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Christchurch council applies to appeal over Dorset merger plan
A local council has applied for permission to appeal after failing in its bid to halt authorities in Dorset being merged at the High Court.
Christchurch Borough Council formally opposed plans to replace the county's nine councils with two authorities.
It believed it had "an arguable case against the Secretary of State", but its challenge was rejected at the High Court on Tuesday.
It has now made an application for leave to appeal against the judgement.