The future of the Weymouth Carnival is looking uncertain because organisers are struggling to raise the money to fund it.
The event attracts huge crowds every August and is a big boost to the town's economy - but the popular and colourful carnival may not be on the streets of the Dorset town this year, as it has been for the last 50 years.
The event is run by volunteers and funded by sponsorship and donations, and organisers say that in recent years the help and money needed to stage it have been getting harder and harder to find.
A thief who stole a giant teddy bear from a Weymouth garden centre but turned himself in out of guilt has been fined by a court.
26-year-old Brodie Few was caught on CCTV swiping the four-foot teddy, which was to be the top prize in a charity raffle in memory of a woman who died of cancer.
When Few saw reports on the theft and how devastated the organisers of the raffle were, he walked into a police station with the bear and gave himself up. Three suspects who appear to have been working with him did not do this and have not been identified.
The items were returned to Goulds Garden Centre, which said it had had "overwhelming" support from the community, including donations of prizes to replace the ones stolen.
Few's defense counsel said that he had not realised the items were for a charity raffle, and suffered from memory problems relating to a brain tumour.
The Weymouth magistrates' court handed Few a community order, a five-week curfew restricting when he can leave home and ordered him to pay court costs and fines of £145.
Police in Dorset have recovered prizes intended for a Christmas raffle in memory of a woman from Weymouth who died from cancer. They have been returned in time for today's raffle, which is raising money for a local hospice and a children's bereavement charity.
The items - which included a giant teddy - were stolen from the garden centre where Lyn Weaver used to work. They were taken on 10 December and police released CCTV of the theft.
A 26-year-old man from Wimborne was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 23 December) on suspicion of theft. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
A bag containing special delivery parcels has been stolen from a post van in Weymouth. The police say it had been parked near the post office on Abbotsbury Road last Wednesday evening.
Thieves were able to reach into the van and take the bag. It contained seven items that had just been collected from post offices. The public are being asked to look out for them.
Police in Weymouth are hunting thieves who stole prizes for a charity raffle, organised in memory of a woman who died of cancer.
Four people are believed to be involved in the incident at Goulds Garden Centre on 10 December.
The event was raising money for a local hospice and a children's bereavement charity.
A CCTV recording of the theft has been released.
A simple device to help save fishermen's lives is being used on an increasing number of boats in the west country. The JFR pouch is named after Jack, Farley and Robert, the crew of the Purbeck Isle which sank of the coast of Dorset in May two years ago.
It's been created by a bass fisherman from Weymouth who's hoping the whole fishing industry will start wearing them. It holds a locator beacon and will always be attached to a fisherman's waterproofs. Hugh Cox has recently taken a large order from handline fishermen working around the South West.
Weymouth College has confirmed to ITV news that its Principal, Liz Myles, has been suspended.
A spokesperson said the college was not giving further details:
We have no further comment other than to confirm that the Principal, Liz Myles has been suspended from her post, pending an investigation.
To ensure we maintain the integrity of the investigation, no further information can be provided to you at this time.
The college has had to cut costs over the past few months and in August it began a period of consultation over potential redundancies.
Armed response officers have arrested a man and a woman at two addresses in Culliford Way in Weymouth this morning.
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.
A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.
A man is in hospital after being sustaining what appear to be stab wounds in Weymouth.
The 29 year old local man was taken to Dorset County Hospital following the assault in the early hours of this morning. His condition is thought to be serious but not life threatening. A second man, aged 30 and from Weymouth, was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment for a swollen eye and jaw.
Three men – aged 28, 29 and 30 and all from Weymouth – have been arrested and are currently assisting police with their enquiries. Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a puppy was stolen in Weymouth.
Tilly, who is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was stolen at around 8.15am on Thursday 30 October from outside her owner’s home in Wyke Road.
Tilly is six-months-old and has a white face, a distinctive black ear, dark spots on her back and a black patch on her tail.
Police Constable Jim Robinson, of Weymouth police, said: “Tilly is a very friendly dog and her family desperately miss her.
“I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information as to where Tilly may be to contact me in confidence."
As part of the investigation, detectives have released a CCTV image of the suspect with Tilly in Weymouth town centre.
Anyone who knows this man is asked to contact police.
The offender is described as white, of slim build and was wearing a black woollen hat, a grey hooded top and a dark jacket.