Posts from the ‘Bridport News & Views’ category

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…

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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.

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Bridport: Cafe Royal up, Tannery Road down?

THINGS are moving on at a rapid pace down at Tannery Road in Bridport.

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Bridport: Come off it, Liberal Democrats!

I haven’t heard a cuckoo yet but I have seen the next best thing. A man, a very brave man, canvassing for the Liberal Democrats.

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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

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Praise for history of Bridport rope and net making

There are few, if any, other places in Britain that have been shaped for so long by one industry as Bridport has been by rope, net and twine. The trade probably dates back to the ninth century. Read Mr Sims detailed book and you’ll never look at Bridport and its surrounding villages in quite the same way ever again.

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Icon or eyesore? Bridport’s Cafe Royal to be auctioned (UPDATED)

BRIDPORT’S acclaimed Café Royal is to be auctioned next month, as West Dorset District Council embarks on a plan to raise £1.5 million. The Café Royal is opposite…

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Bridport’s Trick Factory “loses a lot of money”

The Trick Factory in Bridport “no longer gets close to breaking even… the number of local users in recent times doesn’t even amount to double figures, much to the dismay of myself and the disbelief of those that travel to use The Trick Factory.”

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Liberal Democrats should speak up for Bridport’s Minor Injuries Unit

“The decision to cut the hours of the Minor Injuries Unit at Bridport hospital, simply to save a bit of money, is nothing short of a disgrace.”

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Bridport, New Year’s Eve: “Are you The Red Bladder?”

“Are you,” he demanded “The Red Bladder?” When a stranger asks you that it takes your breath away.

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