Weymouth Pavilion's comeback

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Claim for improvements to Condor ferry terminal

Claims for improvements to Condor ferry terminal Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

The MP for South Dorset will put Weymouth's claim for ten million pounds worth of improvements to the Condor Ferry terminal to the Transport Minister today. Richard Drax will lead a delegation from the town to Westminster to see Stephen Hammond.

The MP says that without the upgrades the company could walk away from the town.


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

Community group takes over Weymouth's kite festival

Kites on the beach at Weymouth. Credit: ITV News West Country

A community group is taking over this year's kite festival in Weymouth.

The Borough Council will no longer fund it because of budget cuts. The three day event in May attracts thousands of spectators, and starts on Saturday 3rd.

The festival's been running for more than 20 years.


Sand sculptures wow the crowds in Weymouth.

Some of the world's best sand sculptors are in Weymouth creating dazzling displays.

This year's theme is books and authors, so there are things like a Frankenstein's monster and scenes from Alice in Wonderland.

The displays use sand from the town's beach which the sculptors describe as the finest in the world. Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Bus drivers strike

Bus drivers are on strike this morning in Weymouth. It's because of a dispute over pay. Around 60 drivers at First Hampshire and Dorest have walked out for 24 hours. They say their pay has fallen dramatically behind drivers from over regions salaries.

Sixty driver on 24 hour strike in Weymouth. Credit: ITV West Country

One Direction star Zayn Malik gets tattoo in Dorset shop

Zayn sits back as tattooist makes his mark Credit: Tattoo Magic

One Direction star Zayn Malik has visited a tattoo shop in Weymouth for a second time.

Girlfriend Perrie Edwards looks on Credit: Tattoo Magic

The first time he visited Tattoo Magic was with girlfriend and Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

Thumbs up from Zayn after his latest tattoo Credit: Tattoo Magic

Zayn liked the tattoo so much he returned again for another one.

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