Monday, August 21, 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.

Colmers Hill in fashion awards final

COLMERS Hill Fashion, based at Symondsbury Manor Yard, has been named as a finalist in this year’s UK Boutique Awards. The business has been...

Arts session bridges the generations

HARBOUR House residential care home in West Bay hosted an art session for all ages recently, with residents and children taking part. The art session...

Museum visitor numbers double following facelift

SINCE it re-opened in May after a major Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment, more than 5,000 visitors have passed through the doors of Bridport Museum...

Thousands raised at RNLI barbecue

MORE than £4,900 was raised at this year’s RNLI barbecue in Seatown. Hundreds of locals and visitors descended on the coast to support the charity...

Service to commemorate Yukon Exercises and the Battle of Dieppe

A SPECIAL service commemorating the Yukon Exercises and the Dieppe Raid will take place at St John’s Church in West Bay this Sunday (August...

Rescue dogs’ competition the highlight of Buckham Fair

THE Buckham Fair rescue and re-homed dog championship returns for the sixth time to this weekend’s fair. The competition, taking place at the Beaminster...

Visitors from far and wide at model railway club exhibition

MEMBERS of the Bridport and District Model Railway Club held another successful exhibition on July 29th in Bridport United Church Hall. It was well...

Fundraiser Roz is at it again

LOCAL fundraiser Roz Copson has been at it again, this time raising more than £280 for The Living Tree cancer support group. Affectionately know...

Bridport church celebrates anniversary in style

VISITORS, parishioners and residents celebrated the 190th anniversary of St Swithun’s Church in style, with a three-day long ‘celebration of colour’. Festivities began with...

Exchange group remembers the bombing of Hiroshima

MEMBERS of the Bridport Young Persons Action Trust’s (BYPAT) Japanese exchange group met with their Quaker friends to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima on...

Long delays for motorists following incident on A358

MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the Musbury area if possible, due to a car crash. There is heavy traffic on the A358 Seaton Road, which...

Families get creative on the beach

FAMILIES enjoying Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock last week had the opportunity to show off their creative side with the Sculpture at the Beach...

West Bay Day hailed as best one yet

THIS year has marked the most successful West Bay Day yet, with hundreds of people visiting the coast. West Bay was filled with stalls,...

Calendar put spotlight on hidden places in Bridport

A NEW calendar for 2018 depicting secret places in Bridport has been launched by the Friends of the Museum. The group teamed up with members...

Making a song and dance on the streets at Bridport’s first folk festival

THE first Bridport Folk Festival has been hailed as a huge success. Thousands of local residents and visitors enjoyed three days of music, dancing,...

Beachgoers still risking their lives on cliff fall

FAMILIES and beachgoers are continuing to climb on the recent large cliff fall at West Bay, despite warnings from the Coastguard. The team were...
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Two-car crash closes A35 near Honiton

THE A35 has been closed in both directions due to a two-car crash.  The incident happened between Hayne Lane in Wilmington and Pine Park Road...

Fleur de Lys top house at Colfox awards ceremony

FLEUR de Lys House came out on top at the Sir John Colfox Academy’s 11th House Prizegiving Ceremony. Joined by the award sponsors, all...

Mayor enjoys sugarcraft delights

THE Mayor of Bridport, Cllr Anne Rickard, was invited to afternoon tea by members of the Bridport branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild. She...

Youth team raises more than £11k for children’s hospice

THE Bridport Youth Under 9s football team has raised more than £11,000 for Julia’s House. The team have presented an initial cheque of £11,878.05...

Festival celebrates 800 years of St Mary’s church

DOZENS of visitors descended on St Mary’s Parish Church in Bridport to celebrate its 800th anniversary with a special festival. Visitors enjoyed calligraphy banners...

Church fete raises more than £6,000

MORE than £6,000 was raised at this year’s Burton Bradstock church fete for St Mary’s fabric fund earlier this month. The popular event, which...

Jonathan and Kate are nettle eating champs

HEAVY rain failed to deter nettle eaters when a quirky contest was held at The Bottle Inn at Marshwood on July 29th. Traditionally the...

Neighbourhood Plan for Beaminster takes its first steps

BEAMINSTER Town Council has taken its first steps towards drawing up a neighbourhood plan for the parish. Neighbourhood plans enable residents living or working in...

New equipment at leisure centre

VISITORS to the fitness suite at Bridport Leisure Centre will soon be able to benefit from a range of improvements and all new, state-of-the-art...

Good response to Mind Fest plans

ORGANISERS of the first Bridport Mind Fest say they are absolutely delighted with the response they have had from the community so far. The festival,...

Art society celebrates 60th anniversary

BRIDPORT Art Society is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and included a trip down memory lane to accompany the annual exhibition. Displays of...

MusicAthon raises more than £1,700

THE ninth Bridport MusicAthon, which took place in June, raised more than £1,700 for the two charities it is supporting this year. The Richard Ely...

Plans for Beaminster businesses to tie-up with Italian counterparts

BEAMINSTER Town Council has agreed to go ahead with a twinning project to promote local businesses with a small town in Italy. Residents in...

New hope for Parnham House in Beaminster

THERE are hopes that Parnham House will be restored as a planning application for the historic building has been submitted. The 16th century Grade...

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