BBC news for Dorset

Owner reunited with 30-year-old love letter stolen in bag

The woman's stolen handbag contained an "irreplaceable" letter written by her late husband.

Weymouth North Quay: Council and developer in legal fight

Both sides are accusing each other of reneging on a £4.5m deal for a former council building.

Kinder Active pre-school in Bournemouth teaches through sport

A pre-school in Bournemouth is thought to be the first in the UK to teach children entirely through sport.

Poole school bus among five routes set for cuts

The council wants to cut its bus subsidies by £70,400 as it tries to save £19.9m by 2020.

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Iraqi Kurds must give up on independence or go hungry - Erdogan

Turkey's leader says it is considering sanctions after Monday's independence referendum.

Clinton: White House private emails 'height of hypocrisy'

Revelations that the Trump administration used private email is the "height of hypocrisy", she says.

Vegetative-state patient responds to therapy

Surgeons fit a nerve stimulator into the man's chest to reverse 15 years of unresponsive wakefulness.

France's Macron seeks joint defence force under EU reforms

The French president wants countries to cooperate more on security as part of a reformed EU.