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Murder accused: 'no way' he could have killed Georgina

The man accused of murdering Hampshire grandmother, Georgina Edmonds, took to the stand today - and told the jury about his previous convictions, including drug taking.

Matthew Hamlen from Bishopstoke said being questioned by the police over the 77-year-old's murder 'felt like hell'. And that there was no way he could be forensically linked to the pensioner's home.

Georgina Edmonds was killed at her cottage in Brambridge in January 2008. The 37-year-old is standing trial a second time after being acquitted in 2012. He denies murder.

Andrew Pate reports.


Fred and Sangeeta have the latest on fire-risk tumble dryers

Politicians and consumer groups have demanded action over fire-risk tumble dryers.

Whirlpool has safety warnings on some of its Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda models - but admits that, with as many as five million products affected, there are months of delays in reaching customers.

We've been following this story - ever since a family was forced to flee their home after a tumble dryer fire in Guildford, in Surrey. Hundreds viewers have contacted us - and we've been telling your stories - including that of Peggy Collis, from Hayling Island, who looks after her disabled husband. A viewer from Bournemouth has come to her rescue.


Viewers buy new tumble dryer for pensioners, worried about fire risk

Pensioner Peggy Collis thought she was going to have to wait two months before anyone came to look at her tumble dryer. She was worried that it might be a fire risk. Generous viewers came to the rescue. As Sally Simmonds reports, Peggy and her husband, who live in Hampshire, are absolutely thrilled.

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