Rockfall at Cheyne Cliff

Huge rockfall at Portland

Coastguards are warning people to stay away from the base of a cliff at Portland after a huge rockfall.

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South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors

South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors
South West is fastest growing for overseas visitors Credit: ITV News

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.

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Prisoner absconded from Leyhill may be in Dorset

Ashley Tessyman has absconded from Leyhill Prison
Ashley Tessyman has absconded from Leyhill Prison Credit: Dorset Police

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.

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.

– Detective Sergeant John O’Hara
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