in west Dorset

CONCERNS: Natacha Tagholm, deputy director of Bus Users UK, listens to members of the public Picture: JOHN GURD JG17473

Potential Dorset bus service cuts could have "massive impact" on Bridport market

Staff from Reserve Seafood

Lyme Bay fishermen benefit from new Reserve Seafood brand after Blue Marine Foundation scheme

ICONIC: The Cafe Royal is set for a new lease of life

Bridport pizza takeaway plans for iconic Cafe Royal site

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PRICE HIKE: School bus run

Dorset school bus fare set to increase to £770

GOING UP: Part of the route of the first Broadchurch triathlon in West Bay

First Broadchurch triathlon coming to West Bay

The path at East Cliffin Lyme Regis has been closed after a landslip Picture: JOHN GURD

Lyme Regis walkers urged to use "common sense" after landslip at East Cliff

Public First handing over petition calling for democratic change over to WDDC, petition organiser John Grantham, left, PICTURE: FINNBARR WEBSTER/F17810

Public First launch campaign to fight west Dorset referendum after claiming appeals to council were ignored

Dorset Police are investigating a suspected arson in Charmouth

Police investigating suspected arson after van fire in Charmouth

Campaigners from Frack Free Lyme Regis (54514073)

West Dorset campaigners say no to fracking as Frack Free Lyme Regis join national demonstration

Volunteers help clean Charmouth beach (54503735)

Volunteers help clean Charmouth beach at first organised event

Road reopened after 'serious' crash on A35

UPDATE: Woman dies and two in critical condition after head-on collision on A35

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Krys Lavery, RNLI Lyme Regis shop team leader Picture: RICHARD HOROBIN

Former senior NHS nurse takes on new role at helm of Lyme Regis RNLI shop

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