Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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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...

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...

Still time to take part in Bridport’s MusicAthon

THERE is still time for local musicians, choirs and singers to take part in this year’s MusicAthon on June 10th. The annual event provides...

Bridport town crier is runner-up in Yeovil competition

BRIDPORT’S town crier has been named runner-up in this year’s Yeovil Town Criers’ Competition. John Collingwood joined 18 other town criers, pictured, at the annual...

First Bridport 10k road run is hailed a ‘great success’

BRIDPORT’S first 10km road run has been hailed a great success as hundreds of runners came out to enjoy the event. Around 300 people...

£200,000 for cycle paths in Bridport and West Bay

RESIDENTS in Bridport are set to benefit from a major investment for their walking and cycling paths. More than £200,000 has been allocated from the...

Dementia Awareness Week later this month aims to make Bridport dementia friendly

LOCAL residents are being urged to get involved with making Bridport dementia friendly. Dementia Awareness Week takes place from May 14th to May 20th...

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...

Bridport Arts Centre’s exhibition events highlight farming-linked projects

A RANGE of events will be taking place at Bridport Arts Centre this month as part of the Cape Farewell exhibition currently in the...

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...

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...

Locals ‘in tears’ as Frosts announces closure in Bridport

BRIDPORT’S long-standing high street landmark, W Frost, is set to close its doors next month. The West Street shop is being taken over by The...

Bridport celebrates Charter Fair this Saturday

BRIDPORT’S historic charter fair returns to the town this Saturday (May 13th), celebrating the granting of Bridport’s market charter hundreds of years ago. The...

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