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BBC News - Dorset

  • Travel disruption after storm damage

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 18:28)

    Motorists face disruption after high winds brought down a power cable in Dorchester as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo reached the UK.

  • Badger culls 'may not be rolled out'

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:00)

    Plans to extend badger culls will be cancelled if pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire miss their targets, a source close to Defra tells the BBC.

  • 'Risk error' over ex-BBC man's death

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:43)

    Probation officers should have recognised the risks of a man living with his ex-BBC presenter father whom he bludgeoned to death with a hammer, a review concludes.

  • Bournemouth v Reading

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:55)

    Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Bournemouth and Reading.

  • Fire £5m merger grant pledges made

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:26)

    Wiltshire Fire and Rescue has said a £5.5m government grant will offer financial stability if it merges with Dorset's fire service.

  • Man attacked during armed burglary

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:13)

    A man is threatened with a gun and a knife, before being sprayed in the eye with an "acid-type substance", during a burglary in Bournemouth.

  • Pirates hail 'incredible' title win

       (Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:10)

    Poole Pirates promoter Matt Ford hailed his 'incredible' side as they retained their Elite League speedway title.

  • Ex-pilot faces sex abuse retrial

       (Monday, 20 October 2014 16:47)

    A former British Airways pilot is to face a retrial for 17 counts of sexual abuse charges relating to boys in India and the UK.

  • Murder accused 'had blood on hands'

       (Monday, 20 October 2014 16:21)

    A man accused of murdering a 16-year-old student was found with blood on his hands shortly before her body was discovered, a court hears.

  • Man dies after being hit by car

       (Monday, 20 October 2014 11:12)

    A 68-year-old man from Poole has died after he was hit by a car in the town on Friday night.

  • Bournemouth 1-0 Charlton Athletic

       (Saturday, 18 October 2014 18:01)

    Charlton lose their unbeaten league record as Bournemouth pick up a fourth win in their last five games.

  • VIDEO: Starched collars revived at laundry

       (Friday, 17 October 2014 21:18)

    Bournemouth laundry cleans up

  • Janowski questions track conditions

       (Friday, 17 October 2014 13:14)

    Poole Pirates captain Maciej Janowski believes their Elite League play-off semi-final against King's Lynn should have been stopped.

  • Howe praises Kermorgant desire

       (Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:27)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe praises the attitude of striker Yann Kermorgant, as the Frenchman prepares to begin a suspension.

  • Rail line reconnection works begin

       (Wednesday, 15 October 2014 16:01)

    Passenger services plan takes a step forward



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