Archive for ‘May, 2010’

Two visitors a minute at Bridport waste transfer show

HUNDREDS of people from the Bridport area have been shunning the hot weather in favour of such hot topics as vermin, odour, traffic, planning context, and nature conservation. Yes, Dorset…

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Bridport Town Council: What next for the two big gangs?

I SUPPOSE that Bridport Town Council will have to re-arrange their seating plan now that, nationally, the Liberal Democrats have become the Conservative 2nd XI. Instead…

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Dorset given £30,000 for poetry

NEARLY £30,000 is going to be spent in Dorset on a scheme to get young people writing and performing poetry. The county is to get a…

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Dorchester: District Council advertises £9 million contract for building new HQ

WEST Dorset District Council’s controversial plans for a new HQ in Dorchester have gone out to tender. The council today published a notice inviting construction companies…

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Bridport waste transfer station exhibition – NOWTS’ view: ‘It’s endgame time’

Editor’s Note: Steve Spear is a member of the pressure group NOWTS, formed in Bradpole to campaign against Dorset County Council’s idea of putting a Waste Transfer Station (WTS) at…

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Bridport: Keen interest in new affordable homes

ABOUT 80 people went to an open day to find out more about affordable homes being built in Bridport by Magna Housing Association. Bridport couple Stephen…

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Bridport Arts Centre director resigns

LINDSAY BROOKS is to leave Bridport Arts Centre in September after three years as Director. Ms Brooks said she was proud of her record and now…

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Are carnivals relevant to West Dorset countryside and coast?

An opinion piece about plans to spend £45,000 studying carnivals along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon IS THIS country too anchored in its…

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£45,000 questions for Bridport, Lyme Regis and Weymouth carnivals

NEARLY £45,000 is being offered to a student able and willing to spend three years studying carnivals along the Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon. “Studying” here means…

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A tribute to Dorset County Hospital

JUST the other day I had the most bizarre and disorientating ride to Dorchester I have ever encountered. I was travelling backwards in the rear of…

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