Coastguards are warning people to stay away from the base of a cliff at Portland after a huge rockfall.
Potential future sailing stars are showing their skills off the coast of Dorset this week in The Cadet class World Championships
A harrowing account of life in the trenches during the First World War has been revealed - 100 years since they were first written.
The South West has become the fastest growing region in the country for overseas tourists. The figures from last year show a rise of 48 per cent with more than 5 hundred thousand holiday visits in the summer months. It means the number of visitors has overtaken pre-recession record levels - 8 years ago. The South West is the most popular with German tourists.
Police are trying to trace a prisoner who has absconded from Leyhill Prison. 30 year old Ashley Tessyman (pictured above) was serving a prison sentence for burglary and robbery in 2006. Police say he has links to Cornwall but they believe he could be in Dorset.
– Detective Sergeant John O’Hara
I am appealing for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of Ashley Tessyman to come forward – all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.
I urge members of the public who see anyone they believe to be the person pictured to call the police. In the interest of personal safety do not confront him.