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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.

Lyme Regis Town Council to spend at least £45k on public toilets

LYME Regis Town Council is expected to spend upwards of £45,000 on refurbishment of public toilets on Marine Parade, with members being told they...

Lyme Regis leads the way with Community Land Trust

AFFORDABLE housing pioneers in West Dorset threw open their doors for a celebration of groundbreaking Community Land Trust projects. More than 50 people attended...

Lyme Regis council refuses to support affordable housing proposal

TOWN councillors have refused to give their support to a proposal for affordable housing to be built in the Woodmead Halls car park in...

New affordable homes in Lyme Regis ready for allocation

FIFTEEN new affordable homes at the Garmans Field development in Lyme Regis are now ready to be allocated. The homes for rent, built at...

Lyme Regis councillor questioned over ‘conflict of interest’

A LYME Regis town and district councillor has been accused of having a conflict of interests over a planning matter. Councillor Cheryl Reynolds –...

Cancer Research branch honoured for raising more than £150,000

THE Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research UK has been honoured for raising more than £150,000 since it was formed in 2008. Branch chairman and...

Community lunches re-launched in time for Christmas

THE popular Lyme Regis Community Lunches were re-launched just before Christmas. Organised by LymeForward, the lunches will now be held monthly for the over 50s...
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Witness appeal after fatal accident on A35

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fatal accident on the A35, near Dorchester, on Wednesday, December 27th. The incident occurred to the west...

Lyme Regis council to apologise after ‘embarrassing meeting’

LYME Regis councillors have said they should apologise to a county council officer after inviting him to a meeting which has been described as...

Council hopes to avoid park and ride ‘disaster’

TOWN councillors are hoping to avoid repeating the “disaster” of this year’s park and ride services in Lyme Regis, but there was some confusion...

Coastal protection works up for ‘Project of the Decade’ award

COASTAL protection works, which have protected almost 500 homes in Lyme Regis from landslides, have been shortlisted for the title of ‘Project of the...

Charity Santa sleigh raising more than £600

FATHER Christmas raised £624 for local charities when he toured the streets of Lyme Regis last week. Organised by Neville Causley and his family,...

Council put plans for café in gardens on hold

PLANS for a new café and public toilets in Lister Gardens, Lyme Regis, have been put on hold for 18 months after fears the...

Proposal for new café could cost Lyme Regis council £500,000

LYME Regis councillors have expressed concerns that the proposed café and public toilets in Lister Gardens could cost in the region of £500,000. Councillors were...

Lyme Regis Town Council offering grants for local organisations

COMMUNITY groups in Lyme Regis will have the opportunity to apply for town council funding early in the New Year. Organisations that provide services...

Uplyme’s special constable wins national policing award

A SPECIAL constable from Uplyme has received a national award for his leadership in tackling rural crime. Specials Chief Superintendant Andrew Turner, who has...

Lyme Regis pupils explore new houses at Woodberry Copse

PUPILS from St Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis donned hard hats and high visibility vests for a trip to Bloor Homes’ new Woodberry...

Lyme Regis’ senior citizens enjoy annual Christmas lunch

MORE than 70 Lyme Regis residents enjoyed the annual Over 70s Christmas Lunch on Saturday. The traditional event was held at the Woodmead Halls, where...

Lyme Regis Town Band to hold annual Christmas concert

LYME Regis Town Band will hold its annual Christmas concert, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’, at the Woodmead Halls on Sunday, December 17th. The concert will...

New owners host Christmas lunch for 50 at Shire House

FIFTY residents and guests of Shire House in Lyme Regis enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch last Tuesday, attended by the mayor, Councillor Michaela Ellis,...

Tongue-in-cheek awards at lifeboat crew’s party

AN award for 30 years of voluntary service, tongue-in-cheek tributes and a Christmas dinner all contributed to the success of the Lyme Regis lifeboat...

Man stuck in mud at Charmouth just feet from water

COASTGUARDS and the lifeboat crew were called to the rescue of a man stuck in mud just feet away from the incoming tide at...

Lyme Regis theatre groups move to Woodmead Halls

LYME Regis Musical Theatre, formerly the operatic society, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, will be staging its next production, ‘Hello Dolly’, at...

Santa Claus to arrive at Town Mill this weekend

FOLLOWING a double gold win at the recent Dorset Tourism Awards, reaching the finals of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, and being selected...

Last chance to see Story Boat before it heads back to Cobb

THERE’S only a few days are left to enjoy the Story Boat - a unique maritime museum - that has been in residence outside...

Lyme Regis councillors split on best way to solve traffic issues

TOWN councillors have to agree on a proposed solution to traffic congestion problems in Lyme Regis before taking it to county council officers. The...

Council needs a ‘clear way forward’ ahead of unitary authority

LYME Regis councillors have been told they need to agree a clear way forward as discussions on the possible transfer of assets and services...

Lyme Regis Bowling Club accuses council of ‘unreasonable’ behaviour

MEMBERS of Lyme Regis Bowling Club have accused town councillors of acting “unreasonably” and refusing to meet them to negotiate a new lease for...

Seasiders raise £2,700 at annual Christmas auction

LYME Regis Football Club raised £2,700 at its annual Christmas auction on Saturday night. The money raised will go towards the club’s continuing programme of...

Lyme Regis Medical Centre open over Christmas

RESIDENTS can use Lyme Regis Medical Centre and its Minor Injury Unit over the festive period as the team prepares for one of the...

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