Archive for ‘January, 2010’

Billy Bragg to withhold tax in protest at bank bonuses

I’D BEEN wondering what headline-grabbing action Burton Bradstock’s most famous resident was going to take in the run-up to the General Election. And now we know. In an…

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Have cheese, will travel. A nomad writes

Editor’s Note: Mr Harrap caught my eye on Twitter before Christmas, when he tweeted a question about Bridport not seeming very busy. He described himself as…

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Dried cod to be studied for Bridport and West Bay art project

AN ARTIST is to going to be paid to work on researching links between the heritage and wildlife of Bridport / West Bay and Newfoundland. Why?…

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Revealed: Bridport Domesday Book

THE EXTRAORDINARY range and number of people working in Bridport’s South West Quadrant can today be revealed for the first time. Officially, the number of full-time…

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New owners of View From newspapers revealed

THE NEW owners of Dorset’s View From series of local newspapers are Jerry and Rosemary Ramsdale, who also own the Mariners Hotel in Lyme Regis. The…

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Major Bridport planning appeal could be over before it’s even begun

SHOULD the inquiry into the biggest proposed development in Bridport for 30 years be allowed to go ahead? That is the question that will – unexpectedly – be decided…

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Exclusive: Philip Evans on the future of Dorset’s View From newspapers

  (Note added Tuesday evening, January 12: This article has been edited to reflect comments made by Toby Granville, editor of the Dorset Echo. For more…

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Dorset’s View From free newspaper series looks set to continue under new ownership

AT LEAST three parties are known to have been interested in buying the View From series of free weekly newspapers which cover Lyme Regis, Bridport, Beaminster,…

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One potato, two potato, three potato – Cor!

THE POET W H Auden used to say – “no meal for an Englishman is complete without potatoes.” I suppose it’s true these days that there…

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A blog that “can take you to nice places”, like a bus

SOMETIMES you see something and you think, wow, that’s good, and so it is with a new West Dorset blog called And in my hands a camera.…

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