April, 2, 1993:

PUPILS: Two pupils have been expelled from Bridport;s Colfox School this week.

Head Teacher Chris Marson refused to say why the two boys have been given their ,marching orders.

But it is understood that the action was taken after two separate incidents involving alleged bad behaviour.

Mr Mason said: "I prefer not to comment on problems surround particular pupils."

PEEKABOO: Television presenter Pam Rhodes met Peekaboo the donkey while Tim Groves (11) prepared to play Jesus in Powerstock School's Easter Play.

A TV film camera rolled as Peekaboo landed a part during auditions in the school grounds.

PRIDE: They are very proud of their Sunday School at Uplyme Parish Church where a new banner for the youngsters was dedicated by the Rev. Stuart Worth on Mothering Sunday.

The banner was designed by Jenny Pearson and worked by Margaret Wilson and Barbara Pearson.


March 29, 1968:

TOURISM: Thousands of holidaymakers will be coming to West Dorset this year.

But hundreds will not.

Restrictions on further caravan sites and on additions to the numbers allowed on those already existing have led to site proprietors turning away hundreds of would-be holiday makers.

Caravan and tenting site proprietors throughout the area are at a loss to understand why, when it has been admitted that tourism is the lifeblood of West Dorset, the planning authorities are acting in a manner which will "drive people away rather than attract them."

During the last few weeks it is estimated that tourism in West Dorset has lost many thousands of pounds.

DRENCHED: Forty youngsters from the Lyme Regis district trudged into driving rain on Sunday when their annual sponsored walk was less than 90 minutes old.

CONCERT: For the latecomer, there was standing room only at the Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis on Saturday night for the West Dorset Children's Festival Concert.

And the splendid turn out matched the standard of performance by youngsters whose ages varied between seven and 11.