Extra officers and specially-trained staff are starting visits to vulnerable people - as reports tend to increase at Christmas.
Busy New Year For Emergency Crews
It was a busy start to the New Year for Dorset's emergency teams.
Dorset Fire Service says it had loads of calls in the early hours - most were false alarms over Chinese lanterns.
Many of the lanterns had become stuck on roofs and people were worried they'd set houses on fire.
A spokesperson for Dorset Fire and Rescue again asked that if people have to set off lanterns they needed to act responsibly and ensure they do not land on bushes or houses which could spark a fire.
West Quay Watermark's first restaurants are opening, ahead of a bowling alley and cinema.
26-year-old mum of two Natasha Wake was stabbed to death at a house in Harley Gardens in Boscombe.
Hundreds waved off the Royal Navy aircraft carrier on its final journey from the city, to a Turkish scrapyard.
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