UK recession: South

Page last updated at 11:42 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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An RSPCA centre in Dorset says its waiting list for unwanted cats is the highest it has even been because of the recession.

A council says it is "extremely disappointed" with a bus firm's decision to withdraw a school bus service.

Traders in Dorset say roadworks planned during the run-up to Christmas will be the "final nail in the coffin".

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A council wants to sell important works of art valued at about 5m to help fund a new cultural quarter.

A record-breaking 1.3 million people watched annual seafront Bournemouth Air Show, tourism chiefs claimed.
Staycations boosts Swanage
A Dorset coastal town exudes an "olde worlde" charm, but has an entrepreneurial streak that is staving off the recession.

Garage's interest-free loans
A garage in Oxford offers interest-free loans on repairs and maintenance in a bid to survive the recession.

Cheap alcohol 'due to recession'
A nightclub at the centre of a row over alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour says its cheap drinks are down to the recession.

Profits fall at protest-hit firm
Danish wind turbine firm Vestas, which experienced a protest at its Isle of Wight factory, sees profits decline on falling orders.

Find out how the downturn took shape
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