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Andrew Wilson, of Martock, has been jailed for shining lasers at Yeovil. Picture: Avon & Somerset Police

Martock man Andrew Wilson jailed for shining lasers at aircraft over Yeovil

SOMERSET man Andrew Wilson has been jailed after admitting to shining lasers at an aircraft. The 53-year-old, of Martock, was…

Young people and adults can find opportunities at Dorset Police Cadets. Picture: Dorset Police

New Police Cadet unit launched in Blandford – and adults needed too

YOUNG people in Blandford can now join the newest branch of the Dorset Police Cadets. The new cadet unit officially…

Two people allegedly tried to break in to TK Maxx in Babylon Hill, Yeovil. Picture: Google

Two arrested after alleged attempted break-in at TK Maxx near Sherborne

POLICE arrested two people who allegedly tried to force their way in to TK Maxx. The incident happened at the…

Dorset Police officers with the recovered lamb. Picture: Dorset Police

Police solve sheepnapping case in Sturminster Newton area

WHEN they heard of a lamb being sheepnapped from a Dorset field, ewe-niformed officers got on the case to…

Natasha Poore, of Evercreech, died after a crash on the A361 at Frome. Picture: Avon & Somerset Police

Tribute to Natasha Poore, of Evercreech, who died in A361 crash near Frome

“WE will all miss and love her forever.” The family of Natasha Poore, who died after a crash on…

An impression of how Hillside House, at Donhead St Mary, could look. Picture: Tate+Co/Wiltshire Council

Plans for four-bed eco home in Cranborne Chase AONB submitted

“CAREFULLY considered” plans for a four-bedroom sustainable home in the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have…

David Pritchard, second left, with former headteachers Peter Dix, left, and Stephen Ilett, second right, and current head Titus Mills, at Port Regis in 2022

Port Regis School tribute to “legendary” headteacher who has passed away

PORT Regis School has paid tribute to “legendary” former headteacher, David Pritchard, who has passed away at the age…

Jules Hudson, host of Escape to the Country. Picture: BBC/Naked West/Fremantle

BBC show Escape to the Country seeks recommendations in Blandford

WHAT are the best and most interesting independent businesses in Blandford? That was the question posed by a TV researcher…

The fund offers grants to groups supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Dorset. Picture: Dorset Council

Fund offering £5,000 grants for Dorset groups supporting refugees and asylum seekers

A FUND offering grants of up to £5,000 to voluntary groups and charities helping refugees and asylum seekers has…

The walk will start and finish at the Hardys Birthplace Visitor Centre. Picture: Google

New free guided health walk to launch in woods near Dorchester

A NEW weekly Health Walk is set to start this month at Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve. The free, guided…