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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Views sought on Dorset and Wiltshire fire merger

Views will be sought about a merger of fire services in Dorset and Wiltshire. It's been proposed to save money but faces some opposition. Both services predict that over a decade their grant from the Governemnt will be halved. Dorset needs to save £4 million in the next decade.

Dorset's Chief Fire Officer, Darran Gunter says he's trying to protect frontline services:

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Tory MP's half-brother charged with sex abuse

The half-brother of senior Conservative MP John Whittingdale has been charged with one count of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency as part of Operation Cayacos, Scotland Yard said.

Charles Napier, 67, from Sherborne in Dorset, is among two men charged in connection to alleged historical abuse. The charges are said to relate to offences in the late 1970s when the victim was 11 years old.

Napier has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on July 29.

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