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.

It only takes One Punch to devastate a life

DORSET Police is launching a ‘One Punch’ campaign with the release of an emotive video to highlight the consequences of confrontation and violence.  In...

Christmas shopping at Symondsbury

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Symondsbury Estate to enjoy the Christmas market and get some Christmas shopping done. The annual event included dozens of...

Worries over levels of council staff morale

CONCERNS over the morale of West Dorset District Council staff and officers amid the proposed reorganisation of local government, have been raised by a...

Christmas Cheer has town all set for festive season

RESIDENTS and visitors filled the streets of Bridport’s town centre last Wednesday evening (December 6th) for the annual Christmas Cheer. Local shops stayed open...

Symondsbury school files complaint after latest Ofsted report demands improvement

SYMONDSBURY Primary School has raised a “serious complaint” against Ofsted following its most recent grading of ‘requires improvement’. The school, which was previously rated...

Number 40 bus to run until March

THE Dorset County Council run No 40 bus between Bridport and Yeovil will continue to operate until March, but Beaminster Town Council is also...

Three car crash blocks East Street in Bridport

A THREE car collision on East Street in Bridport has blocked the road and is causing delays, with one woman suffering minor injuries. Emergency services...

Peace poster competition winners selected

THREE groups entered this year’s Lions Club of Bridport peace poster competition. Children from Salway Ash Primary School, Parrett & Axe Primary School and...

Maria launches new book

LOCAL author Maria Donovan has launched her latest book, ‘The Chicken Soup Murder’, in Bridport. At the launch in Beach and Barnicott, Maria gave...

Burton Bradstock pupils host ‘Coffee Stop’ at the village hall

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s event, children at Burton Bradstock Primary School were once again invited to host the November ‘Coffee Stop’ in...

Special award for media graduate

A STUDENT from Beaminster has been awarded a special prize at this year’s University of Gloucestershire graduation ceremony. BA (Hons) Media Production graduate, Victoria...

St Mary’s pupils visit tea factory

PUPILS in Reception, Year One and Year Two classes at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster paid a special visit to Clipper Teas to look...

Charlotte wins award for song celebrating 100 years of the Women’s Institute in Dorset

BEAMINSTER WI member, Charlotte Hyslop, has won first prize for her song celebrating the Dorset Federation of Women’s Institutes’ (DFWI) centenary. She was awarded...

Hula-hoopers raise funds for Macmillan

A CHARITY hula-hoop session, led by Debbie Jones, has raised £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event had a great turnout with members having...

Groves’ Christmas tree sales to support food banks

GROVES Nurseries in Bridport and Little Groves in Beaminster will be repeating their charity Christmas tree promotion this December. Staff at the garden stores will...

Local Food Links help to launch school meals in Jersey

BRIDPORT based school meals provider, Local Food Links, which has been providing hot school meals in Dorset for more than 10 years, is sharing...

Carnival boost for local organisations and appeals

LOCAL groups have received a boost as beneficiaries of this year’s Bridport Carnival. Committee chairman Shaun Fox welcomed representatives from Loders Youth Club, St...

Appeal after tractor is stolen

DORSET Police is appealing for witnesses and anyone with information following the theft of a tractor from the Beaminster area. The incident happened over...

Rebranded drop-in centre celebrates third anniversary

MEMBERS, trustees and supporters of the Burrough Harmony Centre, pictured – previously Harmony Drop-in centre – gathered together to celebrate the group’s third anniversary. The...

Big crowds get into the festive spirit at Beaminster’s Christmas lights switch-on

HUNDREDS of Beaminster residents gathered in The Square for the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on. Craft stalls filled the Public Hall, food was served...

Plans afoot for next year’s folk festival

PLANNING and fundraising events for next year’s Bridport Folk Festival are well underway, with the three-day event set to return to the town from...

West Bay lights up for Christmas

HUNDREDS of people gathered on Harbour Green in West Bay for the annual switching on of the Christmas tree lights. The organisers of West...

Fizzy Boppers get moving for Sian

CHILDREN’S dance groups across Bridport, Dorchester, Maiden Newton and Netherbury have raised £500 for a local mum diagnosed with a rare form of cancer....

Calls for speeding crackdown in Bridport

CALLS for speed cameras on Sea Road South and for Bridport to become a “zero tolerance zone” for speeding were made at the Bridport...

Jack knows his planes

BEAMINSTER student Jack Raybould has won the under 16 nationals at the Air Cadets Aircraft Recognition competition at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. The cadets...

Beaminster School pupils ‘stop the clock’

STUDENTS at Beaminster School enjoyed a ‘Stop the Clock Day’ without the curriculum, exploring what they are learning in more depth. In March and...

Boost for local causes

THE annual Whitchurch, Morcombelake and Ryall Flower and Dog show has enabled more than £4,800 to be donated to local good causes. At the show’s...

Big support for refuge fundraiser

MORE than 100 people came out to support the Friends of Dorset Women’s Refuge caba- ret evening at Bridport Arts Centre. The group were...

Antiques Roadshow expert in Chideock

MEMBERS of Chideock Society are holding a ‘Behind The Scenes at the Antiques Roadshow’ event with expert Paul Atterbury. He will talk about the...

Colfox student delivers speech to 1,000 people

SIR John Colfox Academy student, Ellie Taylor, spoke to more than 1,000 people about achieving the PiXL Edge Master standard earlier this month. The...

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