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Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man from Dorchester who's been missing since Sunday 14 February.
18 year old Louis Harris was last since in the early hours when he was on Weymouth beach near to the Pavilion. He was walking up the steps towards the pier at 4:20am.
- about five feet ten inches tall
- slim build
- last seen wearing a blue and white zipped hooded Lacoste top, a mainly white Fat Face checked shirt with a blue and red checked pattern, blue jeans and Vans shoes.
We are becoming increasingly concerned for Louis’ welfare as this behaviour is described as totally out of character for him.
He normally has good and regular contact with his family but they have not heard from him since he has gone missing and have not been able to contact him."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police
The Government's announced that three courts in the region will close, despite local opposition.
Crown Courts will no longer sit in Barnstaple or Dorchester, and the magistrates' court in Torquay will be shut by the end of the year as part of a programme to streamline the service. The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.
Torbay's MP says he's worried it will mean witnesses and defendants having long journeys to get to courts in Newton Abbott and Plymouth.
Parents fear some children's services could be moved from Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester, following a review by doctors.Read the full story ›
A vet from Dorchester has been ordered to pay £4,000 for failing to treat a dog with a broken back.
Philipa Rodale, from the Weatherby veterinary clinic, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates court yesterday. The injured foxhound was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public after it had been at the clinic for ten days.
Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a 60 year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car.
The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. The driver was a 21 year-old from Yeovil who was in a white mini cooper.
Police say they would particularly like to hear from a man who was driving a Green Land Rover who initially stopped at the scene to administer first aid.
A memorial to German prisoners of war in Dorset has been listed by English Heritage.Read the full story ›
A daughter kissed her mother goodbye after being told she had died, reportedly finding out hours later that she was alive in the next ward.Read the full story ›
Imagine having a painting on your wall for more than 40 years - and never knowing that it was worth a fortune. Well that's what happened to the owner of a piece by LS Lowry.
Today it sold for an amazing £201,000 at auction in Dorset.
Richard Lawrence has more on the story.
A rare oil painting by L S Lowry has sold at auction for more than £200,000.
The work dates from 1968 and is more colourful than the artist's usual matchstick figures.
It may be small - the size of a piece of A4 paper - but it went for £201,300 in Dorchester.