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Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Twister wreckage

A Tornado left behind a trail of destruction when it ripped through a garden in Bridport.

David Wallace and his wife Lisa woke to find a 120-year-old tree in their garden had crashed through a fence on to a neighbour's garage.

Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Wednesday 27th Jun 2007

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Has the ghost of Lyme fisherman returned to his old home?

Has the ghost of Lyme fisherman Victor Homyer returned to his old home? Simon Bennett and Jill Parry, of the Old Watch House fish shop, seem to think so.

Source: Bridport and Lyme News Thursday 21st June 2007

Sunday, 17 June 2007

I've been dancing for 33 years and never realised I was doing a Mummers dance

I read Doug Milne's letter 'Morris dancing is just for men', (Echo, June 7) on the dubious delights of watching mixed sides of dancers performing The Morris.

Source: Dorset Echo Sunday 17th June 2007

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Opening ritual for druids held at stone circle

THE order of Dorset druids held its opening ritual at the Kingston Russell stone circle.

Members of the newly-formed order gathered and were led by Chris Walsh, arch druid Melkin of the Dolmen Grove order and another chief druid known as Wildfox.

Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 16th Jun 2007

Thursday, 14 June 2007

News Clipping: Big cat strolls around Bournemouth

Holidaymakers at an English seaside resort have been warned to watch out for big cats on the prowl following a spate of recent sightings. Kevin Hamersley, 24, had been celebrating a friend's 21st birthday in Bournemouth, Dorset, when he spotted a puma prowling the West Cliff at around 4.30am on August 20.

Read more: Source - The Daily Mail 14th June 2007

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

UFO video attracts big audience

A video of lights in the sky over Bournemouth, which led people to think flying saucers were hovering over the town, attracted a big website audience.

The footage, shot by Echo reader Nicky Smith, was the second most popular video broadcast by Newsquest, the Echo's parent company. Newsquest has 18 daily titles and almost 300 weekly newspapers across the country.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Tuesday 12th Jun 2007

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