A former teacher at a school in Lyme Regis has today been jailed for 6 years after admitting blackmailing teenage girls into posing for explicit pictures on line. Zahid Akram taught at the Woodroffe School and used to live in Exeter.
He didn't know any of his victims but after gaining their trust he threatened to tell the girls' families what they'd done. From Exeter Crown Court, Duncan Sleightholme reports.
A community run theatre in Dorset which was on the brink of closure three years ago is facing another crisis. The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis needs £100,000 for urgent repairs to its roof. It comes as community groups prepare to take over a theatre a few miles along the coast in Weymouth.
If you'd seen the precarious position of some the chalets that were falling over, they were a real danger. And there was a real danger of them falling on to some of the other chalets as well and causing further damage. I think it's fair to say there is no way those chalets could be salvaged.