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Mirrors make £20,000 at auction

Some of the 120 mirrors that went under the hammer in Dorset Credit: ITV News

More than 120 pub mirrors and glass panes have been sold for £20,000 at auction in Dorchester.

Many were used as props in films and TV programmes but they were put on sale as old-fashioned pubs are no longer popular for dramas.

The auction was held by Duke's Auctioneers, which says there was a lot of interest in the items, with plenty of new buyers coming forward.

It says the total raised "exceeded expectations".

The mirrors came from a prop hire company, which found they were no longer needed Credit: ITV News


More than 100 pub mirrors go "under the hammer"

Just a small sample of the mirrors going up for auction in Dorchester this week Credit: Duke's Auctioneers

More than 120 pub mirrors, glass panes and other fittings are going up for auction in Dorchester this week (Tuesday).

They come from a prop hire company and some may even have appeared on television. They're being sold as there's no demand for pub sets these days. Programme-makers also prefer perspex to glass for safety reasons and try to avoid brand names.

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11-year-old boy goes missing in Dorset

George Pugh-Sargent was last seen near the cafe and car park at Ringstead Bay near Weymouth Credit: ITV News

Police are increasingly concerned for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Dorset at lunchtime today (Monday 1 September).

George Pugh-Sargent, who is from Dorchester, was last seen near the cafe and car park for Ringstead Bay between Weymouth and Lulworth.

He has a disability that affects his behaviour and makes him particularly vulnerable.

He is 5'3", has short blond hair and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with braces and black shorts.

11 year old Dorchester boy has gone missing

An 11 year old boy has been reported missing in Dorset. George Pugh-Sargent, from Dorchester was last seen near the car park and cafe at Ringstead Bay on the coast between Lulworth and Weymouth at 1:30pm this lunchtime. Police say George suffers from disabilities that put him at extra risk.

Due to some disabilities George has he may not recognise risks or may react differently than other children of his age. This could include approaching premises if he is hungry or thirsty.

We are concerned, with his family, for his safety and are working with them and other agencies to locate him.

Any sightings from the public, given his distinctive clothing, would be very helpful.

– Chief Inspector Marsden, Force Incident Commander

He is white, five feet three inches tall and has short blond hair. He was wearing a Hawaiian print T-shirt, black shorts with braces, sandals and a gem stone bracelet.


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World's oldest paperboy to retire after 70 years

The world's oldest paper boy is giving up his round after more than 70 years of delivering papers near his home in Dorset.

93-year-old Ted Ingram is retiring because it costs him more to deliver the newspapers than he gets paid.

He started in 1942, when George VI was King, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and Britain was at war.

Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been to meet him:

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Star Wars fans descend upon Dorchester for auction

More than fifty lots of Star Wars memorabilia went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items, from his beloved films.

This Han Solo went for £1,000 at auction Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, especially boxed in mint condition, is highly coveted.

Boxed Star Wars memorabilia Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars fans descended upon Dorchester for the sale, where original memorabilia from the films in the 70s and 80s fetched the highest.

A life sized Yoda on display Credit: ITV News Westcountry
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