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  • Weather cancels new ferry service

       (Saturday, 28 March 2015 10:26)

    A new ferry due to leave Poole for the Channel Islands on Sunday is to remain in port owing to adverse weather.

  • Car found in murder investigation

       (Friday, 27 March 2015 18:42)

    A car described as being of "significant interest" to a murder investigation is recovered about 100 miles from the scene.

  • VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds

       (Friday, 27 March 2015 14:48)

    Peter Henley reviews region's politics

  • Police forces to merge services

       (Friday, 27 March 2015 08:41)

    Dorset Police is to share services with Devon & Cornwall's force following an agreement to form a "strategic alliance".

  • Port Vale complete three loan deals

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 17:28)

    Port Vale sign Sheffield United's Neill Collins, Everton's Francisco Junior and Bournemouth's Mohamed Coulibaly on loan.

  • York City sign Miller and O'Hanlon

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:28)

    York City sign Coventry City forward Shaun Miller and Bournemouth striker Josh O'Hanlon on loan until the end of the season.

  • Woman jailed over soldiers rape lie

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:52)

    A woman who admitted falsely accusing two soldiers of trying to rape her is jailed for two-and-a-half years.

  • Striker Jones joins Bournemouth

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:51)

    Bournemouth sign Cardiff City's top-scorer Kenwyne Jones on loan for the rest of the season, subject to international clearance.

  • Three saved in car roof river rescue

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:55)

    Three people are rescued from the roof of a car after it plunges into a river.

  • Killed pig's owner lodges complaint

       (Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:03)

    A man prosecuted for failing to look after his pet pig lodges a complaint against the RSPCA for putting it down.

  • Supplier fined over unfit tap water

       (Wednesday, 25 March 2015 20:43)

    Water provider Sembcorp is fined £85,000 after admitting providing water unfit for human consumption.

  • Mitchell proud of captain honour

       (Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:38)

    BDO world champion Scott Mitchell says he is "hugely proud" at being named England captain for the upcoming home internationals.

  • Howe hails 'psychological boost'

       (Monday, 23 March 2015 10:42)

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes their victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday will give them a "psychological boost".

  • DNA study: Celts not a single group

       (Wednesday, 18 March 2015 18:00)

    Oxford University reveals results of new study



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