BBC news for Dorset

Guy Hedger shooting: Two men jailed for executive's murder

Guy Hedger was shot dead by intruders in a botched burglary at his luxury home near Ringwood.

Body found in River Stour after Blandford missing man search

Police helicopters and search dogs have been looking for Andrew Latcham, 70, from Blandford.

Behind schedule Poole Bridge reopening in question

The lifting bridge had been expected to be reopened before Christmas.

Bird flu zone extended as strain discovered in Warwickshire

The move follows the death of 13 birds in Warwickshire but does not involve bringing poultry inside.

Live BBC World News

US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Liberal groups are in uproar that the Democrats' gave support without any concessions on immigration.

Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group

Turkey says the US must end support for the YPG militia, which it is fighting in northern Syria.

US imposes tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Extra duties on imported solar panels and washing machines are designed to protect local manufacturers.

Hong Kong bookseller seized from China train

Chinese-Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was taken from a train while escorted by two Swedish diplomats.