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'Dorset Council UK' gets approval from Facebook

But it still doesn't quite work - without the UK being added.

Rough sleepers causing problems could be tackled by Dorset Police

Chief Constable James Vaughan says a minority are creating enough nuisance to affect the economic prosperity of the county.

Council tax police precept rising £24 per year

The Police and Crime Comissioner says 70% of people agreed to the change during a consultation period.

Mental health support for young people at the touch of a button

Kooth.com offers online support to 11-18 year olds in Dorset.

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Koi carp found dumped in plastic bag with no water

It was found by a woman walking her dog.

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James Vaughan confirmed as Chief Constable for Dorset

He's held the temporary position since April last year.

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Dorset pupils encouraged to run a mile a day

Dozens of schools here are now taking part in the national scheme.

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BrightHouse to close in Weymouth

The rent-to-own retailer is shutting 30 shops.

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Say goodbye to Weymouth's Pleasure Pier

It's about to be demolished.

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Is Universal Credit forcing people to become homeless?

A Weymouth Councillor claims more people are ending up on the streets since the introduction of the new benefit system.

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Man arrested after Christmas Day assault in Weymouth

It's alleged the victim was hit from behind by a blunt weapon.

Disability campaigners will 'continue to fight' despite council outcome

An amendment for £5 million more funding for Children's Services was voted down at a meeting.

Firefighters tackle chimney fire in Cerne Abbas

Three crews were called out last night. (21 February)

Volunteers help tackle speeding drivers in Bridport

They're part of the Community Speed Watch Scheme.

Portland panto will help pay for theatre repairs

Money raised will go on sprucing up the kitchen and bar area at the Royal Manor Theatre.

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