An extremely rare medieval parchment has been found by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the authority's archive.
Facts about the Northamptonshire born King, Richard III.
Evidence of grave robbery has been discovered in the Black Country, after a 19th century burial ground was excavated in West Bromwich.
Jane Hanney, the Museum Services Manager:
– Jane Hanney
"It [the mortsafe] doesn't just tell us that people were fearful, but that people were actually doing something about it... that they were actually trying to protect the bodies of their loved ones and the people within their community so that they wouldn't be removed for medical purposes."
Human remains discovered at a building in Northamptonshire are historic, archaeologists have confirmed.
The remains of three people - a child aged around 2, a woman older than 45 and a man aged between 35 and 45, were found at a site in Middleton Cheney, near Banbury, in December.
Archaeologists believe they date from somewhere between the Roman and post-mediaeval period, Northamptonshire Police said.
All three remains were in a single grave which was positioned in a manner that is consistent with a Christian-style burial.
Detective Sergeant Sean Arbuthnot said: "All of the initial indications were that the remains had been at the site for a lengthy period of time and the results we have had from the archaeologists confirm this.
We are still waiting for further results from carbon-dating which may give a more precise indication on the age of the remains, but we are satisfied that they are historic and there is no requirement for any further investigation from us.
We will now be contacting the county Historic Environment Record to inform them of the discovery."