10 stories not to have missed this week in Dorset

Queen Victoria's stockings went under the hammer

Dorset remembered its war heroes

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Here are ten stories from this week’s Echo that you should not have missed.

Whether you have been away or simply visiting Dorset on holiday here’s our top stories that should not be missed.

1. Dorset remembered its fallen soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

Read more about their amazing stories here.

2. Chesil Beach's little terns have had a record breaking year thanks to work by volunteers.

The RSPB says the colony has had its most successful year since records began, building on the prior success of the partnership project.

Read more here

3. A row broke out about children ‘screaming’ while playing in fountains in Dorchester.

Read what happened here.

4. The National Trust acquired Hambledon Hill

Built over 2,000 years ago, the massive earthwork defences lie over one of the most significant early Neolithic landscapes in Western Europe, dating back almost 6,000 years, and is a place that half of British butterfly species call home.

Read the plans for its future here.

5. Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson entertained the crowds at this year’s Thomas Hardy Society Conference.

Read tales about his life here.

6. Status Quo rock legends donated a guitar to help the Children of Fiji charity, which was set up by a Dorset couple.

Read what happened when the stars went 'rocking all over.... Dorset'

7. Calls were made to clean up Weymouth’s streets after residents reported rubbish strewn across the town.

See a gallery of pictures of the rubbish and read the story here.

8. Residents in Weymouth got excited about a new event coming to the town in September.

To see what it is click here

9. Queen Victoria’s stockings were put up for auction.

See if she would have been 'amused' by our coverage here.

10. A Weymouth schoolgirl went on a mission to rid the town’s roads of dog mess.

Read about her campaign here.

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