West Dorset businesses go baking mad for Macmillan

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of businesses across Dorset laid on cakes and coffee to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Project to develop cleaner seas off Lyme Regis set to start

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK on a major engineering project to deliver cleaner seas in off Lyme Regis will soon be underway.

Do you know this woman? Police release image of woman who took cash from supermarket

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

POLICE are hunting a woman who was seen to take £50 cash from a store belonging to another customer.

WITH VIDEO: Small shark spotted on Lyme Regis beach

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:36pm Thursday 25th September 2014

HOLIDAYMAKERS have been left baffled after a small species of shark was spotted on a Lyme Regis beach.

Bridport Mental Health Drop-in Centre opens

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:09pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE NEW Mental Health Drop-in Centre officially opened in Bridport, providing much need support to those suffering with or recovering from mental illness in the town and surrounding communities. Created following a concerted campaign by local activists the centre, located at 5 Downes Street, offers a sanctuary to those in need without having to travel to major cities.

Packed service to celebrate life of West Dorset farm worker Keith Baldwin

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:42pm Friday 26th September 2014

PEOPLE packed into a service celebrating the life of West Dorset farm worker Keith Baldwin.

RNLI lifeboat tows boat to safety after fire onboard

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

5:33pm Friday 26th September 2014

LYME Regis fire chief Virgil Turner called for help from the town’s RNLI lifeboat crew when his cruiser caught fire four miles off the coast.

Angel Carers complete ice bucket challenge fundraiser

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

4:23pm Friday 26th September 2014

Angel Carers completed the first part of their Fire and Ice fundraiser for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and Cancer Research UK with an ice bucket challenge in Bucky Doo Square on Friday afternoon.

Cancer survivor praises helpers from the community

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

6:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A cancer survivor has thanked the community for rallying round to help during her treatment.

Sea wall gaps pose danger to children

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:25pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Residents fear the new sea wall walkway – part of the multimillion pound East Cliff stabilisation work – is dangerous to children.

Bridport resident Anne Stone swimming for ‘Just Giving’ cause

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A fundraising nurse is swimming the equivalent width of the English Channel – more than 1,700 lengths of her local swimming pool.

The Olive Tree restaurant invites you to fundraising meal

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A restaurant in the town is inviting the community to help make its annual fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust the best one yet.

Spread the word on Broadchurch book

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:48pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Waterstones store hosted a unique book signing event to mark to the launch of the Broadchurch novel.

Charity shops in West Dorset facing a volunteer crisis

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BRIDPORT: Charity shops in in the town are facing a volunteer crisis with two shops already shut and others down to as low as one volunteer.

Old waterworks in South Street selected as site for new adult services centre

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

11:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

A new purpose-built hub for adult social care services in Bridport looks likely to be built on the Wessex Water site off South Street.

Bridport FM wrapped up in style with live concert broadcast

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as broadcasting for the town’s radio station BridportFM wrapped up in style.

Help to draw up new electoral boundaries

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

12:52pm Thursday 25th September 2014

COUNTY: The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of electoral divisions for Dorset County Council.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Bridport Co-op hit by ram raiders

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

3:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

POLICE are hunting ram-raiders who smashed through the front of the town’s Co-op store risking ‘their lives and the police officers’ lives’ in their attempt to escape.

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

Bridport and Lyme Regis News:

2:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

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

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

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

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Bridport news logo

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.






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