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

BA computer expert in court on terrorism charges

A British Airways computer expert alleged to have offered himself as a suicide bomber appeared in court today.

Girlfriend 'took lead role in sexual abuse of baby'

A paedophile said in court today he was told what to do by his then girlfriend as the pair sexually assaulted and took photographs of a five-month-old baby.

Woman 'sexually assaulted baby as boyfriend took photos'

A woman sexually assaulted a five-month-old baby while she allowed her paedophile boyfriend to take photographs on his mobile phone, a court heard today.

Nurse jailed for killing her parents

A nurse found guilty of using "extreme violence" to murder her elderly parents was jailed for life yesterday with a minimum term of 18 years.

Nurse jailed for 18 years for parents' murders

A nurse found guilty of using "extreme violence" to murder her elderly parents was jailed for life today with a minimum term of 18 years.

Call for shoppers to return stolen cash

Shoppers have been asked by the police to hand back hundreds of pounds in cash thrown in the air by a bank robber moments after he strolled out of the branch.

Two sentenced over 'Facebook party riot'

Two men who took part in the so-called "Facebook party riot" were sentenced today.

Happy (wet and windy) St Swithin's Day

Folklore says today's rain heralds 40 days of downpours - and forecasters have not dismissed the possibility.

Nurse on trial accused of murdering parents

A nurse is due to stand trial accused of murdering her elderly parents at the bungalow they shared in Dorset.

Police chief on trial over 'speeding fine dodge'

A senior police officer will stand trial today for allegedly abusing his position to avoid a speeding fine.

Mouth and foot painters to launch exhibition

Several artists from the mouth and foot painting art movement will be taking part in an exhibition at The Great Hall, Winchester next month.

Crossing 'countdown' is tested in London

Stop, look, listen, leg it. Normally, few pedestrians would risk dashing across a busy road in front of a queue of waiting traffic, with the lights threatening to change at any moment. But yesterday, they took their chances as the country's first countdown tickers – which indicate how long remains before the green man turns red – were unveiled.

Morte d'Arthur, Courtyard, Stratford-upon-Avon

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.

Man jailed for life for lover's murder

A man found guilty of murdering his married lover after she put pressure on him to move in with her was sentenced to life imprisonment today and told he must serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars before he can be considered for parole.

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