A serial fund-raiser from Dorset's waking up after his first night in a life raft in Portland Harbour. Wayne Ingram's planning to spend a week on the water. He'll live on emergency rations, and to make matters even more difficult, suffers from claustrophobia and gets seasick easily.
He's raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A charity fundraiser, who's already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, begins his latest venture today.
Wayne Ingram will live on a raft on Portland Marina for seven days and nights. He's raising money for families at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Wayne is a Pride of Britain nominee for his work raising money for a young boy's life-changing surgery.
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A report by the HM Inspectorate of Prisons has expressed concern over the quality of accommodation at Portland Prison. There have been three deaths there since the last report. But inspectors have praised the insitiution for its lack of violence amongst offenders.
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The parents of a young man who suffered catastrophic head injuries in a high-speed powerboat accident in Dorset nine years ago have won their long-running legal battle with the Royal Yachting Association to admit fault.
Ben Ridd was 13 years old when he was struck by the bow of a boat during a junior competition in Portland Harbour.
A man who admitted threatening to bomb a Portland school has been banned from the island for three years. Lee Pattle, was also jailed for a total of 18 weeks after admitting a number of charges at Bournemouth Magistrates Court.
The 30 year old admitted making a threat to bomb St George's Primary School, which resulted in the staff at the school being put on high alert.
Captured in this heart-stopping footage, a twister was spotted swirling on the horizon near Plymouth.
The weather event is known as a waterspout – and forms when a funnel-shaped spiral connects storm clouds with the sea.
The twister was spotted at around 11am on The Hoe.
ITV West Country viewer Katie Almond took this image of what she believes was a tornado off Portland today. In fact, our weatherman Bob Crampton tells us that it is a funnel cloud. to be a tornado it has to touch the ground. Whatever it is, it perhaps shows how the weather has changed in the last few days.
If you ring the coastguard in east Devon or Dorset, the chances are that a call centre in another part of the country will deal with it. From today the rescue co-ordination centre in Weymouth is being wound down and will be closed altogether by Friday.
It's provoked a heartfelt response from sailors, fishermen and boat owners who were among hundreds who gathered to say farewell to the lifesaving team.
The national operations centre in Hampshire opened last week. By next spring it will be at full speed. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency insists that its response will be as good or better than now, with local volunteer rescue teams and lifeboat crews responding as before.
The handover is gradual, but will be complete by next week. Then the former Customs House in Portland will be sold