It's just hours from 'curtain up' at Weymouth Pavilion, which earlier this year, councillors wanted to demolish to make way for a car park
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.
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.
A temporary transit site for travellers and gypsies could be created next to the park and ride in Weymouth.
County councillors have agreed to investigate the idea to make it easier to move illegal camps from other places during the summer.
They're also looking at a site in Piddlehinton. Travellers have camped illegally on the site in Weymouth four times this year.
A search is under way for a sailor from Weymouth after his yacht was found off the French coast.
Portland Coastguard say the man is thought to have set sail from the town on the weekend for Swanage, but never arrived.
Dorset Police have now taken over the investigation.
The man's yacht was discovered on Monday morning between Fécamp and Dieppe.
No-one was aboard.
Four people have been arrested after a police officer was injured while dealing with a reported fight in Weymouth on Sunday morning.
The incident, in which a male officer was allegedly head-butted, happened at around 7.10am on Sunday 15 September 2013 along St. Mary Street.
The injured officer, was taken to Dorchester Hospital for treatment.
A 23-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and has been released on bail until early October 2013.
Two men and a woman, all aged in their twenties and from the Weymouth area, have been arrested on suspicion of affray and released on bail until early October 2013.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
– Sergeant Steve Westhead, of Weymouth police
I am extremely keen to speak with anyone who may have seen this incident take place, has details of the circumstances leading up to it, or may know those involved.
As part of our ongoing enquiries I would also like to speak to a man and a woman who were stood outside a nearby taxi office moments after the incident took place.
Witnesses to the incident should call Dorset Police on 101 as soon as possible. All calls will be treated in strictest confidence.
They have been the first stop on many a holiday but traditional tourist information centres are starting to disappear from our high streets and seafronts, squeezed out by tighter budgets and internet competition. But not everyone is happy to get their information online.
More than 800 people have lodged compensation claims over the impact of the Weymouth relief road on their property value.
Dorset County Council has so far paid out more than £2 million to householders, including single payments of £30,000 for some properties directly next to the £89m road.
300 of the 800 claims have been agreed.
Claims have been made for the effects for such elements as increased noise, vibrations from traffic and air pollution.
Miles Butler from the County Council spoke to ITV News West Country:
A festival of sport gets underway in Dorset this weekend, exactly a year after the Olympics.
It's on the beach in Weymouth and will include a volleyball championship and a chance to try things like kayaking and paddle boarding.
Last summer, an Olympic inspired sporting arena was one of the most popular attractions as Weymouth and Portland hosted the sailing competition.