Archive for ‘December, 2009’

Don’t miss Bridport Christmas Tree Festival

IT’S IMPOSSIBLE to capture in words or pictures what a delightful event Bridport Christmas Tree Festival is. Everything about it is appealing; the irridescence cast around the…

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West Dorset’s broken signs: Part 2. Lorry going to slaughterhouse to blame at Gore Cross?

WRECKED signs at Gore Cross may have been flattened by a lorry, according to Dorset County Council.  A spokesman for the council highways team said: “From what we can…

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West Dorset: Poor women live six years less

CONSIDER this fact, revealed this morning in the Comprehensive Area Assessment of Dorset: Women in poorer parts of West Dorset live, on average, six years less…

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Mummers’ Christmas Specials in Bridport

Note: After a long fight worthy of St George himself, excerpts of Symondsbury Mummers performing their play have now been uploaded to YouTube. You can click on…

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Come to drink a pot of your Christmas beer: Time to look out for Symondsbury Mummers!

PEOPLE who have never seen the Symondsbury Mummers are nearly always (in my experience) a bit wary about going along. They fear it’s going to be…

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West Dorset’s broken signs: Part 1

NEXT WEEK, I was planning to start a series on the broken signs of West Dorset, for all sorts of reasons to be revealed,  but then going out…

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Future of Dorset’s only indoor skatepark hangs in balance

A UNIQUE sporting venue for young people is in danger of being shut down and smashed to bits. The Trick Factory in Bridport is popular with…

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South West Quadrant: Appeal is to be heard at West Bay

BELOW is the official proclamation about the time and place of Haywards’ appeal against West Dorset District Council’s refusal of permission for the re-development of the South West Quadrant in…

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South West Quadrant: regeneration “worth £5 million a year to Bridport if completed” – or half that?

Note: This article is being republished because a mysterious technical problem was preventing it from being read in its original position on this site and I…

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