Centuries of debate over where King Alfred the Great is buried could soon be over after archaeologists exhumed bones from an unmarked grave this morning.
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Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.
The Olympic flame will be carried through two of the country's great cathedral cities today.
Two guns thought to have been used by the bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde fetched $210,000 (£135,000) at auction.
Professor Sir Michael Dummett was one of the most important philosophers of the English speaking world in the second half of the 20th century. Wykeham Professor of Logic in the University of Oxford, he was enormously influential through major publications and supervision of many outstanding graduate students. He also played a significant role combatting racism, and when he was knighted it was "for Services to Philosophy and to Racial Justice". He was a world authority on voting procedures, a study of the problem of ensuring fair results as free as possible from distortion by tactical voting.
High winds and heavy rain battered England and Wales last night while parts of Scotland could face blizzard conditions later today as the unsettled weather continues.
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Leeds' Millennium Square turns into a little bit of Germany with 40 visiting German traders, and there's even an authentic bierkeller.
The Shadows bassist Jet Harris has died aged 71.
Folklore says today's rain heralds 40 days of downpours - and forecasters have not dismissed the possibility.
Several artists from the mouth and foot painting art movement will be taking part in an exhibition at The Great Hall, Winchester next month.
Director Gregory Doran presents Thomas Malory's prose romance in a lucid, revelatory stage production. In a playing time of just three-and-a-half hours, we have the stories of the sword in the stone, the vision of Excalibur in the misty lake, the defeat of King Lot, the love triangle of Arthur, Guenever and Launcelot, the fellowship of the Round Table, the search for the Holy Grail, the jousts at Winchester, the usurpation of Mordred and the final battle.
The boys from the dark side are not only decking demons but, God forbid, kicking angel ass through season 4 of Supernatural.
Many readers in Edinburgh will recollect the lovely lady who added to university occasions at which her husband, then Sir Michael Swann FRS, the vice-chancellor, (1965-1973) presided. Even more readers in London and throughout Britain will remember the charming hostess wife of Lord Swann, as he became when he was a hugely respected chairman of the board of governors of the BBC, 1973-1980. But Lady Tess Swann was far from being in her distinguished husband's slipstream. She was a talented musician: a sought-after viola player, and perhaps above all a superb organist, an associate of the Royal College of Organists.
From lofty chalk hills to hushed woods and quiet valleys, Mark Rowe strides out in Britain's newest national park
His shows attracted audiences of 18 million, his guests were the cream of entertainment. But fame proved to be a fickle thing ...