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Condor Ferries to pull out of Weymouth next spring

Condor Ferries will end services from Weymouth in spring 2015, and will operate its new cross-Channel ferry from Poole. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spent around £3.4 million upgrading the old ferry terminal but it could not accommodate the company's new ferry without a full £10 million investment.

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Condor's new ferry. Credit: Condor

Thousands expected at Weymouth Carnival

The Red Arrows put on a display at last year's event
The Red Arrows put on a display at last year's event Credit: ITV News West Country

Thousands of people are expected at one of the regions biggest summer celebrations in Dorset today. The Weymouth Carnival has music, games and two main attractions for the crowds - the grand procession and the Red Arrows. It's all put together by a team of volunteers to help boost trade in the town.

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Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings

Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings
Women managers in South West earn 3/4 of male earnings Credit: ITV News West Country

Figures out today show that women managers in the South West are earning three quarters (74%) of what men in full time comparable jobs earn. The 26 percent gender pay gap is the worse in the country - the national average is 23 percent. The data from the Chartered Management Institute shows male managers earn an average of ten and a half thousand pounds a year more than women.

5,000 seat football stadium for Weymouth discussed

5,000 seat football stadium for Weymouth discussed
5,000 seat football stadium for Weymouth discussed Credit: ITV News West Country

Permission for a new 5,000 seat football stadium for Weymouth Football Club will be discussed at a council meeting today. It'll clear the way for the old stadium to be demolished and turned into housing. The application is for land at Lodmoor Way. The Bob Lucas Stadium has been home to the team since 1987.

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