The deaths of three men in a fishing tragedy off Dorset rocked their community but it inspired one man to come up with a new invention
A fisherman has invented a device which he hopes will save the lives of his colleagues.
A teenager who murdered his mother after becoming fascinated with knives has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Volunteer crews from the South West have been deployed to Essex as part of the RNLI's Flood Rescue Team.
They're helping with the problems caused by the overnight tidal surge. The team includes crews from lifeboat stations at St Agnes, Exmouth and Weymouth. A number of RNLI staff from the area are also involved.
It's been revealed that the cost of repairing the harbour walls in Weymouth may take 40 years to pay off.
The recent repairs cost almost £5 million with further work expected to cost another £3.5 million.
A committee in Weymouth will meet today to discuss how to finance the repairs.
A 62 year old man is being treated for suspected hypothermia after he was rescued from a nature reserve near Weymouth. Portland Coastguard were helping police to search for the missing man when they discovered him at the Lodmoor RSPB bird reserve yesterday evening.
– Maddy Davey, Watch Manager at Portland Coastguard
"This was a tricky rescue operation, with teams working in the dark and in an inaccessible area of land. But through working together with other emergency services and rescue organisations, we were thankfully able to locate this man and take him to safety."
There's mystery tonight around the sudden deaths of swans on a reserve in Weymouth. The RSPB says the 14 deaths cannot be explained and no other bird species have been affected.
A government agency has been called in to investigate what's causing the deaths. Caron Bell reports.
The world's fastest sailor has been on Portland today, sharing ideas about how to go as quickly as possible on water, powered only by the wind. Paul Larsen holds the world record after sailing at more then 75 mph.
He called in to Weymouth Speed Week where windsurfers and sailors are hoping to go even faster. Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Strange sailing boats and windsurfers are hoping to sail as fast as possible off Portland during the annual Speed Week.
The sailing world speed record holder Paul Larsen is there today.
The competition, which has been running since the 1970s, sees sailors go as fast as they can across 500m of Portland Harbour.
The body of missing Weymouth sailor Jeff Cole was found in a sea cove near Exmouth yesterday (Friday 4 October). Mr Cole, 65, is believed to have set sail from Weymouth on 21 September bound for Swanage.
His yacht was found on two days later on the French coast, between Boulogne and Calais, with no-one aboard. He was an experienced sailor, used to making solo voyages.
A campaign to stop sales of super-strength beer and cider in shops is underway in Weymouth.
Traders in the area are being encouraged to sign up to the 'Reducing the Strength' initiative.
It was started by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and Dorset Police, and it's hoped that it will tackle street drinking and anti-social behaviour.
Super-strength is considered to be beer and ciders with an alcohol volume higher than 6.5 per cent.
– Cllr Geoff Petherick, Brief Holder for Community Safety at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council
Street drinking and the anti-social behaviour that surrounds it is an issue we want to tackle in Weymouth. Cheap super-strength alcoholic drinks have a huge negative impact on both the consumer and the wider community.
We want to deal with the problem at the source by encouraging licensees to voluntarily remove all super strength beer and cider from their premises.
Statistics show that 385 incidents of alcohol-related anti-social behaviour took place between July 2012 and July 2013 in the town centre.
Seven shops have already pledged their support since the scheme was introduced in September.
– Tim Beals, Beals Newsagent
When we sold super-strength ciders we would often have problems with some of the customers who purchased that sort of drink. They would often loiter outside and intimidate staff and other customers.
Since we stopped selling it our client base has improved and my staff feel a lot safer.