Archive for ‘March, 2010’

Race against time and tide to save Lyme Regis from destruction

PROPERTIES on the eastern side of Lyme Regis will be destroyed by landslides and erosion within five years unless a £20 million coastal protection scheme is…

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Bridport waste row: “Another nail in the Gore Cross coffin” says pressure group NOWTS

ANY SENSIBLE person would think that this latest review of possible locations for a Bridport waste transfer station has put another nail in the Gore Cross…

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Bridport waste row: Top Tory gores county council

A NEW review of possible sites for a Bridport waste transfer station has put “a big nail in the coffin” of Dorset County Council’s controversial choice…

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Good luck to the new Bridport SPAR: but what the hell is it all about?

FOR THOSE living in the East Street area of Bridport and finding themselves in urgent need of a packet of Sour Cream and Chive crisps at…

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Rebellion in ciderland: Top author says the answer is to punish the bad and go easy on the good

WHEN your Government’s in trouble and you are fighting a long and protracted war, why not raise the duty on cider and tax the peasants? It’s happened…

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Bridport waste row: New waste transfer station could be built by picnic area

SIX sites – including one by a picnic area – have been shortlisted for Bridport’s new waste transfer station. It’s the latest development in a saga…

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Dorset to get first part of new national coast path

DORSET has been chosen as the first place in England for people to get new rights of access to the coast. The quango Natural England has…

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They don’t make men like Norman Saunders-White anymore

  Artist, librarian, teacher, performer, youth theatre and radio play director. Doodlebug-dodger, office boy, great reader, Kitcher Sinker,  noise-maker, avant-gardist, Mr Punch, provocateur. Eighty this year, a…

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Lyme Regis fossil hunter Mary Anning acclaimed as top British scientist – and secret inspiration for John Fowles

THE LYME REGIS fossil hunter Mary Anning has been named by the Royal Society as the third most influential female scientist in British history. The move…

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500 sign up for Dorset’s first online weekly newspaper

DORSET’S first online weekly newspaper – the Dorset Weekender – has signed up 500 people in its first three weeks. The digital edition is produced by…

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