Christopher Edwards has told the jury at Nottingham Crown Court that when he and his wife went to France last year they never intended to "hide there forever" and that they "could not sustain things anymore".
He says that they eventually returned to the UK because they had run out of money.
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Turning colder, with sunny spells and wintry showers.
Occasional showers of rain, sleet or snow. Turning cold.
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