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Skull solves riddle after 132 years

Published 06/07/2011 | 05:00

A skull unearthed in David Attenborough's garden has solved a gruesome 132-year-old murder riddle.

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Remains found during excavations at the natural history film-maker's property were confirmed as those of Julia Thomas, a wealthy widow chopped up and boiled by her housekeeper in 1879.

Children sing in stowaway scare

Teachers calmed children returning from a school trip to France by conducting a sing-along when a suspected stowaway began banging on the underside of their coach.

Worried staff from Hummersknott Academy near Darlington rang police as they headed towards London, who told them to carry on driving until officers could meet them. Police found the man hanging on to the rear of the coach and arrested him.

Teen run over by train survives

A 17-year-old boy escaped with bruises after being run over by a train in Iowa.

He told police he had been drinking at a music festival when he blacked out. The train driver slammed on the emergency brake but the engine rolled over him.

Hot dog eater on long victory roll

American Joey Chestnut swallowed 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive annual eating contest at New York's Coney Island.

It was enough to beat Pat Bertoletti by nine dogs. Mr Chestnut set a world record in 2009 when he put away 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

'EastEnders' star 'loves' violent ex

FORMER 'EastEnders' actress Natalie Cassidy says she still loves her ex-fiance, despite the fact that he assaulted her.

Adam Cottrell (31) was ordered by a court last month to do 120 hours' unpaid work and made subject to a restraining order.

Fans spellbound over finale kiss

'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has declared her snog with co-star Rupert Grint in the final film of the wizard series to be the "most anticipated kiss in history".

The 21-year-old -- who plays Hermione Granger -- said she and Grint decided it had to be special after the years of tension-building.

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