A petition signed by more than 1,000 Dorset residents in protest at cuts to key bus services has been handed to the county council.

A number of bus services in the Wimborne and Colehill area will change or be lost altogether from April 1 as the council aims to save £850,000 from the £2.8million it spends on its bus subsidy.

Furious residents have vowed to battle the plans, and 1,300 added their names to the petition, circulated by Colehill resident Paul Oliver.