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Private schools plan 10,000 free places for low-income pupils ......
The Independent Schools Council plans thousands of free places for low-income families in England.

Conservatives win Sleaford by-election ......
Tory Caroline Johnson wins the Sleaford by-election, with Labour in fourth behind UKIP and the Lib Dems.

Self-harm hospital admissions of children show 'frightening rise' ......
The number of children hospitalised after self-harming has risen by 14% in three years, the NSPCC says.

Park Geun-hye: S Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader ......
South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal.

Two-thirds 'back more police getting Tasers' ......
The majority of the public support more police carrying Tasers, a Police Federation survey suggests.

Dorset News Headlines

Weymouth Ironman triathlon: Bid to avoid disruption ......
Organisers of a triathlon that resulted in traffic "mayhem" in meet councillors to discuss ways of preventing future problems.

Greg Lake: King Crimson and ELP star dies aged 69 ......
Guitarist Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, dies aged 69.

Dog and bag stolen as paramedics treat patient in pub ......
CCTV images are released after a woman's handbag and dog were stolen while she was being treated by paramedics.

Climbers stuck on Swanage cliff ledge rescued ......
Five climbers are pulled to safety after getting stuck at the base of a cliff near Swanage.

Clean air acts ......
Air pollution is responsible for 50,000 premature deaths in the UK each year - how can we tackle the issue?