Friday, July 28, 2017
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BOOM for Bothen Hill

THE team at organic vegetable growers Bothen Hill, based in Bridport, are celebrating after their asparagus was named runner-up in the Soil Association’s BOOM...

Symondsbury Estate hosts inaugural edition of Colmers Hill 10k Challenge

ON SUNDAY, July 16th, Symondsbury Estate accommodated the first ever Colmers Hill 10k challenge, along with local running group Transition. The multi-terrain running event...

St Mary’s Parish church marks 800th anniversary

THE 800th anniversary of the St Mary’s Parish Church of Bridport will be marked this weekend (July 29th and 30th) with a range of...

Nettle eating championships at The Bottle this weekend

MARSHWOOD farmer Dave Hutchings has a busy few days ahead of him – he will be cutting thousands of nettles from local fields in...

Students create a new logo for MINDFEST

STUDENTS at the Sir John Colfox Academy have helped to design a logo for the first Bridport MINDFEST, with seven prizes being awarded. A super...

Music and arts boost for local schools

THE Minerva Learning Trust (MLT) is gaining support from the local community for music and arts across all its schools. Each year the Palmers...

Sheriff’s trust boost for job club

THE High Sheriff of Dorset made a special visit to Bridport last week to present a local club with more than £700. Volunteers running...

Bridport Children’s festival tomorrow

THE first Bridport Children’s Festival will descend on the Millennium Green tomorrow (Thursday, July 27th) for a day of art, music, dance and food...

Bridport pre-school asks for help in securing its future

STAFF, committee members and parents of children at St Andrew’s Pre-school are encouraging the public to support them in protecting their long term future...
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Night of pub violence in Bridport

FOLLOWING a number of incidents of violence and disorder, Bridport police are urging members of the public to drink responsibly and reminding them of...

Passengers say goodbye to No 40 bus from Bridport to Yeovil

THE future of the only bus from Bridport to Yeovil is uncertain as campaigners and passengers wave goodbye to the last Saturday bus and...

Charity’s concerns over Universal Credit before full West Dorset roll out

BRIDPORT and District Citizens Advice is calling on the government to fix the Universal Credit welfare scheme before it fully rolls out in West...

Youth club to bring back local people

TRUSTEES of Bridport Youth and Community Centre have decided to change how their youth clubs are run. Ros Kayes, chair of the trust, said: “We...

Home win for Bridport Gig Club

BRIGHT sunshine welcomed teams from across the South West to the annual Bridport Gig Club regatta. Twelve clubs from as far afield as Brixham and...

Groves’ summer holidays wildlife garden challenge

GROVES Nurseries in Bridport and Beaminster will be issuing a challenge to local schoolchildren to use the summer holidays to create some great wildlife...

Chamber talk on cyber crime

BRIDPORT Business – the town’s chamber of trade and commerce – is urging local small businesses to do all they can to thwart cyber...

New support group for domestic abuse victims

A NEW group, Friends of the Crisis and Information Centre, which includes the West Dorset Refuge for women and children who are fleeing domestic...

Gore Cross Green saved for the community

BRADPOLE residents were able to enjoy the brilliant sunshine recently on their recently protected community space, Gore Cross Green. Bradpole Parish Councillor Rob Casey said:...

Six-year-old to trim her locks for Little Princess Trust charity

SYMONDSBURY Primary School pupil, Chaise Lannon, may only be six-years-old but she’s determined to make a big difference to the world around her. Generous...

Residents invited to have their say on Neighbourhood Plan

RESIDENTS from Bridport and the surrounding areas are being asked to give their opinions on the future development of the area. As part of the...

Bridport named one of the best market towns in Britain

BRIDPORT has been named one of the best market town in Britain by The Sunday Times. By using data from Hamptons International estate agency,...

Jurassic Fields music festival is big success

THE Jurassic Fields Music Festival is quickly establishing itself as one of the best festivals of its kind with the sounds of nearly 40...

Traders seek positive future for St Michael’s

BUSINESSES on Bridport’s St Michael’s Trading Estate pledged this week to work alongside landlords Hayward & Co and help build a positive future for...

St Michael’s landlords say ‘it’s a victory for tenants’

A CONTROVERSIAL proposal to breathe new life into St Michael’s trading estate in Bridport was declared a triumph for its tenants after it was...

Cash crisis for exchange group

STUNNED young people involved in a project that is celebrating its 21st anniversary have just learned that everything they have worked and fundraised for...

Martin Clunes: ‘Never say never’ to tenth series of hit show Doc Martin

FILMING for the next series of Doc Martin is underway – with local star Martin Clunes dropping the biggest hint yet that the show...

District council turn down bid to save Chantry building for community use

FURIOUS councillors are accusing West Dorset District Council of asset stripping, after it refused to accept an offer to purchase Bridport Chantry and keep...

Twinning visit in Bridport

BRIDPORT Twinning Association welcomed their counterparts from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue for a weekend of friendship and activities. The French visitors met the mayor, Cllr Anne Rickard,...

Onion festival set to return this autumn

A CELEBRATION of the Roscoff pink onion and the ‘Onion Johnnies’ – the travelling door to door onion sellers, who for generations brought a...

Another big cliff fall at East Beach

A LARGE cliff fall closed the beach and coast path from West Bay to Burton Bradstock, with members of the public urged to stay...

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