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WATCH: Dolphins decide to race Dorset rowers

Bottlenose dolphins showed up beside the boat. Credit: Bridport Gig Club

See the wonderful moment a pod of dolphins decided to race a rowing boat off the coast of Bridport in Dorset.

It was captured by members of the Bridport Gig Club at West Bay, as some of their junior members rowed past the iconic East Cliff.

The rowers said they were amazed to see the playful bottlenose dolphins swimming alongside the boat.


10 hours on a pogo stick for someone you love

Jack Sexty during last night's ten-hour triumph. Credit: Flybar

A man from Bristol has smashed a world record for the most bounces on a pogo stick

The number of bounces is 88,047, it took him 10 hours and 21 minutes.

25-year-old Jack Sexty is known as "Mr Pogo" because last year he pogoed the Greater Manchester Marathon, finishing in 16 hours and 24 minutes - another world record.

The new record happened last night, at the annual extreme pogo world championships in America.

Why is he doing this? His pogo exploits are all to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK, in honour of a close relative living with dementia, and have so far raised over £1,000.

People can donate to this year's challenge here.

The charity says 850,000 people across the country are living with dementia, including more than 4,600 people in Bristol.

“I’ve watched as a close relative of mine has deteriorated as a result of dementia, and it’s no way to live out your final years. With research methods becoming more and more advanced, there is now a real possibility that my generation won’t have to fear dementia. But of course this research needs continual funding, so I want to raise as much money as I can for Alzheimer’s Research UK to help defeat this debilitating condition.”

– Jack Sexty, pogo record breaker
Mr Pogo has broken several world records. Credit: Alzheimer's Research UK

Watch Jack bounce over the finish line of last year's Greater Manchester Marathon.

Minute's silence held for Tunisia victims

Eileen Swannack and John Welch were killed in the attack on a Tunisian hotel.

A minute's silence has been held across the country in memory of those who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.

Among them were Eileen Swannack and John Welch from Wiltshire. Hundreds paid tribute to the couple in a memorial service in Biddestone, just before the silence at noon.


Ribbon is cut for Bristol Aiport's new departure lounge

The first of two multi-million pound extensions to Bristol Airport has opened.

The 12 month programme has seen the departure lounge in the east terminal significantly enlarged.

The £8.6 million redevelopment has left it with a modern look and a more retail and catering brands have set up shop making it a much improved shopping experience.

The moment the new departure lounge was declared open Credit: ITV News West Country
Bristol Airport has ensured art is at the heart of the new, bigger departure lounge Credit: ITV News West Country
This sculpture is inspired by a local export - Bristol Blue Glass Credit: ITV News West Country
The departure lounge in the east terminal has been extended as part of a multi-million pound programme Credit: ITV News West Country
The Departure lounge will be more of a shopping experience, with a number of new retail brands moving in Credit: ITV News West Country
The lounge also comes complete with free charging points for mobile phones Credit: ITV News West Country
There is even an open-air terrace Credit: ITV News West Country
With a retractable roof - and plastic dogs Credit: ITV News West Country
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