Thousands of pigeons were released on Portland today as a rehearsal for a ceremony in Normandy to mark the contribution the birds played during both world wars.
Tens of thousands of often secret messages were carried by pigeons and they are still even used today in sensitive areas of the world.
Coastguards are warning people to stay away from the base of a cliff at Portland after a huge rockfall.Read the full story ›
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.
A woman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest on Portland. The elderly woman was treated at the scene in the area of Victoria Square before being flown to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital by the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
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.
The Royal Navy has been testing its latest radar systems by firing LIVE missiles off the coast of Portland
These Seawolf missiles were fired at sea skimming targets from HMS Iron Duke. The ship has also been training with the new systems near Plymouth.
Video courtesy of the Royal Navy
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
The Prime Minister is in the region today visiting those who have been battling against storm damage. His first call has been to Portland.
Watching the waves attracted many on Portland, until they got soaked and scattered!
You might think the emergency services would know to stay away, but these police officers and their car were caught as they stopped to take a photo.
The army has arrived on Portland to help rebuild Chesil Beach. They've brought bulldozers and diggers to help the Environment Agency whose efforts have been thwarted by giant waves this week. Parts of the beach and flood defences were washed away by storms at the start of January.
The Army has sent 3 9 Engineer Regiment from Kinloss in Scotland. Work is due to start on Monday after the weekend storms have passed.