Essex burial site stuns archeologists and other stories

Essex burial site stuns archeologists

The Prittlewell burial site in Essex. Photo: Museum of London Archeology

A site near an Aldi in Southend, Essex has been described as the oldest example of a Christian Anglo-Saxon burial, following a 16 year investigation.

Workmen first unearthed the grave in 2003 while conducting roadworks in the area – now archaeologists are calling it the UK’s answer to Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Specialists from the Museum of London Archeology were said to be stunned to excavate the intact site, a timber structure 13ft square and 5ft deep.

Human remains discovered are estimated to have belonged to a 6th century prince, while the wide variety of rare artefacts found include an ancient harp and a box thought to be the only surviving example of painted Anglo-Saxon woodwork.

Police stress at ‘crisis’ levels

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A new survey has found that police officers are far more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than previously thought.

The study from Police Care UK of almost 17,000 police across the country found that 95% of officers and 67% of operational staff had been exposed to traumatic events.

Of those who had experienced trauma, 20% reported symptoms in the preceding four weeks that were consistent with PTSD.

Lead researcher Dr Jess Miller from the University of Cambridge called it a ‘clinical and public sector crisis’, adding a ‘stiff upper lip will not work in contemporary policing’. Elliot Moran reports:

BBC’s Baker fired after Twitter storm

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Danny Baker has been fired by the BBC after an attempted joke at the expense of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, following the birth of their baby son Archie.

The Radio 5 Live presenter had tweeted a black and white photo of a well dressed couple alongside an ape dressed in human clothing, captioned ‘royal baby leaves hospital’.

He deleted the post after a backlash, explaining that the joke was supposed to poke fun at the Royal Family but acknowledging that some could interpret it as having a racial intention.

Harry and Meghan yesterday confirmed that their son will be named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and will not assume a royal title.

Spurs fans look forward to Liverpool showdown in Madrid

Ajax despair and Tottenham delight. Photo: Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images

Fans of Tottenham are still celebrating after last night’s stunning comeback against Ajax in the Champions League semi final.

Brazilian forward Lucas Moura netted a hattrick, including the 96th minute strike that put Tottenham through on away goals.

The final will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano, with some estimating that tickets will set fans back £2,500 at a minimum.

Spurs will face Liverpool in Madrid in the Champions League final on June 1 – this comes after the Reds achieved their own epic comeback on Tuesday night, beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield.

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