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We love happy endings! Molly the dog has made a miraculous return to her owner after falling off the edge of a West Dorset cliff.
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Dorset Echo:

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AHEAD of the general election we are giving our readers the chance to find out more about what their local candidates stand for.

We will be asking all the candidates in South and West Dorset about the issues that matter to voters in the county and trying to give the electorate an insight into their priorities before they go to the ballot box on Thursday, May 7.

Today we hear from independent parliamentary candidate Andy Kirkwood, who has launched his own campaign called Movement for Active Democracy.

To read the full interview, click here.

Dorset Echo:

8:02am

THE election is still two weeks away but two Weymouth Sea Life residents have already given the Liberal Democrats their seal of approval.

Common seals Smartie, 17, and Starburst, 16, are first time voters and their keepers decided to give them the chance to vote early.

To read the full story, click here.

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Nick Clegg's fate is seal-ed with a kiss at the Weymouth Sea Life Centre.

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7:16am

DORSET residents are banding together to help those whose lives have been torn apart by a devastating earthquake.

More than 3,600 are now confirmed to have died after the quake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck Nepal and several powerful aftershocks were felt in India, Bangladesh and China.

To read the full story, click here.

Dorset Echo:

6:54am
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Here is today's front page.

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6:18am

Good morning everyone, hope you've all had a good start to the week and are looking forward to the day ahead.

Let's start with the weather, it's currently chilly but bright and it should stay dry through most of the day with sunny spells. 

There could be a few showers this afternoon and also get a bit breezy.

Tonight will be dry initially with clear spells however outbreaks of rain will slowly spread southeast and some of that rain could get heavy towards dawn.

 

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