Archaeologists have made a dramatic discovery in Wiltshire, which has led to the town of Amesbury now officially being declared the oldest settlement in Britain.
It was previously thought that Thatcham in Berkshire held the honour. But carbon dating of objects dug up 40 miles west of Thatcham - in Amesbury, now reveal that humans have lived there - for more than ten millennia.
The revelation has also thrown new light on why Stonehenge was built close to the Wiltshire town. Martin Dowse reports.
We can confirm that the deceased lady has been formally identified as Deborah Simister of Maple Way, Amesbury. Please also be advised that James Roy Simister who is charged with her murder is now due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on 14th June.
Wiltshire Police have confirm that James Roy Simister, aged 50, of Maple Way, Amesbury has been charged with the murder of a 45 year old woman. He is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court this morning.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a fatally injured woman in Wiltshire.
Police were called to an address in Maple Way, Amesbury, shortly before 10:15pm last night, where they found a 45-year-old woman with serious injuries.
She was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital but later died.
A 49-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody, a Wiltshire Police spokeswoman confirmed.
The victim has not yet formally been identified but her next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on later today.
Shortly before 10:15pm yesterday evening, officers were called to an address in Maple Way, Amesbury. Officers were quickly on the scene and a 45 year old woman was located with serious injuries.
She was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where she sadly died.
Formal identification has not yet taken place but her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers. A Post Mortem Examination will be carried out today.
A 49-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.
At this early stage it would be inappropriate to release further details regarding the circumstances of the death.
The Major Crime Investigation Team supported by uniformed colleagues will be carrying out enquiries in the area and anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101.
A303 in both directions closed due to vehicles stuck in the snow between A345 Countess Road and Amesbury Road. Police advise road will closed for the rest of the morning due to the weather conditions.
A 21-year-old man is due in court today after a man was found with serious head injuries in an alleyway in Wiltshire.
Kenny Teasdale was discovered unconscious in Amesbury last Sunday. The 49-year-old father of two was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he's still unconscious.
Luke Hoole from Amesbury is charged with grievous bodily harm and will appear before magistrates in Chippenham.