Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
CCTV Of Gym Theft Suspects Released
Police think two men pictured in CCTV images may be responsible for a series of thefts at gyms in the West Midlands.
A total of 30 thefts have been reported at branches of the Pure Gym chain in West Bromwich, Walsall, Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton so far.
They've been made over a six week period during November and December with wallets and mobile phones among the items taken.
In each of the thefts, padlocks were unlocked and removed before people's belongings were stolen.
Police now think the men pictured, who are thought to be in their 20s and from the Smethwick area, may be responsible
Sergeant Craig Lewis, from Wolverhampton Police Station, is urging people to come forward with information.
He said: "We are keen to trace these men as quickly as possible to help with our enquiries,"
"The overall value of the thefts now runs into thousands of pounds and we are keen to identify those involved.
"These crimes cause considerable distress and upset with sentimental items stolen".
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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