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TV election debates 'will go ahead' ......
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.

Outcry as IS 'wrecks' Assyrian site ......
Archaeologists and officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Doctor feared Harrison Ford fireball ......
The doctor who pulled US actor Harrison Ford from the wreck of a plane crash says he feared a fireball from the aircraft's leaking fuel.

Four charged over Becky body parts ......
Four people appear in court accused of helping to hide or dispose of the body parts of teenager Becky Watts.

Dawn probe achieves Ceres orbit ......
Nasa confirms that its Dawn probe has gone into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Dorset News Headlines

County fire teams merger approved ......
A merger between the Wiltshire and Swindon fire authority and its Dorset counterpart is formally approved by the government.

New nature park opens in harbour ......
A new nature park opens in Poole Harbour to help protect wildlife.

'Savile' effect of sex crimes rise ......
Cases of sexual violence jump by 50% in Bournemouth and Poole, partly as a result of the Jimmy Savile case, police say.

Pupil's trip details 'not destroyed' ......
An academy school on Portland has started an investigation amid claims details of a school trip sent to a prison for disposal were not destroyed as expected.

Downey Jr gives hospice raffle prize ......
Actor Robert Downey Jr donates a "once-in-a-lifetime" prize to raise money for a children's hospice.