Friday, November 20, 1992

NEIGHBOUR: Everybody loves good neighbours, but not the soap opera variety who cause trouble – that's the message from some of the patrons of the Ship Inn, Lyme Regis, where this week they put up a notice telling Richard Huggett, who plays heart-throb Glen Donolly in the top TV series Neighbours, what they think of him.

The notice, saying "Lyme Regis wouldn't give a XXXX for Glen Donolly", went up after the Aussie actor allegedly punched one of the customers in the eye.

MARKING: A West Dorset head teacher is challenging the accuracy of the Government's exam league tables after 27 of his A-level pupils were left out.

John Pugsley, of Beaminster School, discovered on reading the national tables, which were published yesterday, that only one pupil – a late entrant – has been included in the list.

He said: "Naturally, it reflects badly on our percentage."

FUNDRAISER: Regulars at Burton Bradstock's Three Horseshoes Inn have raised more than £5,000 for Bridport's Alzheimer's Disease Society – in just nine months.

The fundraisers handed over a cheque for £5,200 to society branch chairman Dr. Michael Thomson, who described their effort as an incredible achievement.

He said the cash would help equip a future permanent centre for the local branch.


Friday, November 24, 1967

ANGER: West Allington residents are angry. For some time they were unable to get a decent night's sleep because an industrial engine was droning 24 hours a day outside their houses.

People tried sleeping with cotton wool in their ears, others moved their beds and one resident even fitted double-glazing on his windows.

But the noise of the engine, used to generate electricity for traffic lights regulating a one-way system, still invaded their homes and jarred their nerves.

CONTROVERSY: The Water Order controversy continues. The latest shots have been fired by Mrs. Golding, of Litton Cheney. She has triggered off her protest in verse:

When saying that Bridport Ratepayers "filibuster",

Beaminster's Chairman answers facts with bluster.

Specific charges must be met with care,

Not cliches from the shelter of the Chair.

Could Councillors and Ratepayers debate,

Exchange of views might put the matter straight,

Only when Councils slight their discontent,

Do ratepayers turn for help to Parliament.