The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 53 min ago
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:53
The partner of a mother of four found dead in a lake formally pleads not guilty to her murder.
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:03
A former British soldier is halfway though a challenge to spend a week living on a liferaft in a Dorset harbour for charity.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 17:28
A bet on QPR's Charlie Austin to score for England could earns thousands of pounds for Poole Town fans.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:42
Magnox says it plans to cut up to 1,600 jobs across 12 of its nuclear power sites, including Winfrith, by September 2016.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:30
A Royal Navy sailor who sexually assaulted a male colleague with a beer bottle on board a warship is jailed for five years.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:51
Rail unions call off a national bank holiday strike after receiving a "revised offer" from Network Rail in their dispute over pay.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 14:13
A new leader of the council is elected for the Borough of Poole.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:22
Rail companies are starting to cancel bank holiday weekend services, as talks continue to try to avert a planned strike by Network Rail workers.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59
The firm behind a planned wind farm off the south coast of England decides to use fewer - but higher and more powerful - turbines for the project.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:47
A family has a narrow escape when a car crashes through a garden wall into their sitting room in Weymouth.
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:10
West Coast main line operator Virgin Trains cancels all services on Monday and Tuesday as a planned strike looks set to bring chaos to the rail network.
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:31
Michael Carberry makes a curious fifty as Hampshire bat out a draw on the final day against Middlesex.
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:42
A "randy" seal is removed from her home in Cornwall to stop "further illicit breeding".
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:48
A memorial commemoration is held to mark 80 years since the death of renowned war hero who became famous as Lawrence of Arabia.
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:05
The archive of novelist Thomas Hardy and Jurassic Coast exhibits help a Dorset museum secure almost £10.4m in Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF).
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:03
The charity behind a proposed £80m dinosaur-themed museum on the Jurassic Coast is turned down for £16m of Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF).
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 19:02
Nick Compton scores his first Championship century of the season as Middlesex trail Hampshire by 55 at the Ageas Bowl.
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 15:22
A woman who died when the car she was in crashed with a coach was a "daughter of Dorset" her family says.
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:03
Campaigners have been given the go-ahead to re-establish access to a beach in Weymouth, cut off by a landslide two years ago.
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:34
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn defends an increase in season-ticket prices ahead of the club's first season in the top flight.
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