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.
Engineers in Lyme Regis, West Dorset say they'll do their best to minimise disruption as the fourth phase of a major coastal protection scheme gets underway.
Several chalets had to be demolished in the west of the town after a series of landslides made them unsafe.
Now £20million is being spent stabilising land in the east. The work is expected to take a year to complete.
Stephen Thirlwell, an ice seller in Lyme Regis, is expecting to sell lots of ice cream despite the cold Easter forecast:
Beachfront chalets in Lyme Regis have been demolished following several landslides caused by heavy rain this winter.
Seven have been knocked down, but there's concern that more may be affected as the land beneath them continues to move.
Our Dorset Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:
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.
A seventh chalet is being demolished in Lyme Regis following a seriesof landslides this winter. The Town Council says there has beensignificant movement in Ware Cliff in the last few days.
The chalets have slipped down as the earth has moved. Other chalets have beenfenced off and access to Monmouth Beach has been closed. We will have more on this story on ITV News West Country at 6pm.
Two more chalets will be demolished on the Jurassic coast today as cliffs continue to move.
Five holiday homes were damaged last week in a series of landslips to the west of Lyme Regis. Now there is concern for six others. The damaged chalets and access road to Monmouth Beach have been cordoned off.
The coastguard and other emergency services are dealing with a major landslip at Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis. Portland Coastguard say 150m of cliff has collapsed.
They are working to see if anyone has been caught up in the cliff fall.
A row of holiday homes west of Lyme Regis are at risk of being destroyed. Last night, what's been described as a 'major landslip' occured above Monmouth Beach, damaging some of the chalets, and its feared another may happen at any time.
The recent heavy rain is being blamed for the slip, which is the latest of many to hit that stretch of the Jurassic Coast. It is just 12 miles from Burton Bradstock where a 22 year old woman died in July last year. Richard Lawrence reports.