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Dorset man plans to spend week in inflatable life raft for charity

Wayne Ingram will spend 7 days and nights in a life raft in Portland Harbour Credit: ITV News

A man from Dorset who raised tens of thousands of pounds to help a disfigured Bosnian boy is planning his next charity venture.

Wayne Ingram will spend seven days and nights in a life raft in Portland Harbour.

His efforts paid for Stefan Savic's operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Now he wants to help other families.

Wayne raised tens of thousands of pounds to help young Stefan Savic Credit: ITV News

I'm a firm believer that if you are going to do anything for charity then there should be an element of discomfort for the person. I get seasick. I like my food and I get claustrophobic. So to spend 7 days and nights in a life raft I think ticks all the bills."

– Wayne Ingram

Police investigate spate of incidents in Weymouth

Police are investigating after a number of incidents including arson, a garage break in and a number of vehicle crimes have taken place in Weymouth.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses after the crimes, in the Westham area of the town.

The incidents began on April 9, when officers were informed of a bin fire. Just a day later there were reports of break ins in three cars. Food was taken from the third car. Overnight, a insecure garage was also broken into, where food and alcohol were taken.

During the same night a number of vehicles had washing up liquid poured over them.


Warm weather helps boost endangered butterfly numbers

Critically Endangered Butterfly Hits 10 Year High Credit: Butterfly Conservation

One of the UK’s rarest butterflies has recorded its best year for a decade and the South West is one of only three areas in the UK it can be found.

The High Brown Fritillary was last year classed as critically endangered by Butterfly Conservation - but has seen a 180% increase thanks to a stronghold on Dartmoor, where it thrives on open woodland.

It's thanks to 2014’s warm spring weather and work to restore its habitat according to a study led by the Dorset based charity Butterfly Conservation and other organisations.

The High Brown Fritillary is one of only two critically endangered butterflies in the UK.

The High Brown Fritillary is one of only two butterflies classed as critically endangered in the UK so it is fantastic news that numbers are at their highest level for more than a decade.

A huge amount of work co-ordinated by Butterfly Conservation has been put into conserving this butterfly in recent years, especially though wildlife-friendly farming schemes, so the results will come as a welcome boost to all involved.

There is a long way to go before the long-term decline has been reversed, with ongoing targeted conservation efforts crucial in this.

– Dr Tom Brereton, Head of Monitoring at Butterfly Conservation


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