A man on trial for shooting dead a retired army colonel in Hertfordshire is alleged to have confessed to being a hit man and to having a gay affair with the victim.
Robert Workman, 83, was murdered on the doorstep of his home in Furneux Pelham in January 2004.
A jury was told today that Christopher Docherty-Puncheon confessed to killing the former colonel to fellow inmates while he was in prison for the murder of another man - Fred Moss. Docherty-Puncheon has pleaded not guilty to murder at St Albans crown court.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.