Genome research offers clues to origins of enslaved people

The genomes of enslaved Africans who died on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena in the mid-19th century are…

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Life-saving cigarette case goes to auction

A wife’s gift that may well have saved her husband’s life during the First World War will go to auction…

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Parliamentarians take aim at courts modernisation process

The government’s £1bn courts modernisation programme came under further fire from two parliamentary committees in the run-up to the dissolution…

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Pro bono search finds missing relatives of WW2 airmen

The crew members of an RAF Lancaster bomber who died when their aircraft crashed during the Second World War were…

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Why it’s time to reform will-making process

The current wills process needs to be reformed to make it fit for purpose in the modern world, a leading…

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Sharp rise in charity donations predicted over next 25 years

Charities are set to benefit from an upsurge in legacy gifts over the next 25 years, research suggests. In its…

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Poppy Appeal launches Twitter emoji to boost campaign

The Royal British Legion and PoppyScotland have joined forces with Twitter to launch a new poppy emoji to coincide with…

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Government confident probate system will soon return to “normal”

Following months of delays, the probate system should return to “normal levels” within the next few weeks, HM Courts &…

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Could bank ruling mean time is running out for cheques?

Solicitors may have to reassess their ways of making payments, following HSBC’s decision no longer to accept self-printed cheques from…

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National Trust keen to hear traditional folk tales

The National Trust is calling for people across the UK to share their local folklore tales in a bid to…

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UK pension system strong on integrity, poor on adequacy

People in the UK are not saving enough for retirement and are helping create an unsustainable pension system, latest research…

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Court closures did not factor in “real travelling times”

Many court closures have taken place without consideration being given to the actual travelling time it would take someone to…

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Restoration work begins on Runnymede RAF Memorial

An extensive restoration project has begun at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Runnymede Air Forces Memorial in Surrey. The…

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Government scraps controversial probate fee plans

The government has ditched controversial plans to increase probate fees that were first unveiled by Theresa May’s administration in 2016….

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Winston Churchill’s cigar set to raise £6,000 at auction

A cigar smoked by Sir Winston Churchill is expected to raise around £6,000 when it goes to auction in December….

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Surge in legal action over misuse of attorney powers

Record numbers of people are being taken to court over misuse of lasting power of attorney (LPA), latest data reveals….

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