A man in his 30s has died after being stabbed on a bus in Birmingham.
Becks Meets Shropshire Cancer Sufferer
David Beckham made a cancer patient's dream come true when he paid a surprise visit to meet the youngster.
Lloyd Burton, 11, from Shrewsbury, met the star while filming Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
The Manchester United fan had his own budding football career cut short when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (medulloblastoma) in May last year.
Before his diagnosis, he had been scouted by Manchester United, Aston Villa, Port Vale and Shrewsbury for their junior teams. But following surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Lloyd now uses a wheelchair.
Lloyd said: ``I had no idea that I was going to meet David Beckham, it was such a brilliant surprise.
``He was really nice and we chatted lots. He told me a bit about his family and other normal stuff and we talked about football quite a lot too. I love football and Beckham is one of my favourite players so I'll always remember that day.''
Lloyd's mother, Di, said: ``It was such a joy to see Lloyd when he met David - he couldn't believe his eyes, he was so excited and for a few minutes he was speechless.
``David chatted and really put Lloyd at ease, he was totally thrilled by the whole experience.
``Lloyd has been so brave and we're really proud of him. Sharing his story as part of Stand Up To Cancer is incredibly important to our whole family. If our experience can encourage and inspire others to support the vital research that this campaign funds, then something positive will have come out of it.''
Cancer patients in Birmingham who've are now getting specialist counselling to talk about the effect on relationships.
46-year-old Endris Mohammed is accused of murdering the two children after a house fire.
The funeral has taked place at Lichfield Cathedral for the woman who became Britain's first rape victim to waive her right to anonymity.
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