Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Lottie Welch

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Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.

Stepping Stones nativity

CHILDREN at Stepping Stones Pre-school presented their nativity to family and friends surrounded by the annual Christmas tree festival at Bridport United Church on...

Communal carols at Loders

THE new vicar of Loders St Mary Magdalene Church, the Reverend Chris Gasske, and the new landlords of the Loders Arms pub, Mike...

Manager for Dorset Age Space

AGE Space, the national organisation that provides a one-stop online resource for people seeking advice and support for elderly parents and relatives, has appointed...

Fancy a Boxing Day dip?

PEOPLE are being encouraged to take part in the annual West Bay Wallow on December 26th. The Boxing Day swim, organised by Bridport Round...

Christmas around the schools

STAFF and pupils at the schools in the Minerva Learning Trust have been celebrating Christmas. At the Sir John Colfox Academy, there was the usual...

Conservationist’s new book

BRIDPORT author, Erich Hoyt, has released a new book, ‘Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises’. Mr Hoyt is an author, conservationist and research fellow...

Secret art sale raises £3,650

BRIDPORT Arts Centre’s annual secret art sale has this year raised more than £3,600 for the visual arts programme at the venue. Crowds filled...

Bill’s ‘Light and Easy’ radio show

LOCAL man Bill Davies – known as the man behind the microphone at events such as the Bridport Food Festival, Melplash Show, Loders Fete...

Bridport’s first eco-taxi

A NEW eco-friendly taxi company has launched in Bridport – a first for the town. Adam DiMassimo and Pete Phillips have launched Voltz Taxis...

Artist joins team to create West Bay improvements

INTERNATIONAL artist Michael Pinksy will be helping to shape improvements worth nearly £2million at West Bay and injecting his art into the area. Pinksy...

AmSafe support for food bank

STAFF at AmSafe Bridport have spent the last few weeks building a large donation for local volunteer group Cupboard Love, who supply food and...

Be in a band

MORE ‘Be in a Band’ workshops are scheduled for next year following the successful session last month. Nine wannabe musicians had wondered what they...

Funding secured to run no 6 bus between Christmas and New Year

MEMBERS of the West Dorset Western Area Transport Action Group (WATAG) have announced that funding for the No 6 bus has been secured, thanks...

Vearse Farm decision could be challenged

MEMBERS of Advearse have said there is “hope” to challenge West Dorset District Council’s decision to grant outline planning permission to more than 700...

Witness appeal following serious collision near Bridport

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious collision near Bridport. At 8.23am on Sunday, December 17th, a three vehicle collision occurred...

New apprentices

DORSET County Council is set to take on six new apprentices by the end of the year as part of its drive to increase...
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Beware Christmas fraud

AS PART of this year’s Christmas campaign, Dorset Police is reminding the public to be aware of fraud and spread the word.  Christmas can...

Albert donates his rhyme time

PRIZE-winning local poet Albert Gillen is selling a collection of his poems called Some Rhyme Time in aid of the Cancer Appeal at Dorset...

Trophies for fundraising swimmers

FOLLOWING the successful Swimarathon in October at Bridport Leisure Centre, the Lions Club of Bridport thanked and awarded those who swam and helped make...

Carol singing fundraiser at Groves

GROVES Nurseries in Bridport has raised more than £200 for charity following a day of carol singing at the garden centre. Five local choirs,...

Christmas lights for Julia’s House

THE Christmas lights at 2 White Close in Bradpole have been switched on and will be raising funds for Julia’s House children’s hospice. The...

Hat festival makes charity donations totalling almost £3,000

THIS year’s Bridport Hat Festival has raised nearly £3,000 for mind and head related charities. Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), Brain Tumour Research, No...

Council to invest £1m in new social workers

COUNCILLORS have agreed to invest £1m to recruit an additional 20 experienced children’s social workers in Dorset. Dorset County Council needs more social workers...

‘No Excuse’ prosecution

A PROLIFIC driving offender has been handed a suspended prison sentence and driving ban for continuing to flout the law. He is the latest of...

Tree for Christmas messages of remembrance

A.G. Down funeral directors, Eric, Joyce, Julian and Karen will be offering the bereaved a chance to remember their loved ones by placing a...

Recognition for volunteers

TWO local volunteers have been recognised and rewarded for their selfless work. Celia Evans and Claire Briden volunteer at The Living Tree support group...

BYPS Christmas Show next week

BRIDPORT Young Performers’ Scholarship are almost ready for curtains up on this year's Christmas Show. After last year’s success of the Cliff Richard musical,...

Charlie’s shave success

CHARLIE Goodrick has raised more than £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support after he ‘braved the shave’ earlier this month. The 11-year-old had his head...

Christmas tree festival under way at the United Church

THE annual Christmas tree festival at Bridport United Church is in full swing. Around 65 trees, each decorated by a local or national charity, are...

Lottery funds benefit Dorset groups

COMMUNITY groups in West Dorset are celebrating after receiving a share of more than £5million in National Lottery Funding. The money, raised by players...

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