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A new 3D printed replica of King Richard III's skull has been loaned by Loughborough University to an exhibition in Leicester charting the discovery of his remains in the city.
Experts from the university made the model using scan data, this was then entered into a computer and 'printed' using a 3D printer, a technique that uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of materials into a mass that has a three-dimensional shape. Click here to see a 3D printer in action.
This is the second replica to be made and put on display at the Leicester City Council's exhibition Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King’ at The Guildhall. This model though is said to be significantly more detailed, allowing visitors to clearly see the fatal injuries the king sustained.
Professor Russell Harris, is leading Loughborough’s involvement in the project. He said: “We are absolutely delighted with the new skull. It is incredibly more detailed than the previous version, and will be invaluable for future studies.”
The mother of Private Phillip Hewett, 21, who was killed in Iraq in 2005 in a Snatch Rover, will find out today whether she can sue the Government for compensation.
Today the Supreme Court hands down judgement on in the case where relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq have accused the Ministry of Defence of negligence and breaches of human rights.
They say equipment such as Snatch Land Rovers and Callenger II tanks were substandard and unable to protect service personel.
Susan Smith said: "Soldiers are out there fighting for other people's freedom but are not given that duty of care.
"I think, as an employer [the MoD] owe their employees the same care as everyone else."
Read more: Fight for MoD compensation
The Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Team at Birmingham Museum have asked people to bake a Hoard themed cake as part of Museum Cake Day!
The winner will be announced later today.
The 129th Lincolnshire Show will open today. Organisers of the two day trading event say they are hoping for a record turnout this year, in support of farming communities, who have been faced with extremely testing times over the last few months.
The Supreme Court analysed three central legal issues:
- Whether British soldiers killed during military operations abroad were within the jurisdiction of the UK for the purposes of Article 1 - which protects the right to life - of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
- Whether the MoD owed a duty to the deceased soldiers pursuant to Article 2 - which imposes a duty on authorities to protect the right to life by law - of the ECHR.
- Whether complaints of negligence are covered by the doctrine of combat immunity and whether it would be fair to impose a duty of care on the MoD.
A new anti-rape campaign is being launched today in the Warwickshire and West Mercia regions to challenge people's views on what is sexual consent. Police say the StopRapeNow.co.uk campaign is in response to the increase in offences taking place in the summer.
A battle tank from the Cold War reserve said to be in exceptional condition, is to go on auction in Grantham later this month.
Released by the Ministry of Defence, the Chieftain Main Battle Tank has covered just 1,500 miles.
The mother of a Tamworth soldier killed in Iraq will find out from the Supreme Court today whether she can sue the government for compensation.
Twenty one year-old Private Phillip Hewett died in two thousand and five after a Snatch Land Rover was blown up.
Susan Smith believes the Ministry of Defence breached her son's human rights and were negligent by not providing a suitably armoured vehicle to protect him.
The European Convention on Human Rights gives everyone a right to life. But the MoD argues that it should not apply to soldiers in war.
Today the Supreme Court will decide who is right the MoD or Susan.
Coventry artist John Devane has won £10,000 by coming second in The National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award with his painting of his children.
Mr Devane teaches at Coventry University and his portrait features his children Lucy, Laura and Louis.
The winner was South-African born Susanne du Toit, from Berkshire, who painted her son Pieter in oils.
Almost 2,000 artists from 77 different countries entered work in the competition and 55 portraits have been selected for the exhibition which opens to the public at the gallery on Thursday.
The exhibition will come to Wolverhampton next year.