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Dorset Police Officer Sacked

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Former Police Constable Allan Smith has been dismissed without notice after he was found guilty of discreditable conduct at a hearing in Winfrith.

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34 People Charged With Drink Or Drug Driving Across Dorset

A total of 34 people were charged with a drink or drug driving-related offence during Dorset Police's summer campaign.

Buxton Care Home Praise For Students

Prince's Trust students across Dorset are making huge difference to the lives of Buxton Care Home residents.

The Force Is With Duke's Auctioneers In Dorchester

Star Wars fever comes to Dorchester today.

Kind Hearted Wessex FM Listener Helps Young Theft Victim

A 5 year old girl who had her bike stolen from outside Morrisons in Weymouth has had it replaced thanks to a kind hearted Wessex FM listener.

'Bonkers' Move Cuts Bank Guarantee By £10k

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Bank and building society customers stand to get £10,000 less if the financial institution they save with goes bust, the Bank of England has announced.

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Burka-Clad Armed Raiders Face Years In Jail

A notorious gang of smash and grab robbers are facing years in jail for a string of raids at luxury stores across London.

Video: Woman Plucked From Rapidly Rising Water

Footage has emerged of the moment a woman was plucked alive from the sea with seconds to spare as she was cut off by the incoming tide.

Max Clifford Charged With Indecent Assault

Max Clifford has been charged with one count of indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Assange Asylum Plea: Hollande Says Non

French President Francois Hollande has turned down a request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum in France.

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Western China

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has killed three people and damaged thousands of buildings in western China.

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Woman Randomly Slain On Pier Stroll With Dad

The family of a woman randomly shot dead as she took an early evening stroll along a San Francisco pier have been speaking of their grief.

Greek Police Fire Flash Bombs At Protesters

Greek police have fired flash bombs and clashed with protesters in Athens two days before a key bailout referendum.

Human Remains Found Inside Apartment Wall

Human remains have been found inside the walls of an apartment building in California after a tip off to police.

Assange Asylum Plea: Hollande Says Non

French President Francois Hollande has turned down a request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to grant him asylum in France.

Hazlewood Fired Up For Ashes Campaign

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Josh Hazlewood is hard-wired for Ashes victory.

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Liverpool Swoop For Teenager Bobby Adekanye

Liverpool have taken advantage of a red tape row to sign a former Barcelona youth player coveted by Dutch sides PSV Eindhoven and Ajax.

Federer Slams Wimbledon Dress Code

Roger Federer has joined Bethanie Mattek-Sands in criticising the Wimbledon dress code, while Caroline Wozniacki has urged fashion creativity.

F1 Set To Ban 'Robot' Driver Aids

F1's Strategy Group has recommended an overhaul of the current regulations surrounding engine penalties and an immediate ban on driver aids.

Hammers' New Boss Kicks Off With A Win

The Slaven Bilic era started with a 3-0 win over Lusitans in the first round of Europa League qualifying.

Josh Hartnett And Tamsin Egerton Expecting Baby

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Josh Hartnett and his British girlfriend, the actress Tamsin Egerton, are expecting their first child together.

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Will Ellie Goulding Sing The Bond Theme Tune?

Sam Smith has put Ellie Goulding's name forward as a contender to sing the new Bond theme tune.

McQueen V&A Show To Run Through The Night

Demand for the Alexander McQueen exhibition has been so high that the Victoria and Albert museum has announced it will stay open to visitors all night.

Emile Hirsch's 'Insanely Painful Assault'

A woman who was allegedly assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch at the Sundance Film Festival described the incident as being "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying", according to public records.

Peaches Geldof: Police Heroin Inquiry Ends

Police have ended their hunt for the drug dealer who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her.

'Bonkers' Move Cuts Bank Guarantee By £10k

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Bank and building society customers stand to get £10,000 less if the financial institution they save with goes bust, the Bank of England has announced.

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Greek Police Fire Flash Bombs At Protesters

Greek police have fired flash bombs and clashed with protesters in Athens two days before a key bailout referendum.

Paladin To Wrap Up £150m Paperchase Takeover

An American private equity firm is close to wrapping up a £150m purchase of Paperchase, the high street stationery chain.

Facebook Shows How Lasers Will Give Web To Poor

Facebook says it wants to use satellites fitted with lasers to beam information to some of the most remote places on Earth.

Hut Group To Nudge £1bn With New Fundraising

The Hut Group is poised to reinforce its status as one of Britain's most important digital start-ups by raising new funds that will nudge the company's valuation to close to £1bn.

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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