Here is a roundup of the news from last week, featuring some top stories you may have missed.
A NINE-YEAR-OLD Weymouth boy was reunited with his pet snake – eight months after it went missing.
Ruben Last, of Links Road, read about his pet snake being found in the Dorset Echo near his home. The non-venomous Carolina Corn Snake, which Ruben named Hissss disappeared last November a month after Ruben got it for his birthday.
Comedian Jim Davidson made a grand entrance to Weymouth ahead of his gigs in the town.
The former big Break presenter arrived by yacht ahead of his Weymouth Pavilion gig.
The Queen presented Weymouth coastguard Malcolm Wright with his MBE, honouring his 40 years service.
Mr Wright travelled to Windsor Castle with his family to receive the honour.
Former BBC journalist Kate Adie opened a new World War One exhibition at Dorchester’s Keep Military museum.
The Dorset coastline saw temperatures spoar to over 30 degrees as Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester enjoyed a heatwave.