Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have had a request for legal aid granted just days before inquest proceedings into the 1974 terror attacks are due to get under way.
People will be wearing white ribbons on the 25th of November to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.
One in four women and one in six men are affected by domestic violence during their lifetime. In the West Midlands 30% of domestic abuse victims are repeat victims within a year.
West Midlands police are backing the campaign as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Week and are using Twitter to encourage people suffering domestic violence to seek help.
Haven Refuge based in Wolverhampton supports women and children affected by domestic violence across the West Midlands. They offer advice and support 24 hours a day on their confidential hotline: 01902 713001
A drug dealer from Birmingham who went on the run almost a decade's been jailed for more than 4 and a half years.
Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
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