The latest stories from the Dorset section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 2 hours 10 min ago
2 hours 32 min ago
A waste partnership set up to save money for Dorset's councils is expected to overspend its budget by £2m.
4 hours 30 min ago
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Bournemouth and Millwall.
5 hours 56 min ago
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits it feels "surreal" that he will be taking charge of his 300th game as a manager on Saturday.
6 hours 12 min ago
The leader of a council merging with two others in Dorset says he does not foresee big job losses.
8 hours 11 min ago
The joint leaders of an organisation which aims to boost business in Weymouth resign.
8 hours 28 min ago
County champions Yorkshire will face promoted Worcestershire at New Road to start the defence of their title.
9 hours 25 min ago
Work to pump recycled sand onto Dorset beaches to protect nearby homes from future storms is extended following £1.2m of additional government funding.
11 hours 20 min ago
Cricket Australia will hold an investigation into player safety following the death of Test batsman Phillip Hughes.
15 hours 22 min ago
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 18:08
A woman whose son has permanent kidney damage after contracting a rare E. coli strain speaks about her "petrifying" ordeal.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 16:38
A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:15
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says the injuries to strikers Callum Wilson and Tokelo Rantie are not as bad as first feared.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:32
Dorset Police is among 18 forces "falling behind the curve of rapidly changing criminality", the Chief Inspector of Constabulary says.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:52
Former Hampshire batsman Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:37
Engineers are having trouble reopening Poole's Twin Sails Bridge following overnight repairs.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:01
The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare".
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 09:46
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 04:38
Developers behind plans for a wind farm off the south coast should pay businesses £1bn compensation for the expected loss of tourism, a local authority says.
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 18:05
Nursery children are among several people infected with a rare E. coli strain in Dorset that led to kidney problems in some patients.
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:25
Concerns are raised by some Dorset residents over changes to the county's street lighting.
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