Monday, February 27, 2017

Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Witness appeal after criminal damage caused to cars in Weymouth

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after vandals caused damage to cars in Weymouth. Sometime between 7.30pm on Friday, February 24th and 8.30am today,...

Appeal following burglary in Colyton

POLICE have released images of antiques stolen during a burglary at a property in Gullyshoot, Colyton, East Devon, between February 1st and 3rd. An unoccupied...

Police tackle underage drinking in Lyme Regis

POLICE once again tackled underagd drinking in Lyme Regis last night (Friday) and made sure a drunk 15-year-old was taken home. Writing on their Facebook...

Weymouth paramedic is first Brit to receive the Serbian Humanitarian Award

A WEYMOUTH South Western Ambulance Service paramedic and former soldier has travelled to Belgrade to become the first British citizen to receive the Serbian...

Coast run and Father Christmas boosted youth centre coffers

BRIDPORT Youth and Community Centre has received a boost from two local groups. Brit Valley Rotary Club and Bridport Runners have donated £1,000, which...

Loders Young Players present annual sports awards

THE Loders Young Players’ held their annual awards evening at Loders Village Hall, presenting trophies to their most improved members in a range of...
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Beaminster man arrested after police chase in Lyme Regis

A MAN from Beaminster was arrested after a police chase in Lyme Regis on Tuesday evening. Police were called to report of a drunk man...

Seaton Heights site listed for auction

THE FORMER Seaton Heights motel site could go under the hammer at auction on March 24th. As reported last week Lyme Bay Leisure, the company behind plans...

Crash closes A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas

THE A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas has been closed in both directions due to a two vehicle collision. Emergency services were called to the...

School leaders call for fair funding

THE headteacher and chairman of trustees of Colyton Grammar School have urged parents to appeal against proposed funding cuts. The government recently announced the second part...

Dog fouling: mayor considers ‘naming and shaming’ owners

SEATON mayor Cllr Marcus Hartnell says that ‘naming and shaming’ may be the way forward to reduce dog fouling in the town. He admits it would...

Anger over plans for chicken farm near Ottery St Mary

RESIDENTS in Whimple have come out in force against a proposed chicken farm close to the A30. A planning application has been submitted for the construction...

Dog waste bin to tackle hedgerow littering

IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners have been criticised for bagging their pets’ waste and throwing it in hedgerows in Chard. Members of Chard Town Council’s Guildhall and...

Eightieth birthday skydive

INTREPID Allan Hill had to wait an extra day for a skydive to celebrate his 80th birthday. The Axminster man turned 80 on February 3rd, but...

Tools company hits top 250

AXMINSTER Tools & Machinery is rubbing shoulders with brands like Harvey Nichols, Ralph Lauren, Reebok and Yankee Candle in the Internet Retailing UK (IRUK) Top...

Community hub opens at Wyndham Park

THE opening of a community hub on the Wyndham Park estate in Yeovil took place on Wednesday, February 8th to provide a meeting place...

Hopsital apologises to mother for parking fines caused by faulty system

YEOVIL Hospital has apologised to the mother of disabled girl who keeps getting fined by a faulty car parking system as she takes her...

Town and beach clean all set for next month

SEATON Town Development Team’s annual big town and beach clean will be held on Saturday, March 4th. Volunteers will be out and about on the beach...

Chard proves it’s got talent at open mic night

THE first open mic night in aid of Roy Castle’s Lung Cancer Foundation has taken place at Chard Rugby Club. John Gudge, who lost his...

Grammar school girls pick up geography awards

TWO students from Colyton Grammar School were presented with prizes at the Royal Geographical Society’s Young Geographer of the Year awards. Fern Acheson, aged...

Birthday donations handed over to School in a Bag charity

ILMINSTER man Fred Oliver decided against asking for gifts from family and friends to celebrate his 80th birthday and instead requested donations be made...

‘Key route’ to be resurfaced after showing deterioration

THE A356 between Merriott and the A303 is about to be repaired and resurfaced. Somerset County Council describes the road as “a key route...

Crewkerne resident encourages East Street drivers to slow down

A CREWKERNE resident has pleaded with drivers to slow down in East Street to prevent a fatal accident. David Lee says the 20mph limit in...

Wadham student reaches regional heats of Rotary cookery competition

WADHAM School student Charlotte Penny continues to progress in the Rotary Club’s Young Chef of the Year competition. Having won the local heat, she went...
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Lyme Regis property owners argue path has always been private as inquiry continues

A PUBLIC inquiry to determine whether Teneriffe Path in Lyme Regis should be made a public right of way continued today (Thursday) with several...

Under starters orders again at Taunton next Thursday

THE action comes thick and fast at Taunton racecourse where they race again on Thursday, March 2nd when the first of the seven events...

Wadham students compete in semi-final of public speaking competition

WADHAM School in Crewkerne entered a team in the semi-final of the Rotary District 1200 Youth Speaks Competition, held in Beaminster. The semi-final was organised...
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Police witness appeal after launderette fire in Axminster

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fire in a launderette in Axminster. The incident took place in Whirly Wash Launderette in South Street just before...

Man jailed for assault on prison officer on Portland

A MAN has been jailed for 20 weeks for assaulting a prison officer at The Verne Immigration Removal Centre on Portland. Koumae Bilaon, 45, also...

Time to shine for Seasiders

THE race for promotion from the Devon & Exeter League Division One appears to be down to the five-horse race. With Cronies FC assured...

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