Posts by Jonathan Hudston

Anti-tank grenades found in Dorset loft

TWO anti-tank grenades and a rifle-launched grenade have been found in the loft of a farm in Uploders near Bridport.

Read article

Bridport Town Hall’s golden weathervane restored

THE WEATHERVANE on top of Bridport Town Hall has been re-gilded – and very fine it looks too. Bridport artist Jemma Thompson applied sheet gold in her…

Read article

Dorset World Service site may shut after 70 years

Rampisham radio transmission station has played a big part in West Dorset life for 70 years. It’s currently broadcasting into Libya. But it may close before Christmas with the loss of more than 20 jobs. Why? And what might happen to the site in future?

Read article

Bridport police log second UFO sighting

A UFO has been reported flying over Dorset for the second time this summer. PC Scott McGregor, lead officer in Bridport’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, revealed news…

Read article

Dorset’s un-smart phone: the BT phone box, Leigh

West Dorset is the land of the un-smart phone, and nowhere is there an un-smarter phone than this.

Read article

Dorset stag beetle sightings increase

UNUSUALLY high numbers of stag beetles are being seen in Dorset this year. Dorset Wildlife Trust says the county’s unusually hot Spring seems to have brought these…

Read article

Butterfly bonanza for Bridport shops

SHOPS around Bridport are being encouraged to get creative and decorate their windows with butterfly-inspired designs. A competition is being held to promote Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wild about Bridport Butterfly Bonanza on June 4.
The contest is meant to colour Bridport’s streets with the splendour of butterflies and to show how anyone can get involved in helping wildlife.

Read article

Dorset County Council staff “retrained” after 15-month parking ticket battle

THIS IS the story of Lester Cowling’s 15-month battle with Dorset County Council over a parking ticket. It raises some worrying questions

Read article

Dorset parking ticket battle: Dorset County Council’s view

Dorset County Council’s response to questions put by Lester Cowling and Ali Cameron about the saga of Mr Cowling’s parking ticket.

Read article

Bridport’s iconic Cafe Royal sold for £260,000

BRIDPORT’s iconic Café Royal has been sold at auction for £260,000 to Nicholas de Savary. UPDATED

Read article