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Face of mystery skeleton reconstructed by Liverpool experts

Detectives hoping to identify a man whose body was found in woodland have released a facial reconstruction.

Experts from Liverpool John Moores University have created an image of his face in the hope someone will recognise him.

His skeletal remains were discovered in woodland off the A419 near Cirencester, by workmen in May last year.

Gloucestershire police said the body had lain undiscovered for some time.

Does anyone recognise mystery man found dead on roadside?

Picture of the facial reconstruction for id purposes.
Although the police have a full DNA profile, it has not produced any results through their database

A facial reconstruction, from the remains of an unidentified man found by workmen alongside the A419 in Cirencester last Ma,y has been released by police.

Experts at the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University created the image after analysing pictures of the man's skull.

The man was likely in his early 30s but could be around 28-55 years old and was around 5'5'' - 5'8'' tall.

He's probably British, based on his teeth and the dental work appearing to be carried out in the UK.

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Meet the toddlers learning how to bake, sew and fix punctures

Meet the toddlers learning how to bake, sew and fix punctures
Meet the toddlers who are being taught how to sew, mend, bake and fix punctures at Liverpool's first intergenerational and sustainable cafe.

Founded by Liverpool John Moore's University lecturer, Diane Boyd the cafe offers older people the chance to pass on traditional skills such as mending punctures, knitting and darning.

“You've got the elderly, you've got parents, you've got children and they're mixing together learning skills that would have traditionally been handed down in the family,” said Diane.

“When everyone is together, it represents  what a true society should feel like. A community where you don't actually look for differences, you look for things that you've got in common,” she added.
This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 live.

Liverpool student's 3D tribute to Scotland's most famous poet

A team from Liverpool John Moores University have helped bring Scotland's most famous poet back to life more than two centuries after his death.

A 3D animation has been created of Robert Burns reciting one of his most famous poems.

The university team, working with colleagues from Dundee, used the latest technology to recreate the Scottish bard's face from a partial cast of his skull.

The words were spoken by modern-day poet and Burns enthusiast, Rab Wilson.

Motion capture was then used to track his facial movements as poem To a Mouse was recited.

The animation will be screened to the public at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on 25 January or, as it it is known to fans, Burns Night.