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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


Missing man found in Dorset nature reserve

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.

"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."

– Maddy Davey, Watch Manager at Portland Coastguard
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