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Brad Pitt has made a visit to Dorset to promote his latest film 'Fury'.
The actor's appearance at the Tank Museum in Bovington is thought to be his first since marrying fellow movie star Angelina Jolie on Saturday. The new film is set at the end of the Second World War, and Brad Pitt's character commands a tank on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines.
The organisers of the Great Dorset Steam Fair say that conditions are still very muddy but are improving this morning. Yesterday many visitors to the fair were stranded for hours waiting to be towed through the mud.
– Great Dorset Steam Fair statement
The car parks for day visitors are mostly dry and running as normal, but pre-paid camping vehicles may face delays due to the ground conditions in gates 3 and 4.
The wet weather has proved a challenge for people going to one of the West Country's biggest events.
The Great Dorset Steam Fair got underway today as heavy rain turned fields into a quagmire.
Traffic queued for up to four hours to get on to the site near Blandford Forum.
Organisers had earlier appealed for extra tractors to help tow vehicles through muddy fields.
Our Dorset correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has spent the day there:
Wet weather has proved a challenge for people going to The Great Dorset Steam Fair.
Many exhibitors were forced to sleep overnight in their cars when they couldn't get to the muddy camping fields.
There have been queues of over 4 hours to get into the car parks, as visitors head to the site despite the mud.
There are long queues for people trying to get on site at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
The event at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford starts tomorrow but heavy showers have made it difficult for vehicles trying to get on and move around the site today.
A 28-year-old man from Yeovil has been seriously injured after being hit by a police car. It happened on Saturday evening (23 August) on the B3146 between Dorchester and Sherborne.
Dorset Police say one of their vehicles was in pursuit of a black Peugeot GTI which hit a road sign. The driver got out and then collided with the police car.
The man was taken to Dorset County Hospital with a seriously injured arm. He was arrested for driving offences.
– Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit
I am appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward and contact police.
I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle leading up to the collision.
Organisers of The Great Dorset Steam Fair at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford say it is still on for tomorrow, despite the bad weather.
Exhibitors and campers are arriving at the site and the fair is appealing for owners of 4x4s and Landrovers to help out in the mud.
– Great Dorset Steam Fair
We are currently experiencing adverse weather conditions at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and would welcome any assistance from any local Tractors and Drivers.
One of the victims of this weekend's bad weather was probably Bristol's biggest cricket match of the season.
The One Day International between England and India was eventually abandoned yesterday, without a ball being played.
People who had tickets for the match can exchange them for tickets to Wednesday's One Day International in Cardiff.
And it is still raining at the County Ground today, as the major task of dismantling all the extra seating for the One Day International gets underway.