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Fat cat joins pet charity fit club

Seven-year-old Ulric weighs in at 2 stone Credit: PDSA

A mega moggy from Dorchester in Dorset, has been picked to take part in a national pet slimming competition.

The super-sized Norwegian Forest cat is one of 21 dogs, cats and rabbits from across the country selected to take part in the battle of the bulge run by pet charity PDSA.

Seven-year-old Ulric weighs in at a colossal 2 stone, twice what he should, making him the heaviest cat ever in the competition’s eight year history.

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Dorset Police want to trace phone shop raiders

Police would like to hear from anyone with information about a raid on a mobile phone shop in Dorchester.

Four men went into Vodafone Ltd on Cornhill just before closing on Tuesday [19 February] and stole display mobile phones and two iPads, worth around £5,000.

The offenders entered the store during a busy period and ripped the items straight off the walls before making off.

I am very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this theft take place, or may have information about those involved.

I would also like to trace the stolen property and speak to anyone who has been offered mobiles or iPads in strange circumstances.

– Police Constable Garry Mason, Dorset Police



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Union representatives give speeches at march

Protesters assemble to hear speeches from Union representatives Credit: ITV News West Country

On Thursday [14th] Dorset County Councillors will be voting on whether to cut a further £11 million pounds from their budget during 2013/14.

The Trades Council has organised a public a march from Poundbury to the new council offices at West Dorset District Council, protesting against the cuts.

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