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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 26 February

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport

    Arsenal celebrate

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport

    Arsenal stay ahead of Manchester United in the race for the Champions League by thrashing Bournemouth for another Premier League home win.

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  3. Cat has 'lucky escape' from house fire

    A cat has had a "very lucky" escape from a house fire on the Isle of Wight.

    The female, black and white feline - named Dora - was rescued from the upstairs of the home by firefighters.

    The pet suffered smoke inhalation but was given oxygen and has since made a full recovery.

    "She had a very lucky escape and has probably used up one of her nine lives," fire crews said.

    There was no-one in the property at the time and the cat has been reunited with its owner.

    Dora the cat being given oxygen
    Image caption: A special pet mask was used to provide oxygen to the black and white cat called Dora
  4. Hundreds of World War One fallen to be added to Portsmouth memorial

    About 1,500 service personnel who died during the World War One but whose names do not appear on Portsmouth's war memorial are to be honoured, the city council has said.

    Guildhall Square Cenotaph, Portsmouth

    The names of many people from the city who died in the conflict, including women who worked as nurses, are not recorded on the memorial, in Guildhall Square, "despite the best efforts of those responsible at the time", Portsmouth City Council said.

    "In the aftermath of the war, records of the fallen were not totally complete, with some men still officially missing in action.

    "Others might not have had relatives in the city who could submit their names for inclusion on the memorial."

    The authority has now set aside £45,000 towards a project that will record many more names on the memorial.

  5. Gun port to be unearthed at fort

    Nothe Fort

    Archaeologists are hoping to unearth a gun port at Weymouth's Nothe Fort.

    Historic England has given consent for the excavation on the north side off the fortification, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

    Weymouth & Portland Borough Council planning officers are recommending a decision on the plans is delegated when the planning committee meets next week.

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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 London-bound in Hampshire at J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A287.

    M3 Hampshire - Slow traffic on M3 northbound at J5, A287 (Hook), because of animal on the hard shoulder.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Taxi fare rise could cover licence increase

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Taxi fares in West Berkshire could increase to help cover the rising cost of taxi licenses.

    Taxi drivers currently pay £161 per vehicle to the council for a taxi licence but the fee is to increase in April to £282.

    West Berkshire Council recently heard objections from drivers who said the increases were expensive and arbitrary, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

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    Severe disruption: A30 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A30 Berkshire both ways severe disruption, at Sunningdale railway station.

    A30 Berkshire - A30 London Road in Sunningdale blocked and stationary traffic in both directions at the Sunningdale railway station junction, because of a level crossing failure.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. Portsmouth tower blocks to be demolished

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Two tower blocks which it was estimated would cost £86m to strengthen will be demolished, a council has ruled.

    Leamington House

    Portsmouth City Council's decision for Leamington House (pictured) and Horatia House comes amid fears for residents' safety and after being told dangerous canisters were found during a planned evacuation.

    Officers' recommendations to take down the high-rises were agreed with potential for new social housing to be built on the sites.

    Cladding was removed from the blocks following London's Grenfell tragedy.

    The work revealed the original 1960s concrete construction of the blocks was not strong enough.

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    Video caption: Powered craft were see circling surfers and paddle boarders in Bournemouth.