Two men from Coventry have been handed life sentences for the brutal attack on Lee Brooks
Birmingham Pub Bombings: 40 Years On
Forty years since the Birmingham pub bombings, friends and relatives will gather to remember those who died.
182 people were injured on the evening of 21st November 1974, when devices were placed in the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town on New Street.
Warnings were sent, but the pubs weren't evacuated in time.
Heart's Rebecca Swash has been speaking to some of those who lost loved ones and continue to campaign to find out what happened.
The IRA as immediately and widely blamed for the bombings, though it denied responsibility. A small group called red Flag 74 then claimed it.
Six Irishmen, who became known as the Birmingham Six, were arrested and handed life in prison in 1975. However, their convictions were quashed 16 years later after scientific evidence and their so-called confessions were unreliable.
The attacks were the deadliest in England until 7/7 on the London Underground in 2005.
A memorial service is being held tonight at Birmingham Cathedral.
A man who repeatedly stamped on a woman's head during a brutal attack in a Birmingham car park shoving a dumped fridge-freezer on her as she lay injured on the floor has been jailed for 15 years.
For the first time, armed officers are on board train journeys across Birmingham.
Zahid Hussain found guilty of a terrorism offence after potentially lethal bomb making equipment was found at his home.
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