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Would you show off your garden to the public?

Many of us try to keep our gardens, however big or small, looking reasonably presentable. But would you be willing to show your green-fingered efforts off to the public?

One couple from Dorchester open their garden regularly to raise money for charity. In the next instalment of our Westcountry Garden series, our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been to see it.

World's oldest paperboy to retire after 70 years

The world's oldest paper boy is giving up his round after more than 70 years of delivering papers near his home in Dorset.

93-year-old Ted Ingram is retiring because it costs him more to deliver the newspapers than he gets paid.

He started in 1942, when George VI was King, Winston Churchill was Prime Minister and Britain was at war.

Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme has been to meet him:

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Star Wars memorabilia goes under the hammer

Video. They hadn't seen anything quite like it before, at a fine art auctioneers in Dorset. More than 50 lots of Star Wars memorabilia and toys went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items from his beloved film.

Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, specially boxed and mint condition is highly coveted. And Star Wars fans were desperate to put their bids in. Martin Dowse was there too.

Star Wars fans descend upon Dorchester for auction

More than fifty lots of Star Wars memorabilia went up for sale after a local collector passed away, leaving a house full of items, from his beloved films.

This Han Solo went for £1,000 at auction Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Merchandise from the movie franchise which began in 1977, especially boxed in mint condition, is highly coveted.

Boxed Star Wars memorabilia Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars fans descended upon Dorchester for the sale, where original memorabilia from the films in the 70s and 80s fetched the highest.

A life sized Yoda on display Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars collection could attract global interest

A large collection of Star wars memorabilia will go under the hammer today at Dukes Auction Room in Dorchester.

Star Wars memorabilia could attract interest from across the world Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The 50-strong assortment for figures and toys include Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia figures.

Star Wars toys including Storm Troopers, Jabba the Hutt and Han Solo Credit: ITV News Westcountry

It is thought the collection could attract attention from across the world.

The Millennium Falcon vehicle toy Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Star Wars collection up for auction in Dorchester

A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia will be up for auction in Dorchester today.

A vast collection of Star Wars toys and memorabilia Credit: ITV News Westcountry

The 50-strong assortment belong to a Star Wars enthusiast, figures of Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt and Princess Leia will all be making an appearance at the Dukes Auction Room.

The collection is expected to attract interest from around the world.

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Plans to cut air pollution in Dorchester

Major changes to roads in the centre of Dorchester are being suggested to cut air pollution.

Dorset County Council is considering making parts of High East and High West streets one way.

It hopes to ease traffic congestion and is asking for views on the plans.

Other roads and junctions will also be altered. The work could start at the end of next year.

Councillor Hilary Cox, from Dorset County Council, says it's hoped it will protect Dorchester.

Company drills for oil in Dorset

An oil company has started pumping from this well near Dorchester Credit: ITV News West Country

Tens of millions of barrels of oil could be sitting under Dorset, according to geophysicists.

A company has started pumping from a new well near Dorchester. It's hoping to drill several more.

Egdon Resources is also doing seismic surveys nearby to look for other deposits. The company holds licences to explore large parts of the county.

Its site at Whaddock Cross produces 30-40 barrels of oil a day.

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