Politics

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South Dorset MP Richard Drax voted against the Government on Sir Bill Cash's amendment

Dorset MP rebels in Rwanda Bill amendment vote in the Commons

ONE Dorset MP rebelled against the Government in a vote on the Safety of Rwanda Bill last night (January…

Clockwise from top left: Marcus Fysh, Michael Tomlinson and Chris Loder would face a battle to keep their seats, according to YouGov

Dorset seats could turn Lib Dem or Labour at the next general election: New poll

WEST Dorset, Yeovil and Glastonbury and Somerton could all be held by the Lib Dems after the next general…

Ever thought of becoming a councillor in Dorset? Here’s how you can

HAVE you ever thought of becoming a representative for your area? Well, now’s your chance. All 82 seats at Dorset…

Swanage's Mowlem Theatre and the mill in Sturminster Newton are among those to receive funding

Dorset arts groups and museums handed £450,000 in funding boost

ARTS organisations and museums in Dorset have been handed more than £450,000 in funding. Dorset Council’s Organisational Revenue Support Fund…

Council tax in Dorset set to rise by 5% if budget is approved

COUNCIL tax in Dorset is set to rise by almost 5% in the coming financial year, if proposals are…

Fresh round of support for low-income Dorset households to open

FAMILIES in need of support can apply for supermarket vouchers when a scheme reopens for applications next week. At 10am…

Junior doctors are on strike until 7am on Saturday, December 23

NHS facing facing “significant disruption” during junior doctors’ strike

ROUTINE care NHS services in the south west are facing “significant disruption” this week as industrial…

Dorset Council wants to make it easier for people to walk or cycle

Have your say over active travel improvements in Dorset

PEOPLE are being urged to have their say on making active travel easier in Dorset. Dorset Council wants to make…

Mid Dorset and North Poole MP Michael Tomlinson has been named as one replacement for Robert Jenrick

Dorset MP Michael Tomlinson named as new Minister for Illegal Migration

DORSET MP Michael Tomlinson has been announced as one replacement for Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick. Mr Jenrick (Con, Newark) controversially…

The Bibby Stockholm, off Portland

Jobs created on Bibby Stockholm – and asylum seekers volunteering locally

MORE than 20 jobs have been created as the number of asylum seekers moving on to the Bibby…