County of England

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the unitary authority areas of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and Dorset. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi), Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. The county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of local government in 1974 the county's border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth and Christchurch. Around half of the population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation, while the rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density.

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About 550 acres (220 hectares) have now been damaged at Wareham Forest, in Dorset.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

More than 30 young musicians across Dorset record their version of What A Wonderful World.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Flames began ripping through Wareham Forest in Dorset on Monday, where 11 disposable BBQs were found.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The fire which damaged much of Wareham Forest in Dorset is still burning after three days.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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