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.
Britain is expected to bask in the hottest temperatures of the year this weekend as the country prepares for a long spell of sweltering weather.
Forecasters say temperatures will be much hotter than the July average, with highs across the South West in the high 20s. The last time we enjoyed a long spell of warm July weather was in 2006.
Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:
As we bask in the hottest day of the year so far, our cameraman Steve Codling has been out on Weymouth seafront, filming people taking advantage of the sunshine.
Sit back and enjoy 40 seconds of fine weather (and hope it lasts a bit longer)
A group of travellers has set up camp at the park and ride site on the edge of Weymouth. It's the fourth time in a year that members of the travelling community have stopped there. The group says it expects to leave later this week and has promised to keep the site clean.
The first big sailing regatta held in Dorset since the Olympics is underway. Sail For Gold has attracted nearly 200 entries from around the world. It's running at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy until Thursday.
New Olympic classes are competing for the first time. Organisers hope the competition will grow as we head towards the Games in Rio in 2016.
A former army sergeant and his brother who set off from Dorset yesterday have been rescued from a 36-hour non-stop rowing challenge across the English Channel by the RNLI.
Nick Townsend decided to row 120 miles across the Channel with brother Jason Rice to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The brothers set off on their charity row at 6am on Thursday from Weymouth and hoped to reach St Helier in Jersey on Sunday. They were rescued off the coast of Alderney on Friday after strong winds and technical problems.
The brothers had rowed 90 miles in 28 hours in their world record attempt.
Shortly after leaving Weymouth when a cable snapped off the mast which held their light and radio aerial. This left them enduring six-foot waves in total darkness. Also, strong winds made caused them to be blown off course.
Mr Rice said they've not ruled out a future attempt.
Weymouth Pavilion closes today as part of cost-saving measures by the borough council. Community groups hoping to take over the building have to submit their plans for its future by the end of the day. The building is 53 years old and his been visited by more than 50 million people.
A student from Norton Radstock College in Somerset, left with face and arm injuries after a camping stove exploded, has been moved to a specialist burns unit at Salisbury District Hospital.
Two other students injured in the explosion at a campsite near Weymouth have been discharged from hospital.
Engineers say they're determined work to shore up Weymouth's crumbling harbour wall will be finished in time for a promised return of cross channel ferries in July.
Ferry services have been running from a Poole harbour since big cracks started appearing last February.
Councillor Ian Roebuck from Weymouth & Portland Borough Council says the harbour is an essential part of Weymouth and a lifeline for the Channel Islands community
Engineers say work to repair the harbour wall in Weymouth will be ready for the return of ferry services in July. The new retaining wall has been built and the construction team are filling the space behind it.