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UK News Headlines

Tories to change inheritance tax rule ......
Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to 1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Mass rallies over Greek bailout vote ......
Tens of thousands of people attend rival rallies in Greece ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international financial bailout.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health ......
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Iran nuclear deal 'never closer' ......
Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.

CBI says UK economic growth slows ......
Surveys for the Confederation of British Industry find that manufacturing, retails and services growth slowed in the second quarter.

Dorset News Headlines

Harassment PC sacked from force ......
A Dorset police officer who bombarded a former lover with 42,000 text messages and voicemails over a number of years is sacked from the force.

Man with indecent baby images jailed ......
A paedophile who possessed indecent images of very young children and babies is sentenced to five years in prison.

Storm beach restoration completed ......
Work to restore beaches on the Dorset coast affected by the winter storms of 2013-14 has been completed.

Regatta teams' 'mystery melting oars' ......
A Dorset school rowing crew is hit by a "mysterious case of melting oars" at Henley regatta, say organisers.

Auctioneers coy on Star Wars sale ......
An auctioneers says it will not release full details of a Star Wars toys and memorabilia sale, after several of the lots fail to sell.