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"22.02.2017 17:38:33" bridportnews.co.uk Celebrations as Seal's Cove traders CAN stay as business pushes forward with leisure plans "We want Seal's Cove to be the go to place for families of all ages - having somewhere to sit and have a relaxing coffee and meal, be intrigued by our range of vintage, antique and collectables, and have the most fantastic play area for children to
"22.02.2017 15:40:25" Timeline Photos Take Part in the Bridport & Lyme Regis News Child of the Year photo shoot taking place from 10am – 4pm at Morrison Bridport Saturday, March 18. http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/COTY
"21.02.2017 19:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Over 50? Get a kick out of a game of footie "It has a health and a social point to it. We are always hearing in the NHS about the importance of exercise and getting out in the fresh air. It makes perfect sense to me and we become like a family in a way."
"21.02.2017 17:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Work begins on new restaurant for Groves Nurseries
"21.02.2017 12:28:42" bridportnews.co.uk Hold on to your hats: Winds of up to 60mph set to batter Dorset as Storm Doris blows in
"21.02.2017 10:48:51" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport protesters come together to show opposition to Donald Trump “He's actually unifying groups who never thought they would stand side by side.
We have to stand together now more than ever before. Does he really think he can quash our voices?"
"20.02.2017 10:38:03" bridportnews.co.uk Here is where Dorset Police's No Excuse and camera teams will be this week Don't get caught out
"20.02.2017 08:19:29" bridportnews.co.uk Police launch late night search after reports of woman on cliffs at West Bay She later returned home
"17.02.2017 12:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk 16 weeks of work costing £550k to shore up West Bay Harbour “We are pleased to be able to take this much needed maintenance work forward, during this time we will also be installing electric and water services and mooring bollards as well as new lifting equipment for unloading fishing boats."
"16.02.2017 19:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Butterflies struggling more in urban areas
"16.02.2017 17:28:35" bridportnews.co.uk Plea to publish west Dorset writer's 'disappearing novel' "Mum really wanted to see if she could get it published in time to present it to her mum who is 90 this May. But sadly we don't know if she's even got that long."
"16.02.2017 12:58:13" bridportnews.co.uk Firefighters tackle boiler room blaze
"16.02.2017 12:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police target poaching gang operating in west Dorset "These are poachers but some just kill for fun. They use lurchers and there have been reports of them using firearms.
We believe it is just one gang operating in the areas around Bridport, Dorchester and Crewkerne."
"16.02.2017 10:26:14" bridportnews.co.uk Comedian Shappi Khorsandi is sharing her patriotic love letter in her latest tour heading to Bridport Shappi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain with a tour heading to Bridport!
"16.02.2017 09:51:06" Timeline Photos Apologies for the late Bridport News following a power cut it was 8 hours late off the presses - bear with us it'll be worth the wait when it gets to the shops!
"15.02.2017 19:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk Leisure plans given go-ahead but Seal's Cove traders may have to stop selling goods “The leisure centre and retail space would compliment each other and cater for all age groups.
We would like to confirm that we are hoping and fighting for the retail space to continue on in parallel with the leisure centre."
"15.02.2017 17:01:06" bridportnews.co.uk Number of hate crimes reported in Dorset DOUBLED to record levels following Brexit - the highest increase in the country THE number of hate crimes reported in Dorset doubled to record levels following the EU referendum. “We welcome the increased confidence to report as a result of our ongoing efforts to encourage victims to come forward, and in light of the national situation which has raised the profile of such crimes."
"15.02.2017 14:03:19" bridportnews.co.uk IT'S BACK: Air date for the new series of Broadchurch confirmed Time to start getting excited!
"15.02.2017 13:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis house has a stable outlook The Crow's Nest was built in 1972 but the land became so unstable that half way through the planning process the existing house catastrophically broke in half one night during a landslip in 2014.
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Boys and girls get dressed for bed to help charity “It was such a traumatic time for the family and the opportunity to stay together and support each other while being close to baby Finley, made a massive difference to us all.”
"15.02.2017 11:33:02" bridportnews.co.uk Crews tackling chimney fire at Lyme Regis pub More information as we get it
"15.02.2017 07:00:02" bridportnews.co.uk Hospital governors welcome health service proposals "The council of governors accepts the Clinical Commissioning Group's proposal to site the Major Emergency Centre in the east of the county in Bournemouth. Governors would like a provision to be made for Dorset County Hospital's A&E to have sufficient
"14.02.2017 19:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Celebrity chefs in call to back the Big Brekkie
"14.02.2017 17:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport to hold first ever 'green fortnight' "Bridport is lucky to have a high street full of greengrocers, butchers, bakers and local businesses.
One of our key messages will be that we want people to buy local. This helps keep money and jobs in the local area and reduces the mileage that goods
"14.02.2017 14:40:09" bridportnews.co.uk Police called to crash in west Dorset
"14.02.2017 14:36:32" bridportnews.co.uk Crash in West Dorset There has been a crash on the A3066 in West Dorset.
"14.02.2017 12:42:42" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport Charter Fair to return to town centre after "difficult" year in 2016 "It was acknowledged that the move to Mountfield in 2016 had not been a success, and the fair would therefore be returning to South Street in 2017."
"14.02.2017 07:00:06" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport pub launches 'Stripey Cat Craft Brewery' "The popularity of real ales continues to grow with the discerning beer drinker now seeking new craft beers."
"13.02.2017 19:49:00" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: Short film captures beautiful surroundings of Dorset
"13.02.2017 17:32:55" bridportnews.co.uk Beaminster restaurant getting set to run Mapperton House café this summer "Over just a few short years, Cass and Louise have developed an outstanding reputation at Brassica for delicious food."
"13.02.2017 12:32:00" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis residents to enjoy discounts around the town as part of new 'Gateway card' “We hope all residents will use their card to take full advantage of the discounts.”
"13.02.2017 10:20:28" bridportnews.co.uk Don't want a speeding ticket for Valentine's Day? Here is where Dorset Police's No Excuse and speed camera teams will be this week TODAY, Monday, February 13 Camera Team covering Bournemouth Central, including but not limited to: Westbourne, Lansdowne and Poole Hill. Don't get caught out
"13.02.2017 09:40:40" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Man arrested on suspicion of assault and racially aggravated public order offence
"11.02.2017 08:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Who knew a bowl of soup could be worth so much?
"10.02.2017 20:42:15" bridportnews.co.uk A35 partially closed following crash Not much information is currently known. Will bring you more information when we can
"10.02.2017 19:41:01" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis cliffs showing "no significant movement" but public urged to be vigilant to landslips after wet weather THERE has been "very little movement" in unstable cliffs above Lyme Regis over the last year as local authorities continue to monitor…
"10.02.2017 17:39:00" bridportnews.co.uk Marathon couple start fund raising with a cake sale "They are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults. They provide disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment."
"10.02.2017 12:37:01" bridportnews.co.uk 'ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS': West Dorset road still closed 12 months after landslip "We are clearly bottom of a very long list of things to be done by the council.
I think it's the fact this has just been left for so long upsets people in the village."
"10.02.2017 10:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk MP Oliver Letwin: "Abolish House of Lords if they try to block Brexit bill"
"09.02.2017 13:32:01" bridportnews.co.uk Will your child win the Bridport and Lyme Regis's Child of the Year contest? Could your child be our 2017 winner?
"09.02.2017 10:43:02" bridportnews.co.uk Get your scarf, hat and gloves ready: Temperatures to feel as low as -5C as cold snap sets in Bbbbrrrrr!
"09.02.2017 10:42:20" bridportnews.co.uk I, Claude Monet offers portrait of one of the world's best loved artists Delve into the world of Monet with Exhibitions on Screen in Bridport next month
"09.02.2017 10:19:13" Timeline Photos Another week and another great edition, buy yours today.
"09.02.2017 09:42:06" The Bridport and Lyme Regis News's cover photo
"08.02.2017 17:41:01" bridportnews.co.uk Melplash Show and its sheep breeders will be in the limelight on new BBC series "It really shows how much support there is for agricultural shows and how much work goes into them.
People are so proud to bring their animals and it is not just a case of coming to win prizes - they want to show off what they have been working hard to
"08.02.2017 12:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors back hair salon's plans to enlarge business "More and more and more businesses in Hogshill Street are closing. It's that sort of reasoning that seems to me to be detrimental to Beaminster.
I think we should be doing all we can to protect what we have here."
"08.02.2017 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk DAIRY GOOD SHOW: Blue Peter visits Dorset for cheesy challenge "My children grew up with Blue Peter – in fact my younger son achieved a Blue Peter Badge for a competition when he was nine years old.
I may be a little over the target age of the Blue Peter audience now but I'm still just as chuffed to have played a
"07.02.2017 17:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset church previously at risk of closure handed £370k grant
"07.02.2017 13:20:22" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport Carnival in jeopardy "Due to an ongoing incident from Bridport Carnival 2016, this year's Carnival 2017 maybe in jeopardy due to safety reasons."
"07.02.2017 07:37:00" bridportnews.co.uk Beaminster School pupil chosen to design the town's 2017 festival programme
"06.02.2017 19:37:00" bridportnews.co.uk Beaminster restaurant only eatery in Dorset to feature on Sunday Times' Top 100 list
"06.02.2017 17:24:14" bridportnews.co.uk 'Devastating' impact of bus cuts that will see subsidised services slashed from 35 to SEVEN "This will have a devastating effect on everyone who doesn't have access to a car.
It will increase isolation as those on low incomes, poor mobility and the elderly, who live anywhere that isn't close to a town centre, will become stranded in their
"05.02.2017 11:20:36" bridportnews.co.uk Ambulance called after cyclist falls off bike More when we get it
"03.02.2017 19:33:01" bridportnews.co.uk Great Scott Kate has a new book out "I am not above bribery - everyone who buys a copy of the book at the launch will receive a free packet of Haribo!"
"03.02.2017 17:50:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset businesses recognised at South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2017
"03.02.2017 11:57:30" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Body found in hunt for missing man Some sad news to report
"03.02.2017 07:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Horrific- Lambs decapitated and heads taken WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
"02.02.2017 20:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk A councillor has resigned from Lyme Regis Town Council
"02.02.2017 19:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Young Bridport mum's plea for help to buy new chair for severely disabled son "He needs the support chair to keep him upright to put him in a position where he can breathe and to keep his spine and pelvis aligned otherwise he could develop curvature of the spine and his pelvis could collapse."
"02.02.2017 18:31:00" bridportnews.co.uk Tractor destroyed by fire near Lyme Regis
"02.02.2017 17:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Vearse Farm will "flood on a frequent basis" unless Environment Agency given more assurances by developers A SITE earmarked for a controversial housing development is likely to 'flood on a frequent basis' according to the Environment Agency. "Our local concern is the possibility of catastrophic flooding between Bridport and West Bay. We hope there is joined up thinking with regard to flood prevention measures in the Bridport area.”
"02.02.2017 16:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police appeal for help to find missing man Can you help?
"02.02.2017 15:27:00" bridportnews.co.uk Marine Theatre saved from closure after "last chance" grant from town council "This is a crucial time for the Marine Theatre. We have a brand new board of nine trustees and an ambitious four-year business plan to increase the theatre's financial viability, transform our facilities and deliver an exciting arts programme for our
"02.02.2017 14:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Life, Animated brings story of autistic boy who found his voice through Disney films to Bridport Watch the inspiring story of Owen who found his voice through Disney as Life, Animated heads to the Electric Palace
"02.02.2017 12:55:01" bridportnews.co.uk Hive Beach Café owner to open "intimate 1930s-themed Club House in West Bexington "Because it used to be called The Club House, we thought it would be a nice idea to maintain the name by which it has always been known as a sort of tribute to the legacy of the area."
"02.02.2017 11:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Enjoy the romance of French songs with Magdalena at Bridport Jazz Café Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with vocalist Magdalena Atkinson as she brings the romance of French chansons
"02.02.2017 10:37:06" bridportnews.co.uk Broadchurch fans promised "satisfying" finale as new series draws closer Creator Chris Chibnall, from Bridport, said that he 'feels like there's a sense of a story closing and ending, and going back to its beginning'.
"01.02.2017 19:34:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset protesters demonstrate against Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' "His actions have stirred countless millions of people into direct peaceful action, many of whom have never protested against anything in their lives."
"01.02.2017 17:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport Councillors look at how Bridport's oldest building, The Chantry, has been used As yet there has only been one, very low offer, on the building since it was put up for sale.
"01.02.2017 13:10:00" bridportnews.co.uk Clipper Teas "delighted" after factory extension plans and 45 new homes for Beaminster given go-ahead "The permission to subsequently develop the north side of the site for housing is great news overall for Beaminster."
"01.02.2017 11:58:07" bridportnews.co.uk Co-op recalls chocolate Easter bunnies over battery fears It follows a similar incident at Christmas
"31.01.2017 12:37:43" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset food bank which offers fresh ingredients expands to help more people "I think what they are doing here is fantastic.
What we would like to do is to write recipes that are relevant. I think we want to get the slow cookers that are not used and write recipes for people that cannot cook."
"31.01.2017 10:53:10" bridportnews.co.uk WARNING: Case of deadly dog disease confirmed Dog owners are urged to be aware of the signs of the disease
"31.01.2017 10:07:49" bridportnews.co.uk "The people of America knew what they were getting" - Dorset MPs show support for Trump State Visit “So far as the policy in general is concerned, I think we should resist using intemperate or inaccurate language to describe the action that Mr Trump has taken. It may or may not be a wise policy; but it certainly does not merit the type of response that
"30.01.2017 12:29:56" bridportnews.co.uk Family remember 'shining star' Ella as they hand cheque for £19,000 to air ambulance “The air ambulance picked Ella up and they were so lovely. It is a very worthy cause and it's one of those things that you never know when you might need it."
"30.01.2017 10:06:47" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis shop closed after "steady decline in trade" “The increase in overheads, the change in the owners' association and the forecast continued decline in trade in the years ahead only serve to further frustrate the possibility of turning the fortunes of the business around."
"30.01.2017 09:02:40" bridportnews.co.uk "Outrageously unfair": Anger as exact amounts of pay rises for council's senior managers is revealed - and it includes one who is paid almost £800 per day THE total cost of wages for heads of service at Dorset County Council has risen, as it emerges one role is being filled temporarily at a rate of… "Senior managers do a lot of good work, they probably earn their money. But how will it look to the woman caring for 10 or more elderly people a day, who are facing pay cuts? I think it's outrageously unfair."
"29.01.2017 10:29:06" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: New trailer for third and final season of Broadchurch Not long to wait - it's returning to our screens in February!
"27.01.2017 19:53:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Bay Holiday Park to benefit from cash injection from Parkdean
"27.01.2017 17:32:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport CAB recruits specialist benefits adviser "More than a third of all client enquiries we deal with concern welfare benefits and Andy will enable us to increase our service provision in this area."
"27.01.2017 14:38:49" bridportnews.co.uk Support in the pipeline for hospital Cancer Appeal Guy Crabb Plumbing and Heating is among the firms to get behind the hospital's Cancer Appeal.
"26.01.2017 19:24:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset beaches named among best in the world Great news for our coastline ⛱️☀️️
"26.01.2017 19:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Will your child win the Bridport and Lyme Regis's Child of the Year contest? Our Child of the Year competition is back!
"26.01.2017 17:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: "The opportunity of a lifetime": Councils vote in favour of unitary authority "This is is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Let's grab it, let's go because what we don't want is for this to slip through our fingers."
"26.01.2017 14:26:57" bridportnews.co.uk Last bank in Lyme Regis set to close as Lloyds to leave town
"26.01.2017 13:19:30" bridportnews.co.uk Drink driver 'almost collided' with Beaminster Tunnel
"26.01.2017 07:36:53" Timeline Photos Good morning. Here is today's front page.
A housing association has come under fire for putting social housing up for sale on the open market.
Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/SIAA308mGhh
"25.01.2017 19:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport friends and the art world mourns the death of one of its greats with the passing of John Hubbard "A visit to the Hubbards was always a treat. While you were just taking off your coat you would be met with the smell of wonderful food cooking, of well polished furniture and wood-fires burning and on the table beside the secateurs there were piles of
"25.01.2017 17:15:01" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors give backing to plans to redevelop skatepark and rehome Trick Factory "It's a great opportunity for us. We know that we need some improvements in the skatepark as it is. It would make a very neat solution to some very difficult problems at the moment."
"25.01.2017 14:37:01" bridportnews.co.uk 'Tenderheart' seal pup found "in distress" in Lyme Regis being cared for by RSPCA "At the moment he is in one of our intensive care pens but once he is self feeding and gaining weight he will move onto a pool.
If all goes well then once he reaches a weight of more than 40kg, he will be released along with some other seal pups from this
"25.01.2017 13:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors "struggling to believe" transport times from west Dorset to Bournemouth as part of CCG health proposals COUNCILLORS have hit out at the lack of public transport in west Dorset as a potential stumbling block to a proposed shake-up of health services. "I think relying on public transport as part of your travel plan to hospital is highly dubious."
"25.01.2017 12:03:00" bridportnews.co.uk Tributes to former barrister and filmmaker from Bridport "He would always make time for people, even if it was inconvenient. He cared deeply about the community
He loved the market and the community spirit of Bridport and its fresh and creative atmosphere and the good food."
"24.01.2017 19:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport councillors appeal for town to be represented fairly in local government shake-up “I think we have done really well, talking with West Dorset but there's still a long way to go. To have a two-member ward which is town and rural does not make a lot of sense.”
"24.01.2017 17:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Celebrations as youth music charity marks 10 years "We are delighted to have reached this key milestone of 10 years with B Sharp and we are looking forward to continuing to build a sound future for our young people for the next decade and beyond."
"24.01.2017 13:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk National success for Bridport caterers Sausage and Pear "We are so proud of this achievement and so proud of all our team who are incredibly passionate about everything they do."
"24.01.2017 12:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Melplash Society appoints a new president "I know he is going to be an enormous asset to the society and is going to have a wonderful time."
"24.01.2017 07:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police launch crackdown on motorists using mobile phones at the wheel
"23.01.2017 19:39:00" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset's councils have £330m in reserves - so why are they cutting services?
"23.01.2017 17:27:43" bridportnews.co.uk Chaos on the roads as police called to 31 crashes before 10.30am - another fog warning issued "We saw a significant increase in the number of collisions on Dorset's roads this morning and, with freezing fog and ice again forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning, I would ask motorists to take extra care on the roads."
"23.01.2017 10:03:43" bridportnews.co.uk The UK's latest health cut: Doc Martin to call time on series Some sad news for fans this morning!
"22.01.2017 16:48:07" bridportnews.co.uk Watch the best of Dorset captured AGAIN tonight on TV for Countryfile Tune into BBC1 tonight at 6.30pm to see the Countryfile Jurassic Coast special!
"22.01.2017 14:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Trump presidency and what it could mean for life in west Dorset, by Oliver Letwin What do you think about Trump? Do you think he'll be affecting us here?http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/15037224.Trump_presidency_and_what_it_could_mean_for_life_in_west_Dorset__by_Oliver_Letwin/?ref=mr&lp=9
"22.01.2017 13:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Funding boost takes ASPIRE skills project into Sir John Colfox Academy Funding has been awarded to a skills training group to work with teenagers at a Bridport school
"22.01.2017 12:29:01" bridportnews.co.uk Warning to west Dorset residents after reports of 'suspicious male' Something to be aware of, and look out for any vulnerable neighbours too
"21.01.2017 11:24:34" bridportnews.co.uk Watch TV shows or sports illegally? You'll be receiving a warning letter this week DO YOU stream sport, films or TV shows on your computer illegally?
"21.01.2017 09:43:01" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset pair ensure historic homes are real muddy marvel "By far our most rewarding work is empowering children to build the Anglo-Saxon houses themselves.
The process is fun and exciting and the children are so proud at the end of the project – they create a lasting legacy for their school that will last for
"20.01.2017 20:11:39" bridportnews.co.uk Fire crew called out to chimney fire Luckily nobody was injured
"20.01.2017 19:39:00" bridportnews.co.uk Chideock village hall gets makeover thanks to donation “Chideock Village Hall has been here since the 1900s and has stood the test of time. And we want to make sure it is still here for the next generations.”
"20.01.2017 18:20:34" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Bridport protesters call on Donald Trump to 'build bridges not walls' CROWDS gathered in Bridport to call on Donald Trump to 'build bridges not walls' as he was being inaugurated as the 45th president of the… "I think it's typical of the kind of people we have in Bridport – there's quite an eclectic mix.
To see people interested to come out in the cold, I think it shows what type of town Bridport is.”
"20.01.2017 17:38:00" bridportnews.co.uk Plea to public to have say on health proposals "Having two acute hospitals next door to each other in the east of the county, leaves less adequate cover for those residents living in the west.
Secondly, I think the Clinical Commissioning Group is being over optimistic in its travelling times to both
"20.01.2017 15:21:00" bridportnews.co.uk Trump presidency and what it could mean for life in west Dorset, by Oliver Letwin
"20.01.2017 12:31:00" bridportnews.co.uk Honouring the men of HMS Formidable No one from my family has ever come here and honoured my uncle so I decided I would come and do it. It was really quite poignant to know my DNA is there, somewhere on the seabed. It was a good thing to do, but very sad."
"20.01.2017 07:27:00" bridportnews.co.uk OUT OF THIS WORLD: Dorset sparkles in picture taken from International Space Station
"19.01.2017 19:21:00" bridportnews.co.uk Health bosses launch £90,000 advertising campaign to attract staff after spending £12m on agencies “There is tremendous pressure on permanent nursing staff. We are aware that some wards are entirely staffed by agency on some shifts, some with one permanent nurse. It is difficult for any agency nurse to provide the same level of care as a permanent
"19.01.2017 18:10:00" bridportnews.co.uk CCTV appeal following alleged theft from store in Bridport Can you help?
"19.01.2017 17:23:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport residents to pay an extra £33,909 in council tax to prepare town council for taking on more cut services "Considering the situation we are in now with all the cuts, it would make a huge, huge difference and we are going to be cut even more next year."
"19.01.2017 14:50:39" bridportnews.co.uk How did schools in Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis fare in GCSE league tables? Here's everything you need to know about secondary school league tables out today
"19.01.2017 12:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk Call for more Government resources after it's revealed west Dorset schools are set to lose more than £1m of funding EDUCATION leaders in Bridport have called on the government to provide "more resources" after it was revealed that west Dorset school… "We can only hope that the Government will listen to the concerns of headteachers and put more resources into supporting our children's education and their future."
"19.01.2017 10:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk VIDEO: 45 firefighters tackle major blaze
"19.01.2017 09:18:42" bridportnews.co.uk Road closed after crash between car and cyclist One to be aware of this morning
"19.01.2017 07:02:29" Timeline Photos Good morning, here is today's front page.
A west Dorset man who was earning £100,000 a year claimed more than £6,000 in unemployment benefits.
Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/5P0x30892TC
"19.01.2017 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis fossil hunter Mary Anning is one of 14 inspirational women helping to raise horizons "Pretty much all of my work looks at women's inequality and how I can change the way women are represented, looking at role models and shining a light on women in more unusual roles."
"18.01.2017 19:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk Car boot boost for community groups in Dorchester and Bridport "Funds raised from the car boots can benefit such worthwhile causes. It's great to see local projects take off and provide real value for residents."
"18.01.2017 17:10:00" bridportnews.co.uk Coastguards called to people shouting for help...turns out to be pair of loved-up owls
"18.01.2017 12:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk Recruiting volunteers to enforce proposed measures to tackle dog fouling, feeding seagulls and aggressive begging labelled "recipe for disaster" "One of the issues that came up was whether there's the capacity to have anybody to enforce it. They are assuming that they are going to appoint volunteers."
"18.01.2017 07:32:30" bridportnews.co.uk Parents urged to help tackle underage drinking after drunk 14-year-old found by police in Lyme Regis POLICE are urging parents to help tackle teenage drinking after a drunk 14-year-old boy was found by officers in public gardens. "Parents and guardians have an equal, if not larger, part to play in preventing underage drinking, and keeping the children in our community safe."
"17.01.2017 19:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport hotel up for sale - yours for £900,000+ "We have a great time and have built a terrific place here. When I came it was severely run down and was basically a very low-key guest house.
Since then we have built it up to three stars plus."
"17.01.2017 17:18:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors asked to withdraw from child asylum seeker resettlement scheme as costs set to rise to £3.7m by 2019 THE county council is considering withdrawing from a scheme to resettle child asylum seekers amid concerns over the impact it is having on the…
"17.01.2017 12:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bright future ahead for "neglected" Rampisham Down nature site "We have the duty of care from the government to make sure it is protected, because the site is so important. These type of sites are very rare."
"17.01.2017 09:08:17" bridportnews.co.uk Come and work on the beach and save lives "We want people with the courage, determination and the ability to draw on their training and make the right decision if someone's life is in danger."
"16.01.2017 19:07:00" bridportnews.co.uk Will your child's school be affected by funding cuts? "If you have one child at a school it isn't so bad, but some people have three children at the same school and if they're being asked to pay £3 or £4 for each child for an activity- on top of all the other expenses of having a school-age child- that soon
"16.01.2017 17:09:01" bridportnews.co.uk Volunteers want to make Bridport Youth Centre the 'go-to place' for youngsters in the town "I don't think there's a lot of affordable activities for young people around here. There's nowhere kids can go and be somewhere safe and somewhere they can meet their friends and socialise. Here, they can gain experience and enjoy activities and have fun
"16.01.2017 14:53:38" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset school sets puzzles for parents
"16.01.2017 12:42:10" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors to discuss increasing council tax charge for Bridport residents to plug £24k funding hole
"13.01.2017 19:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport company celebrating cooking up a storm for ten years
"13.01.2017 17:50:30" bridportnews.co.uk Volunteers needed to help new-look Lyme Regis Museum after redevelopment
"13.01.2017 12:10:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset family blocked in by a pile of flyt-tipped rubbish "We were told if we moved it off our drive they'd prosecute us. I have an elderly father-in-law who hasn't been well, what would have happened if he needed an ambulance? That's extreme but it could happen."
"12.01.2017 15:14:02" bridportnews.co.uk Crash closes A35 in both directions - police called to the scene Motorists are advised to avoid the area
"12.01.2017 13:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Social issues explored in powerful play heading to Bridport Cardboard Citizens are continuing their exploration of the state of housing and homelessness with Cathy, a new play coming to town
"12.01.2017 10:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Local artists come together for unusual exhibition It's going to be a bumper year of creativity for the arts!
"12.01.2017 08:17:00" bridportnews.co.uk Appeal for help after triple surprise for Bridport family Surprise! Not one, not two, but THREE babies on the way! The family is appealing for help!
"12.01.2017 07:56:45" Timeline Photos Good morning west Dorset, here's today's front page.
A soldier has spoken out after he was forced to crawl along the Jurassic Coast for two hours in the dark with a broken leg.
Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/fixL307VvmD
"11.01.2017 17:00:52" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport residents should fight 'tooth and nail' to protect nature sites "What is happening here is totally unacceptable."
"11.01.2017 12:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Have you seen a stolen puppy?
"11.01.2017 07:27:01" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset village school marked as 'good' by church inspectors “I am very proud to be head of such a wonderful small school with a big heart.
"We know we do our best for the children and it is fantastic for the staff to have this affirmed by a lead inspector.”
"10.01.2017 18:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk Brrr...ace yourself- frosty weather warning for Dorset Make sure you wrap up warm
"10.01.2017 15:27:25" bridportnews.co.uk Car crashes on A35 Emergency services were called shortly after 2pm
"10.01.2017 12:18:00" bridportnews.co.uk Campaigners hit out at hospital plans as Dorset CCG holds public consultation event in Bridport "The proposals will mean some people will have to go to the east of the county for some services.
"It will divide families and will put our A&E and ambulance services under even more strain."
"10.01.2017 10:12:48" bridportnews.co.uk Motorists warned of 'abnormal load' on the move today One to be aware of if you are out and about this morning.
"10.01.2017 09:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk MP's rallying call to support the press - you have until 5pm today to have your say "Consequently, the local press will be restricted from writing about things like they have done in the past, and representing those who haven't got a voice.
“It would hit papers financially, and could lead to smaller papers closing down.”
"10.01.2017 08:00:11" bridportnews.co.uk Fire crew called out to another chimney fire A crew from Beaminster responded to the call
"09.01.2017 17:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk Harry's out to remove ambiguity from the world The budding author is penning a book about why things happen, why it sucks and what can be done about it. Fancy supporting it?
"09.01.2017 13:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Let it snow! Don't get too excited - but there's SNOW forecast for the end of the week Bbbbrrrr...an Arctic blast is on its way to Dorset...with SNOW!
"09.01.2017 12:28:01" bridportnews.co.uk Britain's Best Walks to The Grand Tour: Why Dorset could be in for a bumper summer Go Dorset! The county could be in for a bumper summer of tourism after starring on several TV shows and even a book:
"09.01.2017 10:06:45" bridportnews.co.uk Man with broken leg crawled for two hours in the dark before being being rescued by RNLI in west Dorset He had staggered and crawled for three quarters of a mile for more than two hours in the dark before being found.
"09.01.2017 09:44:15" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Nine cases of bird flu confirmed in swans at Abbotsbury Swannery Sad news to report from the swannery as cases of bird flu confirmed
"06.01.2017 17:22:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Seeing in the New Year in style: Welcome to 2017 Did you see in the New Year in Bridport? See all of our pictures in our online gallery
"06.01.2017 13:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Solar farm will NOT be built on Rampisham Down "Many conservationists were concerned that if this site was built on, other SSSI designated sites in the UK would be undermined and at risk as a result.”
"06.01.2017 12:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Campaigners on the march ahead of health consultation meetings The first session is being held at Bridport Town Hall on Monday.
"06.01.2017 09:52:40" bridportnews.co.uk Firefighters tackle chimney fire
"06.01.2017 07:17:01" bridportnews.co.uk Police investigating spate of break-ins in west Dorset village
"05.01.2017 19:52:00" bridportnews.co.uk Groundbreaking research test gives Bridport boy treatment for rare deficiency he has fought all his life “Mathew's case is incredible. To go from a sample to molecular genetic diagnosis in three weeks was sci-fi-like dreaming even just a year ago."
"05.01.2017 17:50:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillor in puppy "throwing" video storm “I think I should have made it clearer that the owners were completely fine about it. They were laughing their heads off when I showed it to them.”
"05.01.2017 17:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Fireball comedians lined up for latest Bridport Comedy Café Laugh your way into the New Year with the return of Bridport Comedy Café! Some crackers lined up:
"05.01.2017 16:16:38" bridportnews.co.uk REVIEW: Energy of performers lights up the stage in The Young Ones Bridport Young Performers Scholarship showcased their talent for a production of The Young Ones!
"05.01.2017 12:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk New online support group launched to push forward new Trick Factory plans "The proposal is to explore creating an indoor-outdoor facility where the town's outdoor skatepark facility is now, preserving the positives of both the Trick Factory and the outdoor park, allowing use all year around."
"05.01.2017 07:31:17" Timeline Photos Good morning. Here is today's front page. Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/sZNe307HKqN
"04.01.2017 19:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk The Dorset Knob Throwing Festival is relocating in time for 10th anniversary “Simply we have outgrown the village location.
“Last year we had an incident where an ambulance was almost unable to get through the grounds, so we need to ensure we are not in that position again.”
"04.01.2017 17:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk What do you think Dorset Police should prioritise? Time to have your say What do you think?
"04.01.2017 12:50:26" bridportnews.co.uk Church bells restoration completed in time for festive celebrations
"04.01.2017 07:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport skills group to shift focus to help people with mental health “Our funding's dedicated towards supporting those in need and we were happy to help with something so clearly needed."
"03.01.2017 19:01:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport TIC officially handed over to town council "We are confident that we can not only maintain the existing service level, but implement initiatives that will enhance services for visitors and for local people.”
"03.01.2017 17:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Sally Parker is honoured for her dedication to village life "I never dreamt anything like this would happen to me."
"03.01.2017 13:46:00" bridportnews.co.uk Look at us now! Abandoned puppies go on to happy lives- thanks to YOU Rachel said she wanted to thank everyone who helped the puppies' recovery.
"03.01.2017 12:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: First official trailer for Broadchurch 3 The wait is almost over!
"03.01.2017 09:15:02" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Lyme Lungers do it in a hurry!
"01.01.2017 12:17:56" bridportnews.co.uk Seeing in the New Year in style: Welcome to 2017 See this Thursday's Bridport News for all the pics from the big night
"31.12.2016 12:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Richard 'proud and honoured' after MBE awarded for charity dedication and serving west Dorset village Congratulations!
"31.12.2016 10:13:40" bridportnews.co.uk Crews called to two chimney fires One was in Broadwindsor
"30.12.2016 19:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk All set for charity fundraising barn dance in Symondsbury “All proceeds will go to worthy causes close to our hearts including Young Epilepsy, St Catherine's Pre-School and the Bridport Arts Centre.”
"30.12.2016 16:37:31" bridportnews.co.uk Weather warning for fog extended in to tomorrow with motorists urged to be careful on the roads
"30.12.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset health bosses to hold drop-in session about hospitals' shake-up in Bridport “We would like to reassure people that their views will be listened to and nothing will be decided until we have gathered the opinions of local people and final proposals have been agreed by the CCG governing body."
"29.12.2016 19:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Charity show means 'Happy Days' for Beaminster youngsters “We were able to support more than 23,000 children and their families last year alone, but we couldn't have done this without the amazing help of our volunteers and fundraisers."
"29.12.2016 17:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk WE NEED HELP: Young mums and disabled now joining queues at Bridport food bank “It is pretty grim and it has been lost in all the other news that is going on. We are missing literally what's on our doorstep.”
"29.12.2016 14:12:42" bridportnews.co.uk A ukulele opera is coming to town - and Madame needs your help! Organisers of a wacky and wonderful opera with a twist are on the hunt for more people to get involved.
"29.12.2016 13:10:00" bridportnews.co.uk Sunny, foggy, frosty? What you can expect from new year weather Expect lots of rain and clouds on Friday and a chilly day on New Year's Eve.
"29.12.2016 11:53:47" bridportnews.co.uk A35 closed due to injured deer
"29.12.2016 10:39:53" bridportnews.co.uk Seagull entangled in a fishing line rescued
"29.12.2016 09:10:31" Timeline Photos Good morning, here is today's front page.
A rector is calling for support as the number of people using a Bridport food bank is on the rise.
Read the full story here: http://ow.ly/dfxX307wvqx
"29.12.2016 07:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Health bosses say no GP surgeries will be forced to close or merge - but system must change “There has been quite a pressure on general practice for a number of years but that pressure has been soaked up by practice staff and capacity that exists in the system. We have got to the point where that is no longer sustainable.”
"28.12.2016 20:05:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport chef dishes out festive helping hand to homeless “Homeless people commented that they found the food to be really delicious and a real treat at Christmas. They were extremely grateful.
“It was a very long day but very rewarding.”
"28.12.2016 18:32:00" bridportnews.co.uk Staffing concern in Dorset social care dispute "These were Dorset County Council staff less than a year ago, who had an understanding there would be no changes made to their contracts within several years."
"28.12.2016 17:06:00" bridportnews.co.uk Firefighters tackle chimney blaze
"28.12.2016 13:54:33" bridportnews.co.uk Further weather warning for fog issued for Dorset
"28.12.2016 12:51:26" bridportnews.co.uk Are you unhealthy? MOST middle aged people overweight, inactive or drinking too much
"28.12.2016 09:18:38" bridportnews.co.uk Cars damaged after being 'punched or kicked' in Bridport
"27.12.2016 16:27:37" bridportnews.co.uk Weather warning for fog issued by Met Office One to be aware of tomorrow morning
"27.12.2016 11:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Family pay tribute to "caring and loving" teenager who was killed in car crash “He was fun loving and lived life to the full."
"27.12.2016 09:45:34" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: 83-year-old man rescued from car
"26.12.2016 15:51:53" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Bay Wallow 2016 Well done everyone!
"26.12.2016 14:24:57" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Charmouth Christmas Day Swim 2016 Did you take part in the swim? See if you can spot yourself in our gallery!
"25.12.2016 09:53:00" Merry Christmas to our readers and advertisers. We hope Santa brought you everything you were hoping for and that you have a happy and healthy new year
"24.12.2016 19:04:00" bridportnews.co.uk Families in Dorset expected to get up as early as 6.08am this Christmas, new survey says
"24.12.2016 14:02:00" bridportnews.co.uk Elderly urged not to spend Christmas alone this year "If you are alone on Christmas Day and would rather not be, get in touch to find out what's taking place near you.”
"24.12.2016 09:58:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Dorset school nativities 2016
"23.12.2016 17:37:00" bridportnews.co.uk Car set alight in west Dorset
"23.12.2016 16:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Storm Barbara sweeps in with huge waves on Dorset coast
"23.12.2016 15:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Public urged to have say on plans to tackle seagulls, anti-social drinking and 'aggressive begging' The council is hoping to tackle anti-social drinking, 'aggressive begging' and the feeding of gulls in specific areas including West Bay and Lyme Regis.
"23.12.2016 12:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Cabaret with claws is coming to west Dorset Diva, temptress, vocal sensation and acrobat Charlie Bicknell is a force to be reckoned with!
"23.12.2016 10:20:33" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset parents urged to be "considerate" after parking rows “We have had a few reports from staff and parents of disagreements between parents choosing to park on the junction opposite the school while picking up their children.”
"23.12.2016 09:46:50" bridportnews.co.uk Get ready to crack up as George Egg comes to town Some cracking comedy big names are heading to the Electric Palace in the New Year!
"22.12.2016 19:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk Tributes to "highly regarded" teenager who was killed in crash “Will left the school in 2015 with an aspiration to pursue carpentry and boat building. Will had a close group of friends with whom he was highly regarded.
“His passing will have a big impact on those that knew him.”
"22.12.2016 17:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk £200k cash to boost repairs to Lyme Regis Cobb
"22.12.2016 14:09:15" bridportnews.co.uk Car completely destroyed by fire Nobody was hurt
"22.12.2016 12:44:40" bridportnews.co.uk Hold on tight: Weather warning issued with winds of up to 70mph set to batter Dorset tomorrow Not good for the Christmas Eve travel plans...
"22.12.2016 12:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Swimmers gearing up to make festive splash for good causes “People seem to enjoy the crazy British spirit. We do silly things like this. It's a good community event, it's free and it's a family event.
“It's a great event for spectators who can get some fresh air.”
"22.12.2016 09:21:42" Timeline Photos Here is today's front page.
Tributes have been paid to a 17-year-old who died in a crash: http://ow.ly/nD2G307mxMn
"21.12.2016 12:42:00" bridportnews.co.uk Do you need to call Dorset Police? Force urges public to think before you call
"21.12.2016 11:16:59" bridportnews.co.uk Chimney fire in Bridport
"21.12.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Development plans revealed for St Michael's Trading Estate "We all genuinely believe that we can deliver something that is a real asset to Bridport and it will be better for everybody."
"20.12.2016 17:46:01" bridportnews.co.uk Toby persuades his schoolfriends to adopt a charity in memory of his young brother “To help stop others having to experience my heartbreak, I would encourage everyone to be aware of the symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia as it could save a life.”
"20.12.2016 12:52:30" bridportnews.co.uk Councillor to withdraw objection to reopening footpath where he lives
"20.12.2016 09:06:26" bridportnews.co.uk Garage destroyed in suspected arson attack in Bridport
"19.12.2016 17:40:01" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset Schools put community at the heart of Christmas Bridport schools have gone all out to celebrate the festive season and make it special for their pupils :)
"19.12.2016 17:09:31" bridportnews.co.uk Billy Bragg joins forces for Bridport's first Winter Solstice festival BEAT the midwinter blues – and any you might be feeling from 2016 in general with something that has the power to bring people together –… Billy Bragg joins forces for Bridport's first Winter Solstice festival this week! Are you going? #6daycountdowntoChristmas
"18.12.2016 20:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk More than 3,000 badgers killed in latest Dorset cull MORE than 3,000 badgers were culled across Dorset this year. What do you think?
"18.12.2016 18:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk Boy stuck in tree rescued by firefighters The youth climbed so high he was unable to get himself down
"18.12.2016 18:05:50" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Teenager dies after car hits tree while another teen fights for life Some very sad news. It has been confirmed that a teenager died in the crash and another teen is fighting for their life
"17.12.2016 15:06:18" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Man died after car hits tree Some sad news to report this afternoon
"17.12.2016 10:38:50" dorsetecho.co.uk UPDATED: Airlift after serious crash It happened in the early hours - road back open
"16.12.2016 16:37:15" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: Disappointment as Broadchurch looks set to air later than expected as fans get first official look at final series BROADCHURCH fans are set to be disappointed as the final series looks set to air later than expected. The waiting goes on...
"15.12.2016 10:49:17" bridportnews.co.uk Primary school league tables 2016: Best and worst performers in your area We will bring you full results for the area later today
"13.12.2016 12:43:28" bridportnews.co.uk Tess the labrador is back and bouncing for joy Good news about Tess the labrador
"13.12.2016 11:57:49" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Dramatic pictures show dangers of faulty Christmas lights after fire in child's bedroom Fortunately nobody was harmed
"12.12.2016 21:38:44" bridportnews.co.uk Fire crew tackle bedroom flames in Bradpole The fire was in a first floor bedroom at a home in Bradpole
"11.12.2016 15:01:24" bridportnews.co.uk Two people freed from car after crash on A35 More to follow
"10.12.2016 17:46:00" bridportnews.co.uk Cost of elderly care rises 40 per cent in ONE year
"10.12.2016 09:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Town council to put £1m in reserves to alleviate fears over "current economic uncertainty" "Given the current economic uncertainty, the potential devolution of services from principal local authorities and future capital projects, officers propose the reserve for 2017/18 is £1 million."
"09.12.2016 19:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Dorset Police graded as 'good' in keeping people safe and reducing crime in latest HMIC review
"09.12.2016 17:20:43" bridportnews.co.uk Come and find out what the plans are for the St Michael's Trading Estate in Bridport
"08.12.2016 13:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bereaved parents to hold candlelight memorial service "Christmas is such a hard time because everywhere it is happy families and you just feel your family is not complete. Everybody else's happiness just intensifies your own loss."
"08.12.2016 12:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Bridport Christmas Cheer gets festive season up and running "It shows Bridport at its best and the town centre as the jewel of the south coast."
"08.12.2016 09:53:57" Timeline Photos Good morning, here is today's front page.
Vandals who ruined a five-year-old's festive lights have been labelled as "despicable": http://ow.ly/r0O6306VzeC
See our pictures from last night's Bridport Christmas Cheer here: http://ow.ly/Hgan306Vzkc
"08.12.2016 08:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Updated Vearse Farm proposals and draft masterplan set to be unveiled
"07.12.2016 19:40:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport TIC staff helping charities this Christmas "Receiving a card through the post means so much more than sending a text, social media message or e-card – it shows you are thinking of that person."
"07.12.2016 17:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk June turns her Indian holiday into a charity fund raiser "It was a truly amazing experience. I'd never been to India but always wanted to and despite a number of people questioning my sanity I'm glad I stuck with it and I would love to go back and see more."
"07.12.2016 13:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Vandals ruin the Christmas spirit for five-year-old Ryley "It is a harsh lesson for him to learn at such a young age. These people are despicable.
"We spent good money on them and to get them vandalised leaves a nasty taste in your mouth."
"07.12.2016 12:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk Village celebrates unveiling of life-saving equipment "Unfortunately we have an ageing population in the village, so it could be there to help anybody. If we are able to help one person with it, then it will have been worth it."
"06.12.2016 19:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Luli is jumping for joy! "Luli's headmaster when he announced her qualification in assembly said' 'fail to prepare, prepare to fail' and she came home and said 'mummy I have to train more'.
"So this is what we do now every day."
"06.12.2016 17:38:31" bridportnews.co.uk Children's author Ged writes another tale "I had enjoyed story telling as a hobby. When I couldn't do story telling anymore I started writing the stories down. I pretty much didn't have the energy to do anything else."
"06.12.2016 15:47:33" bridportnews.co.uk 'It's going to be a compelling and emotional farewell": Tissues at the ready it's almost time for FINAL Broadchurch THE writer behind the show that made the West Bay cliffs a global icon is hoping its final chapter will be a 'compelling and emotional farewell.'
"06.12.2016 12:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Should there be more Taser trained police officers in Dorset? What do you think about this?
"06.12.2016 08:30:32" bridportnews.co.uk Coastguard reminds public of safety after 'suspicious' item found on beach COASTGUARD officers are reminding the public of safety precautions after they were called to reports of an unexploded device on the weekend -… "Ordnance often washes up on our shores especially on the south coast and the member of the public did the right thing by calling the Coastguard."
"05.12.2016 19:08:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Funding raised for Cancer Research UK at Great Lyme Regis Pudding Race 2016 Lots of festive fun for a good cause
"05.12.2016 17:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Book an appointment with Doc Martin and help a Dorset charity Martin Clunes is offering the chance of a part in Doc Martin
"05.12.2016 15:39:21" bridportnews.co.uk Public shows clear support for merging Dorset's nine councils into two
"04.12.2016 17:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Academy trust that runs Dorset schools slammed for failing disadvantaged pupils It is in charge of St Catherine's in Bridport
"04.12.2016 15:15:34" bridportnews.co.uk Coastguard and lifeboat called to unexploded device... But it turns out to be a buoy Not so dramatic then...
"03.12.2016 08:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk "Scavengers" a threat to Allington Hill ecosystem "Removal of wood in large quantities can have a detrimental effect on the wildlife that depends on it."
"02.12.2016 19:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Additional west Dorset housing sites could spark "big demonstration" “We could get a big demonstration against that - that has been very sacrosanct.”
"02.12.2016 17:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Investigation launched into bungalow fire
"02.12.2016 13:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk Archers' shot of Colmer's Hill makes photographer's day The photographer has never even listened to an episode of The Archers
"02.12.2016 12:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Have you seen missing goats? Police appeal after nanny and two kids stolen from barn "The stolen goats are family pets and the incident has devastated the family and they are very concerned for the safety of their goats."
"02.12.2016 07:27:46" bridportnews.co.uk Investigation launched in to bungalow fire Crews were called in the early hours of this morning
"02.12.2016 07:09:00" bridportnews.co.uk Deal finally thrashed out in five month bus driver pay dispute
"01.12.2016 19:55:00" bridportnews.co.uk New plan to find Trick Factory a new home "One of the possibilities was to think about enclosing the outdoor skatepark so we have the best of both worlds."
"01.12.2016 18:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset Police's annual crackdown on drink and drug drivers begins today
"01.12.2016 17:34:00" bridportnews.co.uk SHOW YOU CARE: Consultation launched on future of NHS services in Dorset "If people don't turn up the CCG will take that as everyone is happy with their plans.
We need people to come out and speak out."
"01.12.2016 12:44:57" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport Christmas Cheer organisers hit back at animal welfare protests "We are sure they would agree that the keepers of the reindeer are very responsible, intelligent, animal-loving people who make sure the animals are protected from any harm or fear at all times."
"01.12.2016 10:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police appeal over alleged assault Did you see anything?
"01.12.2016 09:34:07" Timeline Photos Good morning. Here is today's front page. Health bosses have today launched a consultation into the future of NHS services in Dorset: http://ow.ly/7SwK306Hq6v
Pupils were unharmed after a tractor caught fire outside a school: http://ow.ly/HtDS306Hrgs
"01.12.2016 08:36:04" bridportnews.co.uk Reports of car on its roof in West Dorset More to follow
"01.12.2016 08:19:27" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: Motorists urged to drive safely as freezing fog and black ice hit Dorset Make sure you are staying safe on the roads today
"30.11.2016 20:16:00" bridportnews.co.uk Historic building could be protected from vehicle damage "The window has been hit 10 times this year.
The last time the Guildhall window was repaired, it lasted two weeks before almost identical damage was caused by a large vehicle.”
"30.11.2016 17:50:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Boat builders launch new vessels in Lyme Bay The boat launch is also the launch of their careers as boat builders.
We were a bit worried as on Monday, after a dreadful week, the school had flooded. But luckily on the launch day, it cleared and we had blue skies.”
"30.11.2016 16:01:06" bridportnews.co.uk Brrr-ace yourself (again) temperatures going back down to -5 tonight Wrap up warm tonight!
"30.11.2016 12:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Dorset pupils experience Victorian life "It was huge fun and brought a whole new perspective to our understanding of hard work."
"30.11.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Funds drummed up at youth music charity's annual celebration "It was a pleasure to see so many young people appreciating their peers' efforts and showing the possibilities of creative collaborations in rural areas."
"29.11.2016 19:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk WELCOME BOOST: County receives £1million to repair more than 20,000 potholes Good news for Dorset!
"29.11.2016 17:42:54" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Dorset Police investigating claims of child sex abuse in football
"29.11.2016 15:31:46" bridportnews.co.uk Fire crews tackle tractor fire "I heard a couple of explosions which were unusually deep and loud which were obviously the tyres exploding."
"29.11.2016 12:58:24" bridportnews.co.uk Plans for new music venue in Bridport withdrawn after "strength of feeling" from residents
"29.11.2016 07:55:00" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset Police to take part in week of action against terrorism
"29.11.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk A lost tortoise, the wrong price on a bottle of vodka, and having trouble going to the loo.....bizarre reasons people are STILL calling 101 "HELLO, police? I've lost my tortoise." Dorset Police is still being blighted by nuisance calls to 101 service
"28.11.2016 19:40:00" bridportnews.co.uk There's NO EXCUSE: Here's where the speed camera team are out this week, W/C Nov 28
"28.11.2016 17:23:05" bridportnews.co.uk Pupils design new residents' discount cards “Lyme Regis is really important to all of us and we want to carry on working with the school to help the town.”
"28.11.2016 12:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Anchor Inn at Seatown nominated for best tourism pub award "It has been a real team effort and I am awfully proud of the 'Anchor Army' for what they have achieved.”
"27.11.2016 15:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Taxi drivers WILL be trained to spot signs of child exploitation "A lot of the taxi drivers are not quite understanding why we are asking them to do it.
"This is imperative training."
"27.11.2016 08:23:00" bridportnews.co.uk Town council to continue fight against Lyme Regis seagull problems "This is the first year that wheelie bins were introduced.
I think the lack of black bags around the town meant they went looking for another food source."
"26.11.2016 14:24:00" bridportnews.co.uk 83,000 people in Dorset are caring for a loved one unpaid. But there is support.
"26.11.2016 08:22:00" bridportnews.co.uk Town council offer cash boost for Bridport Tourist Information Centre “Eventually our aim is to become a real local hub for all events."
"25.11.2016 19:05:01" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: This is why you should NEVER use your phone at the wheel (but two million passengers wouldn't intervene) More than TWO MILLION passengers would 'do nothing' if the person driving them starting using a phone at the wheel.
"25.11.2016 17:18:00" bridportnews.co.uk Council forced to spend £16.5m on supply teachers due to "crisis" in recruitment and retention “This crisis means that not only are the public paying exorbitant amounts for supply cover; talented teachers who have been trained and invested in by the public purse for the benefit of our children are leaving profession – a double hit.”
"25.11.2016 12:51:43" bridportnews.co.uk Who won at the Dorset Business Awards last night? “The evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that is great about Dorset and recognise the achievements of some of its leading businesses."
"25.11.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Free parking announced for Christmas shoppers in Bridport #ShopLocal
"24.11.2016 19:10:02" bridportnews.co.uk Audrey marks her centenary with a song and dance Mr and Mrs Kelly were well known in Lyme Regis as they went about town on their mobility scooters and dressing up every year for Lyme Regis Carnival.
"24.11.2016 17:20:12" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Dorset pupils do their bit for Children in Need Well done everyone!
"24.11.2016 13:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Pupils learn of 17 west Dorset casualties of Somme conflict "People travel all over France visiting the war graves and lots of people don't realise there are people in their own local cemetery who were part of all of that.
“In Bridport cemetery there are 17 graves and memorials to First World War casualties."
"24.11.2016 12:38:01" bridportnews.co.uk Safety calls as five injured in A35 crash "There cannot be any stretch of trunk road in the country that is as bad as this.
"It has places where it is difficult for lorries to pass, it is beset by dangerous junctions, roundabouts and other obstructions."
"24.11.2016 07:39:00" bridportnews.co.uk Pupils set for red carpet at Lyme Regis premiere of museum educational films "The children have produced two exceptional films and we look forward to being able to use them with the schools that come to visit us in the future.”
"23.11.2016 19:14:00" bridportnews.co.uk There's NO EXCUSE: Here's where the speed camera team are out this week
"23.11.2016 17:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk Woman killed in car crash on Dorset-Devon border named by police
"23.11.2016 12:53:51" bridportnews.co.uk Worries raised over moving hospital services to Bournemouth as Dorset CCG set to launch public consultation PATIENTS have raised concerns about potential "devastating" changes to hospital services as health bosses prepare to launch a public… "It is about time they listen to people in Bridport and in Lyme - it's absolutely outrageous."
"22.11.2016 19:10:01" bridportnews.co.uk "Intoxicated" man given penalty notice after trying to smash shop windows
"22.11.2016 17:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk Plans to build gas-fuelled power plant shelved after public backlash "It really galvanised green groups who want to kick fossil fuels into the ground."
"22.11.2016 12:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset pub celebrates another award "For a long time the pub was closed and we thought of it as a lost cause. Since reopening and keeping up the tradition of the annual nettle eating contest, Nigel and Chrissy have won our pub of the year twice."
"22.11.2016 07:29:01" bridportnews.co.uk Roads closed as flooding continues to affect West Dorset If you're about to leave the house, here's some road closures and disruption to be aware of
"21.11.2016 19:25:43" bridportnews.co.uk Nine Below Zero bringing cool rhythms of big band blues Bridport is the town that just keeps on giving! Another great act lined up to head to west Dorset
"21.11.2016 18:48:00" bridportnews.co.uk "Stranded" man rescued from flood water by firefighters in Bridport "It was almost like he was left on an island of land, surrounded by water."
"21.11.2016 17:11:33" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Flood waters rise as Met Office issues second weather warning for 'heavy, persistent rain' See the latest on today's wild weather across west Dorset
"21.11.2016 16:18:07" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport fire crews sent to rescue man stranded in floods A TECHNICAL rescue team from the Dorset and Wiltshire fire service have been sent to the Dreadnought trading estate in Bridport to rescue a man… Let's hope Bridport fire crews get to him in time
"21.11.2016 12:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: People spotted risking conditions as Storm Angus crashes into west Dorset “I couldn't believe people could be so stupid and risk everything just for a photo, and also put other people's lives at risk.”
"21.11.2016 09:47:13" bridportnews.co.uk Flooding on the A35 as Met Office issues second weather warning for 'heavy, persistent rain' Be careful if you're out on the roads today.
"21.11.2016 09:20:03" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Five seriously injured in horror crash on A35
"20.11.2016 14:00:14" bridportnews.co.uk Crash on Devon-Dorset border More as we know it.
"18.11.2016 17:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: Snow falls in west Dorset It's chilly out there today ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
"18.11.2016 12:37:01" bridportnews.co.uk Craftsman Josh works with a wood fit for royalty "As a craftsperson, there is nothing more gratifying than when a person loves your work enough to place it in their home."
"18.11.2016 11:24:19" bridportnews.co.uk Firefighters tackle car blaze in west Dorset village
"17.11.2016 17:28:04" bridportnews.co.uk Residents hit out at Bridport live music plans “We feel there is a real need for something where people can enjoy live music.
“We hope to create a little oasis and a really beautiful and nice environment.”
"17.11.2016 14:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Youths strike a sharp note for encouraging budding musicians The event is free and open to everyone to head down to Bucky Doo Square this Saturday
"17.11.2016 12:40:06" bridportnews.co.uk Hold tight: Weather warning issued as gusts of wind up to 70MPH are predicted this afternoon The weather warning is in place until 5pm this afternoon.
"17.11.2016 12:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Beaminster couple honoured for Nepal volunteer work Judith and Simon Hill were in Nepal when it was devastated by the earthquake and more than 8,000 people died. Despite the offer to return - and pleas from their family - they stayed on to help victims rebuild their lives.
"17.11.2016 11:21:19" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Dorset falls silent to mark Remembrance Sunday “Bridport always does this event proud and it was a pleasure to lead the town in remembering those who made the supreme sacrifice.”
"17.11.2016 11:18:47" Timeline Photos Good morning, here is this week's front page. Read more about the stories at bridportnews.co.uk
"17.11.2016 09:23:51" bridportnews.co.uk Iconic rocker is ready for an electrifying jam session at the Palace Bruce Foxton is bringing The Jam's best hits to Bridport
"17.11.2016 07:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Don't be scared...she's made of sponge Isn't she tasty?
"16.11.2016 19:42:00" bridportnews.co.uk Call for patients to be asked views on potential shake-up of GP surgeries "The CCG is deliberately thwarting the process of public scrutiny."
"16.11.2016 17:41:00" bridportnews.co.uk Public step in to pay for Tess' life-saving heart surgery Fantastic News!
"16.11.2016 12:48:00" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Missing teen apologises to police after being found safe “I have spent the last 10 weeks exploring London, Birmingham and Manchester by foot, sleeping rough at night."
"16.11.2016 11:29:19" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Lyme Regis woman killed in crash on Dorset-Devon border Some sad news to report following yesterday's crash
"16.11.2016 07:31:01" bridportnews.co.uk High Court ruling on second homes could be "too late" for Lyme Regis if introduced in Dorset "It is a bit too late for Lyme Regis and policing it would be a nightmare."
"15.11.2016 20:58:59" bridportnews.co.uk Teen missing for more than two months is found safe - a few miles from home MISSING teenager Arthur Heeler-Frood has been found safe and well in Honiton today, police said. Good news to report
"15.11.2016 19:29:01" bridportnews.co.uk CRACKDOWN: Dorset Police target drivers using mobiles at the wheel “People have become addicted to using their phones whilst driving, for a variety of reasons from sending a text to scanning their newsfeed."
"15.11.2016 17:58:13" bridportnews.co.uk Two elderly people cut free after crash
"15.11.2016 17:05:07" bridportnews.co.uk Flood alert issued for West Bay Harbour
"14.11.2016 17:26:01" bridportnews.co.uk Two teenagers injured in A35 crash
"14.11.2016 12:29:39" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Thousands pay respects to those who made ultimate sacrifice
"11.11.2016 20:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Public views sought on flood defences It is hoped better protection can be provided
"11.11.2016 18:22:01" bridportnews.co.uk Welsh road sign appears in Dorset Sign appeared on the B3164
"11.11.2016 17:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Success for new town skate park Great to see it proving a success
"11.11.2016 12:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bus services to be cancelled as a result of strike Several in the area will be affected
"11.11.2016 11:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Missing teenager left because he was 'bored with his life' He has now been missing for more than two months
"11.11.2016 09:26:29" bridportnews.co.uk Fallen tree blocks West Dorset road One to be aware of...
"11.11.2016 08:49:38" bridportnews.co.uk High Court upholds ban on selling new houses to holiday home buyers Would you welcome this here?
"10.11.2016 13:15:16" bridportnews.co.uk Towns to fall silent to remember fallen Details of remembrance services this weekend
"10.11.2016 11:04:02" bridportnews.co.uk Have you lost a large bag of cannabis? Don't worry, police are keeping it safe for you If you think it is yours call them on 101...
"10.11.2016 09:56:42" bridportnews.co.uk A potent symbol of remembrance as cheesemaker steps into Poppy Appeal The Poppy Cheddar hit Tesco shelves this week
"10.11.2016 09:04:05" Timeline Photos Morning everyone!
Here is today's Bridport and Lyme Regis News front page!
Bridport woman's an inspiration after overcoming a near-fatal
"09.11.2016 13:55:18" bridportnews.co.uk Car overturns after colliding with parked cars Thankfully nobody was injured
"09.11.2016 11:23:37" bridportnews.co.uk House that was "focal point" of drugs activity repossessed It comes as police continue to crack down on drugs in the area
"09.11.2016 08:32:07" bridportnews.co.uk HGVs stuck on A35 due to wet leaves TWO HGVs are stuck on the A35 due to wet leaves. An incident to be aware of
"08.11.2016 15:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Thousands of children in West Dorset are living in poverty A call is being made to end the freeze on child benefits
"08.11.2016 13:01:32" Timeline Photos
"08.11.2016 12:00:03" HOW many of you enjoyed the Bridport Round Table fireworks on Saturday? Anybody take any pictures they want to share?
"08.11.2016 12:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Alcohol factor in 25 of road deaths...so why are three people A DAY still being caught drink driving? Police are urging people to stop and think
"08.11.2016 09:34:22" bridportnews.co.uk Rescue teams called to search for person in water There were concerns for their welfare
"07.11.2016 10:34:44" bridportnews.co.uk 'This has changed my understanding of the challenge faced by blind people' - MP's verdict after blindfold walk
"07.11.2016 08:28:04" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Bridport's oldest building put up for sale despite calls for it to be saved as a community asset It has been described as "very special"
"05.11.2016 13:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk Couple lose appeal to live in west Dorset chalet home “Their comings and goings to work, schools and other services would be likely to be more frequent and consistent throughout the year. This would be at odds with the informal tranquil holiday character of these chalets."
"05.11.2016 08:43:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Symondsbury pupils celebrate autumn with annual pumpkin party It looks like everyone had a lot of fun
"04.11.2016 19:42:00" bridportnews.co.uk Mark your calendars for the Super Beaver Moon! Closest it has come to Earth all century Who is excited about this?
"04.11.2016 16:44:51" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Two people and a dog rescued from Lyme Bay after fishing boat sank "extremely quickly" “These two people made a mayday call as soon as they realised they were in trouble and fortunately a passing vessel was monitoring the same channel - this undoubtedly saved their lives today."
"04.11.2016 14:42:01" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Lorry overturns on road
"04.11.2016 12:54:21" bridportnews.co.uk 'Extensive search' underway in Lyme Bay after vessel's mayday call reports it is sinking We will update you with more information as we have it
"04.11.2016 12:40:01" bridportnews.co.uk Headteacher sent to prison following trial by Symondsbury school pupils “It is really good for the children to learn about the law. They have to find everything out themselves. It opened up a lot of discussion about the law and proving that they did it. They absolutely love it."
"04.11.2016 11:04:18" The Bridport and Lyme Regis News's cover photo
"04.11.2016 11:04:18" The Bridport and Lyme Regis News's cover photo
"04.11.2016 09:26:38" bridportnews.co.uk Hayward & Co explain plans to redevelop St Michael's Trading Estate to Bridport Business Chamber It is important for local businesses to stay up to date on the future position of one of Bridport's most important commercial zones."
"03.11.2016 19:08:00" bridportnews.co.uk Patients "will fight tooth and nail" to ensure west Dorset GP practices stay open “I do believe there will be closures. A merger from eight down to five or three, there has to be a closure. I will absolutely fight for it, tooth and nail. I hope we never lose it.”
"03.11.2016 17:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors' "personal conflict" is harming the authority's business "On occasions, some members appear to want to embarrass the council and its officers by raising issues which can't reasonably be answered at council meetings."
"03.11.2016 14:28:00" bridportnews.co.uk Victims of fatal crash near Axminster named by police
"03.11.2016 13:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport tattoo artist Lolly is drawn to top prize "I don't necessarily think art should be limited to paper and canvas. I think tattoos are an equally valid form of art."
"03.11.2016 12:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Stripping it back to basics: Folk singer Seth Lakeman is bringing 'Ballads of the Broken Few' to Bridport The sensational and soulful singer is returning to Dorset with his latest acoustic numbers
"03.11.2016 10:53:23" bridportnews.co.uk Government doesn't have power to trigger Brexit, High Court rules
"03.11.2016 08:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Grand force of Titchmarsh! National treasure is heading to town for literary festival We've been talking to Mr Titchmarsh ahead of his visit next week!
"03.11.2016 07:57:10" Timeline Photos Good morning! Here's this week's front page. Fighting talk from patients as GP surgeries face potential cuts: http://www.bridportnews.co.uk/news/14839234.Patients__will_fight_tooth_and_nail__to_ensure_west_Dorset_GP_practices_stay_open/
"02.11.2016 19:23:00" bridportnews.co.uk Council has been planning for change as school bus contracts are up for renewal When the contracts were renewed in 2011 the council was forced to launch an investigation when students and parents reported buses were turning up late or, in some cases, not at all.
"02.11.2016 17:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk Couple's mission in memory of young Mikayla “Mikayla always had a smile, she was a cheeky little girl who knew how to wrap her parents around her little finger - especially her daddy."
"02.11.2016 12:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Residents' memories needed by campaign to reopen Teneriffe Path at public inquiry A previous public inquiry ruled the footpath should be re-opened to the public, but following a mistake in the drafting of the order by Dorset County Council, the path has remained closed.
"02.11.2016 10:42:56" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis chief firefighter rescued by RNLI after boat started to sink “Mr Turner did exactly the right thing in issuing a Mayday call."
"01.11.2016 17:38:00" bridportnews.co.uk Harbour House in the running to be named winner of national dignity and respect award "There was a lot of competition from across the country and we are overwhelmed to have got this far. This category is extremely important and represents the entire ethos of Harbour House."
"01.11.2016 13:06:19" bridportnews.co.uk Public help needed to secure "vital" £25,000 funding for permanent Lyme Regis sculpture trail "I think there is scope for there to be an engaging presence of sculpture art in Lyme.
"As long as it keeps changing, as long as it is something new now and then, my view is that it will enhance the gardens."
"01.11.2016 09:12:41" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Ghosts, witches and monsters sprint along seafront at first ever Lyme Slime fun run "Despite being the first ever Lyme Slime Halloween festival, the event was a frightening success for everyone involved."
"31.10.2016 19:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport volunteers raise money for refugees by cooking up Jungle camp meals "Thank you to Team Calais of Bridport for giving me the opportunity to speak about the invisible people of our times.
"It warms my heart to know that ordinary people are moved to act in the face of great injustice."
"30.10.2016 15:40:50" bridportnews.co.uk Woman airlifted to safety after falling at Charmouth Beach Thankfully her injuries are not life-threatening.
"30.10.2016 14:28:01" bridportnews.co.uk "Don't antagonise businesses" warns councillor as charges set to rise "We are trying to engage with them as it is, and it will just push them away.
We have got to be seen to be supporting the business community."
"30.10.2016 09:36:01" bridportnews.co.uk Lyric Theatre given green light to replace defective windows following funding campaign Great news for The Lyric Theatre
"29.10.2016 07:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk New Sidney Gale care home on Dorset County Council's 'wish list' "We don't have any funding in house for Sidney Gale House, just an aspiration for this to happen.
We are looking to build the hub on at market value with conditions to provide facilities for health and social care or affordable residential accommodation
"28.10.2016 18:35:01" bridportnews.co.uk Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with a bang in west Dorset Some events are taking place this weekend!
"28.10.2016 16:23:00" bridportnews.co.uk Ride on mower and electrical items stolen during farm break-in
"28.10.2016 14:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Acclaimed play set to powerfully hit back at hate and racism If you haven't any plans tonight - why not try this? Joe Sellman-Leava is talking labels
"28.10.2016 13:49:39" bridportnews.co.uk Human rights barrister brings death row inmate's message to Bridport. But why? With documentaries like Making a Murderer, the intrigue of murder, motives and crime continues to capture an audience and pose questions about justice
"28.10.2016 12:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Man released on bail after woman allegedly punched and kicked
"28.10.2016 11:49:01" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset CCG 'will not force anything' on doctors as patients raise fears GP surgeries could merge "There is very little public transport available for us. With a merger from eight down to five or three, there has to be a closure."
"28.10.2016 06:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Lidl's plans for 26ft totem pole in Bridport labelled an 'ugly, unnecessary and intrusive eyesore' “We will certainly be objecting on the grounds impact on neighbours and the conservation area.We will put in a very strong and forceful objection”
"27.10.2016 19:34:20" bridportnews.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence Witnesses are being asked to come forward
"27.10.2016 18:26:07" bridportnews.co.uk WATCH: Stunning video shows mist "waterfall" rolling off West Bay cliffs When you thought it couldn't get more beautiful...
"27.10.2016 18:05:00" bridportnews.co.uk Sir David Attenborough to investigate new "sea dragon" discovered in Lyme Regis in one-hour special “It has been very exciting, but also very draining. The work to extract the fossil is only a fraction of the effort that goes into it. We spend years looking for the things, but the real work begins when we get it back to the workshop.”
"27.10.2016 16:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Lifesaving appeal to fund heart surgeon for sick labrador Tess Can you help Tess? The only chance the 16-month-old labrador has to live is to get a human heart surgeon to operate on her
"27.10.2016 12:53:39" bridportnews.co.uk Firefighters called to bus on fire
"27.10.2016 11:16:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset GP surgeries could be merged as health bosses look at reshaping primary care "We want to be clear that this draft version has been circulated to key stakeholders to gain their views and that no decisions have been made around closure of practices.”
"27.10.2016 10:29:21" bridportnews.co.uk Missing elderly man could have travelled to the Jurassic Coast Can you help police find Lesley Roger Irish?
"27.10.2016 08:46:02" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport could be riding on the crest of a tourism wave with new leisure plans "What we are trying to do is create something really interesting for the local community.I have been trying to realise the dream for some time."
"26.10.2016 12:26:22" bridportnews.co.uk Highways England hits Vearse Farm proposals with another six-month delay over Miles Cross roundabout "While we believe the proposed signalised option has some way to go before being acceptable, we are prepared to agree the roundabout scheme following confirmation of further considerations of particular aspects.”
"25.10.2016 11:29:54" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Youngsters get airborn to celebrate The Trick Factory "Everybody there had a lot of fun and the best bit was it was good to show all the young users enjoying it and having fun."
"24.10.2016 18:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police ask for public help in finding two rams missing from west Dorset field
"24.10.2016 17:00:00" bridportnews.co.uk Police ask for public help in finding two rams missing from west Dorset field Have you seen them?
"24.10.2016 16:28:01" bridportnews.co.uk Youngsters come to Bridport to show they are Undivided "It is about moving forward and not dwelling on the past. Undivided is about empowering the voices of young people, doing things differently being creative and being bold."
"24.10.2016 14:46:43" bridportnews.co.uk Seven roads affected by diesel spill believed to be from a dustcart Several roads in Lyme Regis have been affected
"23.10.2016 13:34:38" bridportnews.co.uk GET SAFE ONLINE: NSPCC and O2 team up to issue safety advice to parents As schools break up for half-term, children are set to spend more time socialising and gaming online..
"22.10.2016 16:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Family fun for half-term: loveable puppet show set to entertain An idea for some half term fun for the little ones!
"22.10.2016 15:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Marine Theatre receives £120,000 for building improvements and running costs Wonderful news: “Since giving the theatre to the trust, the council has always sought to support the activities of the theatre, within reason, for the benefit of the town.”
"22.10.2016 15:02:47" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: These stunning images just won a competition to show off the beauty of rural Dorset Yep, Dorset really is beautiful and it's been captured again. Happy weekend!
"21.10.2016 06:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin labelled 'disingenuous' over Dorset County Hospital campaign comments "The whole thing leaves a nasty taste in the mouth because it appears to have been done to avoid the possibility of a negative response from the public in the consultation."
"20.10.2016 18:11:01" Timeline Photos ICYMI: Here is today's front page.
Read the full story about Bridport facing "its very own housing bubble" here: http://ow.ly/QHla305mKE6
"20.10.2016 16:50:00" bridportnews.co.uk Now that's true love: Pair celebrate 70 YEARS as married couple "We're just happy. We've had a wonderful life and have a lovely family.
We've worked hard all through our lives – Joe didn't stop working until he was 87."
"20.10.2016 14:22:35" bridportnews.co.uk Picture death row and a life's art in a powerful exhibition opening this weekend Kenny is currently on death row: but his thoughts are here in Bridport. Find out why:
"20.10.2016 13:15:00" bridportnews.co.uk He's got no cunning plan for literary treat: Tony Robinson is in town to share his stories Look who is coming!
"20.10.2016 12:37:40" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: First Class reception photos 2016 Take a look at our First Class pictures!
"20.10.2016 11:39:00" bridportnews.co.uk HOUSING BUBBLE: Hundreds of west Dorset homes are empty while 1,331 people need a home "It is scandalous when local people can't afford accommodation, sometimes even rented accommodation is too expensive, and houses here are empty."
"19.10.2016 18:19:00" bridportnews.co.uk Think you're safe online? Think again...cyber crime is costing Dorset £8.6 MILLION a year “It was my first time shopping online and it will be my last.”
"19.10.2016 16:17:00" bridportnews.co.uk Full marks for Beaminster care home for people with autism following CQC inspection "We work tirelessly to give those who live with us the highest quality of care and make sure they feel at home at all times."
"19.10.2016 11:59:25" bridportnews.co.uk Fundraising event aims to help Bridport's Trick Factory find a new home "Despite others and myself spending lots of time and effort looking at possibilities nothing has come to fruition. Frustratingly there are local people in positions where they could provide help but chose not to."
"19.10.2016 06:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport's 'Team Calais' to raise awareness of refugees at Chapel in the Garden “If more towns followed Bridport's lead, the UK would be a happier, less fearful and less angry place.”
"18.10.2016 18:33:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Bridport Apple Day 2016 labelled a "resounding success" "The successful event would not be possible without the help and hard work provided by a large dedicated band of volunteers."
"18.10.2016 15:10:56" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATE: Two people killed in crash between car and van Some sad news to report following yesterday's crash
"18.10.2016 11:57:42" bridportnews.co.uk Bus strikes suspended as drivers hold out for improved pay offer “We hope that the company will come forward with an improved offer on pay, given the strength of the vote against what is currently on the table."
"18.10.2016 06:34:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillors to discuss reopening Woodmead Halls toilets despite only one complaint since closure “We accept that discussions with the town council were not conducted in an acceptable manner and we believe it is in the long term interests of both the town and the Woodmead Halls, to open the toilets at peak times."
"17.10.2016 18:36:00" bridportnews.co.uk Musicians help raise money for Bridport food bank as part of We Shall Overcome campaign “Bridport is a really dynamic town where people are making it very clear that they will not tolerate food poverty."
"17.10.2016 15:53:50" bridportnews.co.uk Four people "seriously injured" in crash between car, van and lorry The road is currently closed while emergency services deal with the incident.
"17.10.2016 11:45:00" bridportnews.co.uk “An epidemic is sweeping the world: an epidemic of loneliness" Duo set to combat isolation “The results are devastating: a collapse of common purpose, the replacement of civic life with a fug of consumerism, insecurity and alienation. We cannot carry on like this.”
"17.10.2016 09:33:10" bridportnews.co.uk Darlings of the disco set to show their guilty pleasures Get ready for some soul!
"14.10.2016 16:55:04" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport councillor labels local government reorganisation consultation as 'highly inadequate' "The public need answers to these questions in order to give an informed opinion – they have a democratic right to know what they are being consulted about.”
"14.10.2016 13:11:41" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport councillor calls for more online education to combat hate and abuse It's as if some people felt they could suddenly say all the things they'd been holding in for years. We do not give people enough support as a society when this happens."
"14.10.2016 06:30:02" bridportnews.co.uk Special visitor helps mark 100th birthday celebration “My mum was very beautiful when she was young. She used to model rings in her early years because she had beautiful hands.
She married my father who was a doctor but he died tragically young of cancer in 1949."
"13.10.2016 18:27:00" bridportnews.co.uk Winners of this year's Bridport Prize revealed "The Bridport Prize is something that everyone in Bridport should feel very proud of."
"13.10.2016 17:20:00" bridportnews.co.uk Mayor vents anger after county council traffic patrols reduced in Lyme Regis "Dorset County Council is determined to retain a monopoly on on-street parking enforcement to the detriment of Lyme Regis traffic management."
"13.10.2016 16:31:57" bridportnews.co.uk Have you seen him? Man on licence for serious assault goes on run He has connections in the Bridport area
"13.10.2016 15:29:24" bridportnews.co.uk Fuel spill in west Dorset village Firefighters were called to contain the leaked petrol
"13.10.2016 13:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk Beans and bones: Evocative writer Elisabeth Luard sources the real story of our food The culinary star is bringing her supper stories to Dorset
"13.10.2016 12:00:01" bridportnews.co.uk Surprise! Here comes the bride: Couple spring wedding on unsuspecting friends and family A wonderful story! The said: "We wanted to make it a real celebration of Bridport and give something back to the community that has made us feel so welcome." Congratulations! :)
"13.10.2016 11:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk FUELLING ANGER: Campaigners rally against plans for gas-fired power station on Dorset-Devon border “If this goes ahead, I think the community will think that Hawkchurch has become a dumping ground."
"13.10.2016 09:02:28" bridportnews.co.uk The ultimate land rover is heading to Bridport: Meet Ben Fogle Ben Fogle is coming back to town!
"13.10.2016 08:08:35" bridportnews.co.uk WAR ON DRUGS: Farmers and landowners urged to help police fight "Drugs can blight a local community, from acquisitive low-level crime fuelled by drug addiction, to the pain experienced by those having lost a loved one due to drugs."
"12.10.2016 19:35:57" bridportnews.co.uk LIGHT UP: Martin Clunes pulls the switch to illuminate gardens All in aid of Weldmar!
"12.10.2016 18:35:01" bridportnews.co.uk Businesses celebrate being named best in the west There was plenty of success for west Dorset firms
"12.10.2016 15:07:49" bridportnews.co.uk "Quick-thinking" taxi driver praised for preventing potentially dangerous situation Coastguards also launched a search for a missing person
"12.10.2016 14:52:40" bridportnews.co.uk The 'dark arts of parenting': songs your mother never taught you Tanya is going to be sharing some soul shaking truths..
"12.10.2016 11:13:00" bridportnews.co.uk Public inquiry set to determine whether footpath will be reopened "The principal objector no longer lives there, so I'm hopeful. All our previous evidence including more than 50 signed statements from local residents has been presented to the inspector.”
"11.10.2016 19:30:01" bridportnews.co.uk "We're missing you terribly" - Renewed appeal to teenager missing for five weeks Police are also appealing to businesses and anyone who may have transported or accommodated Arthur to come forward
"11.10.2016 18:45:01" bridportnews.co.uk Have a frightfully good time at first Lyme Slime Halloween fun run
"11.10.2016 17:37:40" bridportnews.co.uk Police "extremely concerned" for safety of missing man who could be in Dorset Have you seen him?
"11.10.2016 11:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Take a look at the vital role played by Bridport Citizens Advice Bureau Last year, 74 volunteers and support staff helped deliver work worth £350,000 to the area, for free.
"10.10.2016 16:47:01" bridportnews.co.uk Bridport acting police sergeant awarded for long service and good conduct "After 20 years, I still enjoy it and am proud to say that I am still a front line officer."
"10.10.2016 14:42:19" bridportnews.co.uk Long delays on A35 due to burst water main One to be aware of this afternoon
"10.10.2016 11:22:01" bridportnews.co.uk Solving crime is hungry work for stars of Broadchurch “The Broadchurch cast and crew were all so lovely, Olivia and David enjoyed the food that much they asked for seconds."
"09.10.2016 13:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Caravan set on fire in suspected arson attack A police investigation is under way
"09.10.2016 12:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: West Dorset pupils invade new Saxon hut
"09.10.2016 07:29:00" bridportnews.co.uk Students getting arty to help create mural for Bridport LSI "Feedback from the students on the day was very positive and all are looking forward to the follow on workshops"
"08.10.2016 13:27:00" bridportnews.co.uk Jurassic Coast volunteers recognised with Queen's Award "Being a charitable trust, we are reliant on the support of a large and active friends organisation who help to man the desk, build displays and undertake management roles."
"08.10.2016 06:23:00" bridportnews.co.uk PICTURES: Swimmers make a splash for charity at annual Bridport Swimarathon The event raised more than £3,000
"07.10.2016 18:32:00" bridportnews.co.uk Hospital marks 20 years of care with fundraising fete "Thank you to all who came and supported the league of friends and to those who generously gave up time to help run the day."
"07.10.2016 14:36:01" bridportnews.co.uk UPDATED: West Dorset MP receives knighthood from the Queen Of course, in my case, it arose in combination with leaving government so it was an interesting, bitter-sweet experience. But I'm very grateful to David Cameron for nominating me."
"07.10.2016 12:44:35" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week raises "remarkable" £27,000 for RNLI “The weather was pretty kind to us and once again visitors and residents of the town were incredibly generous to our life-saving charity."
"06.10.2016 18:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Jungle Book mural brightens up west Dorset scout hut "It is already creating a great deal of interest among our members who spend time trying to find as many characters as possible from the book and films."
"06.10.2016 16:30:06" bridportnews.co.uk Mayor hits out at 'mismanaged' car parks as prices set to rise "These car parks are crucial four our town. The price people pay for them is derisory. It is about time they play catch up because it is a short fortunate they have been throwing away."
"06.10.2016 12:27:01" bridportnews.co.uk Comedy night 'shows you the funny' with latest line-up of best loved comics Tom Glover's line up of stand up comedians is set for a roaring night this weekend
"06.10.2016 11:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk "Politically opportunistic bandwagon" - Campaigners anger at MP's response on proposed changes to maternity services CAMPAIGNERS fighting to keep maternity services at Dorset County Hospital have said they are 'disappointed' and 'angry' with a response… “His response was a bit of a surprise to say the least. I think the general thinking from everyone backing the campaign is disappointment and quite frankly, anger”
"06.10.2016 06:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Tragic dad died rescuing son from sea as wife struggled to locate a life ring "This was a tragic incident.
“What is clear is that he desperately tried to save his son and he did achieve that.”
"05.10.2016 18:58:00" bridportnews.co.uk Ambulance service told to improve "Where there are specific lessons to be learnt from the report we will of course take the necessary actions to make positive changes and improvements"
"05.10.2016 16:53:00" bridportnews.co.uk Council to push forward with plans to build café and toilets in Lyme Regis gardens "There are a lot of people and a lot of children who go up there, and it would be good to have somewhere for parents to go and sit. I think we should do it as a council run thing and toilets."
"05.10.2016 12:15:01" bridportnews.co.uk Toddler taken to hospital after falling into harbour The toddler was taken to Dorset County Hospital
"05.10.2016 11:24:00" bridportnews.co.uk Jobs expected to be lost as Plumbase to close its Bridport branch “It has been a challenging 12 months with difficult trading conditions further complicated by the recent Brexit vote."
"05.10.2016 06:12:00" bridportnews.co.uk Pavarotti's hat to go under the hammer in Bridport for Weldmar The organisers will be hoping the hat sells for more than a tenor
"04.10.2016 18:20:01" bridportnews.co.uk New Royal Navy flag to help Bridport mark Trafalgar Day "West Bay was a boat yard and we have got a proud naval history and it is really good to keep that tradition going."
"04.10.2016 16:35:00" bridportnews.co.uk Bill Oddie steps out in support of Wounded Badger Patrol in west Dorset EFFORTS by activists against the badger cull in west Dorset have captured the attention of one of the country's most loved conservationists and… "It's disgraceful and despicable what we do to the species living alongside us"
"04.10.2016 14:29:22" bridportnews.co.uk Police salvage blind Trish Vickers' inkless novel pages WHEN blind writer Trish Vickers failed to notice her pen had run out of ink Dorset Police made a real impression on her. So seems this story has gone viral after someone posted it on Reddit the other day!
"04.10.2016 12:03:43" bridportnews.co.uk Warning after car thefts at popular walking spot "This is a reminder to all, when visiting popular walking spots, never leave anything valuable in your car."
"04.10.2016 07:33:20" bridportnews.co.uk Coastguard teams called to assist injured woman on Jurassic Coast Teams from West Bay and Lyme Regis were called
"04.10.2016 05:58:01" bridportnews.co.uk Police appeal to find owner of stolen bike Is this bike yours?
"03.10.2016 18:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk Shock at plans to downgrade maternity services before public consultation even begins “I am really upset that more families will have to go through the trauma of hospital transfers with their fragile child."
"03.10.2016 16:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Centuries of meting out justice comes to an end as Dorchester Crown Court closes doors for the final time "The maintenance of law and order requires justice to be accessible. Too often in today's society it is forgotten life is not just about a balance sheet, it's about people."
"03.10.2016 12:30:00" bridportnews.co.uk Is this your bike? Appeal to find owner of stolen bike Ring police on 101 if you recognise it
"03.10.2016 11:25:00" bridportnews.co.uk Councillor "disgusted" as Domino's Pizza will not have to reinstate "nationally significant" sloping windows "I'm disgusted frankly. I actually think this is a sign of the times. We can no longer expect enforcement from any other authority."
"02.10.2016 08:03:00" bridportnews.co.uk "Lovely couple" Diana and Barry help open opticians' new Bridport premises "They are very supportive when we have charity events. We thought it fitting if they launched our new premises.”
"01.10.2016 18:24:00" bridportnews.co.uk The end? Hundreds gather for spectacular night of Broadchurch filming Could this be the end?
"01.10.2016 16:43:00" bridportnews.co.uk Jailed for 112 years: Gang including three men from Dorset who conspired to carry out contract killing "This was a pre-planned and orchestrated attempt to murder an innocent man, all because of a grudge held against him."
"01.10.2016 12:02:00" bridportnews.co.uk Martin Clunes "incredibly proud" as Buckham Fair tallies up £90,000 for Weldmar "We could not have done this on our own and I'm incredibly proud to be part of it all."
"01.10.2016 08:05:01" bridportnews.co.uk Jurassic Coast to star in Channel 4 Saturday night television series "We have the most trowelblazer-tastic time talking Mary Anning and Eliza Philpott in Lyme Regis. And we have a bit of a Landmark Trust love in.”
"30.09.2016 18:07:00" bridportnews.co.uk Drug dealer who has been jailed told police: 'I take 300 ecstasy tablets every weekend' "He was found to be in possession of a variety of drugs including cocaine, ecstasy and N-Bombs. It is widely known that drugs like these are responsible for numerous deaths."
"30.09.2016 16:39:02" bridportnews.co.uk Dorset countryside perfect training ground as retired couple complete charity cycle trek “It was like a band of brothers. We were able to encourage each other to carry on. We seemed to get fitter the further we cycled."
"30.09.2016 15:36:03" bridportnews.co.uk 'Solid queues' on A35 as urgent repairs take place HEAVY traffic is forming on the A35 as a result of emergency repair work. Drivers beware between Bridport and Charmouth
"30.09.2016 13:56:00" bridportnews.co.uk Stolen property recovered after two properties searched by police
"30.09.2016 11:25:01" bridportnews.co.uk History made as double christening takes place at RNLI lifeboat station The service took place in the boathouse with a congregation of some 70 family, friends and lifeboat crew members.
"30.09.2016 08:55:00" bridportnews.co.uk BANNED: Order amended to stop man begging in supermarket alleway It is to stop him committing more offences of anti-social behaviour
"30.09.2016 06:58:00" bridportnews.co.uk Provisional plan for Beaminster skatepark revealed
"30.09.2016 06:03:01" bridportnews.co.uk Fines could be handed out to people feeding seagulls in Bridport and Lyme Regis "Seagull behaviour has increasingly been cited as aggressive, noisy and risks the public safety through 'attacks' to acquire food."
"29.09.2016 20:26:00" bridportnews.co.uk Lyme Regis band gearing up for European tour with Deep Purple legend with home town gig The band is set for a send off at the Marine Theatre tomorrow night
"29.09.2016 18:01:00" bridportnews.co.uk Residents criticise "completely inappropriate" council plans to Tarmac West Bay car parks Not everyone is happy with these proposals - and car parking charges could also be increased.