Monday, May 29, 2017

Bridport

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...

Bridport community orchard cheque

BRIDPORT’S community orchard has benefitted from a £300 donation from Waitrose, which was raised from their February Community Matters green token collection. The money...

Gardeners’ cheque for Harmony centre in Bridport

MEMBERS of the Bridport and District Gardening Club have raised £353 for Harmony Drop-in Centre from a plant stall at their spring show. The...

Bridport aims to be Rights Respecting Town

PLANS for Bridport to become a Rights Respecting Town are moving on. Organisers David Powell, Dave Rickard and Kelvin Clayton, who have put in...

Royal Garden Party invitation for Bridport resident

A BRIDPORT resident has been recognised for his years of charity work with an invitation to the most prestigious and exclusive garden party. Peter...

Plans underway for first Bridport Mind Fest in October

A NEW event focusing on mental health will be coming to Bridport later this year. Plans are underway for the first Bridport Mind Fest,...

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...

Bridport Town Council says ‘Love Your Local Market’

BRIDPORT Town Council launched the Love Your Local Market campaign in the town last week, showing their support for local traders. The national event,...

New mayor for Bridport

A NEW mayor has been installed in Bridport, and she looks forward to supporting young people, the environment and local businesses and producers. Councillor...

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...
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Public appeal after cyclist found with serious injuries near Bridport

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a cyclist was found with serious injuries near Bridport. Just before 4.20pm on Friday, May 19th,...

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...

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...

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’...
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REVIEW: New Bath spa facilities perfect for those looking to relax and unwind

The View From's Francesca Evans and Lottie Welch enjoy a day out at Thermae Bath Spa, the original thermal spa in the centre of...

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...
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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...
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