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BBC News - Dorset
Weymouth beach dog ban stays despite petitions
Rules banning dogs from Weymouth's beach for seven months of the year will remain in place, despite two petitions.
Winterbourne Abbas fire closes A35 and cuts power
A fire at workshops and garages in Dorset forces the partial closure of one of the county's busiest roads and leaves much of a village without power.
Owner given 24 hours to shut mini-railway in Poole Park
A miniature railway is shut down after a local council orders the trains to be removed within 24 hours.