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England's first 'prisoner of war' discovered

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The earliest use of “prisoner of war” in England appears after the Battle of Poitiers, fought in 1356 The earliest known use of the term “prisoner of war” in England has been discovered by a historian at the University of Southampton. Court documents from 1357 show the term first […]

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Disruption warning as snow and hail hit Scotland

Motorists have been warned to drive with caution as snow and ice affect large parts of Scotland. Dozens of schools have been closed in the Highlands and Dumfries and Galloway, after overnight snowfall. And drivers travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh were asked to avoid the M8, where there were long delays. A Met Office yellow […]

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Poppi Worthington's mother living 'a nightmare'

Toddler Poppi Worthington’s mother has called for the CPS to re-examine her daughter’s case, after a coroner ruled she was sexually assaulted by her father before she died. Coroner David Roberts said Paul Worthington assaulted his daughter in his bed, laid a cover over her and went to sleep, causing asphyxia. Lawyers acting for Mr […]

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Poppi Worthington: Father declined to answer questions

Image copyright Family photograph Image caption The coroner ruled Poppi died of asphyxiation after being sexually assaulted by her father Poppi Worthington was found lifeless by her father at their home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, in 2012. A three-week inquest – held after the first was deemed inadequate – has resulted in a coroner deciding she […]