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Coastguard search at Lyme Regis' Cobb

Emergency services have carried out an extensive search of the harbour at Lyme Regis this evening after reports of a man possibly falling into the water.

Portland Coastguard was alerted around 6pm, but they're unsure if the man managed to get down from the Cobb wall, or was swept away.

There were several people taking photographs of the waves at the time, and coastguards are appealing for any witnesses to call them, or the police on 101.

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Crisis at Dorset theatre

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 hope to minimise disruption in Lyme Regis

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.

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Seventh Lyme chalet demolished after landslide

A chalet is demolished in Lyme Regis. Credit: ITV News/Duncan Sleighthome

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 chalet was destabilised by the landslide Credit: ITV News/Duncan Sleighthome

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.

It is the seventh chalet to be demolished in the area. Credit: ITV News/Duncan Sleighthome
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