The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
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A law that allows councils to ban certain activities, including begging for money in areas of Poole, is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences".
Sun, 03/29/2015 - 12:27
Low-cost airline Flybe resumes flights from Bournemouth, five years after quitting the airport.
Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:54
A man is charged with the murder of a woman found dead in her flat in Bournemouth.
Sun, 03/29/2015 - 11:27
A new visitors' centre opens at one of the most recognisable landmarks on the Dorset coast.
Sat, 03/28/2015 - 10:26
A new ferry due to leave Poole for the Channel Islands on Sunday is to remain in port owing to adverse weather.
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:42
A car described as being of "significant interest" to a murder investigation is recovered about 100 miles from the scene.
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:06
A £50m ferry serving the Channel Islands and UK completes its maiden voyage from Poole to Guernsey.
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:17
Dorset Police is to share services with Devon & Cornwall's force following an agreement to form a "strategic alliance".
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 17:28
Port Vale sign Sheffield United's Neill Collins, Everton's Francisco Junior and Bournemouth's Mohamed Coulibaly on loan.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:28
York City sign Coventry City forward Shaun Miller and Bournemouth striker Josh O'Hanlon on loan until the end of the season.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:52
A woman who admitted falsely accusing two soldiers of trying to rape her is jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 13:35
Bournemouth are close to the loan signing of Cardiff City striker Kenwyne Jones for the rest of the season.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:55
Three people are rescued from the roof of a car after it plunges into a river.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:03
A man prosecuted for failing to look after his pet pig lodges a complaint against the RSPCA for putting it down.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:03
A man is arrested after the body of a woman is found in a flat in Bournemouth.
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:43
Water provider Sembcorp is fined £85,000 after admitting providing water unfit for human consumption.
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:38
BDO world champion Scott Mitchell says he is "hugely proud" at being named England captain for the upcoming home internationals.
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:53
New services, extra seats, car parking and ticket machines are announced as part of a £50m investment in South West Trains (SWT).
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:10
Control of a Dorset jail was "all but lost", with gangs operating openly and high violence levels, the prison watchdog finds.
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 01:09
A permanent road network is to be built on the site of the Great Dorset Steam Fair following disruption of the event caused by bad weather.
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