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.
Richard Lawrence's full interview with Phil Head, from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.
Three students from Norton Radstock College near Bath have been treated for burns at Dorset County Hospital. It follows a gas explosion while they were preparing a meal at their campsite in Weymouth.
They were part of a group of 25 teenagers on a five day camping trip as part of their studies. The three students - two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year old girl - had facial and arm injuries. One has been discharged and the two others are expected to leave hospital shortly.
The cause of the explosion is not known but Dorset Fire & Rescue Service has taken the stove away to examine it.
An attempt to create the world's largest handcut jigsaw has been completed in Weymouth - again.
Dave Evans HAD completed the 40,000 piece Diamond Jubilee image in April, only for it to collapse a day later. But it's been put back together, thanks to a band of willing volunteers.
Mr Evans is preparing to take the creation to Sandringham House for an exhibition later this month.
Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after a 'hit and run' incident in the Westham area of the town.
Yesterday morning at approximately 8.40am, a mother and her 6-year-old son approached the pedestrian crossing outside the Londis store on Abbotsbury Road.
A car stopped allowing them both to cross, but then pulled away striking the young boy. The vehicle failed to stop and drove off without checking on the welfare of the child.
Luckily the young victim only suffered minor injuries in the incident and did not require hospital treatment.
– PC Kelvin Edge, Dorset Police
I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to contact Dorset Police urgently.
The driver will undoubtedly be aware they struck the young boy and drove off without any regard for his welfare, and I would urge them to do the right thing and speak with the police.
The victim is extremely lucky to have only suffered minor injuries, but nevertheless, this has been a very frightening experience for him and his mother.
The car was a blue coloured hatchback and the driver a middle aged woman with short dark hair and glasses.
All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
An accident report says three fishermen died when their vessel sank, because their incorrectly stowed life-raft failed to float free and automatically inflate.
The three men had set off from Weymouth on the wooden potting 'Purbeck Isle' vessel when it foundered nine miles off Portland Bill in May last year.
Had the liferaft floated free and inflated it was "entirely possible" that the fishing boat's skipper David McFarlane, 35, and his crewmen, Jack Craig, 21, and Robert Prowse, 20, would have been saved, the report said.
A 19 year old man from Dorchester has been arrested after six cars allegedly had their wing mirrors ripped off and damaged in the Westham area of Weymouth. The incidents are claimed to have happened at around 5:50am on Thursday morning along Chickerell Road.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and released on police bail.
– Police Constable Adrian Walker, Weymouth Police
This alleged spate of criminal damage will no doubt cause the car owners great inconvenience and expense.
I would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed these incident take place, or may have details about those responsible.
After five weeks of finger-threatening cutting, a man from Dorset has created what he hopes will be the world's largest hand-cut jigsaw. It contains forty thousand pieces and shows images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The fashion retailer New Look has opened a new headquarters in Weymouth confirming its future commitment to the area. Around 350 people work there, designing new stores and helping the business grow worldwide.
The company started with one shop in Somerset in 1969. Today the firm's founder Tom Singh cut the ribbon.
Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme was there:
Guy Lister, Director of New Look explains why the firm needed its new offices in Weymouth