The Government's announced that three courts in the region will close, despite local opposition.
Crown Courts will no longer sit in Barnstaple or Dorchester, and the magistrates' court in Torquay will be shut by the end of the year as part of a programme to streamline the service. The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.
Torbay's MP says he's worried it will mean witnesses and defendants having long journeys to get to courts in Newton Abbott and Plymouth.
A lorry driver from Somerset has described the moment he narrowly missed smashing into a car which aquaplained on the dual carriageway.Read the full story ›
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.
Parents fear some children's services could be moved from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, following a review by doctors.Read the full story ›
A vet from Dorchester has been ordered to pay £4,000 for failing to treat a dog with a broken back.
Philipa Rodale, from the Weatherby veterinary clinic, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates court yesterday. The injured foxhound was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public after it had been at the clinic for ten days.
Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a 60 year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car.
The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. The driver was a 21 year-old from Yeovil who was in a white mini cooper.
Police say they would particularly like to hear from a man who was driving a Green Land Rover who initially stopped at the scene to administer first aid.
A memorial to German prisoners of war in Dorset has been listed by English Heritage.Read the full story ›
Ted Ingram from Dorset, the world's oldest paper boy, has died at the age of 95.Read the full story ›
A daughter kissed her mother goodbye after being told she had died, reportedly finding out hours later that she was alive in the next ward.Read the full story ›
Imagine having a painting on your wall for more than 40 years - and never knowing that it was worth a fortune. Well that's what happened to the owner of a piece by LS Lowry.
Today it sold for an amazing £201,000 at auction in Dorset.
Richard Lawrence has more on the story.