Bridport News

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 03:26:00 +0100
West Dorset couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary
A couple from Lyme Regis are celebrating 70 years of marriage.

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 09:57:23 +0100
Bridport Fire Station warning after truck blocked by cars
The fire service issued a warning after its fire engine could not go around a corner because of cars parked in the way

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 07:04:34 +0100
7 of the best places to see bluebells around Dorset
Bluebells can be a pleasant sight to take in and there are loads of spots around Dorset where you can find them

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
London Marathon runners from Dorset we want to hear from YOU
Every year a horde of people from Dorset travel to London to take part in its iconic marathon

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 06:50:00 +0100
Public invited to annual Lyme Regis boat blessing ceremony
The boat blessing service will take place on Sunday, May 5 at Lyme Regis lifeboat station, celebrating RNLI's 200th birthday of the RNLI, the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 30th year of the National Coastwatch Institution.

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Fishpond Bottom residents open private gardens to public
The gardens were first opened to the public in 2021 and will be opened for one weekend this summer

Sun, 21 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Man who walked entire south west coast path to host talk
A talk will be hosted in West Bay by a photographer who walked the entire length of the southwest coast path.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Bridport: How East Street Band singer overcame challenges
Steve Evans, 60, who lives near Eype, is visually impaired but doesn't let it hold him back as lead singer of East Street Band

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
West Bay: Brit View Road bridleway evidence to be submitted
Dorset Council has asked Bridport cyclists to submit evidence so a much-used cycling route in Brit View Road, West Bay, can be recorded as a public bridleway.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 02:33:00 +0100
Four Beaminster residents honoured for community work
FOUR people were named Honorary Townspersons at a ceremony in Beaminster.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Boat Building Academy to hold open day in Lyme Regis
The dedication and hard work of students will be shown off at a boat-building open day

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Bridport: West Dorset Singers to perform Mozart at church
Singers from West Dorset will be performing a choral piece by the famed classical composer Mozart

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Bridport Arts Centre presents John Law’s Re-Creations
Jazz pianist John Law will be performing with his quartet in a new show John Law’s Re-Creations at Bridport Arts Centre at 8pm Friday, May 3.

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 00:27:00 +0100
WATAG holding public meeting to discuss transport issues
A transport action group are holding their next public meeting that will give the chance for the public to raise questions on local transport services

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:05:00 +0100
Lyme Regis: Ombudsman report on Magna Housing complaint
A woman from Lyme Regis has been left feeling like she has ‘not been taken seriously’ after a two-year battle with her landlords over anti-social behaviour.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:37:20 +0100
Bridport: Sea South Road delays due to breakdown
There are delays to traffic in Bridport this afternoon due to a broken down vehicle.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:40:32 +0100
Civil War coins found near Bridport go on sale in Dorchester
A couple renovating the kitchen of a 17th century cottage near Bridport have discovered a £35,000 coin hoard

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 07:29:46 +0100
Elderly man stuck in mud rescued from North Chideock
Fire crews from Bridport and Charmouth Fire stations were called to North Chideock at 2.46pm yesterday, Thursday April 19, to rescue an 84 year old man who was stuck in the mud.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Lifeline bus service in west Dorset given £16k funding boost
The CB3 service has been a lifeline for many residents, providing essential transport connections within West Dorset.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 03:24:00 +0100
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens welcomes new sculptures
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens has welcomed a new sculpture collection by leading contemporary sculptor, Simon Gudgeon

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 04:41:00 +0100
Support team to swim for Bridport's Chapel in the Garden
Members of the Support, Transition and Recovery Team (START) from NHS Dorset Healthcare will be taking part in a charity swim for Bridport's Chapel in the Garden on Saturday, April 20.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 11:12:00 +0100
Bridport Lions celebrates successful Easter egg raffle
Bridport Lions Club held a raffle for an Easter hamper and giant egg on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 in Morrisons.

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Skint Dad blog shares 6 tips to help you save money
Skint Dad blog, created by Ricky and Naomi Willis, shares six tips to help you clear debt and save money.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Popular food festival cancelled over row with Dorset Council
Organisers of a food festival have been left furious after Dorset Council refused permission for the event on Lyme Regis seafront

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Bridport: Lord Nelson pub opens under new ownership
The new landlords of a popular Bridport pub feel ‘really welcomed by the local community’ after opening

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 17:05:14 +0100
A35 blocked after reports of two car crash in Bridport
A crash has left the A35 partially blocked.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Lyme Regis Cobb captured during Storm Ciarán wins award
A photographer who captured the Lyme Regis Cobb during Storm Ciarán has won the South West Coast Path Photographer of the Year Award

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Tollerford Lane near Maiden Newton to close for works
A road in Dorset will be closed temporarily for maintenance

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
St Swithun's Church inspired by Channel 4: The Piano
A West Dorset church is taking inspiration from a hit Channel 4 show and is looking for keen pianists to play at the venue

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:52:45 +0100
World War 3: Ukraine warns UK what will happen if they lose
There are fears among UK security officials that Ukraine could face defeat this year if not properly funded.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:26:59 +0100
Omaze's next Million Pound House is a £2.5m home in Dorset
Take a look inside the next Omaze Million Pound House Draw in Dorset that costs £2.5 million.

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 08:08:01 +0100
Is Dubai International Airport open amid rain and flooding?
Despite in-bound international flights resuming at Dubai International Airport - flights are still being delayed and a travel warning remains in place.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:19:06 +0100
Annual food festival on Lyme Regis seafront cancelled
A food festival in Lyme Regis has been cancelled just 12 days before it was due to begin.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:32:04 +0100
Gas leak blocks railway line between Exeter and Waterloo
A gas leak has blocked train lines

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 17:59:57 +0100
South Street in Bridport partially closed for gas works
South Street in Bridport will be partially closed for a week while works take place.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:02:00 +0100
Dorset patients have the worst contact with GP practices in England
Dorset patients have the worst contact with GP practices in England, according to a major new national poll.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:38:00 +0100
RNLI scroll relay event to arrive in Lyme Regis this April
The RNLI’s historic relay sees a scroll, bearing the charity’s pledge, passed through 240 lifeboat stations, lifeguard units and fundraising branches around the UK and Ireland.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
South West Water to host community roadshow in Lyme Regis
Members of the public are invited to a community roadshow to ask questions about their local water company.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural hostas talk in April
A horticultural society is welcoming a talk on an East Asian plant that has previously won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:48:32 +0100
Drivers fine warning at McDonalds, KFC & other drive-throughs
 The Highway Code states that you must not hold and use a mobile phone to text, make calls, take photos or videos, or browse the web, while behind the wheel

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:59:01 +0100
400-year-old sharks lurking in the depths of British waters
As shark season approaches in the UK, are you aware of the giant 400-year-old sharks that can be found in our waters?

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:58:51 +0100
When are dogs allowed on the beach in the UK? Rules explained
Find out when you can take your dog to the beach if your local authority follows this rule from May 1 to September 30.

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 06:52:52 +0100
Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood to be made MBE
The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood will be made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at Windsor Castle today (April 17).

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0100
Bridport Community Kitchen create town's longest scarf
Bridport Community Kitchen is inviting the public to the grand rollout of the town's longest scarf, created as part of a fundraising project.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Over 200 volunteers gather for Great Dorset Beach Clean
The 34th Great Dorset Beach Clean took place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 and was deemed a "resounding success" despite stormy weather.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:47:00 +0100
Bridport Leisure Centre membership exceed pre-pandemic
A leisure centre's membership has now exceeded its pre-pandemic levels - four years after the pandemic

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:14:27 +0100
Dorset Council announce school allocations September 2024
Families in Dorset are finding out which schools their young children will join in September, with the majority getting their choice

Fri, 19 Apr 2024 05:01:00 +0100
Young people learn to sail at Lyme Regis Sea School
Sixty young people battled windy weather conditions to learn how to sail

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
Matt Chorley brings show to Lyme Regis Marine Theatre
Broadcaster Matt Chorley will be visiting Lyme Regis on the last stop of his tour of shows around the UK.

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 05:00:00 +0100
William Barnes talk in aid of Bridport Millennium Green
A talk on a famous poet born in the county will take place to aid the maintenance of a green space in West Dorset