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Transport minister Chris Heaton-Harris has said he hopes to use his influence to find a solution to the lack of 24-hour step-free access across the railway at Wareham.
Dorset Council recently apologised after parents of a disabled boy were forced to carry him over a stepped footbridge because the level crossing was closed due to staff shortages.
Previous attempts to build ramp access at the station have failed to pass the planning stage.
Mr Heaton-Harris visited the site yesterday and said: "This is a problem that needs to be solved. There is money in the system to help solve it.
"I just wanted to see it for myself and maybe bring all sides together so we can have a proper discussion about how we move forward."
The Mid Dorset and North Poole MP said: "We need to make sure that this crossing is preserved and the town isn't divided in two."
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Dorset's knob-throwing festival will return to its original home next year, organisers have said.
The competition to hurl the county's traditional biscuits as far as possible has been running since 2008.
In November, organisers announced the event would not be held this year while they searched for a new venue.
They have now decided it will return to Cattistock village next year.
It moved to Kingston Maurward College, near Dorchester, in 2017 after its popularity grew but organisers said the college ended that arrangement.
Shopkeeper Kamil Sahin was left with cuts and bruises after an attack at his newsagents.
The boss of Shoe Zone has called on the government to take urgent action to cut business rates in an effort to stem High Street store closures.
Speaking to the PA news agency, chief executive Anthony Smith said "maybe 20% of stores could close if rates don't change". The chain has already secured rent reductions in order to protect the future of some shops.
Shoe Zone was reporting a fall in pre-tax profits of 15% to £9.6m in the year to 5 October, amid rising costs.
Mr Smith told PA: "We need a change to the rates system because the current cost of rates is too much for retailers, particularly in small towns.
"Current rates don't reflect the market. All we want to see are rates which are aligned with the current rental property market.
"We are a business that is looking to really expand but our numbers haven't really moved over the past year. We've opened about 20 stores and then closed around 20 over same period."
Mr Smith added that the company paid more in business rates in 2019 than it did in 2009, even though it store numbers had fallen from about 800 to 500 over that time.
Alison Bunce says her commute from Surrey to London is now a five-hour round trip.
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill says the country is now in "a period of calm after a very difficult two years".
He said he was looking forward to working with the new government on issues such as mental health, the use of taser and the use of force.
Flooding is causing problems in parts of Dorset after storms continued to batter the county overnight.
Four of the nine flood warnings currently in place across England are in Dorset and many rivers have overtopped their banks.
The Environment Agency said flooding was expected and immediate action was required around the River Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Wareham.
Also groundwater flooding is expected for the South Winterbourne Valley, where properties with basements and cellars are expected to experience "groundwater inundation".
The A352 near Cerne Abbas and Westleaze at Lower Burton, near Dorchester, are among the roads that were completely submerged on Friday morning.
High winds forced the cancellation of the Sandbanks ferry on Thursday evening, although services have since resumed.
A miniature Shetland pony that was found abandoned in a field is the star of the RSPCA Christmas advert.