The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 35 min ago
5 hours 53 min ago
The partner of a missing mother-of-four is charged with her murder.
9 hours 55 min ago
The man behind a character to promote child safety around Bournemouth vows to continue community activities despite a minibus being destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
11 hours 55 min ago
Two wards at a Dorset hospital are closed because of a vomiting bug.
12 hours 17 min ago
Police are carrying out a major search for a missing 25-year-old mother-of-four in an area of woodland in Dorset.
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:09
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says his side and Aston Villa are "miles apart" in stature after the Premier League side's FA Cup win.
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:08
A car park used by council staff in Bournemouth could be turned into more than 50 town centre homes.
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:28
Nearly 800 jobs could be axed by Devon and Cornwall Police as part of plans that would see some functions shared with Dorset.
Sun, 01/25/2015 - 15:43
Police are granted a further extension to question a man held on suspicion of the murder of a mother-of-four, who is missing.
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 22:55
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Aston Villa and Bournemouth.
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:31
The family of a mother-of-four whose disappearance sparked a murder inquiry make a plea for her to come home.
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 22:32
A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman from Corfe Castle, who was reported missing on Thursday.
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:48
Peter Henley reviews the region's politics
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:36
Parents in a Dorset village say their children are being "put at risk" by plans to cut their school bus.
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:15
Manager Eddie Howe aims to keep "proving" himself at Bournemouth and says he won't get too "comfortable" despite the recent success.
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:31
Birmingham City reject a bid for teenage winger Demarai Gray from Championship leaders Bournemouth, reports BBC WM 95.6.
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:47
The owner of a large ostrich-like bird is urged to come forward after the animal was discovered on the loose.
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:06
A motorcyclist is left with life-threatening injuries after a collision in Dorset.
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:35
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman from Bournemouth on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:37
Scotland international Sean Maitland will join Premiership side London Irish from Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season.
Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:09
Six weeks in a chimney with no food or water
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