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

Alfred the Great's granddaughter comes home

A lead box hidden inside a dusty tomb in Germany is the home of Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Queen Eadgyth. The tomb, opened in 2008 by archaeologists at Magdeburg Cathedral, carries the inscription “EDIT REGINE CINERES HIC SARCOPHAGVS HABET...” (the remains of Queen Eadgyth are in this sarcophagus...), and scientific tests on the bones inside have confirmed their owner's ancient identity.

Royal Mail worker guilty of lover's murder

A man was found guilty today of murdering his married lover after she put pressure on him to move in with her.

Man in court over mutilated woman's murder

A man appeared in court today charged with the murder of a mother whose mutilated body was found at her home nearly eight years ago with someone else's hair in her hand.

Man remanded over soldier's death

A 21-year-old man appeared in court today charged with killing a soldier.

'Blushing' man committed suicide

A man who was convinced he was being humiliated on the internet because of his constant blushing gassed himself, an inquest heard today.

Inquest reopens for soldier killed in Afghan blast

An inquest will resume today into the death of a British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Back to their roots to test the political mood

Can the Tories capture Winchester? Will Sheffield stay Lib Dem? And who will win Cambridge? <i>Independent</i> writers Archie Bland, Mary Dejevsky and David Prosser investigate

David Tyacke: Soldier who served under Montgomery, Wingate, Mountbatten and Slim

David Tyacke had the honour of being the last Commanding Officer of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI). He commanded from 1957 until 1 October 1959, when the Battalion amalgamated with the Somerset Light Infantry.

Police probe after teacher admits assault on pupil

Police have launched an investigation after a teacher admitted assaulting a pupil in a classroom at one of the country's top public schools, the school confirmed today.

Pensioner 'killed wife in failed suicide pact'

A pensioner killed his wife of 50 years then stabbed himself in a failed suicide pact, a court heard today.

Bishops claim bias against Christians

Senior bishops today claimed Christians in Britain are being "treated with disrespect" while followers of other faiths are dealt with more sensitively.

Wife denies murder over husband's shotgun death

A wife blasted her husband to death with a shotgun because she claimed he was making her life hell due to his drinking, a court heard today.

Auriol Stevens: 'Should we think about creating a new university in Winchester?'

Should top independent schools set up a new private university on the lines of American liberal arts colleges, providing high-quality teaching, a broad curriculum and charging full fees?

Woman 'killed brother while protecting boyfriend'

A woman murdered her brother in a knife attack as he fought with her boyfriend, a court heard today.

Travellers jailed over caravan thefts

A gang of travellers thought to have been responsible for nearly half the country's caravan thefts over a three-year period were jailed today.

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