NEW Tourneo Concept?

Ford have announced their new high end tourneo as a ‘concept’ – looks good though

More details and pictures can be found here

No news on whenor even if it will be comming to market

Olympic one-way system for Portland announced

A ONE-WAY road system will be established on Portland from 18th May until the end of the Games.

Drivers leaving Portland from Castletown or Verne Common Road will be diverted up through Fortuneswell when restrictions come into place along Victory Road and Castle Road.

The one-way system is required to enable temporary security fencing to be erected around the Olympic Sailing Village, ready for 12th July when competitors and officials arrive.


Travelling to Weymouth for the Olympic sailing? Better not use the train!

South West trains have published the following statement

‘trains to and from Weymouth are expected to be extremely busy.  Spectators for the sailing events are recommended to drive to one of the Olympic park and ride sites for buses to the spectator areas’

What happened to the ‘green and sustainable’ travel ethos of the games?  Surely the train operators have had enough notice – seven years since our bid was accepted – to arrange extra trains and rolling stock!!

Weymouth Eye charges announced

One ticket price of £8 for 10 min ride! shame condor is not here would have looked nice going across the bay!!!

Local man takes on fishery authorities & wins!!!

BOAT skippers and their supporters turned out in force to protest against fisheries chiefs.

Charter boat owners and anglers from along the coast gathered outside the offices of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) in Poole yesterday.

The protest coincided with a Southern IFCA meeting where members agreed an emergency bylaw that would allow recreational fishermen to use boats longer than 12 metres for trips as long as there were no more than 12 people in the boat.

The fisheries authority made the emergency bylaw in response to a ruling by the Court of Appeal in London that a Weymouth charter boat owner could use his craft legally.

Patrick Carlin, who runs Carlin Boat Charter Limited, claimed victory last week over Southern IFCA after it brought a prosecution against his firm for fishing in a boat, Channel Chieftain V, off Portland Bill and Shambles Bank because it was more than 12m long.

The skippers said the aim of yesterday’s protest was to ensure that fisheries’ chiefs listened to their concerns in future.

The legal battle dates back to when the European Angling Championships were taking place locally four years ago.

Mr Carlin’s case was that a bylaw preventing boats larger than 12m from fishing within six miles of the coast was aimed at commercial fishing vessels and not recreational anglers.

The case was taken through the legal system by Southern IFCA to the High Court where Mr Carlin finally claimed victory.

Mr Carlin was at the protest yesterday.

He said: “We are sort of happy with the decision, obviously it’s what we wanted in the first place.

“This was a bylaw they tried to bend round just to prosecute me.

“It was never the intention the original bylaw should be used that way.”

Full story can be foundhere