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Three arrested after body found in Dorchester garage

The man's body was discovered at the Compass Garage in Dorchester. Credit: ITV News

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body in Dorchester. Three men have been arrested.

Police discovered the man's body in the Dorchester Collection Garage in The Grove shortly before 10pm on Tuesday night.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Jez Noyce, of Dorset Police’s MCIT, said: “Following the discovery of a man’s body, Dorset Police has launched a murder investigation.

“Enquiries are now underway to establish exactly what happened yesterday.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in The Grove or has any other information that could be useful, to please call me urgently.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”


WATCH: Huge gorse fire blazes on Carn Brea

The fire was fanned by strong winds, and covered at least three hectares. Credit: ITV News

Fire crews spent the night battling the blaze on Carn Brea, near Redruth. No one was harmed, and investigators will be looking into the cause of the fire.

The shots below show the reach of the flames, which were fanned by strong winds across at least three hectares. We also spoke to Steve Wilkinson from Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service about the battle to put it out.

Three year old boy injured in Bodmin 'no longer critical'

A three year-old boy who suffered serious injuries after being trapped by a car near Bodmin on Friday evening is no longer described as being critical.

The child is thought to have been crushed between two parked cars, one of which rolled, in a private car park in the Glynn area of Bodmin. The boy, from London, was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious injuries and was later transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

Carn Brea gorse fire 'largely out' after all-night fight

The fire burned across three hectares. Credit: Darrin Roberts

A huge gorse fire which fire crews fought throughout the night on Carn Brea has been largely put out, Cornwall Fire & Rescue service say.

A crew of five firefighters from Falmouth has stayed to monitor the situation, and a wildfire specialist is assessing the scene this morning to see if anything else needs to be done. The fire was fanned across three hectares by strong winds, and it took at least four fire engines to tackle it.

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Devon businessmen offer to take over Torquay United

A group of Devon businessman, led by Torquay United's commercial manager Dean Edwards has tabled an offer to take over the club.

Former owner Thea Bristow last week passed 80 per cent of her shares in Plainmoor Ltd, to a group of directors and it is that controlling interest which Edwards' group is trying to acquire.

Fire crews dealing with large gorse fire on Carn Brea

The huge gorse fire on Carn Brea. Credit: Darrin Roberts

Four fire engines are dealing with a large gorse fire on the Pool side of Carn Brea.

Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service says the fire is being fanned by strong winds and currently covers three hectares.

YOUR VIEWS: Taking kids out of school for holidays.

We asked your views on how you feel about taking children out of school for family holidays. Do the tougher rules make you less likely to do it?

Dozens of you got back to us, here are just a selection.

I have taken mine out and will continue to do so - I would rather pay the fine as it's a lot cheaper. They are only young once and it has done my children no harm

– Gronnia Bastow, from Torbay

As school support staff I have to take my holidays in school holidays. There are deals to be had if you look for them.

– Sheila Maybery, from Weymouth

What about those of us in the West Country, how are we supposed to take our holidays during the school breaks when most of us work in the tourism industry?

– Sam Mallon, from the Isles of Scilly

I think that if the children have good attendance then there shouldn't be a problem.

– Pippa Sadiq, from Bodmin

Book a year ahead and that way you have 12 months to pay for a holiday without taking the kids out of school.

– Julie Richards, from Weymouth

If it's the only way they can afford a holiday then they should be able to, a holiday can be very educational even just 'rockpooling' or seegng tourist attractions.

– Simon Burfield
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