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Francesca Evans

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Lyme Regis editor & Colyton reporter | Francesca gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University before joining the paper full-time in 2011. She is now editor of the Lyme Regis edition, as well as a sub-editor on the East Devon and South Somerset editions, and reporter for Colyton.

Bowling club pleas for fair charges from town council

MEMBERS of Lyme Regis Bowling Club have made another plea to the town council to reconsider increased lease charges for its Monmouth Beach site,...

Plans to bring seafront site back into use given go ahead

PLANS for two new houses on a prominent site on Marine Parade ion Lyme Regis, which has stood empty for more than 10 years, have...

Local couple raise charity funds through car parking

FOUR good causes have benefitted from car parking opened and operated by Lyme Regis couple Bob and Cynch McHardy. Mr and Mrs McHardy opened a field...

Pavilion volunteers treated to cream tea from council

VOLUNTEERS from the Jubilee Pavilion in Lyme Regis were treated to a cream tea as a thanks from the town council. The volunteers manage the...

New council operations manager looking forward to challenges

LYME Regis Town Council’s new operations manager is now settled into his role and is looking forward to the challenges ahead. Matt Adamson-Drage (pictured)...

Lyme Regis hosts weekend of events to honour war dead

A HUGE procession of serving and retired military personnel, local uniformed organisations and civic dignitaries marched through Lyme Regis on Sunday to honour the...

U3A to host talk on healthcare changes

THE Heritage Coast Lyme Regis branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) will hold an open meeting to discuss changes to local...

Rotary supports reading challenge with cash prize for school

THE Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has donated £50 to Mrs Ethelston’s Primary Academy in Uplyme for its success in the Summer Reading Challenge. One of...

District council praises volunteers after Neighbourhood Plan adopted

EAST Devon District Council have thanked Uplyme volunteers for their “hard work” in putting together the recently-adopted Neighbourhood Plan. Residents of the parish of...

Lyme Bay Chorale to introduce new patrons

LYME Bay Chorale’s Christmas Concert - their most ambitious to date - will be held at St Michael’s Parish Church in Lyme Regis on...

Police appeal to public to help find wanted man

POLICE are seeking the public’s help to trace John Christopher Cove, aged 30, believed to be in the East Devon, South Somerset or Dorset...

‘Major repairs’ to be carried out at Lyme Regis parish church

THE parish church in Lyme Regis is to lose its distinct pebble-dash after major repair works. The Reverend Jane Skinner, team vicar for the...

Council brings forward £2,500 of football club grant funding

LYME Regis Town Council has agreed to bring forward £2,500 of its next grant payment to the football club, to cover the cost of...

Coastguards warn fossil hunters not to climb cliffs

COASTGUARDS from Lyme Regis and West Bay were called out to search for a person who had possible fallen from the cliffs at Black...

Co-op staff praised for raising awareness of domestic abuse

STAFF and management at the Co-Operative in Lyme Regis have been highly praised for raising awareness of domestic abuse and for signposting an urgent...

Lyme stonemason scoops silver medal at World Skills competition

IT’S back to business as usual for award-winning stonemason Archie Stoke-Faiers, of Lyme Stone at The Town Mill in Lyme Regis, after an extraordinary few...

Record crowd for spectacular fireworks display

THE moon rose over Lyme Bay as a spectacular fireworks display delighted what is thought to have been a record crowd of more than...

Theatre and Town Mill volunteers recognised at awards ceremony

VOLUNTEERS and staff from Lyme Regis’ Marine Theatre and Town Mill were recognised at an awards ceremony last month. A group from both attractions attended...

Sell-out show for Harbour Voices

LYME Regis-based group Harbour Voices performed their show ‘Songs of the Sea’ to packed audiences at the Marine Theatre on October 26th and 27th....

Lifeboat crew and gig club team up for safety exercises

THE first in a series of exercises involving Lyme Regis’ successful gig club and the town’s lifeboat crew was held on Sunday. Gig club...

Sailing club praises youth section at annual prize giving evening

LYME Regis Sailing Club celebrated the success of its thriving youth section on Saturday evening, with more than 30 local young people now being...

All invited to Boat Building Academy’s latest launch

LYME Regis Boat Building Academy invites everyone to celebrate the launch of six boats built by students of its internationally recognised, 38-week course. The...

Tesco donates supplies to school cookery club

ST Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis has launched a new cookery club thanks to support from the local branch of Tesco Express. The...

Red Cross branch boost funds at annual lunch

THE Lyme Regis branch of the British Red Cross hosted their annual soup and sweet lunch last week. The lunch was held at the Woodmead...

Bowling club presents £700 to captain’s charity

LYME Regis Bowling Club recently presented a cheque for £700 to the West Dorset-based NewMan Prostate Cancer Support Group. Club vice-captain Alan Nabarro handed...

Lyme Regis looking for more poppy collectors

A DEDICATED band of volunteers have taken to the streets of Lyme Regis in recent weeks to collect for the annual Poppy Appeal in...

Lyme Regis councillors calls for fair treatment from district

TOWN councillors have called for West Dorset District Council to treat Lyme Regis fairly in discussions regarding the possible transfer of assets. The district council...

New director hopes to place theatre at heart of Lyme Regis

GABBY Rabbitts has been appointed as the new director of the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, marking a major step forward in placing the...

First Lyme Slime Festival was a ‘spooktacular’ success

THE inaugural Lyme Slime Halloween Festival has been deemed a huge success, with traders enjoying an extremely busy half term as visitors travelled from...

Double Halloween disco raises funds for charity

TWO Halloween discos raised funds for or five different charities on Friday evening. The Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis hosted two discos on Friday evening,...

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