Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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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.

Witness appeal following attempted burglary in Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an attempted burglary in Weymouth. At 8.59am on Wednesday, May 17th police received a report of...

Rebecca Knox elected new leader of Dorset County Council

CLLR Rebecca Knox was unanimously elected as the new leader of Dorset County Council this morning (Thursday 18 May). At their first meeting following the...

‘Fashion of the Past’ with Beaminster WI

MEMBERS of Beaminster WI were treated to a dazzling display of costumes at their recent ‘Fashion of the Past’ show in the Public Hall....

Spring cleaning? Think fire safety

DORSET and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue are asking people to consider fire safety at home when doing their spring cleaning. They ask people to clear...

Paralympic star Paul Blake collects his MBE from Buckingham Palace

RIO Paralympic champion Paul Blake described his visit to Buckingham Palace last Friday to receive his MBE as an “incredible experience”. The 27-year-old from...

Corscombe burial ground is voted best in the country two years running

HIGHER Ground Meadow in Corscombe has been named the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK 2017 for the second time running in the...

Stepfather guilty of murdering toddler in Broadmayne

A STEPFATHER has been found guilty of murdering his two-year-old stepson in Broadmayne near Dorchester. On Thursday, May 18th after a trial at Winchester Crown...
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Serious injury collision by Beaminster Tunnel – witness appeal

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious injury collision near Beaminster Tunnel. At 8.54am today, Thursday, May 18th, a collision occurred...

Beaminster skate park plans: update

PLANS for Beaminster’s skatepark and play area are still underway, with committee members looking for funding and tenders. Members of the  (BAAD) who are...

Food festival returns to Burton Bradstock this weekend

THE National Trust’s annual Spring Tide Food Festival is back this weekend for its eighth year at Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock. Celebrating place,...

Big crowds for Bridport’s Season of Heritage

EVENTS celebrating Bridport’s rich history and heritage took over the town last weekend, delighting visitors and residents with a 12ft high puppet and a...

Fine-tuning for FLEA! as home-grown show nears its debut

WITH just under a week to go, it is all systems go for UkuleleOpera’s FLEA!, the circus-themed community theatre production. The show, which involves...

Model railway club was ‘at home’ at the Salt House

MEMBERS of the Bridport and District Model Railway Club held an ‘at home day’ on Sunday, April 30th at the Salt House in West...
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UPDATE: Witness appeal following fatal collision on coast road between Bridport and Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision on the B3157 coast road between Bridport and Weymouth. Police were called at 8.34am today, Wednesday,...

Sixth ‘Grow Your Own’ success in Bridport

THE sixth annual Grow Your Own event held in Bucky Doo Square was a resounding success. There were fresh stocks of seeds, fruit and...

Plans for Fisherman’s Arms Centre on show today

LOCAL residents will be able to see what is in store for the future of the Fisherman’s Arms Centre site at an information event...

School’s out! Colfox students arrive in style for prom

YEAR 11 students at the Sir John Colfox Academy celebrated their last day of school dressed to the nines and arriving at the school...

Man arrested for drink driving in Bridport

A 20-year-old male is due to appear in court following his arrest for drink driving and failing to provide a breath sample in Bridport. At...

No deal on progressive alliance: Greens and Labour reject local Lib Dem call

WEST Dorset parliamentary candidates for the Green and Labour parties have rebuffed an invitation from Liberal Democrat Andy Canning to form a ‘progressive alliance’...

Update: Arrest following reported burglary at Bridport petrol station

A 23-year-old Beaminster man has been arrested in connection with a reported burglary at a Bridport petrol station. Just before 11pm on Wednesday, May 3rd,...
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Man injured in serious collision near Dorchester has sadly died

AN ELDERLY man injured in a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester has sadly died in hospital. Officers were called at around 11.35am on Tuesday,...
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UPDATE: Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision near Bridport

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision near Bridport. Just after 5.30pm on Sunday, May 14th, emergency services...

Motorcyclists sentenced following serious injury collision near Dorchester

A GROUP of motorcyclists have been sentenced following a horrific collision on a busy dual carriageway near Dorchester which seriously injured three people –...
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Appeal for information after series of bike thefts in Dorchester

OFFICERS in Dorchester are issuing advice to members of the public after a series of bike thefts in Dorchester. At least 10 bicycles have been...

Local children in urgent need of foster care

AROUND 500 children in Dorset are in need of foster homes, with around 40 requiring immediate placement. To encourage more people to consider fostering, Dorset...

Cocktail evening at the Bridge House in Beaminster

COCKTAIL fans and drink connoisseurs were treated to an evening of cocktails, tasters and canapés at the Bridge House Hotel in Beaminster. Lloyd Brown of...

Beaminster square plans still alive

PLANS to improve the layout of Beaminster’s square are still underway, despite the project going quiet. The project was revived in 2015 by the...

Still time to take part in Bridport’s MusicAthon

THERE is still time for local musicians, choirs and singers to take part in this year’s MusicAthon on June 10th. The annual event provides...

Bridport town crier is runner-up in Yeovil competition

BRIDPORT’S town crier has been named runner-up in this year’s Yeovil Town Criers’ Competition. John Collingwood joined 18 other town criers, pictured, at the annual...

First Bridport 10k road run is hailed a ‘great success’

BRIDPORT’S first 10km road run has been hailed a great success as hundreds of runners came out to enjoy the event. Around 300 people...

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