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Roads to be built on the Great Dorset Steam Fair site to stop bad weather wreaking havoc

A network of roads is to be built on the site of the Great Dorset Steam Fair to stop bad weather disrupting the event.

A network of roads will be built for the Great Dorset Steam Fair to stop bad weather disrupting the event Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Last year, tractors were brought in to tow vehicles and there were long queues for the site at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford Forum. Some displays had to be cancelled. Organisers are planning to change the layout and are applying for permission for more than three miles of permanent roads.

Condor launches last ferry from Weymouth

Condor launched its last service from Weymouth today Credit: PA Wire

Condor Ferries has completed it's final journey from Weymouth after it's port was deemed 'unsuitable'.

The cross-channel service is moving to a bigger port in Poole following the purchase of a new three hundred foot ferry. It's estimated the move could cost Weymouth Harbour £750,000 a year.


South West beaches are the dirtiest in the country

Beaches in the South West are the worst in the country for rubbish Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA

The amount of rubbish found on South West beaches is the worst in the country.

The Marine Conservation Society says it's risen by eighty nine per cent in a year. It's partly blaming an increase in the use of wet wipes - fifty per cent more have been found on beaches across the UK this year.

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