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Jigsaw collapse to feature on ITV show tonight

The giant jigsaw contained 40,000 pieces and featured images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Credit: ITV News West Country

The moment a giant jigsaw world record attempt in Weymouth fell apart fell has been selected as one of 2013’s funniest moments.

Dave Evans spent five weeks trying to create the world's largest handcut jigsaw. It had 40,000 pieces and featured images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

But when Dave tried to move the jigsaw it collapsed. Now that moment will be featured on ITV's 2013: A Funny Old Year, tonight at 10.15pm.

An army of volunteers helped put it back together, and the jigsaw was put on display at Sandringham, the Queen’s holiday retreat, before being auctioned in aid of Help for Heroes.

Diesel recovered in Weymouth after thefts

12 large plastic drums containing red diesel were found. Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Weymouth are appealing for help from the public after a large amount of diesel was recovered in the town.

On Saturday, officers arrested three men on suspicion of theft.

Police Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth Police, said: “Approximately 300 litres of red diesel believed to have been stolen from premises in Weymouth or in the surrounding area, has been recovered by police.

“I am appealing to anyone who has recently discovered a theft of red diesel, or recognises the items pictured, to contact the police as soon as possible.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around farm premises, building sites or similar areas in the last few days.”

Three local men, two in their twenties and one in his fifties, have been arrested and released on police bail until the end of January 2014.


Panto at saved Pavilion

The curtain goes up tonight for the first pantomime at Weymouth Pavilion since it was saved from demolition. The Borough council wanted to save money suggesting a car park on the site instead.

The theatre's now run by a community company. Cinderella runs for the next three weeks. The new managers say they're already pleased with ticket sales.

Cinderella runs for the next 3 weeks at the newly-saved Weymouth Pavilion Credit: ITV News West Country


Local volunteer crews deployed to Essex

Outside McDonald's in Lowestoft, Suffolk Credit: Paul Nichols

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.

Rising costs of Weymouth's harbour walls

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.

Repairs to Weymouth's Harbour Walls could take 40 years to pay for
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