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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Emergency Services called to three vehicle crash in Musbury

EMERGENCY Services were called to Musbury this afternoon following a three vehicle collision. The A358 was partially blocked at around 3.50pm as emergency services dealt...

Market Square festivities kicks off FolkWeek

FOLKWEEK in Sidmouth was kicked off in style with the traditional informal Market Square opening. The Great Western Morris, Sidmouth Steppers, Sidmouth Mummers and Mrs. Midnight’s...

Skatepark go-ahead

CREWKERNE Town Council has given the go ahead to contractors to begin work at Happy Valley to install a new skate park.  The contractors will begin...

Delays towards Chideock after lorry collision

MOTORISTS are facing delays driving towards Chideock after a two lorry collision blocked the road. A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "We were called at...

Grant paves way for second phase of heritage centre

Axminster Heritage has clinched a £60,000 plus grant to help make the second phase of the heritage centre and museum a reality. Phase one opened...

Dorset countryside contributes to award winning Dorchester wine.

DORSET'S rolling hills and moderate climate have seen its natural attributes again put to best use – this time by growing wine. The latest addition...

Sick pay to be docked for striking bus drivers

WHILE First Dorset bus strikes continue for a further 23 days due to talks breaking down, Unite - the union representing the striking drivers...

A scorching start for Lifeboat Week

LYME Regis Lifeboat Week got off to a sunny start on Saturday as thousands packed the town for the annual week of seaside events....

History woven into ‘The Tempest’ in enchanting show

I WAS a teenager studying English literature at the Woodroffe School when I first read Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. I remember the magical story grabbed my...

Trego ton takes Somerset to brink of qualification

A VITAL knock of 104 off 106 balls from Peter Trego saw Somerset remain in second spot in the Royal Cup Southern Group as...

Chairman of Sidmouth Beach Management Plan denies project issues

THE chairman of Sidmouth's Beach Management Plan has called allegations about the transparency of the project unfair and unfounded. Reported earlier this week, two East Devon District...

St Mary’s School celebrates 25 years at site

FAMILIES, friends, old colleagues and pupils were welcomed at St Mary’s Primary School in Bridport to celebrate their 25th anniversary on the Skilling Hill...

Stoke Abbott comes alive

STOKE Abbott’s streets were lined with stalls, guests and music as hundreds descended on the village for their annual fair. The clothes sale proved as...

Weymouth finally end long wait for home win

NEWS, scores and reports from around the west Dorset Cricket Clubs; Dorset Funeral Plan League Premier League Dorchester (6) 151 all out lost to Sherborne...

Rotary club’s Inner Wheel enjoy summer lunch

MEMBERS and guests of Bridport Rotary Club came together for Bridport Inner Wheel’s summer lunch at Salway Village Hall this month, pictured. They enjoyed...

Weldmar rated outstanding

CARE provided by Weldmar Hospicecare has been rated as outstanding by health watchdogs. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) praised the hospice’s work in...

Project asks: how can Bridport feed itself?

A NEW project is looking into Bridport’s vibrant food culture to bring together data, research and various perspectives on local food. The ‘How Can Bridport...

Healthy start to holidays

PUPILS at St Catherine’s Primary School were sent off on holiday with something that wasn’t homework – but rather a piece of fruit. Thanks...

Bragging rights for A team

BRIDPORT Bowling Club's Mens A team got the better of the B team colleagues in their  South Dorset Division One clash, winning two of...

Police appeal after thefts in the town

DORSET Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information on the following crimes to contact them on 101. At some time before July 15th,...

Memory walk for Kristy’s dad

A BRIDPORT resident is helping to raise awareness and as much money as she can to help the Alzheimer’s Society. Kristy Stordy will be staging...

Colfox crowned beach soccer kings

THE Sir John Colfox Academy have been crowned Dorset Schools Beach Soccer champions following a recent tournament held on Weymouth beach. The Bridport team...

Dorchester turn the screw with hefty defeat of Lyme 2

THERE was yet another disappointing week for the Lyme Regis Bowling Club's men in their various league campaigns while the Ladies having a week...

Eco Schools’ Green Flag award for St Mary’s

STAFF and pupils at St Mary’s Primary School are celebrating after they were given a Green Flag award. They were presented with the coveted award...

Colfox in National Final

THE Sir John Colfox Academy U13 cricket team have made it through to the national finals of the ‘Chance to Compete’ 8-a-side state school...

Council launch web chat service

A NEW web chat service has been launched by West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. The service is available on the...

Ladies duo aim for nationals

THE July stable ford at Lyme Regis Golf Club was played in ideal conditions as summer finally arrived. Tom Glover took full advantage, blitzing...

Janie raises the flag once again

INSTEAD of the usual men’s competition, last Sunday brought the annual Mixed Open at Bridport & west Dorset Golf Club, a Greensome format and...

Top trio march on

THERE was no change at the top of the Bridport & West Dorset Indoor Bowls Club Evening League following the latest round of matches...

Twinners hold minute’s silence for Nice during Bastille Day picnic

  FAMILIES and friends came together to mark Bastille Day with a picnic in the Millennium Green, organised by members of Bridport Twinning Association. Guests were...

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