The Queen's Jubilee, Olympics, Paralympics - it's been a busy year for us all. Here's a flavour of the stories that hit the headlines in the west of the Meridian region during the last 12 months.
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A man who murdered his ex-girlfriend was violent and paranoid. Colin Dymond strangled and stabbed Sarah Pollock in her Bournemouth flat.
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