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Rocks play music controlled by the weather

You might think that rocks playing music that's controlled by the weather sounds strange. And it is according to those on Portland who've been experiencing it this week.

They also say it's very beautiful and thought provoking. It's one of a series of art installations around the island.

Our Dorset Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:


Rocks play music controlled by weather on Portland

People on Portland are being entertained and intrigued by a series of art installations. At the Bill, a computer is translating weather into music. Speakers hidden among the rocks play different sounds according to the conditions. It's part of the B-Side festival.

You can hear a snippet of the musical rocks below:

Warning over giant jellyfish

The Marine Conservation Society is warning that warm weather in the south west could bring an influx of giant jellyfish to our coasts. A number of giant barrel jellyfish have already been washed up at Portland and Weymouth.

The species is harmless but the MCS says it's keen to hear from anyone who finds them.

The MCS says it's keen to hear from anyone who finds them. Credit: ITV News West Country


Air ambulance called to Portland

Two emergency helicopters and their crews were called to Portland this afternoon after a man collapsed on a coastal footpath.

The coastguard helicopter and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were both attended the incident at West Cliff along with paramedics and coastguard cliff rescue team.

A man suffered a cardiac arrest.

Man rescued after digger falls into Portland Harbour

The driver of a digger has been airlifted to hospital after it fell into Portland Harbour this afternoon.

The digger had been working on a building site next to the harbour wall. It ended up on its side under the water, a few metres below.

The emergency services including police, coastguard and paramedics helped rescue the driver.

Video courtesy of Dorset News Service

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