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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died, aged 93.

Son of music star Goldie jailed for life over disabled man's murder

The son of dance music star Goldie was jailed for life today after stabbing a disabled man to death.

Ex-MP Sir Peter Viggers sells duck house for charity

An MP who was forced to stand down after claiming £1,645 on expenses for a floating duck house has now sold it for charity, it was confirmed today.

Portraits reveal a playful side to Marilyn Monroe

A relaxed Marilyn Monroe poses for a series of intimate pictures in a collection of previously unseen shots, which have been released almost 50 years after her death.

Tories triumph in Rotherham marginal

This week's only council by-election saw Tories easily hold off a Labour challenge in a marginal seat.

Four held over India shooting are bailed

Four men arrested on suspicion of murdering a high-profile public figure in India have been released on bail, police said today.

Four arrested over murder in India

Four men were arrested today on suspicion of murdering a high-profile public figure who was gunned down in India.

Pop protest: Art for an Anxious Age

Drawing on the Wolverhampton Art Gallery's extensive collection of Pop Art, 'Pop Protest' compares two 'ages of anxiety' in our recent history - 1965-1975 and 2000-2010 - and explores what made these periods so politically and artistically turbulent.

Officer charged with child sex offences

A police officer who headed a child abuse investigation unit has been charged with six child sex offences.

Man jailed over 'ruthless' wheel-clamping scam

An unlicensed wheel-clamping firm boss who fleeced dozens of innocent motorists was jailed for two years today after his "business" was condemned as a ruthless scam.

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How we beat the volcano

Tory hopefuls will pocket £500,000 if they become PM

Two Conservative candidates will win £500,000 each if they make it to be Prime Minister after they backed themselves for the top job while they were students, it emerged today.

Couple guilty of murdering abused boy, 3

A couple were today found guilty of murdering three-year-old Ryan Lovell-Hancox who died in hospital on Christmas Eve after being abused, neglected and beaten.

Fahey green with Lincoln envy

Though Richard Fahey has six entries for Saturday's Lincoln Handicap, the massed charge down the straight mile at Doncaster that is the traditional curtain-raiser to the domestic turf season, he was not exactly holding his breath yesterday as he put his contenders, headed by Extraterrestrial, through their paces. In his view, there are two compelling reasons why the bulk of the £125,000 William Hill-sponsored purse will not going home to his Musley Bank Stables.

Falcon can produce flying finish

Veteran may swoop in Imperial Cup to win shot at £75,000 Cheltenham bonus

Britons waste £52bn on gadgets they can't use

Technology-mad Britons are wasting £52 billion every year on gadgets they cannot operate properly, a survey said today.

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