The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 32 min ago
Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:47
An estimated 25 tonnes of landfill waste is removed from the car park of a Poole business park after it was fly-tipped overnight.
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 17:33
Lancashire reach their second straight T20 Blast final beating Hampshire by six wickets in a low-scoring semi-final.
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 10:10
About 70,000 unnecessary ambulance call-outs were avoided in a pilot project giving call handlers more time to assess 99 calls, it is claimed.
Sat, 08/29/2015 - 03:56
A number of rail services are cancelled as First Great Western staff begin a three-day walkout.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:56
The managing director of First Great Western says he is "disappointed" some rail journeys could be disrupted by strike action this weekend.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:53
A dog that was dumped over a garden wall "covered in blood" by a woman who covered her face in a scarf dies.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:52
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Bournemouth and Leicester City.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:51
The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:23
BBC Sport analyses the star players and the form book as Birmingham, Hampshire, Lancashire and Northants contest Finals Day.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:10
Organised gangs are blamed for an increase in the number of people blackmailed over intimate online material.
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:41
Torquay United boss Paul Cox predicts a bright future for teenage striker Joe Quigley, who is on loan from Bournemouth.
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:53
Two men, one from Bradford Abbas, are charged with child sexual exploitation offences in the Yeovil area.
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:32
Conservation and angling groups launch a legal bid against the government after claiming it is not sufficiently protecting England's "precious rivers".
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:45
A sick dog was dumped over a garden wall by a woman who disguised her face with a scarf, the RSPCA says.
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:22
A Cornish fish merchant with a passion for steam sets off on a 189-mile (304km) trip from Cornwall to Dorset.
Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:29
Emergency calls to the fire service in Dorset are being handled by a joint control centre in Wiltshire.
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:02
Gloucestershire seal a place in the semi-final of the One-Day Cup after beating Hampshire by four wickets at Bristol
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:49
Reported crime in Dorset has risen by 12% since last year, police say - the county's first rise in crime for 18 years.
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:34
Poole Pirates asset speedway rider Darcy Ward is set to be flown to England to continue treatment after a serious crash in Poland.
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:29
A strike by workers at First Great Western is set to go ahead this weekend after the latest talks aimed at finding an agreement failed.
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