Tests on Barton-on-Sea cliffs began today with the drilling of boreholes.
Movement is to be monitored until February 2015 as part of the search for the causes of the cliff falls.
Many cracks along the cliff top have been there for some years but from time to time there have been significant falls both at Naish Farm near Chewton Bunny and next to the main Barton-on-Sea buildings.
The New Forest District Council has received a £300,000 government grant for the investigation.
Tesco is going ahead with its new store at the converted Sandacres pub at Sandbanks.
The building is just before the path leaves Poole Harbour to follow Poole Bay cliffs.
Full report in the Echo and Telegraph.
There is another fear that a cliff fall could be imminent at Barton-on-Sea.
Long planned tests begin shortly.
See reports in Daily Echo and tonight’s BBC South Today.
Work you may have seen this week on the beach just west of Mudeford is part of coastal defence involving moving sand.
Also news today of another dramatic cliff fall on the Dorset Coast Path. This time the chalk cliff has collapsed between Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove which raises more question about safety.
The Beach Hut Cafe at Friars Cliff is advertising itself as open 365 days a year from at least 9am.
The family-run cafe is between Avon Beach and Steamer Point and good enough to have featured in Christchurch Food & Wine Festival.
The IMAX building in the heart of Bournemouth seafront has ben demolished.
There is much of the building on the ground to be cleared but ‘Britain’s ugliest building’ has ceased to block the view.
The Daily Echo has coverage and pictures.
Tonight’s Channel 4 Walking Through History with Tony Robinson has been a reminder of how Dorset’s coast was the front line in the Second World War. Also, Studland Bay, Chesil Beach and Worth Matravers were centres of vital preparation.
The programme featured Fort Henry at Studland and interestingly made clear that from there the D-Day rehearsal was watched by not only George VI and Winston Churchill but also Dwight Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.
Maybe he should have continued east along the Bournemouth Coast Path to see the Highcliffe Hotel where a vital meeting made Churchill the war leader.
Lymington’s seawater baths have been designated as a listed building by English Heritage.
This Grade II protection comes as plans were being prepared to reduce the size of the sea water pool which is the oldest in the country.
With the Bath House, now Lymington Town Sailing Club, dating from 1833 there are plans to mark the bath’s 180th anniversary.
Today Easter Day is the first day of British Summer Time which means that the Mudeford Ferry starts operating.
No need to take the Christchurch diversion when walking between Southbourne and Mudeford.
Fare: £1.30; child 70p.
Jonathan Dimbleby has promised to walk a section of the South West Coast Path to mark forty years of the South West Coast Path Association.
The last western leg of the path is part of the Dorset Coast Path and joins the Bournemouth Coast Path at Sandbanks so the Associations’s guide, revised and updated annually, is always of special interest.
Also, it is the coast path between Swanage and the Poole Harbour entrance which is experiencing much change with land falls just outside town and rising tides in now undefended Studland Bay.
The South West Coast Path 2013 guide has good colour pictures and handy bed and breakfast lists.
The paperback, £9.95, can be obtained from the South West Coast Path Association.