Campaigners in Dorset say proposed cuts to council budgets are nothing short of a massacre. Today hundreds of people marched through Dorchester in protest at multi million pound cuts.
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.
Weymouth Road in Dorchester is closed both ways because of a vehicle fire. Smoke is blowing across the road between Football Ground Roundabout and Jurassic Roundabout. It's causing big traffic queues in the area.
Dorchester Prison has been criticised following an unannounced inspection. Inspectors found overcrowding at HMP Dorchester and that staff were complacent about prisoner safety during their visit in July.
A full inspection was carried out in 2009 and 17 recommendations were made.
Eight had not been achieved but overall the report concluded that the prison was safe with excellent staff-prisoner relationships.
The A35 westbound in Dorchester remains closed between the Football Ground and Monkeys Jump roundabouts. It follows a serious accident involving a car and a motorbike. Police say it could be closed well into the night.