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An 80-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of his elderly wife.

M&S guilty over asbestos in store

Marks & Spencer has been found guilty of failing to protect customers, staff and workers from the possibility of being exposed to asbestos during refurbishment works at its store in Reading.

Best commuter hotspots: Make your money go further

Moving as far as you can out of London doesn't always guarantee a bargain or the best quality of life – you need to be heading in the right direction.

'Whole life' term for hair fetish killer

A hair fetishist has been given a "whole life" jail sentence for the "depraved" and "callous" murder and mutilation of a mother of two.

Hair fetish killer to stand trial in Italy

A man with a hair fetish has been found guilty of the murder and mutilation of a seamstress nine years ago, using the same "hallmark" method he allegedly used to kill a teenager in Italy.

The property sweet spots that won't bust your budget

They are the rivers, roads, county borders and other magical location lines that make all the difference – over 20 per cent of the asking price for similar properties, in some cases.

The Alice Behind Wonderland, By Simon Winchester

A picture of the original young Alice

Wife cleared of stab murder charge

A woman who stabbed her husband to death in their luxury penthouse apartment after rowing over their troubled buy-to-let empire has been found not guilty of murder.

Sailor in court over sub shootings

A Royal Navy sailor has appeared in court accused of the murder of a colleague and the attempted murders of three other crew on board a nuclear submarine.

Former MP to promote fur trade

The former Liberal Democrat MP Mark Oaten, who resigned from Parliament after cheating on his wife with a rent boy, has taken a job promoting the fur trade.

The Shadows bassist Jet Harris dies

The Shadows bassist Jet Harris has died aged 71.

Chaplain jailed for having sex with prisoner

A prison chaplain has been jailed for eight months after she had a sexual relationship with an inmate.

Dr David Skeggs: Radiologist who pioneered the combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy

David Skeggs was a radiologist of international renown.

Woman jailed for false rape claim

A mother-of-three was jailed for 18 months today for falsely claiming she had been abducted and raped because she was worried her husband would find out that she had a one-night stand.

Man on trial over 'terror handbook'

A man is to stand trial today for allegedly making a terrorists' handbook using information from an al Qaida training manual.

Murderer loses unfair sacking claim

A man convicted of murder has lost his employment tribunal case against Royal Mail which he claimed had breached his human rights when it sacked him.

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