Jay Nava, 27, of the Royal Citadel, Plymouth, is charged with murdering mother-of-two Natasha Wake, 26.
He repeatedly stabbed her using a kitchen knife while her children slept upstairs, his trial was told.
Miss Wake was found wrapped in a duvet in a cupboard under the stairs of her Bournemouth home on 2 October.
Dry and warm with sunny spells
Rest of today:
Staying dry and fine with plenty of warm sunshine this afternoon. Winds will be lighter than the weekend. Maximum Temperature: 16C (61F)
This evening and tonight:
Remaining largely dry overnight and with clear spells and light winds, it will turn rather cool across Devon once again. However, cloud will increase through the early hours, with the chance of the odd shower towards dawn. Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)
Bradley eyes double-figure goal tally
BBC Sport Online
Plymouth Argyle defender Sonny Bradley says he
can reach 10 league goals
this season, after scoring his seventh of the campaign in their win at Doncaster.
The 25-year-old centre-back had only scored six career league goals before joining the Pilgrims last July.
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Asked if he could reach double figures, Bradley told
BBC Radio Devon:
"It's possible - I don't see why not. There are seven games to go, [so] maybe one more brace and a late one last game of the season - who knows."
Beavers pose 'risks' to farmers
Adrian Campbell, Environment Correspondent
The National Farmers' Union says it is against plans for beavers to play a role in tackling flooding in the south west.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Devon Wildlife Trust believe they could help to slow the flow of flood water and so form part of a solution in flood prone areas.
However, a spokesperson for the NFU said the organisation "specifically opposes the re-introduction of the European Beaver because of concerns about the damage to farmland and farming operations caused by their physical activities and the risks of them spreading disease".
Tintagel castle saw a rise of 19% - up to 230,000 visits.
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Killerton Castle near Exeter had a 15% rise, while St Michael's Mount saw a 10% jump.
The Eden project is the most visited attraction in the region, with more than a million visitors in 2016.
Visitor numbers surge for Cornish attractions
BBC News Online
The number of visitors to the Eden Project last year surpassed the one million mark for the first time since 2011.
The most popular tourist attraction in the south west attracted 1,000,363 visitors during 2016.
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The figures have been released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions in its list of members’ visitor numbers.
The figures also show a large rise in people visiting Tintagel Castle. The North Cornwall attraction had nearly 230,000 visits - a rise of 19%.
McHale plays for Truro despite accident
BBC Sport Online
Truro City boss Lee Hodges
praised keeper Tom McHale
after he played in their 4-2 win over Whitehawk despite being in a road accident on the way to the game.
The incident happened as McHale was driving to Treyew Road with teammates Stuart Yetton and Ben Adelsbury.
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"For anyone who's involved in a crash, it kind of makes you nervy and upsets you a little bit," Hodges told
BBC Radio Cornwall.
"He wanted to play so we stuck with him and he's done a fantastic job for us."
Work has started on a £250,000 scheme to install average speed cameras on the A38 and A380 at Splatford Split, near Exeter.
Highways England says the cameras along a 4km stretch of the eastbound carriageway will improve safety.
The work will involve two weeks of overnight single lane closures and one full overnight closure on 7 April.
Man jailed for Holsworthy stabbing
BBC News Online
A 35-year-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to a stabbing in Holsworthy.
Philip Richards, formerly of Tower Street, Launceston, pleaded guilty to one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, one charge of assault and two charges of having a blade in a public place.
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A second charge of wounding with intent was dropped.
He was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison at Exeter Crown Court today.
Devon beaver dams 'could avert flooding'
BBC News Online
Devon beavers may provide a low cost solution to many of our flooding problems.
A trial, which has been taking place at a secret location near Dartmoor, has been monitoring the activity of a group of beavers over the past six years.
According to a report by the University of Exeter the animals have successfully reduced the risk of flash floods.
However, not everybody is happy about the beavers.
The National Farmers' Union says it is worried about the damage beavers may cause to farmland, and the risk of them spreading disease.
Mother killed in head-on crash after Christmas pantomime
Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online
A young mother was killed by a speeding driver in a head-on crash on her way home from a Christmas pantomime with her family, a court has heard.
Sabrina Bellman, 28, from Hampshire was travelling with her baby daughter, husband and mother-in-law while holidaying in Cornwall when Daniel Smith, 31, hit them on Boxing Day 2015, a jury was told.
Mr Smith from St Teath admitted causing death by careless driving but denies causing both death and serious injury by dangerous driving.
The case continues at Truro Crown Court.
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Arrest after man stabbed in Penzance
BBC News Online
A 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked in Penzance.
Police were called to Adelaide Street at around 17:50 BST yesterday. They say a local 35-year-old man was attacked by four men armed with knives, baseball bats and a crowbar.
He was stabbed in his legs and torso, and was also hit in the head, officers said. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
A 58-year-old man is currently in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder and awaits questioning.
They would like to speak to anybody with information.
Latest travel: Tiverton road blocked with 'extensive debris and oil on the road'
BBC News Travel
Between Rackenford and the Bolham Roundabout
in Tiverton the A361 is blocked in both directions due to an accident, with
extensive debris and an oil on the road. Avoid the area if you can
In Teignmouth, Higher Woodway Road is blocked
by a collision near Higher Holcombe Road
In Plympton there are delays on Sandy Road and Ridgeway near the A38 at Deep Lane due to the
temporary traffic lights and roadworks
In Kenton there's slow traffic on the A379 Exeter Hill near Chiverstone
Lane. In the roadworks area
Near Probus the A390 is now clear after a jack-knifed
lorry at the Trewithen Roundabout caused delays
Near Penryn on the A39 there's
slow traffic on the approaches to the Treluswell Roundabout due to the road
Near Lanner on the A393 there are
temporary traffic lights and roadworks - there's slow traffic
On the A394 Marazion Bypass there's slow
traffic due to the temporary traffic lights for the roadworks there
Newbridge A3071 crash between Penzance and St Just sees woman suffer life-changing injuries