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Visitors to Dorset beaches must act 'responsibly'Dorset Police says it expects a surge in visitors to the county this weekend as lockdown eases.
Seahorses' return threatened by Dorset visitor influxThe Seahorse Trust says the creatures thrived during lockdown but are now under threat again.
Poole Park: Woman in 'desperate plea' over encampment messUp to 40 caravans and other vehicles left Dorset's Poole Park on Sunday after five days.
Coronavirus: Thousands flock to Dorset coast in heatwaveTens of thousands of people flock to the Dorset coast as temperatures soar, sparking warnings.
Girl Guide's diary describes visiting Hitler in 1936The book was found in Dorset and describes a visit to Bavaria and Austria in 1936.
Durdle Door: Body found in search for missing swimmerPolice say relatives of a man in his 20s reported missing off Dorset on Sunday have been informed.
Beach marshalls to stop repeat of Dorset coastal influxTens of thousands of people have flocked to the Dorset coast since lockdown restrictions were eased.
Coronavirus: Volunteers to help with Bournemouth beach patrolsTens of thousands of people have flocked to the Dorset coast since lockdown restrictions were eased.
Coronavirus: Seahorses return to Dorset coast amid lockdownThe Seahorse Trust said the increase off the Dorset coast is due to less people, boats and anchors.
Durdle Door: Coastguard warns over tombstoning after three hurt jumping 70ftThe casualties had jumped into the sea from the Durdle Door arch in Lulworth Cove, Dorset.
Tombstoning warning as three hurt jumping from sea archThe casualties had jumped into the sea from the Durdle Door arch in Lulworth Cove, Dorset.
Wareham fire crews 'stretched' at site of forest fireAbout 550 acres (220 hectares) have now been damaged at Wareham Forest, in Dorset.
Dorset's young musicians form virtual orchestraMore than 30 young musicians across Dorset record their version of What A Wonderful World.
Wareham Forest wildfire: Cyclists and walkers warned again to stay awayFlames began ripping through Wareham Forest in Dorset on Monday, where 11 disposable BBQs were found.
Wareham Forest blaze 'started by disposable barbecue or camp-fire'The fire which damaged much of Wareham Forest in Dorset is still burning after three days.
Kindertransport: Swanage statue for 'Purbeck Schindler' Trevor ChadwickThe Trevor Chadwick Memorial Trust is raising £80,000 for a statue to be placed in Swanage, Dorset.
Coronavirus: Long queues as recycling centres reopenLong queues of cars build up outside household recycling centres in Dorset and Hampshire.
Day trip trio from Slough spark Dorset coast cliff rescueLifeboats, a helicopter, ambulance and police are involved as three people get cut off by the tide.
Coronavirus: Fishing 'struggling to survive' lockdownDorset fishermen say the coronavirus restrictions have led to plummeting prices.
Pine marten footage is thought to be first Dorset sightingA video of a rare pine marten in Sandbanks is thought to be the first time the mammal has been seen in Dorset.
Coronavirus: Boy 'climbs Everest' for Dartmoor ZooJosh White, from Dorset, is climbing his stairs 3,400 times and has raised £13,000 so far.
Coronavirus: Dorset celebrant hosts handfastings onlineA celebrant is hosting a virtual commitment ceremony for couples on their wedding days.
Coronavirus: GP who led village surgery for 30 years diesDr Craig Wakeham, 59, had been fighting the disease for "many days" in hospital in Dorset.
Coronavirus: Red Arrows fans stage DIY airshowThe Bridge family in Dorset put on its own show in tribute to its favourite aerobatic display team.
Dorset's winning £41m Euromillions ticket claimedThe ticket was bought somewhere in Dorset and was from the draw on 3 December.
Dorset caravan park owner jailed for shooting otterStuart Jones was reported by holidaymakers who witnessed the point-blank range execution.
Overhanging Jurassic Coast cliff collapsesThe cliff at Hive Beach was one of the Dorset coastline's best known landmarks.
Dorset woman celebrates three decades of sphynx catsJan Plumb brought a hairless sphynx cat to the UK in 1988, when the breed was extremely rare.
Storm Ciara: Dorset sand drift clean-up will take weeksSand about 1ft (0.3m) deep is lying along along over 11 miles (18km) of the seafront promenade in Dorset.
Storm Ciara: Deep sand drifts left on Bournemouth promenadeThe storm has dumped up to 1ft (0.3m) of sand along the seafront at Bournemouth in Dorset.
CPR: School life-saving lessons help Dorset teenager save her fatherJust two weeks after learning CPR at school, Ali Holborn had to use the skill to help save her dad's life.
Massive £41m won by UK lottery ticket buyer remains unclaimed – with a week until first deadlineIf you've had a flutter in Dorset, you may be in for a very happy new year indeed
Euromillions: Unclaimed winning £41m ticket bought in DorsetThe ticket was bought somewhere in Dorset and was from the Euromillions draw on 3 December.
Dorset clearance company sees rise in unwanted possessionsBaby boomers are finding that when it comes to their "stuff" the younger generations just don't want it.
Dorset art installation recreates Delhi and London smogPods allow visitors to experience the air quality in Delhi, London, Beijing, São Paulo and Norway.
Body found on Dorset beach after man in his 20s swept out to seaPolice make discovery at Hive shoreline near Bridport
Village roadworks in Dorset create 41-mile diversionA diversion around a 50m stretch of roadworks in Dorset could send lorry drivers on a 41-mile detour.
Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be dark sky reserveThe night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset is granted special protection.
Dark sky reserve status for English areaThe night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset is granted the protection.
Dorset grasstrack champion chases dad's record of winsJosh Goodwin hopes to win the 500cc sidecar title at the British Grasstrack Championships in memory of his dad.
Beaminster school buys extra freezer amid Brexit food fearsA Dorset school for special needs children buys an extra freezer and stocks up on long-life food.
Sandbanks homeowner fined for pruning treesTrevor Beale was trying to increase the value of his property in an exclusive area of Dorset.
Dorset chef says women could solve the curry crisisDorset chef Sarah Ali Choudhury wants to encourage more women to work in Indian restaurants.
Dorset murder: 75-year-old killed in seaside home, police sayPensioner suffered injuries 'consistent with assault', post mortem finds
Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's missionLaura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms.
Snoopy Sloop Atlantic crossing bid failsThe unmanned Snoopy Sloop almost reaches France before being swept back to the Dorset coast.
Missing dog survives 45 days trapped on Dorset beachShadow had lost more than half his body weight and ate sticks and stones in a bid to survive.
'Ghost fishing gear' clear-up off Dorset to save sea lifeDivers are working to clear discarded nets, line and rope endangering sea creatures off Dorset.
Dorset parkour athlete says public is more accepting of the sportProfessional parkour athlete Luke Stones says people have become more accepting of the sport.
Poole siblings lose 'neighbour torment' damages claimThe children were aged nine and seven when they were moved to the Dorset estate.