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BBC News - Dorset

  • Stepson charged over nurse's death

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 17:20)

    A man and a woman are charged on suspicion of conspiracy to murder in relation to a nurse who died from head injuries.

  • Killer son 'gave away Saw movie set'

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 15:13)

    A man who killed and dismembered his father tells a court he gave away a horror movie boxset, in order to "distance" himself from them.

  • Garden collapses into beach car park

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 15:00)

    A landslip causes part of a private garden to collapse into a public car park.

  • Incorrect gas bills spark scam alert

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 14:17)

    British Gas inadvertently sparks a scam alert after telling customers bills sent in error were actually fake.

  • Bournemouth v Ipswich Town

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 13:26)

    Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Bournemouth and Ipswich Town.

  • Howe hopeful of Rantie scoring boost

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 12:17)

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe hopes striker Tokelo Rantie can carry his international form into the Championship.

  • Storm protection beach works begin

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 10:47)

    More than 40,000 cubic metres of sand is pumped on to a Poole beach to protect nearby homes from storms.

  • Train firm's lost teddy campaign

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 10:33)

    A train firm starts a campaign to help reunite children with their lost teddy bears in time for Christmas.

  • Villager makes fake speed camera van

       (Friday, 21 November 2014 10:13)

    Resident sets up a fake speed camera van in an attempt to slow down traffic in a Dorset village.

  • VIDEO: Mum cuts off hair for daughter's wig

       (Thursday, 20 November 2014 22:33)

    Mum cuts off hair for alopecia daughter's wig

  • Killer son 'was abused by father'

       (Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:50)

    A man who killed and dismembered his father and kept his head in a filing cabinet tells a court that he had been sexually abused by him as a child.

  • Bed blockers 'face legal action'

       (Thursday, 20 November 2014 15:27)

    A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

  • VIDEO: Charity aims to help abuse families

       (Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:33)

    New support for families affected by abuse



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