Thursday, June 22, 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.

Sun comes out for Beaminster Youth Club’s fun day

DOZENS of people came out to enjoy the hot weather, the sound of the Beaminster Youth Club Band and games at the town’s youth...

MusicAthon raises more than £1,000

MORE than £1,000 has been raised at this year’s MusicAthon, a day of music and song at Bridport United Church. The annual event is...

Fond farewell to Bridport firefighters

TWO firefighters have left Bridport Fire Station after a combined total of 44 years service. The team said goodbye to Shaun Dearnley, pictured left,...

Colfox students raise funds for school defibrillator

STUDENTS at the Sir John Colfox Academy have raised £1,700 for a defibrillator at their school. This year for the Hinomaru house charity day, it...

Local versions of ‘Great Get Together’ celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP

LAST weekend, more than 110,000 people across the country united to host and attend ‘get togethers’ of all kinds. The focus of The Great Get...

Fire in West Bay road causes delays

MOTORISTS are being warned of delays around West Bay due to a fire. Two crews from Bridport Fire Station were called to extinguish the blaze...

Burton Bradstock school celebrates ‘good’ church report

PUPILS and staff at Burton Bradstock Primary School are celebrating a highly complimentary Church of England inspection report, which has rated the school as...

Broadwindsor enjoys Fun Weekend

BROADWINDSOR residents and visitors came together to enjoy the annual Broadwindsor Fun Weekend on June 10th and 11th. There was a big breakfast, sponsored...

Changing Bridport Youth Club aims for fresh new year

CHANGES to the way Bridport Youth Club is delivered are underway, as the trustees aim to have a new, re-vamped service by next year....

Celebrating local food and drink

THOUSANDS of food and drink lovers from around the area have enjoyed a week in and around Bridport celebrating local food. Visitors have toured...

Second recruitment drive this year for hard-pressed West Dorset NHS

A MAJOR initiative is under way to recruit healthcare workers for hard-pressed hospitals in West Dorset. Dorset health bosses are looking for registered general and...

Vearse Farm: are district council hands tied?

QUESTIONS have been raised as to whether West Dorset District Council’s “hands are tied” in having to grant planning permission for the Vearse Farm...

Owner of Parnham House in Beaminster has died following severe depression

THE owner of Parnham House in Beaminster, which was ravaged by a fire earlier this year, has died. Michael Treichl died on Friday (June 16th)...

Jurassic Coast Run aims to achieve fell race status

BRIDPORT Runners’ fifth Bridport Jurassic Coast Run returns to West Bay in less than two months and preparations are well underway. More than 50...

Next stage for Ukelele Opera’s FLEA!

THE circus has left the town as the cast and crew of Ukulele Opera’s Flea! take a well-earned rest following sell-out shows at Bridport...

School project on Bridport Town Hall painting

AS A post-SATs project, year six pupils at St Catherine’s Primary School in Bridport have been studying Fra Newbury’s painting ‘The Weaver’s Shop’. The...

Church celebrates with bellringer, 93

BELLRINGERS at St Mary’s Church in Burton Bradstock gathered for a very special celebration during a recent evensong. As usual they rang the bells before...

Local chef wins Small Awards’ ‘New Kid on the Block’

SARAH Ali Choudhury, daughter of Rafique and Helen Choudhury from the Taj Mahal Indian restaurant in Bridport, has been awarded the title of ‘New...

Broadwindsor Community Stores donate to air ambulance

THE team at Broadwindsor Community Stores have donated more than £300 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA). The money, which totalled £317,...

Co-op helps to fund defibrillator in Beaminster

THE Beaminster branch of Co-op has raised £180 for the town’s defibrillator fund through an Easter raffle. It is hoped to have the life-saving equipment...

Raffle raises thousands for Bridport Youth and Community Centre

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for the Bridport Youth and Community Centre through a raffle. The team from the centre and volunteers have...

Perfect summer sunshine for Symondsbury Estate fair

HUNDREDS of residents and visitors enjoyed all the fun of the fair at Symondsbury earlier this month. The annual summer fair held at Symondsbury...

Could ‘Spice’ in Bridport be shop and housing?

PLANS to convert a takeaway and restaurant on South Street into a shop and living accommodation have received the support of Bridport Town Council....

Bridport Lions awarded for work with young people

BRIDPORT Lions Club has been recognised for its work with local young people. Lucy Paull, president of the club, received the Lions Club Youth Service...

It’s Bridport Food Festival time again!

BRIDPORT Food Festival, a highlight in the town’s calendar, returns this weekend to Asker Meadows. The annual event, on Saturday, June 17th, features dozens of...

Financial crisis for Chancery House in Bridport

THE future of a day centre in the heart of Bridport is “limited” as financial pressures threaten the service. Trustees of Chancery House held...

Next council open forum on Bridport’s bid to become UK’s first ‘Rights Respecting Town’

THE next Bridport Town Council open public forum will be dedicated to discussions on Rights Respecting at the council meeting on Tuesday, June 20th...

Beaminster School pupils raise money in memory of student’s auntie, Lulu

BEAMINSTER School students have raised more than £1,000 in memory of Lulu Covey, year seven Beaminster School student Charlie Willment’s auntie, who sadly died...

Cohousing backed by Bridport Town Council

MEMBERS of Bridport Town Council’s planning committee have given their support for phase two of Bridport Cohousing Community Land Trust’s (CLT) development near Bridport...

Application for new café in West Street, Bridport

BRIDPORT could be welcoming another café to its town centre. A planning application has been submitted for the former Julia’s House charity shop on...

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