BBC news for Dorset

Gaia Pope struggled with health before her death, father says

The father of teenager Gaia Pope says she "clearly couldn't cope" with epilepsy and other issues.

Guy Hedger shooting: Diamonds and watches 'stolen in raid'

Goods worth £124,000 were taken, including a 14-carat gold ring with rubies and emeralds, a court hears.

South West Ambulance staff call for trust boss to resign

An open letter from the GMB union claims staff are "struggling to maintain a crumbling service".

Jack Gudge inquest: Fight death teen 'flopped to ground'

Witnesses say the teenager was punched and kicked in a street fight after a house party.

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Zimbabwe latest: Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Emmerson Mnangagwa calls on his ex-boss to go, as the embattled Robert Mugabe faces impeachment.

US moves to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop the media and telecoms tie-up.

TV host Charlie Rose suspended

It comes after eight women accused him of sexual harassment in a newspaper report.

Trump declares North Korea 'sponsor of terror'

Donald Trump's move will trigger "very large" additional sanctions, the US president says.