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A change in wind direction could have killed thousands more birds after scores were found washed ashore along England's south coast.
RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.
Ian Axton fronted our coverage of the Christmas lights switch-on in Shaftesbury last night.
'Hovis boy' Carl Barlow returned to the Dorset town for the first time in 40 years since appearing in the famous 1970s TV ad.
The boy who struggled up Shaftesbury's Gold Hill with a baker's bike in the iconic Hovis advert is in the town today to switch on the Christmas lights.
Carl Barlow couldn't resist re-living his part in the advert and pushed a bike up Gold Hill, complete with flat cap and Hovis loaves.
Carl will also plant some snowdrops in the town this afternoon, before switching the Christmas lights on later this evening.
Wiltshire Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Swindon
Andrew Bilko, who's 21, hasn't been seen since he left his home in the Greenmeadow area of the town early on Friday morning.
Andrew, known as Andy to friends, was up until recently a student at Southampton University, and lives at his family home in Swindon.
Andrew is thought to have been in Reading, in the area of the train station on Friday morning.
He has links to the Hampshire and Dorset areas.
Wiltshire Police say his family is extremely worried about Andy.
ITV West Country presenter Ian Axton will be master of ceremonies at Shaftesbury's Christmas lights switch-on this evening (Monday 2 December). Celebrations start in the town centre at 6pm, and Carl Barlow - star of the vintage Hovis advert - will flick the switch at approximately 6:20pm.
Some of the part-time soldiers in the South West have begun training to learn how to fire live ammunition from tanks on ranges in Dorset.
The Royal Wessex Yeomanry has bases in the county as well as in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire - and is the only part-time regiment using the Army's main battle tank.
Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports on what these changes could mean for them.
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:
A Dorset landmark has been given a 12 metre long moustache made out of grass in support of the charity movement Movember.
The Cerne Abbas Giant will sport the look for the next month.
Movember aims to raise awareness of the health risks facing men by encouraging people to be sponsored to grow a moustache.
National Trust Countryside Manager, Rob Rhodes, says everyone was delighted to get involved.
People planning on going out for Halloween tonight have been warned by police in Dorset to respect others around them, with concerns over anti social behaviour.
Notices have also been made available to residents in the region who do not want trick or treaters to call at their property.
Actor, author and historian Sir Tony Robinson will be in Dorchester tonight for an event to promote research in to family histories.
He will be giving his speech at the Dorset History Centre alongside the County Archivist Sam Johnston before taking questions from the floor.