Friday, October 20, 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.

Well known names booked for literary festival

THE 13th Bridport Literary Festival takes place this year from Saturday, November 4th to Sunday, November 12th. This year the festival opens with local...

Annual swimarathon raises more than £3,000

THIS year’s Bridport Lions Club Swimarathon has raised more than £3,000. Dozens of local groups and charities entered a team into the annual event...

St Mary’s pupils go back to the past at Nothe Fort

PUPILS at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster had the opportunity to experience life as an evacuee at a day out at Nothe Fort in...

Top award for the Taj Mahal

THE Taj Mahal restaurant in East Street has been recognised for its services to the catering industry. The restaurant was a joint winner of Tommy...

Work to reopen Uploders road to begin next April

WORK to reopen the road out of Uploders which has been shut for the last 20 months will start in April next year. The...

Beaminster Probus Club hold AGM

AROUND 30 members attended Beaminster Probus Club’s annual general meeting this month. Retiring president, Roger Smith, thanked the committee members and said that he had...

Church celebrates ten years of coffee mornings

THE Holy Trinity Church in Bothenhampton has celebrated a decade of inviting residents to enjoy coffee and cake. This month marked the 10th anniversary...

Family name woman who died in collision near Dorchester

THE family of a woman who sadly died in a road traffic collision near Dorchester have named and paid tribute to her. At around 6.25am...

Beaminster concert raises £600 for BHF

THE annual Fairey Band concert in Beaminster has raised £600 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The event in September welcomed the brass band...

Inaugural Mind Fest gets people talking

THE first Bridport Mind Fest has been hailed a success and organisers are looking forward to next year’s event. To festival, which took place...

Onion Johnnies in town this weekend

THE Onion Jack Tour will return to Bridport and West Bay this week for its second visit. The Roscoff Onion Jack volunteers are a...

Candidates for Bridport Town Council by-election confirmed

FOUR local candidates have been nominated to fill the vacancy of a councillor for the south ward on Bridport Town Council following the resignation of...

Sidney Gale care home in Bridport rated ‘inadequate’

SIDNEY Gale care home in Bridport has been rated overall as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, following inspections in August in response to...

Flood warnings for West Bay and Lyme Regis

A FLOOD warning has been put in place for West Bay and Lyme Regis today (Monday, October 16th) in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia. The...

Woman suffering life threatening injuries following incident at Chard carnival

A WOMAN is suffering from life threatening injuries after becoming trapped under a float at Chard carnival. Emergency services were called just before 10pm on...

Man freed from car following early morning crash

A MAN was rescued from a car after the vehicle hit a railway bridge. Two fire crews from Axminster and Chard attended the incident at...

Christmas lantern parade workshops

AS PART of this year’s Christmas Cheer, families and community groups are being invited to take part in lantern making workshops before a parade...

Competition is fierce in ploughing and hedgelaying

THE Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedgelaying and ploughing competitions returned to Chideock, with dozens of people taking part and showcasing their skills. The hedgelaying...

Double celebrations for Cedric and Dorothy

THE team at Cedrics Cakes, near Beaminster, are enjoying two special celebrations this year. Owners Cedric and Dorothy Tuck are marking 60 years of...

Refurbished office for Magna Housing

MAGNA Housing Association provided an opportunity for tenants and members of the public to look around their newly refurbished office in Bridport. More than 30...

Pop-up shop in Bridport for designer

DESIGNER Rex Johnson is putting the finishing touches to his new pop-up shop in Bridport's East Street. Rex Design Shop will open on Friday, November...

Onion Jack is back!

THE Onion Jack Festival returns to Bridport and West Bay this month, bringing a host of entertainment, events and, of course, the Roscoff pink...

Writer inspires Beaminster students

STUDENTS at Beaminster School celebrated National Poetry Day with a special visit from published writer, Michael Forester. His work includes ‘Dragonsong’, ‘The Goblin Child’...

Nominate your favourite hospitality hero

THE Bridport Local Food Group’s annual front of house/food service awards are back and it is time for the community to get their nominations...

Loan allows Discovery Centre project to go ahead

MEMBERS of Bridport Town Council’s finance and general purposes committee have agreed to provide the West Bay Discovery Centre project a short term loan...

Milliner winner receives £500 prize

THE winner of the Bridport Hat Festival milliners and hatters professional open competition has collected her £500 prize. Louise Clark (right) won the top prize...

Competition winners see their stories set in print

TO CELEBRATE 60 years of designing and printing books, and to encourage local creative writers, Creeds in Bridport hosted a short story competition. The...

Offering tax advice for older people

TO MARK UN International Day of Older People on October 1st, members of Tax Help for Older People held a raffle and information stall...

Charity golf day provides special equipment for Mountjoy School

MOUNTJOY School in Beaminster has received £4,500 worth of tech equipment as the beneficiary of the annual charity golfing day at the Bridport and...

Biggest coffee mornings

BUSINESSES and charity groups across Bridport and Beaminster have raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support after taking part in the charity’s World’s...

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