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Bosses sign letter supporting Tories ......
More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero-hours contracts.

Care system gets 'biggest shake-up' ......
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' ......
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.

Alps crash video 'must be handed in' ......
A lead investigator into the Germanwings crash calls for anyone with footage of the disaster to hand it over to the authorities.

Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory ......
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.

Dorset News Headlines

Fire crews tackle huge heath fire ......
Up to 80 firefighters tackle a large Dorset heath fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Charles asks pub to have wife's name ......
The Prince of Wales requests a new pub in the Duchy of Cornwall's village of Poundbury is named after his wife.

Durdle Door steps reopen to public ......
Steps leading down to one of the UK's most famous coastal features reopen - more than two years after they were removed.

Extra ferry after harbour crash ......
An extra vessel is drafted in to deal with passengers and freight travelling between Poole and the Channel Islands after a new 50m ferry was damaged in high winds.

Banned boss watches game from window ......
Poole Town manager Tom Killick overcomes a six-game stadium ban by watching from the skylight of the groundsman's home.