The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
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Work to repair beaches along Poole's seafront - damaged in winter storms - is completed.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:00
A school was placed in emergency lockdown after reports a gunman fired shots at school workmen, police say.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:52
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says their League Cup defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday should not be seen as a set-back for the Championship club.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:47
The RSPCA makes an appeal to re-home 227 hens and a cockerel that have been removed from a Dorset property.
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:57
South Africa coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba puts Bournemouth striker Tokelo Rantie in his draft squad for Africa Cup of Nations.
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:27
Luxury yacht maker Sunseeker International announces that 240 employees will have left the business by the end of this week.
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30
More than £366,000 is raised by the competitors in a global sailing race held in memory of a British Olympic champion sailor.
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:40
A huge fire destroys a barn and 200 tonnes of straw and hay near Swanage.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:21
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning, who abused boys at a computer game shop he owned in Poole, is jailed for 13 years.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:49
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's League Cup game between Bournemouth and Liverpool.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:13
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe believes the League Cup game against Liverpool will provide a showcase for his in-form side.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:10
The number of rubbish bags piling up on Weymouth town centre's streets following changes to collections is unacceptable, residents say.
Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:23
The prime minister's speech in Dorset
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:38
A hotel and apartment complex in Dorset is approved despite English Heritage stating it would be a "hammer-blow" to the area.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:54
A Bournemouth man and former scoutmaster is charged with raping a boy under the age of 13 in the 1980s.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 15:47
The number of diabetics in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset who have had amputations as a result of their condition is too high, health bosses admit.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:24
Gary Waddock tells BBC Radio Solent he has arrived at Portsmouth to assist manager Andy Awford - not replace him.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:37
The future of a nativity crib scene in Dorset is in doubt after thieves vandalised it and stole the charity cash box.
Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:33
Jimmy Case fancies Cherries' FA Cup chances
Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:34
Manager Russell Slade says Cardiff City's poor start proved costly as they suffered a 5-3 defeat at Bournemouth.
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