Dorset farmer frustrated over TB delays

One of Dorset's leading farmers says he's increasingly frustrated with the Government's decision not to extend badger culling trials.

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Heatwave leaves elderly struggling

Hospitals have seen an increase in elderly people suffering from the heat.
Hospitals have seen an increase in elderly people suffering from dehydration. Credit: PA

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.

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Dorset man will face child sex abuse trial

Charles Napier arriving at court
Charles Napier arriving at court Credit: ITV

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.

1 in 3 in South West struggling for food

Picture of  food bank as 1 in 3 people in the south west struggle for food
1/3 people in South West struggling for food Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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