Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
After a big blow out over Christmas and New Year a new campaign's been launched to get people to stop drinking for a whole month.
Dry January has been created by charity Alcohol Concern which have set up tips and advice on how to cut alcohol out of people's lives in order to not only save money but get healthy and reduce the waistline.
There's even an app to show you what you would look like after 10 years of drinking.
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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