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Court Case Involving Dorchester BID Settled

A judge has ruled Dorchester BID won't have to pay out any more money for a survey carried out of levy payers.

Two Stone Dogs Stolen From Poundbury

Police are warning shoppers to keep an eye out in car boot sales for two stone dogs, each measuring 3ft, which have been stolen from a house in Poundbury.

Miniature Portrait Sells For £30,000

A miniature portrait of a smart woman from the early 1800's has sold at auction in Dorchester for three times its estimate.

Overnight Rail Work Keeping Villagers Awake

Villagers in Maiden Newton have lashed out at Network Rail for a lack of warning on overnight track maintenance work that's keeping them awake.


Missing Man: Body Found in Dorset

A body has been found off the Dorset Coast in the search for a missing man.

Lodmoor Burning

Dad Saves Weymouth Play Area From Fire

Weymouth Dad Nathan Hawker has been talking to Wessex FM about why he stepped in to stop a fire started by teenagers at Lodmoor Country Park.


Warm Weather Blamed For Rise In Anti Social Behaviour In Dorchester

Police in Dorchester are blaming an increase in people drinking in the street and noise nuisance on the recent good weather.

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Church Lectern Damaged By Vandals

A finely carved wooden eagle lectern at St Peter's Church in Dorchester has been attacked by vandals using a knife or saw.

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Crime Victims To Get 24 Hour Helpline

A 24 hour helpline is to be set up for victims of crime in Dorset. The new service will be offered by charity 'Victim Support' who've been awarded a 3 year contract by Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Free Bike Checks In Dorchester TODAY

Cycle experts will be at County Hall in Dorchester today (Wednesday 18 June) to offer free checks on your bike as part of National Bike Week, aimed at encouraging more of us to saddle up.

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