The Chief Constable of Dorset Police, Martin Baker, will step down at the end of this month after his resignation was accepted by the Dorset Police Authority Chief Officer Appointments Committee.
Mr Baker has been Chief Constable of Dorset Police since 1 January 2005.
The Police Authority has appointed Debbie Simpson as Acting Chief Constable and she will take up her new role on 1 October 2012.
Text Santa is organising the Biggest Bag Pack Ever for 6 UK based charities. They will help and support someone near you this Christmas.
The second carnival takes place tonight in the West's Guy Fawkes Carnival Circuit. Many roads in the town will be closed from 6pm.
Bristol based charity Sustrans is warning cyclists to stay safe as clocks go back