Apple retains coolest brand title

Dorset Echo: Apple retained its coolest brand in Britain title

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain for the third year but Twitter has fallen out of favour to make way for rival Instagram, according to an annual survey.

Call for 'vital' cornea donations

Dorset Echo: Cornea transplants are needed to restore the sight of people affected by disease or injury

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More organ donors should consider giving their eyes to help improve the lives of thousands of blind or partially sighted people, health officials have said.

Reid backed paramilitary amnesties

Dorset Echo: John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries, it has emerged

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Former Northern Ireland Secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding members of the security forces, a newly-published document revealed.

'Life tougher' for British families

Dorset Echo: The charity wants to see extended free after-school childcare

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Politicians need to do more to help children and parents, a charity has said as a survey found almost half of Britons said family life had become harder over the last 30 years.

Call to diagnose cancer earlier

Dorset Echo: Cancer Research UK chief Harpal Kumar says early diagnosis saves lives and could save NHS funds

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

Almost half of cancers diagnosed in England are detected at an advanced stage when treatment is less likely to be successful, according to a report.

Hate crime victims 'know abusers'

Dorset Echo: Many hate crime victims know their abusers, a study has concluded

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

More than a third of hate crime victims know the people who are abusing them, a study has found.

Wilfred Owen school records online

Dorset Echo: The new Wilfred Owen collection is online at the Findmypast family history website

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

A snapshot of war poet Wilfred Owen's school life is revealed in newly published records.

Blair: Don't rule out ground troops

Dorset Echo: Former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State (IS), former prime minister Tony Blair has said.

PM to hold talks on 'English votes'

Dorset Echo: David Cameron will hold talks at Chequers with senior Conservative MPs

12:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

David Cameron will gather senior MPs at his official country retreat today to consider his plan to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs in the Commons in an attempt to deliver "English votes for English laws".

Labour would cap child benefit rise

Dorset Echo: Ed Balls has sought to rebuild Labour's reputation for managing public finances

12:24am Monday 22nd September 2014

Real-terms cuts in child benefit will have to continue for at least the first two years of a Labour government, Ed Balls will announce.


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