Monday, May 29, 2017

Beaminster

Broadwindsor stitchcraft on display

MEMBERS of the Broadwindsor Stitchers have made a range of rainbow picture cushions at a recent workshop. The cushions are now on display at Beaminster...

Raise your mugs and vital funds for Weldmar

HUNDREDS of people around the county will be raising their mugs and vital funds for Weldmar in their Big Dorset Cuppa event on Friday,...

Samaritans want you to make a difference

SAMARITANS of Dorset answered 28,567 calls for help during 2016 from its branch in Weymouth. About 20 per cent of these were actively talking...

Charity art exhibition in Dorset

A CHARITY art exhibition is taking place at Weymouth Library’s Mulberry Gallery from June 5th to June 17th.  The event is being organised by former...

Beaminster vocalist reaches area TeenStar finals

BEAMINSTER resident, 17-year-old Amy Walklett, has successfully secured a place in the area finals of the TeenStar 2017 competition. Amy stormed through the regional...

Councillors hand in petition against bus cuts at County Hall

ANDY Canning, together with other Liberal Democrat county councillors, handed in a petition against bus cuts at County Hall last week. Signed by 4,500...

West Bay hosts ‘electric’ end to regional air ambulance’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

HUNDREDS of cyclists assembled at Watchet Harbour on the Somerset coast to take part in the seventh annual Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Coast...

Boost for social housing project in West Dorset

SOCIAL housing in West Dorset could be in line for a significant boost after a an investments firm showed support for developments in the...

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...
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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...

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’...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

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...

Sponsored dog walk for Skiathos animals

LOCAL animal lovers will once again set off on a sponsored dog walk on Sunday, May 14th in aid of animal charities on the...

Beaminster backs neighbourhood plan

BEAMINSTER residents have given their support for the town to embark on a neighbourhood plan. The idea was put to parishioners at the town’s...

See the finish of the Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge at West Bay this...

LOCAL residents are being encouraged to come out and support the 600 cyclists taking part in Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s seventh annual Coast...

Cookery workshops in Bridport

THE Friendly Food Club Awards for All cookery project got off to a great start, with families from Salway Ash making pizzas and decorating...

Abbotsbury cygnets herald the start of summer

THE first baby swans of 2017 have hatched at Abbotsbury Swannery – a welcome sign that summer can’t be far away. Legend has it...

Memory loss awareness day in Beaminster

TUNNEL Road Surgery in Beaminster will be holding a ‘Recognising Memory Loss Awareness Day’ on Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 3pm. The event...

A week of discounted treats for Dorset residents

RESIDENTS across Dorset can enjoy discount deals at many of the county’s top attractions during the 12th annual Dorset Residents’ Week from May 8th...

The Prince of Wales visits Kingcombe Meadows to celebrate 30th anniversary

DORSET Wildlife Trust (DWT) was honoured to welcome The Prince of Wales to its Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve on Monday. Prince Charles visited the Coronation...

Tories keep control of County Hall – but council leader Robert Gould loses his...

THE Conservatives have kept control of Dorset County Council, but lost their leader after Robert Gould was deposed of his seat by Liberal Democrat...

Beaminster to host events for Dementia Friendly Week

A NUMBER of events are taking place in Beaminster this month to mark Dementia Friendly Week from May 14th to May 20th. Beaminster-based community choir...
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