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Dorset Fire Fighters To Start 4 Day Strike

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Firefighters in Dorset are walking out at 6pm tonight for four days of industrial action in a row with the government over changes to their pensions.

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Wessex FM Helps To Save Lives On Dorset's Roads

Thanks to an appeal on Wessex FM, Dorset Road Safe has a scooter given to them by South Coast Motorcycles, for their new educational scheme, teaching young riders about potential dangers.

Want To Know More About Dorset Seafood? There's An App For That

Dorset Wildlife Trust have launched a new app which allows users to get more information about a variety of Dorset caught species and their fishing methods.

Reg Celebrates His 100th Birthday

Reg Thomas has been celebrating his landmark 100th birthday with Colten Care staff at Castle View in Poundbury.

Final Day To Complete Survey On Dorset Mental Health Services

It's the last chance today for mental health service users and carers in Dorset to take part in a special questionnaire.

9-Year-Old Local Boy Takes Part In Major Motocross Beach Race

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Dorchester's small speed demon, Tristan Daniels sped into an impressive 12th place at this year's Weston-Super-Mare Beach race.

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Battens Sponsor The Tiny Terras

Young Weymouth footballers will now be kicking off in style thanks to new sponsorship from a local law firm.

Purbeck Marathon Increases Charitable Donations

The Purbeck Marathon is celebrating more records in 2014 as the success of this year’s event means that we are able to increase our charitable donations to £6,000, a 50% increase on 2013.

Basketball - Weymouth College Tropic Open Season With Double Whammy

Weymouth College Tropics 42 – 12 Solent Kestrels Weymouth College Tropics 58 – 27 Tres Barriles Predators B.

Football - Weymouth Out Of The FA Cup

Weymouth's FA Cup dream is over after losing 5-3 to Braintree last night.

UK Aid Programmes 'Not Tackling Corruption'

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The Government's foreign aid bosses have been told they must make "significant" improvements to their fight against corruption overseas.

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Labour Facing Election Wipe-Out In Scotland

Labour is set to lose almost all of its Scottish MPs in the next general election, a new poll has revealed, as the Scottish Labour deputy leader says he is quitting.

RBS Grows Profit But Sets Aside Further £780m

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has set aside a further £780m to cover the costs of conduct issues, including the PPI mis-selling scandal.

UK To Pay Off Part Of First World War Debt

The Government has announced it will pay off part of the UK's First World War debt - the first such payment for 67 years.

One Missing After Blaze At Fireworks Factory

One person remains missing after an explosion sparked a large blaze at a fireworks factory in Staffordshire.

McKellen Given Freedom Award For Charity Work

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Sir Ian McKellen has been awarded the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

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Robbie Williams Reveals Name Of New Son

Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have introduced their new son, named Charlton Valentine, to the world for the first time.

Polanski Free After US Sex Charges Questioning

Film director Roman Polanski has been allowed to walk free after being questioned by Polish prosecutors on a US arrest warrant for sex offences.

Ant And Dec Back As Brits Hosts After 14 Years

Organisers of the Brit Awards are hoping that bringing back TV favourites Ant and Dec will reverse a slump in ratings.

SodaStream To Shut West Bank Plant

Israeli drinks maker SodaStream has announced it is shutting its controversial factory in the occupied West Bank after activists launched a campaign to boycott the company.

Murray Qualifies For World Tour Finals

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Andy Murray booked his place at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

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Liverpool Boss: No Concerns Over Super Mario

Brendan Rodgers insists he has "no concern" over Mario Balotelli and dismissed suggestions the controversial Liverpool striker needs protection from provocation.

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Celtic Winger Tonev Banned For Seven Matches

Celtic's on-loan Aston Villa winger Aleksandar Tonev has been banned for seven games for racially abusing an opponent.

F1 Driver Bianchi Remains 'Critical But Stable'

Jules Bianchi's family says the F1 driver remains in a "critical but stable" condition and that they have "no new information to give" following his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Shares Soar As Japan Boosts Economic Stimulus

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Japan's Nikkei stock market climbed to a seven-year high after the country's central bank surprised investors by expanding stimulus to boost economic growth.

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Burkina Faso President Defies Violent 'Coup'

Burkina Faso's long-time leader has refused to step down despite violent unrest which saw anti-government protesters set the country's parliament building ablaze.

World Savings Day: Banking On Zambia

World Savings Day is a timely reminder that 2.5 billion people around the world have no access to formal financial services.

Clown Ban In French Town After Street Attacks

A town in southern France has banned people from dressing up as clowns after a spate of attacks in several parts of the country.

Ebola Crisis: Major DEC Appeal To Fight Outbreak

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is urging Britons to donate money to help those treating Ebola victims - the first time it has launched an appeal over a disease outbreak.

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