Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
Birmingham's 'Hollywood Quarter' As Spielberg Shoots Sci-Fi Thriller
The streets of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter have been turned into a dystopian American city for Steven Spielberg's new film Ready Player One.
The acclaimed Hollywood director has been photographed standing at the top of a ladder assessing shots on set whilst dressed in a quilted jacket and navy blue flat cap.
The movie, based on Ernest Cline's novel of the same name, will star Oscar winner Mark Rylance opposite Simon Pegg and Bloodline star Ben Mendelsohn.
It centres on a young outcast called Wade Watts, played by Mud star Tye Sheridan, who escapes from his daily life by logging on to a multi-player online game called The Oasis.
Photographs of the set posted on Twitter show heavily graffiti-covered walls, streets lined with litter and damaged cars, as well as carefully concealed British phone boxes.
The film is expected to be released in UK cinemas on March 30 2018.
A Black Country man's been jailed for life for stabbing his partner. Ronald Cooke attacked Tina Billingham at their home.
The family of 20 year-old Callum Lees, who was stabbed to death at a house party in Solihull, have paid tribute as they appeal for his killer to come forward.
The binmen strike in Birmingham by members of Unite the union has been suspended.
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