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The A37 is currently closed between the Monkeys Jump and Weirs roundabouts in Dorchester following a serious injury crash.
It happened just before 6.30am and involved two vehicles.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the area and find alternative routes as it is not known how long the road will be closed.
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A rare oil painting by L.S Lowry has sold at auction for more than £200,000.
The work dates from 1968 and is more colourful than the artist's usual matchstick figures.
It may be small - the size of a piece of A4 paper - but it went for £201,300 in Dorchester.
A rare oil painting by L S Lowry is being sold at auction in Dorchester later. The work dates from 1968 and is more colourful than the artist's usual matchstick figures.
It may be small - the size of a piece of A4 paper - but could make as much as a £180,000.
A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of man in Dorchester.
Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. A post mortem revealed he had died from head injuries. 43-year-old Simon Bennett has been charged with his murder. He'll appear before magistrates later.
Adults turned into children in Dorset today as they bought a huge collection of toys, paying hundreds of pounds for some of them.
The vast set of Star Wars figures was built up by a local man, and thanks to the internet, bidding came from around the world.
Bobba Fett alone went for more than £460.
Duncan Sleightholme has been rediscovering his youth with Mr Fett.
A collection of Star Wars toys could sell for £50,000 in Dorset today.
Dukes Auctioneers are holding a special sale for a local man's collection, and interest is expected from around the world.
Items include some of the most sought after action figures, which could go for hundreds of pounds. The fan's entire collection is being sold.
He's taking quite a brave move to sell, because lots of of people collect, but actually putting it to the market and testing your judgement to see how well you've done, that's quite a difficult step.
So he's taken a brave step and he's decided that, with a new film coming out this year, he's decided to meet the market.
Why did he collect it? He fell in love with it.
The Dorchester Household Recycling Centre is back in operation after an unexploded device discovered at the site was deemed safe.
Police were called to the depot just after 2pm and brought in bomb disposal experts to examine the object, believed to be a World War II shell.
They have now left the site and St Georges Road has re-opened.
Bomb disposal experts have been called to the Dorchester Household Recycling Centre after the discovery of a suspected unexploded device.
Police were called to the depot just after 2pm and it has been closed while the device is investigated. Other businesses nearby are continuing to operate but St George's Road, which leads to the centre, has been closed until further notice.