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

'New Taliban device' killed bomb expert

A bomb disposal hero did not have equipment to detect a new Taliban device which killed him in Afghanistan, an inquest heard today.

Bomb disposal hero was 'impatient'

A George Cross-winning bomb disposal hero was killed in Afghanistan after rushing his deadly work when his stepson told him: "Daddy, time to come home".

At last, the stigma of 50 years is removed

Gay men convicted for something no longer an offence win right for criminal records to be expunged

Lib Dems win council by-election

Liberal Democrats won this week's only council by-election, comfortably defending a Winchester City Council seat.

Village People: What's in a name? The enigma of the Tories called Tim

It is bizarre but true that never in the long history of the Labour Party has there ever been a Labour MP called Tim. There have been MPs who get within a letter's breadth – a few Toms, a Tam and a Timms – but never an actual Tim, or Timothy.

Constable 'pocketed £75 handed in to police'

A police officer allegedly pocketed £75 in cash handed in by a member of the public, a court heard today.

Man held over pensioner's death bailed

A 32-year-old man arrested for the second time in connection with the murder of a pensioner in her country cottage three years ago was released on police bail today.

Bank raider detained under Mental Health Act

A robber who raided a bank and then went to a pub, threw the cash in the air and said, "the drinks are on me" was today detained under the Mental Health Act.

26 years for stabbing mum and baby

A bar manager who murdered his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter in a "sustained and fearsome" knife attack will spend at least 26 years in prison, a judge said today.

Man murdered girlfriend and baby

A bar manager has been jailed for life for the murder of his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter in a "sustained and fearsome" knife attack after hearing voices saying he should kill them.

Man gets life for mother and baby murder

A bar manager was jailed for life today for the murder of his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter in a "sustained and fearsome" knife attack after hearing voices saying he should kill them.

Knifeman killed girlfriend and baby

A man killed his girlfriend and their 10-month-old daughter in a "sustained and fearsome" knife attack before fleeing and leaving the couple's other young child locked in the house, a court heard today.

Animal rights activists jailed for intimidation

Five animal rights activists, including one from Newquay, who intimidated companies linked to Huntingdon Life Sciences in an attempt to close down the animal testing lab have been sentenced to between six years and 15 months in prison.

Britain's 'oldest hospital' uncovered

A site which may house Britain's earliest known hospital has been uncovered by archaeologists.

Site of 'Britain's oldest hospital' uncovered

A site which may house Britain's earliest known hospital has been uncovered by archaeologists.

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