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MP Ruffley to stand down in 2015

Dorset Echo: Tory MP David Ruffley is to stand down at the next general election

7:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general election.

William and Kate join Games party

Dorset Echo: Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Edward gave the competitors at some of the Commonwealth Games events a royal boost in Glasgow

4:03am Monday 28th July 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry watched the latest action from Glasgow 2014 as they joined thousands of spectators at the Hydro for the gymnastics.

BBC 'failed' over Clarkson remark

Dorset Echo: A watchdog has criticised the BBC over a remark made by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The BBC's Top Gear has been ruled to have breached Ofcom's broadcasting rules over a "racial" term used by Jeremy Clarkson.

Cancer cash fraud woman faces jail

Dorset Echo: Stacey Tipler diverted funds meant for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London

2:56pm Monday 28th July 2014

An NHS worker is facing jail over a fraud that saw hundreds of thousands of pounds meant for vital cancer drugs fleeced from a world renowned hospital and used on shopping sprees and mortgage payments.

Zayn suffers Palestine tweet abuse

Dorset Echo: Zayn Malik posted a tweet about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

6:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

New Civil Service CEO role outlined

Dorset Echo: The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change"

6:01pm Monday 28th July 2014

The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change" and will be paid up to £200,000, it has been announced.

UK troops in Nato show of strength

Dorset Echo: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (left) and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond pose for the media in Warsaw, Poland (AP)

3:47pm Monday 28th July 2014

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in the face of Russia's continuing "destabilisation" of Ukraine.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

Dorset Echo: Lloyds Banking Group said the manipulation took place between May 2006 and 2009

2:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

'Zombie' storms wreak travel chaos

Dorset Echo: A commuter walks through a flooded Worthing train station underpass after storms hit the area (@travelsportcopy/PA)

10:36am Monday 28th July 2014

Hail and thunderstorms described as a "zombie apocalypse" have brought flash flooding and travel disruption to parts of Britain.

'Solid support' for passport strike

Dorset Echo: Workers outside the HM Passport office in Victoria, central London during a strike

4:03am Monday 28th July 2014

A strike by passport workers was "solidly" supported, with the threat of further industrial action unless a row over staff shortages is resolved.

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