11 MARCH 1966, Page 3

NELSON'S PILLAR in Dublin was blown up, supposedly in honour

of the Easter Rising of 1916, and in Wales another explosion (also set off by nationalist ardour) damaged the Clywedog Dam. In Birmingham two school- girls had to abandon their GCE courses because of heroin addiction, and school staffs were given helpful advice on how to spot drug-takers among their pupils. And Mrs. Castle, the Minister of Transport, tried out a new kind of bus which packs in more pas- sengers by the advanced technological device of doing without seats for them.