The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 34 min 53 sec ago
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An inquiry panel investigating the deaths of dozens of elderly patients at a Hampshire hospital is appealing for relatives to come forward.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 16:35
Health services at a prison and young offenders institute are "unsafe and unhygienic", a report finds.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:34
Brittany Ferries receives almost £5m from the European Union to help it pay for low-emission exhaust systems.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 13:52
An application to cull badgers in Dorset has been submitted to Natural England.
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:55
Dorset golfer Georgia Hall is ready to test her game on the links at Turnberry at the Women's British Open.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 17:44
Bournemouth are scouting on social media
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:45
A community group launches its bid to buy a century-old landmark school building in Dorset as a community asset.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:32
The construction of new roads on the Great Dorset Steam Fair site "will not resolve all wet weather issues" and festival-goers will still need their wellies, the managing director says.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:11
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his squad need more "beef" in midfield ahead of their maiden Premier League season.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:55
Lyme Regis Town Council has been criticised after members voted unanimously to reintroduce prayers to its meetings.
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:49
Wind restrictions put on a ferry after it crashed in Guernsey's St Peter Port Harbour on its second day carrying passengers are lifted.
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:30
A one-day career-best 6-47 from Liam Dawson and hundred from James Vince helps Hampshire to an 87-run win over Sussex.
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 20:31
A man is sentenced after parents raised the alarm that he was grooming their sons on social media.
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:59
Work begins on a major project to build a footbridge over a freight railway line and into a park in Poole.
Sun, 07/26/2015 - 14:20
Rescuers save a man who was on board a sinking catamaran off the Dorset coast.
Sat, 07/25/2015 - 16:36
A large rare parrot spotted in Sherborne is captured by villagers.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:41
T20 Blast holders Birmingham Bears face Essex in the quarter-finals after rain affects the final round of group matches.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:47
Shellfish beds in the South West are closed after tests showed high levels of pollution.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 20:05
A man arrested in connection with two sex attacks on 18-year-old women in Dorset, is bailed.
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:24
A woman is reunited with her wedding and engagement rings after losing them on a beach in Dorset.
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