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Ambulance wait times 'may increase' ......
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

US mulls putting NK on terror list ......
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82 ......
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.

Elton John and David Furnish marry ......
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.

May 'could disband child abuse panel' ......
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.

Dorset News Headlines

'Dibley-style' carol service for pets ......
More than 100 people and their pets, including dogs and a tortoise, attend a Christmas service for pets.

Santas chase Christmas pudding ......
About 280 runners dressed in Santa suits have chased a "Christmas pudding" across Weymouth beach for charity.

Blackpool 1-6 Bournemouth ......
Bournemouth hit six goals past bottom-of-the-table Blackpool to move one point clear at the top of the Championship.

Jigsaws used to create 4ft elephant ......
An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to five hospitals in England and Scotland.

Blade-wielding robbers tie up woman ......
A woman is threatened with a letter opener before being tied up by two masked robbers at her home in West Parley.