A search has been launched for a man who is believed to have gone missing in Dorset without wearing any clothes.
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Almost 5 miles of the south west coast path between Axmouth and near to the Devon/Dorset border at Lyme Regis has been shut this afternoon due to damage to the path caused by an active landslip. Notices have been placed on site, and the path will be closed until further notice.
Rain is forecast to continue today with some heavy bursts and up to 10mm possible in localised areas, which could cause localised flooding on the local road network. Conditions could be further complicated overnight on Sunday with road surface temperatures set to plunge below freezing.
– Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council
“Anyone planning a walk along the coast path this weekend should check the weather forecast before setting out. The amount of rain we’re having can affect the stability of some cliffs, as we have seen with the closure at Axmouth, so please stay back from cliff edges, and let someone know where you are going and what time you are likely to be back.
Talks to solve the pay dispute involving about 60 drivers at First Hampshire and Dorset, and Unite, will be continuing next week.
As a result, Unite has suspended the 24 hour strike due for Wednesday to allow for the talks.
However, if the dispute is not settled by the end of next week, Unite has already given the company notice that there will be a 24 hour strike on Monday 3rd February that will hit the Bridport, Portland and Weymouth areas.
The management offered 1.5% for April 2013 - April 2014 which would take the pay to £8.50 an hour – however, the company wanted to claw back that rise by eroding terms and conditions, such as reduced sick pay, so the deal was self-financing.
– Unite regional officer Bob Lanning
To allow for talks to fully explore the issues involved, Unite has suspended Wednesday’s strike, but should the negotiations not reach a successful conclusion our members will take action again on Monday 3 February. **Our members are some of the lowest paid bus drivers in the country – 30 miles away in Bournemouth Yellow Buses’ drivers are receiving more than £10 an hour. They would like £9.00 an hour, without any strings attached."**
The exit slip road at the A347 Wimborne Road (Richmond Hill Roundabout) is blocked on the A338 Wessex Way eastbound in Bournemouth due to an accident. Traffic is queueing. Police are on the scene.
CCTV has captured the moment when a man went out to confront a driver who had hit his car but instead, was driven into and then driven around the on the bonnet of the car.
Paul Malin, who works at Grove Tavern in Southbourne, was working when a customer spotted a pensioner crash into his parked car.
He ran out to try and stop the driver continuing on his journey when the 26-year-old was struck and taken half a mile down Dingle Way whilst on the bonnet.
#dorsettrains - earlier signal fault at Southampton Ctl, ongoing signal fault nr Eastleigh & now a tree on the line at Sway. Severe delays.
Service has been suspended on CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Southampton Central due to a signalling problem at Beaulieu Road. Tickets are being accepted on South West Trains services. There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
Most of us probably haven't heard of it, but a potentially deadly heart condition is becoming alarmingly widespread. Cases of atrial fibrillation have rocketed by 20% in the last five years, and a campaign's under way to increase awareness.
A father-of-two from Dorset has spoken about the shadow it's cast over his life. Martin Dowse reports.
Richard Elgar from Verwood in Dorset is one of millions of people in the country living with a dangerous heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. It means he is five times more likely to have a stroke. He says it sometimes feels like a relief to wake up in the morning.
New figures suggest that more than a million people in the UK are now living with atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart rhythm. Those affected, like Richard Elgar (pictured above), are at five times greater risk of having a stroke.
This is the first time the figure has passed a million - it has risen nearly 20% in five years. The rise may be due to an increasingly older population, and also better diagnosis. Sometimes there are no symptoms, leaving people completely unaware that they are at risk of stroke.