Monday, February 27, 2017

Bridport

Coast run and Father Christmas boosted youth centre coffers

BRIDPORT Youth and Community Centre has received a boost from two local groups. Brit Valley Rotary Club and Bridport Runners have donated £1,000, which...

Loders Young Players present annual sports awards

THE Loders Young Players’ held their annual awards evening at Loders Village Hall, presenting trophies to their most improved members in a range of...

Crash closes A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas

THE A35 between Bridport and Winterbourne Abbas has been closed in both directions due to a two vehicle collision. Emergency services were called to the...

Cold Turkey Run’s £900-plus for air ambulance

THE annual Cold Turkey Run organised by Bridport Classic Bike Club member Mike Biss, pictured front third right, raised £910 for the Dorset and...

Creative Mind Exhibition benefitted three charities

AN ART exhibition exploring the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing has raised hundreds of pounds for charity. The Creative Mind Exhibition, which took...

Celebrity chefs back ’Big Brekkie’ for Autism Wessex

TWO local celebrity chefs are backing a Big Brekkie campaign to raise awareness of autism. Lesley Waters and Mat Follas are supporting Autism Wessex...

‘Charity Stomp’ this Saturday

BRIDPORT Youth and Community Centre’s Charity Stomp takes place this Saturday (February 25th), offering fun, food and frolics for children and adults. The event...

Regional fire service precept on the rise

THE Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Authority has approved a budget of £53.735million for 2017/18. Within the recommendation was the requirement to increase...

Local head chef for Bridport Arts Centre

BRIDPORT Arts Centre has appointed a new head chef and kitchen manager for their new café. Sheryl Hunt will join the team and is...

Long-awaited work begins at Groves Nurseries

WORK starts this week on the new look Groves Nurseries in Bridport after four years of planning. The site is one of the first...

What price sea air? Broadchurch by the jar

A JAR of Broadchurch air could be yours for the price of £25 – but that’s not even including postage and packaging. A local entrepreneur...

Hairdressers named and shamed

A BRIDPORT business has been named and shamed as the government has published its largest ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders....

CCG proposals ‘welcomed’ by Dorset County Hospital

DORSET County Hospital’s council of governors “broadly welcomes” the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s proposals for the future of health care in the county. The...

Work to strengthen West Bay quay walls under way

WORKS to strengthen the quay walls at West Bay’s deep water berth have started this week. West Dorset District Council has appointed Raymond Brown Construction...

Dozens take part in Trump protest rally

DOZENS of people who want to stand up for unity, diversity and equal rights gathered in Bucky Doo Square on Monday for a ‘Love...

Council tax up… but county set to spend £1.5 million on their HQ refurbishment

FURIOUS Liberal Democrats at Dorset County Council (DCC) have challenged Conservative priorities in spending £1.5 million on refurbishing County Hall while proposing a rise...
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One arrested in Bridport on suspicion of affray after early morning incident

POLICE in Bridport have arrested a man on suspicion of affray after they were called to a fight in the early hours of this...

Love trumps Hate umbrella march in Bridport

ON MONDAY, February 20th across the country people are coming together in a co-ordinated nationwide protest to stand up for unity, diversity and equal...

Campaigners welcome housing supply reform

COUNTRYSIDE campaigners in Dorset have welcomed the Government’s plans to reform the housing market and boost supply of new homes. The Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural...

Marathon cake sale

A LOCAL couple are calling on the public’s support as they prepare to run the London Marathon in aid of a charity that supports...

Get on your bikes! Schools urged to join The Big Pedal 2017

SCHOOLS across Dorset are invited to join The Big Pedal 2017 – a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to...
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Police crackdown on phone-using drivers

DORSET Police has taken part in a week-long crackdown against people using their mobile phones while driving, with 91 fixed penalty notices being issued....

Pyjama day raises funds at Burton Bradstock school

RESIDENTS of Burton Bradstock had a shock recently to see pupils and staff arriving at the local primary school dressed in pyjamas. The pupils...

Hundreds attend this year’s Bridport Community Fair

THE annual Bridport Community Fair attracted hundreds of people wanting to find out more about local groups and events. Representatives from organisations filled the...

Bridport’s Tiger Inn launches new Stripey Cat craft brewery

THE Stripey Cat Craft Brewery, the newest addition to the Tiger Inn, has been officially launched. For the occasion, proprietor and landlord Graham Taylor...

Public consultation opens on county’s mental health services

DORSET residents are being asked to give their views about proposed changes to mental health services in the county. The consultation by Dorset Clinical Commissioning...

Groves’ valuation day a ‘great success’

GROVES Nurseries’ first valuation morning with Lawrences Auctioneers was a great success as many people came along with a range of objects to be...

Charter Fair returning to South Street

BRIDPORT’S Charter Fair will have a re-vamp this year and will return to its previous site in South Street. At the recent AGM of...

Local plan review

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on the area’s local plan as it goes under review. A consultation has been launched across...

Backing for Doc Martin star after viral video row

HUNDREDS of people have come to the defence of Doc Martin star Martin Clunes after a video of him parked in a motorcycle bay...
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