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There is a traffic light failure on B3150 High West Street in Dorchester at the Trinity Street junction.

Drivers are being asked to approach with care. 

This is due to wider intermittent power issues in the Dorchester area.


Five arrested on suspicion of money laundering after police drugs raids. Click here.

Dorset Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey


A developer is putting the final touches to its purchase of Dorchester prison

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Dorset Echo: CLOSURE: Dorchester Prison


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A DORSET charity founder has scooped a top accolade at the Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2015.

Louise Fetigan, 32, from Bovington, won the Supportive Mum of the Year Award at a star-studded ceremony yesterday at London’s iconic hotel, The Savoy.


Dorset Echo:

BUSINESS leaders have slammed Weymouth and Portland Borough Council (WPBC) for its “ludicrous and sledgehammer approach” in a row over a possible increase in the town’s parking charges.

As reported in the Echo, councillors are to discuss a shake-up of the parking system following a review into the way the council manages its car parks in the town centre and throughout the borough.



Dorset's Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunther takes on new role as part of the new Dorset and Wiltshire joint fire authority.

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Dorset Echo: Chief fire officer for Dorset Fire and Rescue Darran Gunter


Today's photo for Dorset Magic was taken by our photographer Graham Hunt. 

Weymouth Harbour at dusk

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Firefighters in North Dorset and West Dorset were kept busy last night. 

Dorset Echo: CONFIDENT: Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

Crews in Blandford used buckets of water to extinguish a small controlled fire after it was left unattended.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service also responded to a chimney fire in Bridport. 


It's recommended that you bring an umbrella to work today or wear a coat with a hood.

We can expect sunny spells but also occasional showers. 

Dorset Echo:


It's all rather quiet on the roads at the moment. There are no reported incidents in the area.


Good morning! Here is today's front page. 

Business leaders have slammed Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for its 'ludicrous and sledgehammer approach' in a row over a possible increase in the town's parking charges. 

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