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Dorset Echo:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

AROUND West Dorset Colin Varndell’s name is synonymous with extraordinary wildlife photography.

Bird flu alert at Abbotsbury Swannery *updated*

Dorset Echo: CULL RULED OUT: Abbotsbury Swannery

2:58pm Thursday 10th January 2008

WARDENS were on high alert today and patrols stepped up after three dead swans from Abbotsbury were found to have bird flu.

Drive to attract Chinese tourists

9:49am Friday 4th January 2008

MANY more Chinese tourists could be travelling to Dorset if a new tourism campaign pays off.

Killer jellyfish on their way to Dorset coast

10:26am Sunday 11th November 2007

RARE sea creatures with a nasty sting could be moving towards the Dorset coast.

Dinosaur to go on tour of museums

2:50pm Friday 9th November 2007

A 190-MILLION-YEAR-OLD ichthyosaur fossil is on tour in Dorset.

Tap into Olympic tourism on web

Dorset Echo: ONLINE NOW: Bill Seward, Clive Howes, Alison Hughes, Derek Hughes and John Varley at the launch of the new hospitality website

12:56pm Friday 9th November 2007

A NEW tourism website for Dorset has been launched to help businesses get the most out of the 2012 Olympics.

Napoli's stern cut into pieces

6:45pm Thursday 8th November 2007

SALVAGE teams are to cut up the last section of a stricken container ship which was beached off the world heritage coast.

Beach competition winners

Dorset Echo:  Burton Bradstock school beach project prize winners. Helen Mann National Trust Property Manager West Dorset presented the awards to l/r, Monisha Vij, James Noonan, Amy Van Zyl and Samuel Lamble,. Picture: Brian Jung\bj6273

12:24pm Monday 15th October 2007

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been letting their imaginations run riot along with their colouring paints to illustrate what the future should hold for the Hive Beach in Burton Bradstock.

Villagers have their say on Burton Beach

12:13pm Monday 15th October 2007

MORE than 200 villagers from Burton Bradstock turned out to make their views known about the future of the Hive Beach now the National Trust lease on the café and car park is up for renewal.

Napoli container salvage operation ends

Dorset Echo: TEAM CLEAN: The salvage workers who have been helping clear West Dorset beaches

3:47pm Thursday 11th October 2007

A 10-MONTH operation to recover containers washed ashore along West Dorset's coastline from the MSC Napoli was finally completed today (Thursday October 11).

Beach talks at Burton

8:47am Tuesday 9th October 2007

RESIDENTS of Burton Bradstock are being asked to have their say on what is to happen to the Hive Beach café and car park once the National Trust lease runs out in 2009.

Dolphin visits west bay harbour

Dorset Echo: PLEASED TO MEET YOU: George the dolphin makes friends at West Bay. Picture: EDWARD CASH

9:36am Monday 10th September 2007

COASTGUARDS were twice called to West Bay after George the dolphin appeared in the harbour.

Warning over blow-up sea toys

9:31am Thursday 9th August 2007

COASTGUARDS today warned about the dangers of using toy inflatables on Dorset's beaches.

Fears Lyme Regis could be hit by oil slick

10:50am Monday 16th July 2007

THERE were fears oil leaking from the stranded Napoli was drifting towards Lyme Regis on the weekend.

Crack squad to keep resorts tip-top

Dorset Echo: DAWN PATROL: On duty at East Beach, West Bay, before the visitors arrive, are resort cleaners Tracey Dear and Adrian Broom.

8:30am Saturday 7th July 2007

A CRACK squad of dirt busters have been recruited to help keep West Dorset's Jurassic coast resorts in tip-top condition this summer.

Lifeguard service is ready to launch

Dorset Echo: The lookout hut arrives at Lyme Regis ahead of the lifeguard service launch on Saturday

9:00am Thursday 5th July 2007

THE new lifeguard service launches on Saturday in Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Tourism brings in £260 million

11:24am Tuesday 3rd July 2007

A NEW study claims that tourism is worth over 260 million to the West Dorset economy.

Shingle beach row continues

11:14am Friday 22nd June 2007

THE row over who is responsible for levelling out Lyme's dangerously-angled shingle beach rumbles on.

Great siege is re-enacted

Dorset Echo: Members of the Taunton Garrison marching through the streets of Lyme Regis as they re-enact the siege of 1664

9:00am Thursday 21st June 2007

LYME Regis came alive with memories of the great siege of 1664 on Saturday, as the town celebrated 363 years since the end of the conflict.

Balmoral sails back to West Bay

Dorset Echo:

12:19pm Wednesday 20th June 2007

THE historic passenger ship Balmoral steamed into West Bay this week.

Ex-lifeguard broke neck and back in dive off Cobb

1:13pm Thursday 14th June 2007

A FORMER lifeguard who broke his neck and fractured his back in four places after jumping off The Cobb in Lyme Regis remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Last ditch effort to save jetty scheme

8:10am Thursday 14th June 2007

A LAST-DITCH bid to persuade district councillors to underwrite West Bay's desperately needed sea angling jetty will be made today (Thursday).

New West Bay harbourmaster named

Dorset Echo: James Radcliffe

12:32pm Wednesday 13th June 2007

A NEW harbourmaster took the helm at West Bay this week.

Lifeguard hut a blot on heritage landscape?

Dorset Echo: Bay botch?

10:00am Thursday 7th June 2007

LIFEBOAT chiefs are causing waves with the design for their proposed lifeguard lookout hut at West Bay.

Rethink forced on £1.25million West Bay plan

9:41am Thursday 7th June 2007

WEST Dorset Council is being forced to look again at its plans for a "cut price" enhancement scheme at West Bay.

Support for "save our seabed" campaign

10:55am Monday 4th June 2007

CAMPAIGNERS battling to halt the "devastation" of the seabed off West Dorset's world heritage coast collected more than 200 signatures at Bridport on Saturday.

Sea angling jetty project founders

8:30am Thursday 31st May 2007

COUNCIL chiefs stand accused of scuppering plans for West Bay's long-awaited sea angling jetty.


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