A TAXI firm is backing the first Weymouth and Portland Pride event, which takes place this summer.

A fleet of 90 Weyline taxis and a rainbow minibus being driven around Weymouth are proudly displaying the Pride rainbow flag ahead of the celebration, which runs from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28 in Radipole Park Gardens, Weymouth.

Ian Ferguson, managing director of Weyline Taxis, said: “When the organisers of Weymouth Pride approached me with their idea, I jumped at the chance to get involved. I have always been a massive supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. Things have moved on massively in recent years, but it’s essential to support events like this, especially here in Weymouth. There has never been anything like this here and it’s a great progressive thing for the town to get behind and do.

*Weymouth and Portland Pride, July 26 to 28, Radipole Park Gardens, Weymouth. The event combines ticketed and free events across the weekend. See weymouth-pride.co.uk