Extra officers and specially-trained staff are starting visits to vulnerable people - as reports tend to increase at Christmas.
Two Hurt After Campsite Blast
Two people have suffered serious burns after an explosion at Camp Bestival.
A man and a woman were taken to hospital after the blast ripped through a tent on a campsite.
It happened on Thursday as the four-day music festival got underway at Lulworth Castle.
Firefighters think a gas leak from a cooking stove was to blame.
Dorset Fire & Rescue are reminding people not to use BBQs and cooking appliances inside tents saying not only is there a huge fire risk but also the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning.
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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