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BBC News - Dorset

  • White urges Hampshire to bounce back

       (Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:02)

    Director of cricket Giles White says it is important Hampshire forget their T20 Finals Day disappointment quickly.

  • Car park repairs finally agreed

       (Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:12)

    Agreement is reached to rebuild part of a shopping centre and car park that has been beset with structural problems for nearly a decade.

  • Patient transport service improving

       (Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:00)

    A non-emergency ambulance service criticised as "abysmal" has improved, according to a health watchdog.

  • Cook confident he can handle Grabban

       (Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:05)

    Bournemouth defender Steve Cook is confident he can deal with ex-team-mate Lewis Grabban when the Cherries face Norwich.

  • Wide load being transported to docks

       (Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:37)

    Police escort an abnormal load - wide shipments of coolers - from Dorset to Southampton docks.

  • VIDEO: Steam show opens despite muddy site

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:18)

    The Great Dorset Steam Fair opened to the public as heavy rain turned much of the site to mud.

  • 'Influx' of legal highs at prison

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 20:39)

    Inspectors find drugs and the treatment of people with mental health problems are still cause for concern at HMP Portland.

  • Car seized after flashing police

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:58)

    A man driving without tax or insurance has his car seized after flashing his lights to an unmarked police car to warn that there were officers in the area.

  • Funds needed for mental health cafe

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:20)

    A cafe which helps people recovering from mental health problems could face closure if funding to keep it open is not found.

  • Seafront gardens put up for sale

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 15:06)

    Seafront gardens, chalets and other facilities at a Dorset resort are being offered for sale by tender.

  • Couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:03)

    A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

  • VIDEO: Eighty years married and still in love

       (Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:12)

    A couple who met in 1928 are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary today and tell the BBC why they're still in love.

  • Bournemouth 3-0 Northampton Town

       (Tuesday, 26 August 2014 22:32)

    Bournemouth book their place in the third round of the League Cup with a comfortable win against Northampton Town.

  • Beach trip 'pipe dream' for poorest

       (Monday, 25 August 2014 00:04)

    Seaside unaffordable warns children's charity

  • Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Bournemouth

       (Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:48)

    Blackburn Rovers hold off a spirited late fight back from Bournemouth to secure victory at Ewood Park in the Championship.

  • Whitebait glut causes sea to 'boil'

       (Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:21)

    Whitebait glut causes sea to 'boil'

  • VIDEO: Whitebait glut causes sea to 'boil'

       (Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:16)

    Unusually high numbers of whitebait cause the sea off west Dorset to apparently "boil".

  • VIDEO: Stand up paddle boarding takes off

       (Saturday, 23 August 2014 10:40)

    BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out stand up paddle boarding ahead of the national water sports festival to see why it has become so popular.



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