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News Digest: Killer Manson (80) plans to wed his prison visitor (26)

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Mass-murderer Charles Manson has obtained a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

The marriage licence was issued for 80-year-old Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, who left her mid-western US home nine years ago and moved to California - the site of the prison - to be near Manson. It does not specify a wedding date and indicates the couple have 90 days to get married or they will have to reapply.

Ms Burton, who calls herself 'Star', said she loves Manson and they will marry next month.

Ex-Housemartins singer latest to resign over Evans

Former Housemartins and Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton has resigned as a patron of Sheffield United's Community Foundation over the club's decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans back to training.

The singer, who said he made the decision with "great regret", said the club needed "to lift its reputation out of the gutter".

TV presenter Charlie Webster, Sixties pop star Dave Berry and Sheffield businesswoman Lindsay Graham have all resigned as patrons of the club since Evans returned to training.

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