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.
– HMP inspection report
HMP Dorchester has responded positively to some key findings from our last inspection but there are some enduring concerns.
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.
The A35 in Dorchester is closed westbound due to a serious accident between the A354/B3147 Football Ground Roundabout and the A37/B3150 (Monkeys Jump Roundabout)
A replacement bus service is running on South West Trains between Dorchester South and Wareham due to overrunning engineering works. It will add up to an hour to journeys. Normal service is unlikely to resume before 9.30 am.
Dorchester's Paul Blake, who trains at the University of Bath, has followed up his silver medal success with a bronze in last night's 800m. The 22 year old, who has cerebral palsy, came home in 2:08.24. He has made his debut at London 2012 and says it's an honour to put the GB vest on every time.
Team Bath athlete Paul Blake, who's from Dorchester, is celebrating winning silver in the Men's T36 400m final. It's his first Paralympic games and he crossed the line behind Russian athlete, Evgenii Shvetcov who set a new world record.
The 22-year-old, who's the son of a Star Wars actor and a ballet dancer, ran a new personal best of 54.22 seconds. He said the roar of the crowd gave him an extra pair of legs.