• WATCH: 'Humungous' 14 foot python found near holiday park

    A 14-foot snake has been rescued after it was found slithering around rural West Dorset. The snake, which has been identified as a Burmese python, was spotted around the Monkton Wyld Holiday Park in West Dorset on Tuesday, June 11. Local resident

  • Van stolen in town centre prompts police appeal

    A van has been stolen in Bridport prompting the police to issue an appeal for information. At around 3am this morning a white Renault Trafic van with the registration number WD21KCF was stolen in South Street. The van was stolen while the driver

  • Award winning gardener to give talk on ornamental grasses

    An award-winning garden designer will be showing the community how they can enhance their gardens at an upcoming talk.   The Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society has invited somerset-based garden designer Katherine Crouch to give a talk

  • Latest planning decisions for west Dorset revealed

    WEST Dorset has again been one of the busiest Dorset areas for planning decisions. Among the applications this week is an increase, by 10 per cent, in the height of electric poles at the Charmouth Road car park, Lyme Regis and an application at

  • Campaign to tackle domestic abuse during Euros

    A campaign has been launched by Dorset Police to preventing domestic abuse during the upcoming Euros tournament.  The National Centre for Domestic Violence indicates that reports of domestic abuse increase during knock-out football tournaments.

  • Project capturing life of American heiress wins major award

    A project based at a West Dorset manor has been recognised for its research into the untold story of a Gilded Age American heiress. The Alberta Research Project, based at Mapperton House near Beaminster, has received the Archives and Records Association

  • Beer festival and food showcase returns this weekend

    A huge celebration of culinary delights will take over a town this weekend as its marks its twentieth anniversary. The Bridport Food Festival and Beer Festival returns celebrating local food and drink in the market town. The Beer Festival will

  • Walking football tournament to raise money for firefighters

    People are being invited to take part in a football tournament raising money for firefighters this weekend. Wootton Fitzpaine Social Club is hosting a walking football event on Saturday June 15 on the playing fields behind the village hall.

  • Symene topple Winton as club scores double win

    WINTON 104 (2pts) lost to SYMENE SPORTS 106-1 (21pts) by nine wickets SYMENE registered their first away win of 2024 with this thoroughly convincing defeat of County Division Three leaders Winton. The bowlers set this match up by running through

  • Hilless helps Uplyme to topple leaders Braunton

    BRAUNTON 212 (7pts) lost to UPLYME & LYME REGIS 213-5 (20pts) by five wickets. A WELL-CRAFTED innings of 84 from opener Preston Hilless paved the way for Uplyme’s five-wicket win over Braunton in the Devon League C Division East. Opponents

  • Bees set to assess five new recruits

    BRIDPORT are looking to strengthen in a variety of departments as pre-season begins for the Bees. Chris Herbst’s men on Tuesday returned from their summer break, with around five new players set to be put through their paces in pre-season.

  • Weymouth batters set up big win at Beaminster

    BEAMINSTER 178-9 (9pts) lost to WEYMOUTH 274 (19pts) by 96 runs A WONDERFUL century from Neil Walton helped Weymouth to a 96-run victory over Beaminster, their fourth win on the trot in County Division One. Walton’s innings of 114 included