BBC news for Dorset

Man charged over hoax bomb calls

Calls made included threats to a police headquarters, a hospital and a bus station.

Sandbanks Ferry public toilet closure U-turn

Residents said people waiting for ferries were urinating in the street and in gardens.

Floating is better than swimming for increasing sea survival, says RNLI

The RNLI's advice is to float for about 60-to-90 seconds if you fall in water to help your breathing.

Police nest protection deters Poole Harbour gull egg thieves

Police patrols were carried out through the peak of the gulls' egg laying period to stop raids.

Live BBC World News

Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians

The military strike, reportedly in Libya, follows a deadly attack on Coptic Christians.

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit

But other world leaders fail to persuade Donald Trump to back a landmark climate change deal.

Wonder Woman women-only screenings in Texas spark row

Men claim discrimination after a cinema scheduled women-only screenings of the superhero film.

Foreign fighters 'among Philippines militants'

It is a rare admission by authorities that local jihadists are working with international groups.