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

Chemical case man denies wife murder

A man pleaded not guilty today to administering a stupefying drug and murdering his wife.

Man remanded over murder of partner and daughter

A man was remanded in custody today charged with the murder of his partner and their 10-month-old daughter.

Inquest into mother's murder set to resume

The inquest into the death of a woman who was murdered by a sex attacker who was "too dangerous" to be released will resume today.

A bridge across the great divide: Winchester College joins the academy programme

Do the words "Winchester College" and "comprehensive education" really go together? At first glance, there would appear to be very little to connect state schooling with Winchester, the cerebral seat of learning founded in 1387 by William of Wykeham, Chancellor to Richard II.

Jurors don't understand judge's directions, study finds

Less than a third of trial jurors fully understand a judge's legal directions, a ground-breaking study suggested today.

Free online TV unites broadcasters

A new television streaming service launches online today, bringing together shows from the BBC, Channel 4 and Five on a single site.

Ex-carer jailed over child abduction

A former foster carer who hid a vulnerable boy in a hollowed-out washing machine so he could evade police was jailed for 33 months today after being found guilty of child abduction.

Ex-magistrate stripped of £4.1m after fraud

A former magistrate who was jailed for a £38,000 fraud was ordered to give up his assets worth £4.1 million at a confiscation hearing today.

Woman jailed for false rape allegation

A woman who made a false rape allegation that led to an innocent man being arrested has been jailed for 18 months after she admitted perverting justice. Rosanne England, 21, tore her underwear and scratched her face before telling police that a stranger had entered her house in Holbury near Southampton. She told officers that he had asked to use her phone and toilet but then attacked her, Winchester Crown Court heard. She gave police a detailed description and officers launched a manhunt. Derek Cummings, 59, a married father of two teenage daughters who was at a social club nearby, fitted the description and could not offer an alibi. He was detained for 28 hours but was exonerated by forensic evidence. The court heard England suffered mental health problems.

Richard Garner: The future of league tables, we are told, is assured if the Conservatives win the general election

Labour would not scrap them, either - even though it would like its proposed new US-style report cards to replace them in the hearts and minds of parents.

Taxi driver battled blizzards to deliver blood

A hospital said a huge thank you to a taxi driver today who battled through blizzards to deliver vital blood to treat cancer patients.

Tobin: 18 years in a serial killer's life

Here is a timeline of events surrounding Peter Tobin's life of crime:

Father 'drank vodka before causing baby son's death'

A 34-year-old man drank a bottle of vodka before causing the death of his 10-week-old son by inflicting severe injuries to his head, a court heard today.

Album: Paul Curreri, California (Hi-Ya / Tin Angel)

Curreri accounts for a lot of the musical weight behind Devon Sproule.

DVD: Supernatural: Season 4 (15)

The boys from the dark side are not only decking demons but, God forbid, kicking angel ass through season 4 of Supernatural.

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