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Dorset Police Officers Take Fitness Test

96% of our police officers in Dorset have passed a fitness test.

Cadet World Championships Comes to Weymouth and Portland

Six days of racing will follow this evening's opening ceremony at the Cadet World Championships, being held at the National Sailing Academy for the first time.

Live Grenade Found On Chesil Beach

A bomb disposal team were called to Chesil Beach yesterday afternoon after a hand grenade was discovered.

Prison Visitors On Portland Searched

58 visitors to HMP Portland were searched as part of an operation to intercept drugs and mobile phones getting into the jail.

Brewers Quay

Plans Revealed Today For Brewers Quay

Multi million pound plans to transform Brewers Quay in Weymouth are going on display this afternoon. Listen here to our interview with Alistair Ross from Brewers Quay Investments LLP.

Weymouth Masterplan

First Responses Made In New Vision For Weymouth

Weymouth Town centre bosses are back on the esplanade today - to find out what you think their priorities should be for the future.


Sailor Gets Into Trouble Off Portland Race

A sailor who got into trouble off the Portland Race yesterday was monitored by the coastguard after her asked his partner back home to call for help.

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LISTEN: Abby's Weekly Round Up

The loss of a coastguard station, bucking the national trend for A Level results, barn fires and more in Dorset this week.


Weymouth RNLI lifeboat Helps Yacht In trouble In Portland Race

Volunteer lifeboat crew went to the aid of a Dutch yacht yesterday, caught in the vicious currents of the infamous Portland race.

Slow Loris

Slow Loris Confiscated In Drugs Bust

Monkey World are now looking after a Slow Loris which had been confiscated in a drugs raid by authorities in The Maldives.

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