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Guns found at nature reserve

A haul of guns and ammunition has been found at a nature reserve, police said today.

Classical music festival fails to pay its performers

Musicians, caterers and other suppliers are among those still owed tens of thousands of pounds by the organisers of Serenata

Police concern for missing girl

A 14-year-old girl has run away from home and may be with a man she met on the internet, police said today.

Man held over armed seaside siege

A man who barricaded himself inside a property in Bournemouth, sparking a 10-hour armed police stand-off, has been arrested by police.

Old vase is £1m Ming

An old vase taken to a Dorset auctioneers in a cardboard box has turned out to be a Ming dynasty porcelain moon flask worth £1m.

Bournemouth appoint Lee Bradbury as manager

Bournemouth have appointed Lee Bradbury as their new manager.

Mark Fleming: Eddie Howe need feel no shame after making Bournemouth exit

The Football league Column: When the dust settles, few will truly begrudge Howe his chance

Album: Khachaturian, Spartacus/Gayaneh (Onyx)

Under Marin Alsop, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra raised its game with recordings of Bernstein and Adams. Now its new director, Kirill Karabits, has chosen an impactful selection of music from Khachaturian's ballets for his debut recording, affording a lively workout for the percussionists.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010

This picture of a frosty morning at Corfe Castle in Dorset by Antony Spencer won him the Landscape Photographer of the Year award and the much coveted £10,000 prize money.

All gardens great and small: How to make the most of your space, from a tiny terrace to a rural plot

For decades in our two Dorset gardens, I have fought elder and bramble, bindweed and thistle and lived out three of the seven ages of gardening. While I have been moving through stages four, five and six, I've watched our children engage (or not) with the first three ages.

Man found dead in swimming pool in Bournemouth

A young man was found dead in a private swimming pool, police said today.

Two killed when car hits pedestrians in Sandbanks

Two people died after a car hit a group of pedestrians in one of the UK's most exclusive postcodes, police said today.

More tests on bodies of father and son

Police were conducting more tests today to find out what happened to a man found dead with his young son.

Ainslie leads way for Britain in Finn

Britain turned on the power on the Olympic track that is Weymouth Bay yesterday, going into the clubhouse with three of the top seven Finn sailors, among them triple gold and silver medallist Ben Ainslie, second, and Giles Scott third.

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