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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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Record Visitors To Monkey World Causes Long Delays On The A31

Monkey World in Wareham had to close its car parks after thousands of visitors in fancy dress queued to get in for free.

9 In Court Following Telephone Scams In Dorset

Nine people appeared at Westminster Crown Court in London, charged with fraud and money-laundering offences following telephone scams in London and Dorset.

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.

Football - Weymouth Make New Signing

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Weymouth have signed Tristan Plummer on a one month's loan deal from Aldershot Town.

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

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

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.

Search Begins For New Child Abuse Inquiry Chair

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The search is under way for a new head of the inquiry into historical child sex abuse after Fiona Woolf became the second chairwoman to quit.

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App To Help Motor Neurone Disease Sufferers

Motor Neurone Disease sufferers who struggle with speech will be able to communicate via a recording of their own voice with the help of a pioneering new app.

Law Student 'Was Considering Armed Robbery'

A law student accused of targeting Tony and Cherie Blair in a terrorist attack was actually thinking about launching an armed robbery and buying heroin, a court has heard.

Woolf Quits As Head Of Child Abuse Inquiry

Fiona Woolf has quit as head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse following criticism of her suitability for the role.

Junior Doctor Admits Child Sex Offences

A junior doctor who worked in paediatrics has admitted a string of sex offences against 12 boys under the age of 16.

Jake Gyllenhaal: News Has Its Priorities Wrong

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Jake Gyllenhaal has told Sky News he believes news coverage has been dumbed down to worrying levels.

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Ed Sheeran: Hard Work As Crucial As Education

Ed Sheeran has told Sky News' Entertainment Week that getting a higher education is unnecessary for anyone who wants a career in the arts.

McConaughey Film Interstellar 'Pretty Physical'

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has said his latest movie was a test of endurance.

JK Rowling: Potter Witch Based On Real Person

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed that she based witch Dolores Umbridge on a woman she met and hated in real life.

McKellen Given Freedom Award For Charity Work

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

Jerome Lifts Norwich Joint Top

Two goals from Cameron Jerome guided Norwich to a 2-1 win over Bolton and moved the Canaries joint top of the Championship.

Rooney Returns for Manchester Derby

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play in Sunday's Manchester derby - and denied his captain had been carrying an injury.

Hamilton Tops Practice For US GP

Lewis Hamilton maintained his position at the head of the field in Practice Two at the Circuit of the Americas, but his advantage was cut to just three-thousandths of a second by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

David Silva To Miss Manchester Derby

David Silva will miss this weekend's Manchester derby after being ruled out for three to four weeks through injury.

Battle For Kobani: Iraqi Kurds Join The Fight

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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the embattled town of Kobani from Islamic State militants.

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One Dead As Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes

One pilot has been killed and another is seriously injured after a Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed on a powered test flight over California's Mojave Desert.

£20m In Cash Found At Chinese Official's Home

Investigators have found more than 200 million yuan (£20m) in cash at the home of a Chinese energy official who has been accused of receiving bribes, prosecutors have said.

£800k Rom Con: Man Who Defrauded Brits Jailed

British women defrauded out of more than £800,000 by a conman in Ghana who romanced them on dating websites have got justice after he was convicted.

Burkina Faso's President Resigns After Riots

Burkina Faso's embattled president Blaise Compaore has been ousted, following days of protests against efforts to extend his rule.

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