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Does Charles Street Development Have a Future?

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It comes after West Dorset District Council's Special Efficiency Scrutiny Committee met yesterday to review their position.

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Dramatic Ditch Rescue After Tractor Overturns

Specialist rescue crews from Weymouth, along with retained crews from Bridport and Beaminster attended the incident at South Bowood.

Navitus Bay Plans Discussed

Businesses in Weymouth and Portland will be given a progress report this morning on plans for an offshore wind farm.

Magpies Begin Pre-Season Campaign

They host Steve Claridge's Salisbury FC tomorrow, the club formed after the former Salisbury City folded.

3 Rescued From Incoming Tide

Wyke coastguards and the Inshore Lifeboat were called at almost a quarter to eleven last night to near Sandsfoot Castle, Weymouth.

Migrant Found Dead In Channel Tunnel

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A migrant has died trying to reach Britain through the Channel Tunnel on a freight train.

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Energy Bills: 70% Of Homes Paying Too Much

A year-long investigation into the energy market has found the majority of households are paying too much.

HSBC Staff Sacked Over Mock IS Beheading Video

Six staff from Britain's biggest bank have been sacked after a video appeared online showing them taking part in a mock Islamic State style killing.

England Cricketers Hope To Rise From The Ashes

England and Australia will renew the oldest rivalry in cricket on Wednesday in Cardiff, with the tourists defending the urn they regained in devastating style 18 months ago.

Most Wanted Fugitives Hunted On The Costas

British investigators are touring Spanish resorts with giant mugshots of 18 fugitives thought to be hiding on the costas.

China Stocks Sink Despite Intervention Effort

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Chinese markets fell by as much as 5.05% on Tuesday, despite interventions from the Chinese government aimed at averting a stock market collapse.

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Three Gored During 'Crazy' Pamplona Bull Run

A British man and two Americans have been gored at the annual Running of the Bulls in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Russian Bombers Intercepted Off US Coast

Four Russian bombers caused the US Air Force to scramble fighter jets after they flew close to the US coast, according to reports.

One Dead After Ice Cave Collapses In Warm Weather

One person has been killed and four others have been injured after an ice cave collapsed in Washington state.

'China's Walter White' Held 'For Selling Drugs'

A Chinese professor has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs worth millions of dollars to clients in the US, Britain, Canada and Australia, Chinese state media reported.

Magpies Begin Pre-Season Campaign

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They host Steve Claridge's Salisbury FC tomorrow, the club formed after the former Salisbury City folded.

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Manchester United Closing In On Darmian

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy international right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Open Not Right Without McIlroy, Says Spieth

Jordan Spieth has said defending champion Rory McIlroy's potential absence from the British Open through injury would "dampen" the occasion.

McLaren Insist Button's Staying Put For 2016

McLaren have rubbished speculation they are considering dropping Jenson Button and insist the former world champion will be staying on for at least another season.

KP Predicts Australia Will Win The Ashes

Kevin Pietersen has backed Australia's strike bowlers to deliver an Ashes victory this summer.

BFI Gives Glimpse Of 100 Years Of Family Life

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The BFI has launched a new service enabling the public to view thousands of unseen films dating back to 1895.

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Jerry Weintraub: Karate Kid Producer Dies

Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who made The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films, has died aged 77.

Cosby: I Got Sedatives To Have Sex With Women

Comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.

Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage After Epic Set

Damon Albarn had to be carried off stage at a festival in Denmark after refusing to end his set which had already lasted five hours.

NME To Go Free To Boost Dwindling Circulation

Music paper NME is going to be handed out for free to try to boost its falling circulation.

China Stocks Sink Despite Intervention Effort

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Chinese markets fell by as much as 5.05% on Tuesday, despite interventions from the Chinese government aimed at averting a stock market collapse.

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City Star Woodford Raises Bet On Purplebricks

The City's top fund manager has increased his bet on Purplebricks, the online estate agent, by backing a private funding round which values the company at more than £100m.

Samsung To Fall Short Of Earning Forecasts

Technology company Samsung is likely to miss its expected operating profit levels in the period April to June.

Setback For Marks And Spencer As Sales Drop

High street retailer Marks and Spencer have seen a drop in sales this quarter, after a cold May impacted demand for spring and summer clothing.

Energy Bills: 70% Of Homes Paying Too Much

A year-long investigation into the energy market has found the majority of households are paying too much.

Plans Unveiled For Windy 500

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You can find out about next year's Windy 500 adventure at a fundraising event at Weymouth police station's social club later.

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Disabled Footballers To Play Liverpool?

A disability football team from Weymouth could soon be lining up against Premier League opposition

Raptors On The Rise

Dorset's very own American Football Team - the Jurassic Coast Raptors say they're going from strength to strength.

Dorchester Town Announce Season Ticket Prices

Magpies say prices are coming down if you book early for next season.

Dorset & Wilts Rugby Win 50-5 At Middlesex

Swanage and Wareham player Charlie Parish scored a hat trick of tries. Fellow 'Swan' Matt Roberts was also among the try scorers.

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