Archive for ‘November, 2009’

Strewth! National newspaper says Bridport is “not much like Notting Hill at all”

BRIDPORT is featured today in The Times’  Great British Weekend series. The town is described by reporter Kate Quill as “very civilised” and “very attractive”. The…

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West Dorset hit by gales and floods

FIVE PEOPLE – including a pregnant woman and two small children –  waded to safety last night after their car got stranded along a flooded road…

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Thieves steal saddles but children ride on

WHEN thieves struck at Elwell Farm on Friday night and stole four saddles and a bridle, children from across Bridport were nearly deprived of their weekend…

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“We made a grand stew in a washing bucket”: Lyme Regis soldier “my hero”

THERE’S a moving piece in The Guardian by the military historian Richard Holmes about his hero, Ernest Shephard from Lyme Regis, who served as a company sergeant major…

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Radar reveals secrets of Chesil Beach. Is it doomed?

SCIENTISTS have been using ground-penetrating radar to find out more about the history of Chesil Beach. Tests near Abbotsbury, Langton Herring and Ferrybridge have provided fresh…

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“You can’t fake this sort of enthusiasm”: more praise for The Wild Garlic

MASTERCHEF winner Mat Follas’s restaurant in Beaminster has won its second outstanding review in as many months. The Wild Garlic scored near-perfect marks in the Pro…

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South West Quadrant: fighting-fund update

AS OF Friday November 6, £500 has been donated to the Friends of St Michael’s Trading Estate appeal for funds to fight controversial plans for the redevelopment of a historic part of…

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, Please put a penny in the artist’s hat

ARTISTS in and around Bridport and Beaminster are preparing for the first Open Studios event to be held in November. The initiative –  which runs from…

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Bridport warehouse turned to rubble

A RELIC of Bridport’s transport and trading history is being smashed to bits. The brick and slate building that used to be Travis Perkins’ office and hire…

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200 jobs to go at Dorset County Hospital

VERY GOOD coverage today in the Dorset Echo of the moves being proposed at Dorset County Hospital to reduce the £7.5 million deficit run up by the NHS Foundation Trust. The hospital’s…

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