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Brexit could extend austerity, IFS says ......
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says leaving the EU could lead to more austerity - but Vote Leave calls the think tank "a propaganda arm" of Brussels.

Arrests over legal highs ahead of ban ......
Two people are arrested in connection with legal highs which resulted in nine people falling ill in Rochdale, say police.

Jailed Ukrainian freed in prisoner swap ......
Russia releases Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in a prisoner exchange also involving two Russians convicted in Kiev last month.

Millions 'could miss out on EU vote' ......
Many people will be turned away from polling stations because they mistakenly think they are on the electoral register, campaigners warn.

Fifth of UK couples 'close to break-up' ......
Almost one in five (18%) of couples in the UK argue regularly or consider separating, a study suggests.

Dorset News Headlines

Prison's human remains to be exhumed ......
Archaeologists plan to exhume human remains at a former prison site in Dorset before a redevelopment of the site can go ahead.

'Good' hospital report stresses safety ......
Concerns have been raised over patient safety at a Dorset hospital by the healthcare watchdog.

Trans woman wins 'landmark' loo case ......
A transgender woman wins her bid to have a ferry firm removed the words "ladies" and "gents" from its toilets.

'Greenbelt school' to go ahead ......
A new 420-pupil primary school is set to be built on greenbelt land in Dorset after the government decides not to review a planning decision by the council.

Term-time holiday fines put on hold ......
Legal cases against parents refusing to pay fines for taking children out of school in term time are suspended in Dorset following a High Court action.