Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme looks back at how Weymouth and Portland has changed since the Olympic bid announcement.
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Passengers on a cruise ship due to leave Portland have been offered full refunds after their trip was cancelled without warning.
Seven hundred people were on board the Discovery ahead of a 15-day cruise to the Northern Lights when they were told the ship would not be leaving.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told us that officials went on board the Discovery at the end of last week as part of a routine inspection, and found a number of issues with 'safety management systems'.
This related to crew familiarisation of the ship and training.
The MCA ordered that the vessel should remain in place until the owners had made a number of improvements.
Seven hundred passengers have been told that their cruise, a two-week trip around Norway, has been suddenly cancelled.
The Discovery was originally scheduled to sail from Avonmouth near Bristol but, due to tidal restrictions, it was re-routed to Portland in Dorset at the end of last week.
24 coaches transferred all passengers to Portland but the Captain then informed everyone on board that the cruise could not go ahead due to 'technical reasons'.
Passengers will all receive a full refund and £250 compensation per person.
The firm says that Discovery should be ready for its next scheduled departure from Avonmouth on March 15th.
A part of the coast path on Portland has been closed because of more landslide fears.
The South West Coast Path between Tout and Blacknor has suffered ‘substantial’ movement and rockfalls caused by the heavy rainfall.
Walkers are advised not to use the section of path and footpath closed signs have been put in place.
It's not often you get a chance to buy Dorset's world famous Chesil Beach. Or put a few houses at Portland Bill.
So people were delighted when the makers of Monopoly decided to produce a special Weymouth and Portland edition.
And while the game features many local landmarks, it also shows a picture of hurling - a sport that's mainly played in Ireland.
Duncan Sleightholme reports:
Seagull-proof rubbish bags are to be given to more households across Weymouth and Portland.
Two thousand homes will receive the extra strong bags after a successful trial in the Park District area of Weymouth. The bags are made out of a strong and reusable fabric, and have a lifespan of around five years.
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) has won a competitive bid to host the 2016 Vintage Yachting Games, beating competition from Germany, Romania and Sweden.
Held every four years, the event will head to Weymouth and Portland during the summer of 2016 when 300 boats will race as 10 – 14 different classes attracting traditional models and current crews.
– Rudy den Outer, Chairman, Vintage Yachting Games
The Vintage Yachting Classes chose the WPNSA as the final due to excellent predicted sailing conditions during the summer and the experienced experts of the race committee. We are very much looking forward to celebrating over 90 years of Olympic sailing experience at the same location of the latest Olympic sailing event”.
Grove Road is closed both ways near Portland Prison while a crane is being operated between Shepherds Croft and Incline Road.
The diversion is not thought suitable for larger vehicles.
The road is due to re-open at 6pm.
Portland coastguard is involved in the search for a man whose yacht was found ashore with the engine running but no-one on board.
It was found near Brighstone in the Isle of Wight yesterday evening after a member of the public reported a yacht called ‘Brigand’ was ashore with one of its sails up.
Solent Coastguard is coordinating the air, land and sea search.