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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.

Bridport Museum to reopen after £1.3million overhaul

BRIDPORT Museum will once again be free and open to all this summer after its major £1.3million redevelopment. The five-year-long project has enabled a...

Inaugural Bridport 10km road run next month

SPORTING events organiser, Beyond Events, will host Bridport’s first 10km road run on May 7th. The inaugural event has been designed to cover as...

Burton church holds Easter service for local children

CELEBRATION and reflection were at the heart of this year’s Easter service for Burton Bradstock Primary School, held in the local parish church on...

The Great Dorset Beach Clean

THE annual Great Dorset Beach Clean is back this week, with events taking place at West Bay, Eype, Seatown and Hive Beach. As part...

School’s top achievers rewarded with egg hunt

AT St Mary’s Primary School in Bridport, a number of children are nominated by their class teachers for being ‘diamond achievers’. This means that...
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Appeal after six sheep go missing

OFFICERS are appealing for the public’s help after six sheep went missing from a field near Bridport. Initially, 11 sheep were discovered missing from...
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Stolen goats from Beaminster returned

THREE Nigerian Dwarf goats that were stolen from a barn near Beaminster last year have been reunited with their owners. The burglary of a...

‘From Page to Screen’ shows films for the young

FAMILIES are being encouraged to look out for some extra special screenings of films for younger audiences this week as part of the From...

Oliver Letwin will stand again at snap election

PRIME Minister Theresa May has caught the country by surprise in calling a snap general election for June 8th. Despite previously announcing that he would...

Bridport Business Chamber urges traders to have their say on street closure

MEMBERS of Bridport Business Chamber are urging local traders and residents to have their say on a temporary closure of South Street. Business owners...

Lottie and Roz’s marathon fundraiser this weekend

THIS weekend (April 22nd and 23rd) Bridport fundraiser Roz Copson and View from reporter Lottie Welch will be embarking on their 26 mile coast...

Dorset CCG’s services review comes under fire

DORSET Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Clinical Services Review has been criticised as “full of jargon” and “waffle”. Healthwatch Dorset has gathered feedback from local...

Witness appeal to help find missing sheep near Bridport

OFFICERS are appealing for the public’s help after six sheep have gone missing from a field near Bridport. Initially, 11 sheep were discovered missing from...

Film society chooses 60s theme for 11am showings at ‘From Page to Screen’

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s From Page to Screen festival, Bridport Film Society has again been invited to curate the 11am screenings at...

Hundreds flock to Bridport gardening club’s spring show

THE Bridport and District Gardening Club’s spring show attracted hundreds of visitors and exhibitors when it was held in the United Church hall earlier...

Organ recital in Beaminster

AN organ recital by John Challenger, the assistant director of music at Salisbury Cathedral, organised by the Friends of Beaminster Festival, is taking place...

Cider makers’ £1,000 Weldmar donation

CHIDEOCK cider makers have made a donation of £1,000 to Weldmar Hospicecare. Throughout 2016, a group of cider makers from the West Dorset village...

Beaminster student raises more than £800 for cancer charity

A BEAMINSTER School student has exceeded his target to raise money for Cancer Research UK. More than £800 has been raised for the charity...

‘Grace and Growl’ film shows day of Bridport dancer

A GROUP of keen dancers have made a film featuring a day in the life of a Bridport woman. The film, made by Grace...

Colmers Hill Egg Hunt runs again this Easter

THE popular annual Colmers Hill Egg Hunt will return to Symondsbury later this month on Easter Sunday (April 16th). Organised by the Friends of Symondsbury...

Former Bridport teacher hailed by top comic

BRIDPORT resident Arthur Woodgate has been praised by renowned comedian Angie Le Mar, after he gave her the “bug for acting”. Mr Woodgate taught...
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Witness appeal after wheelchair stolen in Dorchester

OFFICERS are appealing for information after a wheelchair was stolen in Dorchester. The wheelchair was taken from outside an address in the town centre between...

West Bay Discovery Centre funding boost

WEST Bay Discovery Centre is one of a number of south west projects to benefit from the latest round of Coastal Communities Funding. The...

Bridport job club under threat as funding dries up

BRIDPORT’S popular and well-used job club, which meets weekly at Bridport Library, is under threat due to lack of money. The club has been...

Bridport CAB gets more energy project funding

BRIDPORT and District Citizens Advice has secured additional funding to continue their Energy Best Deal project to at least September 2017. The project, which...

Mountjoy pupils in Beaminster celebrate Mardi Gras

STAFF and pupils at Mountjoy School in Beaminster had fun celebrating Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday, which is celebrated before the fasting...

‘Broadchurch’ brings big boost in tourism

THE return of ITV’s award-winning drama Broadchurch has put Dorset firmly back in the media spotlight. With West Bay taking centre stage once more,...

Anchor Inn in Seatown up for two more awards

A LOCAL coastal pub has received further accolades to add to its vast number of awards. The Anchor Inn in Seatown continues to impress...

Stoke Abbott defibrillator donation

RESIDENTS of Stoke Abbott have donated £500 to the British Heart Foundation after the charity supplied the village with a defibrillator. The community started...

Beaminster School crossing petition

PARENTS campaigning for a crossing to be installed on Broadwindsor Road near St Mary’s Academy have handed over a petition to Beaminster Town Council....

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