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Poole schoolboy and his dog foil "machete-wielding" suspect who brought trains to a standstill

Poole schoolboy and his dog foil "machete-wielding" suspect who brought trains to a standstill

21 incredible reader pictures from Friday's lightning storm

21 incredible reader pictures from Friday's lightning storm

Keep off the grass: storm clear-up in Lower Gardens puts lawns temporarily out of bounds

Keep off the grass: storm clear-up in Lower Gardens puts lawns temporarily out of bounds

Royal Bournemouth Hospital Emergency Department

Why Bournemouth should be Dorset's new emergency hospital, by Tony Spotswood

More than one driver a day charged in summer drink-drive campaign

More than one driver a day charged in summer drink-drive campaign

Swathes of Dorset to become "pensioner pockets" as young people priced out

Swathes of Dorset to become "pensioner pockets" as young people priced out

Alison Hicks with the bills sent by British Gas to her late grandfather Stanley Bromley.

British Gas kept billing my grandad - even though they knew he was dead

Stage set for fun dog show at animal rescue centre

Stage set for fun dog show at animal rescue centre

First Great Western to strike next week

No First Great Western services through Dorset on Thursday and Friday

Man taken to hospital after tree crash

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after tree crash

And they're off!: Macmillan Bike riders take to their wheels

Macmillan Bike Ride: I never thought it would be as big as this

The Poole Town Centre Partnership with Chair Jonathan Sibbett, centre, propose the Poole Town Centre BID at the Dolphin Centre in Poole.  (30946694)

Poole BID supporters make their case to traders

existing small lodge development at Merley Court Touring Park, courtesy of Shorefield Holidays

Merley Court Touring Park given green light for controversial timber lodges

WEATHER: After the storms, a cloudy week - but it should be sunny by the weekend

WEATHER: After the storms, a cloudy week - but it should be sunny by the weekend

EastEnders stars in Snow White at Pavilion

Eastenders stars lined-up for Snow White at the Pavilion

Crash causes delays on M27 motorway

Crash causes delays on M27 motorway

The launch of an art project to support the Poole Park Heritage Lottery Bid. Left to right: Eunice Marsden, chair of Poole Park Heritage Fund, Martin Whitchurch, project manager at Borough of Poole, Mayor of Poole Cllr. Ann Stribley , The Quayside Cloggie

Your family photos could be part of giant Poole Park mosaic

GALLERY: Hundreds turn out to annual scout group carnival

GALLERY: Hundreds turn out to annual scout group carnival

Have you got spare tools to donate to Africa appeal?

Have you got spare tools to donate to Africa appeal?

Poole students win Company of the Year award

Poole students win Company of the Year award

Dorset Community Foundation development director Tracy Melling. 

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New chief exec for Dorset charity

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UPDATE: Man held after members of the public 'threatened with a knife' in Poole

Serial burglar ‘was looking for somewhere to burgle’ on day he was arrested

Serial burglar ‘was looking for somewhere to burgle’ on day he was arrested

Picture courtesy of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

UPDATE: Daring cliff rescue to save man trapped under rock after 300ft cliff fall at St Albans

Picture: James Hankins

Eight species of jellyfish recorded in Dorset as summer invasion continues

P-p-p-pick up a penguin selfie and win membership to the Oceanarium!

P-p-p-pick up a penguin selfie and win membership to the Oceanarium!

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Passengers rescued from stranded pleasure cruise off Swanage

Stars of the future on show at Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festiva

Stars of the future on show at Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival

GALLERY: Kinson's first ever Festival of Music

GALLERY: Kinson's first ever Festival of Music

The Poole man whose unique brand of flip flops have gone global

The Poole man whose unique brand of flip flops have gone global

Eiden McDowell with dad, Simon Gillings at their home in Bournemouth  Picture: SAM SHELDON

Meet the children who have had their lives turned around by Diverse Abilities

Neil Valentine from the BSO visits a ward in Poole Hospital and performs to dementia patients to show how music can be used to help improve cognitive impairment.

How live music is helping to calm dementia patients in Poole

Travel: A relaxing family break in picturesque Pembrokeshire

Travel: A relaxing family break in picturesque Pembrokeshire

Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Hospital stars to be honoured in Pride Awards

Picture by Mark Pellymounter

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Flash flooding and spectacular skies as Dorset hit by "megastorm"

Taxis at Gervis Place

'Taxis are ripping off customers' - Bournemouth boss steps down in protest at rogue drivers

Lightning strike sparks house fire in Winton during ferocious storm

UPDATE: Lightning strike sparks house fire in Winton during ferocious storm

Rebecca Vowles

Woman handed restraining order after sending "abusive" messages to ex-husband

Emergency services and engineers at Gervis Place after two burst water mains closes the road and results in power cuts around Bournemouth town centre. Buses are diverted away from Gervis Place using Westover Road.

Mystery of Bournemouth town centre leak still under investigation

WELCOME: Tracy Lewis with daughter Sam and her 14th grandchild Princess

Hello baby Princess! 14th grandchild arrives in just 16 minutes

The first day of King's Park Vintage Steam Show

Crowds enjoy King's Park Vintage Steam Show

Major Poole road closed following lunchtime crash

Major Poole road closed following lunchtime crash

Delays for train travellers after police apprehend trespasser on the line

Delays for train travellers after police apprehend trespasser on the line

Mitch Winehouse

WATCH: 'Amy was clean of drugs for three years before she died' - Mitch Winehouse vows to fight new film

Tereasa Cutler pictured with her children Alice and Daniel

Inquest opens into death of woman killed in A31 crash near Wimborne following sister's funeral

Rose Crutcher and Kamilla Gabelics with members of the East Dorset Motorcycle Action Group

WATCH: Poorly teen escorted to her prom by 58 bikers after online appeal

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Lone yachtsman rescued after badly cutting his arm

Ralph Millward, the Big Issue seller who was killed in May 2009.

Big Issue seller Ralph Millward remembered with new flowers

Cherry Tree Nursery celebrates its 25th anniversary and officially opens a new building to mark the occasion

Cherry Tree Nursery celebrates 25th anniversary with new building

WELCOME: Newly ordained deacons from across the area at Salisbury Cathedral

Dorset’s new priests and deacons ordained at Salisbury Cathedral

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