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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.

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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.

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The Alice Behind Wonderland, By Simon Winchester

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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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