24 October 2014 Last updated at 06:44 ET

Ferry suspended after chain breakThe chain ferry, 'Bramblebush Bay'

The car ferry across Poole Harbour in Dorset is suspended after one of the chains guiding it breaks.


Amy MasonWriter scoops £10,000 book prize

Bournemouth-born novelist Amy Mason, who dropped out of school at 16 and took up writing at 25, wins the Dundee International Book Prize.

Beach hutsOne boss for three Dorset councils

West Dorset, North Dorset and Weymouth and Portland councils are to join forces and share one chief executive.

Peter Henley Article written by Peter Henley Peter Henley Political editor, South of England

Is Minister for Portsmouth a job for life?

Matt Hancock has been appointed the new Minister for Portsmouth - but how long will the job last?

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