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42 min ago | Dorsetecho.co.uk

Magna set to sell off land

Residents say they have been left 'speechless' by a housing association's plans to sell off land which could be used for affordable housing in West Dorset.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bournemouth Echo

Phil Carey death probe: was collision cause of his death?

POLICE are investigating whether a road accident caused the death of D-Day veteran and popular community stalwart Phil Carey.

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Bournemouth Echo

I nearly lost my foot in crash - now I'm warning other bikers to wear the right gear

A TEENAGER lucky not to lose his foot in a motorcycle crash has urged other bikers to heed his story and wear protective gear.

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Bournemouth Echo

Hengistbury Head fire: could take 10 years for heathland to return to 'decent' habitat

The blaze, which Dorset Fire and Rescue confirmed was started deliberately, took hold of 60m by 30m of heathland near the former ironstone quarry in the middle of the reserve.

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Bournemouth Echo

In The Dock: Bournemouth

LOUISE SARAH JANE BENWELL aged 19 of Waltham Road, Caterham, Surrey. Admitted entering a train at Pokesdown Railway Station on 06/01/2014 for the purpose of travelling without a valid ticket.

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Bournemouth Echo

14 more motorists named and shamed in police drink driving crackdown

Between June 1 and July 17, 69 people have been charged with drink or drug driving-related offences in connection with the force's annual campaign.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

In the Dock: Weymouth

COLIN ARTHUR BLAZEY, aged 41, of Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth. Admitted possessing a quantity of cannabis resin, a controlled drug of Class B. Fined A 80 and ordered to pay A 85 costs.

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Mechanic finds three baby birds nesting in Nissan Pixo

A NEST of birds trapped inside a car had travelled up to five miles before being freed by a car technician in Bournemouth.

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Free to go: driver who left body of 23-year-old dad in undergrowth by Upton Bypass escapes jail

THE mother of a young father who was found dead more than a day after he was hit by a delivery driver says that she is "gutted" that the "coward" who failed to report the accident was not jailed.

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Bournemouth Echo

Lower Blandford Road reopened following collision

A SECTION of a main road through Broadstone was closed off by Dorset Police this afternoon following a one-vehicle RTC.

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In the Dock: North Dorset

MICHAEL TERRENCE COFFEY, aged 25, of 2 Squadron, Blandford Camp. Found guilty of driving a vehicle after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in breath was 101 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

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Festival combines best of county

THERE WILL be the Queen Mother of all festivals in Poundbury next weekend as Dorset food and art are celebrated.

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Hot, Hot Hot: Dorset sizzles in heatwave - highest recorded...

And the sizzling temperatures of 25 degrees-plus - which is putting the county on a par with temperatures in the South of France - is set to continue with the mercury set to climb even further towards the weekend.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

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Competition run by the Purbeck Film Festival is now open for entries

This is the sixth year of Purbeck Shorts and the event is going from strength to strength, attracting films from the UK and internationally.

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Bournemouth Echo

Former Bournemouth MP's family express shock over 'secret life'

THE family of former Bournemouth East MP David Atkinson have claimed he led a secret life which included a string of affairs with men.

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Old human skull left outside church - can you help police investigation?

A COUPLE in Dorset were given a shock when they discovered an old human skull outside a church in Wareham.

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Test your limits for fun and fundraising

Test your limits for fun and fundraising PEOPLE with a sense of adventure are being encouraged to sign up for this year's Kamikaze Adventure Run near Bridport in aid of Dorset disability charity Diverse Abilities Plus.

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Rounders sessions for disabled youngsters in Dorchester

Youngsters between the ages of seven to 16 are being invited to come along with their parents and enjoy the sessions, which have been organised by West Dorset District Council thanks to a grant of A 1,800 from Rounders England.

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Bournemouth Echo

Firefighters tackle fire at Hengistbury Head

Today's live news: Fire at Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth had hottest day of the year so far and A spokesman from Dorset Fire and Rescue said the service received reports of smoke in the area at 12.35pm.

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Andover Advertiser

Top tips on how to get railway on track

RAIL enthusiasts at Swanage Steam Railway have been assisting the local group formed to rekindle the rail link between Andover and Ludgershall as a community and heritage facility.

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