19/12/2014

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Amateur Fossil Hunter Makes 'Once In A Lifetime' Find

The 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile has been uncovered on a beach in south Wales.

Amateur fossil hunter Jonathan Bow is said to have discovered the ichthyosaur while walking the shoreline in the Penarth area.

The discovery, said to be "large and complete" has been described by the National Museum Wales as a "once in a lifetime find".

6,000-Year-Old Encampment Found Near Stonehenge

An untouched 6,000-year-old encampment has been found by Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge.

It is understood that the site at Blick Mead was uncovered in October, but researchers from the University of Buckingham have just confirmed the age of the encampment using carbon dating.

The university has said that the discovery "could rewrite British history".

Mandy Rice-Davies Dies Aged 70

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies has died aged 70.

Ms Rice-Davies was at the centre of the Profumo affair in the 1960s, which threatened to bring down Harold MacMillan's government.

Mr Rice-Davies had been battling cancer.

(MH/CD)

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