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Police are calling for respect in communities after a series of incidents of drink related disorder reports this week. One incident at Orcombe Point, Exmouth, saw around 200 young people drinking, and in some cases fighting, with large numbers of individuals drunk. Police issued a dispersal order in an effort to restore order to the …

Masses of tourists descended on Dorset this week, leading to a major incident being declared. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council said tourists had defied advice to stay away and ‘descended’ on beaches, especially in Bournemouth and Sandbanks, on Wednesday and Thursday. Council leader Vikki Slade said everyone was appalled at the scenes witnessed, with half-a-millions …

The National Trust, who own and look after Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, in partnership with the town council and the police have been urging people to stay home and not travel to Glastonbury Tor for the Summer Solstice. A spokesperson for the trust said: “This year there won’t be any summer solstice events at our …

Cornwall’s MPs have joined together to urge people to “think local, shop local” as businesses start to reopen after lockdown. Non-essential shops will be able to open from tomorrow and town centres and businesses have been preparing by implementing measures to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be followed and that staff and customers are …

Top police officials say they stand by the decision not to stop protestors toppling the Edward Colston statue in Bristol. Some 10,000 protestors gathered in the city last weekend to march against racism and the unlawful killing of African American George Floyd by a white police officer. The event went without incident until a group …

Moves are under way to ensure Plymouth’s heritage is told in ways which do not celebrate slavery and racism. Protests took place all around the South West at the weekend, organised by supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, against the unlawful killing of African American George Floyd. In Bristol, crowds toppled the statue of …

Police are still appealing for help in finding a missing Dorset teenager. Seventeen-year-old Oscar Montgomery was last seen on Wednesday, May 27 when he went diving off the coast of Church Ope Cove, in Portland. He is described as white and of a slim, muscular build with brown hair and a small slit in his …

Officials have urged caution as Black Lives Matter protestors plan gatherings around the South West on Sunday. The protest is against the death of George Floyd, the African American who died after being arrested by Minneapolis police on May 25. Marches and protest have taken place around the world against injustice and racism and a …