Two Dorset rowers are on course to break a 118-year record - by crossing the Atlantic to raise money for the Childrens' Hospice south West
One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.
A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest into two people killed in a mudslide in a Dorset tunnel.
Hospitals and doctors surgeries across the West Country have seen an increase in admissions over the past couple of weeks with older people struggling with the heat. While the current heatwave might seem perfect beach weather, it can have severe impact on health with dehydration and heat stroke a major problem, particularly for the elderly.
The half-brother of a senior Conservative MP, will face a trial over alleged historic sex abuse.
Charles Napier, 67, from Sherborne in Dorset, is accused of one count of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency. He is the half-brother of Maldon MP John Whittingdale.
The charges date back to the late 1970s and concern an alleged victim who was 11 years old at the time.
Almost a third of people in the South West are struggling to afford food. That's according to a report by a debt management company. The findings will be officially announced as part of a debt summit in Bristol today. They say an increase in the cost of living and energy bills are to blame.
There are 40 miles of stop-start queues on the M5 southbound, between junctions 14 (Thornbury) and 23 (Bridgwater North). Travel time between the two is 120 minutes. There are no accidents; congestion is due to the sheer volume of holiday traffic.