Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Lottie Welch

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Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.

Big turnout for pram race

MORE than 150 people came out to support teams entering the Marquis of Lorne Boxing Day pram race. The annual event, organised by landlords...

More than 100 brave the Wallow

THOUSANDS of people flocked to West Bay on Boxing Day to witness Bridport Round Table’s popular West Bay Wallow. The annual event attracted more...

Fail-to-stop fatal collision in Dorchester – public appeal to identify car

OFFICERS investigating a fatal fail-to-stop collision in Dorchester that claimed the life of a woman are issuing CCTV images of what is believed to...

MBE for The Living Tree’s Jo O’Farrell

BRIDPORT community stalwart Jo O’Farrell has been named in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list and will be awarded an MBE. She will receive...

Beaminster Town Council chairman Chris Turner looks forward to 2018

AS 2018 starts, Cllr Chris Turner, chairman of Beaminster Town Council, looks back on the year and what to expect in the new year:...

A New Year message from the Mayor Of Bridport

AS THE new year begins, Bridport mayor, Cllr Anne Rickard, looks back on the year and important events: I would like to take this...

Concerns over town council funding

MEMBERS of Bridport Town Council’s finance and general purposes committee are making their own representation to the Communities Secretary, to ensure they receive appropriate...

Young musical talent on show in Weymouth

WEYMOUTH’S young musical talent was on show at St Edmund’s hall with a packed audience of family and friends enjoying more than 30 acts....

Rotary club offers small grants to help community groups

DORCHESTER Casterbridge Rotary Club has launched its small grant scheme using the income generated by the 2017 Dorchester Marathon. Applications are invited from local...

A new home for Mosterton Pre-School

AFTER 20 years of fundraising, the team at Mosterton Pre-school has officially opened their own building. Situated next to Parrett and Axe Primary School in...

Local model rail enthusiasts at the NEC

DOUGLAS Beazer and John Edge, members of the Bridport and District Model Railway Club, joined enthusiasts from across Britain and Europe at the National...

Book Fest raises nearly £400 for children’s hospice charity

BRIDPORT Book Fest has raised £390 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Many people turned out to the event at Bridport Arts Centre to...

Last Beaminster Lunch Club

MEMBERS of Beaminster Lunch Club have come together for their last lunch as the club has come to an end. The group enjoyed a...

East Street pavement reopens as LSI project nears completion

THE pavement and parking has now returned to East Street with the Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) pleased to announce the Literary and Scientific...

Local Food Links announce their Christmas card competition winners

BRIDPORT based Local Food Links, suppliers of school meals in Dorset, has chosen the winners to its Christmas card competition. Entries to design a...

Pathways To Care in ‘healthy position’

THIS year’s Pathways To Care AGM reported an increase in money with the accounts in a “healthy position” for the charity to continue the...

‘Outstanding’ rating for Salway Ash Primary

SALWAY Ash Primary School has been rated ‘outstanding’ in their most recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Meth- odist Schools (SIAMS). The school was...

Arts centre director to step down

BRIDPORT Arts Centre’s board of trustees has announced that Laura Cockett, pictured, will step down as director of the centre in March 2018. Bridport...

Overnight children’s services to stay in Dorset

DORSET Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working to maintain a consultant-led maternity and overnight children’s services in Dorchester as part of a single maternity...

No referral for CCG review

MEMBERS of the Dorset Health Scrutiny Committee have voted not to refer the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Clinical Services Review (CSR) to the...

Purbeck withdraw unitary authority objections

PURBECK District Council will withdraw its opposition to the reorganization of councils in Dorset. On Tuesday 12 December, the district council agreed to write to...

New framework for providing care across the county brought into use

DORSET County Council has been working with the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to look at how it provides care and support to...
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PCC denies claims Dorset Police will no longer follow up low level crime

DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner has refuted claims the force may give up investigating low-level crime offences due to lack of finances. Martyn Underhill...

Solicitors set up charitable fund to support local groups

DORSET law firm Kitson & Trotman and Dorset Community Foundation – the county’s primary organisation for raising and distributing funding and grant-making to good...

Dorset Portwatch scheme is launched

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Poole Harbour Watch supported the launch of a new South West Portwatch scheme, which took place at...

Visit Dorset team delighted with response to digital marketing roadshow events

VISIT Dorset, the partnership responsible for promoting Dorset, has successfully delivered three exclusive events for local tourism business over the last few months. Free...

Close-up view for visitors

VISITORS to Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre can now enjoy close-up views of its busy bird-feeding station thanks to the generosity of Wessex Photographic and...

Council response to train timetable consultation

WEST Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council have responded to South Western Railway’s proposed changes to train timetables. South Western Railway...

Skating for all

WEYMOUTH BID invited members of the Dorset Abilities Group to Weymouth’s ice rink as a special treat as part of the group’s Christmas party...

A new home for Christmas

FIRST-time buyer Evan Cull has hailed an affordable housing development in Dorchester for helping him onto the property ladder. The 31-year-old has become the...

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