It IS Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm 15th century king's body has been found under a car park in Leicester University of Leicester academics unveil their findings at press conferenceDNA sample matches that of a descendant of the king's maternal lineSkeleton's spinal curvature also matched accounts of the humpback king Remains were uncovered by archaeologists at former church in LeicesterHistorical records say he was taken to the city after he was killed in 1485 By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 10:42 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 4 February 2013 Human remains found buried beneath a social services car park in Leicester are those of Richard III who was killed in battle in 1485, archaeologists confirmed today. In an extraordinary discovery which rewrites the history books, the skeleton of the last of the Plantagenet kings was identified by DNA analysis after researchers traced his living descendants
'I absolutely knew I was walking on his grave': Woman feels a chill in car park where human remains found thought to be Richard IIILeicester University scientists expected to confirm remains are Richard III'sConducted a range of tests including carbon-dating and a DNA match with a descendent of the Plantagenet King's sisterPhilippa Langley who initially funded excavation said she was '99% sure' A documentary will also be screened on Channel 4 charting the excavation and subsequent testing /12/15/article-2248448-1685748A000005DC-527_306x555.jpg” width=”306″ height=”555″ alt=”Confirmation: The human remains found under a car park in Leicester are expected to be confirmed as belonging to Richard III ” class=”blkBorder” /> Confirmation: The human remains found under a car park in Leicester are expected to be confirmed as belonging to Richard III A skeleton thought to be Richard III, discovered underneath a car park in Leicester, was found after a women had a hunch that he was buried there. Screenwriter Philippa Langley said she felt a chill on a hot summer's day as she walked through the area where it was thought he was buried.
Star of new 'Downton with tills' drama on how she fell for the actor who plays Bilbo BagginsAmanda Abbington and Martin Freeman met on the set of Men Only in 2000Amanda is due to star in ITV’s new department-store drama Mr SelfridgeFreeman will spend 18 months filming in New Zealand | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 29 December 2012 The couple attended the Royal Film Performance of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London earlier this month When your long-term partner and father of your two children becomes a bona fide Hollywood star, it’s hard to imagine what the downside might be. But for Amanda Abbington there were definite drawbacks when Martin Freeman won the part of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Comet shelves picked bare by Christmas shoppers as remaining stores prepare to close their doors today Bargain hunters queued outside Comet stores on the last day of tradingDejected staff were seen dismantling display cases and taking posters downStore accounts have insufficient funds to cover staff redundancy payments HM Revenue & Customs stands to lose 26.1million in uncollected taxComet's demise will now be investigated by the Insolvency Service | UPDATED: 20:44 GMT, 18 December 2012 Bargain hunters looking for Christmas presents have been stripping shelves bare at doomed Comet stores today – the High Street giant's last day of in-store trading.
One way to spend the commute! Impromptu Underground concert wins over fellow travellers and becomes a hit on YouTube | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 9 December 2012 Commuters in a packed train carriage watched in amazement as a fellow traveller gave an epic musical performance on an electronic keyboard. The pianist drew whoops and cheers from onlookers — and mobile phone footage of the incident has now become a huge hit on YouTube since being posted on the web on Saturday.