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Changes to Dorset's subsidised bus network will come into effect on Sunday 6 April.

The amendments are being made following Dorset County Council’s cabinet meeting in December.

Across Dorset 39 routes will be changed, with 39 left unaffected. Ten routes have been completely withdrawn and twelve Saturday service have been removed.

The changes mean that the council achieves...

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The controversial proposed new Dorchester one-way system is being delayed by up to a year to look in more detail at residents’ concerns.

Following recommendations put to a meeting of Dorset County Council’s cabinet in February, the scheme will be heavily revised.

Engineers and officers will come up with a new scheme, taking into consideration the suggestions...

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More than 1,300 ale lovers sampled the delights on offer at the Dorchester Beerex over the two days of the annual festival at the Corn Exchange and raised more than £11,000 for charity.

As well as supporting the local breweries in Dorset, beers came from the length and breadth of the British Isles, including the Duke IPA...

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A revolutionary new parking scheme is set to go ahead in Dorchester within the next few weeks.

The high-tech, pay-on-exit scheme should be in place in Dorchester’s Wollaston Field car park soon after Easter, and will use number-plate-recognition cameras to monitor parking.

Drivers will have the option of either paying their parking dues when they leave –...

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Dorchester campaigner Alistair Chisholm has hit out at plans by West Dorset District Council to subsidise the planned Charles Street shopping centre development to the tune of £2 million.

He says it is wrong for the council to underwrite the development when other projects such as Brewery Square have gone ahead without any public money.

The move...

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Dorset’s Police and Crime Panel met on 7 February to discuss the police council tax precept for 2014/15.

Members of the panel examined the Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill’s recommendations for next year’s (2014-15) police council tax charge.



After a thorough debate, the majority of the panel voted against increasing the police precept by 1.96 per...

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