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Live Reporting

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  1. Cuba catamaran murder accused due in court

    Lewis Bennett

    A man from Poole suspected of murdering his wife during a sailing trip off the coast of Cuba is due in court in Miami later.

    Lewis Bennett, 41, is to attend a "change of plea hearing", over the death of Isabella Hellmann.

    US prosecutors have reduced a charge of murder to unlawful killing "without malice", in a move which suggests a plea deal has been arranged.

    The newlyweds started their expedition in St Maarten, before sailing the catamaran to Puerto Rico and Cuba.

  2. Lifeboat rescues seven from waterside building fire

    Warehouses next to the water in Poole

    Seven people were rescued by lifeboats when fire broke out in a waterside industrial unit in Poole.

    Lifeboat volunteers helped evacuate the building in West Quay Road while crews tackled the blaze.

    Six fire engines were called to the blaze at 14:30 on Saturday.

    Some of those rescued were treated for the effects of breathing smoke.

  3. Thatch fire 'caused by wood burner'

    Thatch fire

    A fire which wrecked a thatched cottage near Dorchester on Friday was caused by sparks from a wood burner, an investigation has found.

    The holiday rental house in Affpuddle was destroyed in the blaze.

  4. Dog turns on hob and starts fire

    Slade Park Fire Station

    A pet dog trying to get into a rubbish bin on a cooker turned on the hob causing a fire in a kitchen.

    Crews were called after a plastic bin on top of a cooker caught fire at a property off Bayswater Road in Headington, Oxfordshire, on Saturday.

  5. Condor cancels fast ferry services

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Condor has cancelled today's fast ferry services between the Channel Islands and Poole.

    The ferry company says Condor Liberation needs to sail to her annual dry dock sooner than planned to avoid Storm Oscar.

    Condor Liberation

    It's apologising to passengers and offering to help with alternative travel arrangements,