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Union representatives give speeches at march

Protesters assemble to hear speeches from Union representatives Credit: ITV News West Country

On Thursday [14th] Dorset County Councillors will be voting on whether to cut a further £11 million pounds from their budget during 2013/14.

The Trades Council has organised a public a march from Poundbury to the new council offices at West Dorset District Council, protesting against the cuts.

Beaminster tunnel unlikely to open for several months

The Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset is unlikely to be re-opened for several months.

It was closed earlier this month after a landslip that killed two people.

The tunnel was closed earlier this month after a landslip that killed two people. Credit: Emma Hallett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Engineers have found that the slope at both ends of the tunnel is extremely dangerous and liable to further collapses. Dorset County Council has brought in experts to find the best way forward.


Dorset County Council assess damage to Beaminster Tunnel

Dorset County Council said they are now checking the structure of Beaminster Tunnel in Dorset.

It's parapet was destroyed in a landslide caused by heavy rain.

The Council said they will need to tackle the drainage before they address the stonework.

Beaminster Tunnel is expected to remain closed until the 22nd July.

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