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New role for Portland jail

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that Portland Young Offenders Institution is to house adult criminals coming to the end of their sentences.

It's taking on the role of Dorset's resettlement prison following the announcement in September that Dorchester jail is to close.

The announcement follows lobbying by the county's police and crime commissioner.

Portland Young Offenders Institution. Credit: ITV News West Country

Strange craft compete in Speed Week

One of the stranger craft competing in Speed Week off Portland Credit: ITV News West Country

Strange sailing boats and windsurfers are hoping to sail as fast as possible off Portland during the annual Speed Week.

The sailing world speed record holder Paul Larsen is there today.

The competition, which has been running since the 1970s, sees sailors go as fast as they can across 500m of Portland Harbour.



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