Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
Duchess Visits Smethwick Children's Centre
Excited crowds gathered to see the Duchess of Cambridge as she visited a Children's centre in Smethwick today.
As part of her visit to Action for Children's Cape Hill Children's Centre she met with parents and children who benefit from the charity.
Entering the centre she chatted to the Mayor and Mayoress, and waved to the children who had gathered excitedly to catch a glimpse of the Duchess.
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. It works with more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year at 650 services across the UK.
Yesterday Kate released a video for Place2Be highlighting the importance of breaking the stigma around children's mental health - something onlookers at the event today agreed with.
"Children's mental health is something that doesn't get highlighted as much as it should do so to have someone like Kate being so open about it is brilliant"
In the message, Kate says that both she and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, have seen that many children are struggling to cope with bullying, bereavement, family breakdown and other issues, which can often lead to depression, anxiety, addiction and self-harm.
The video was recorded in support of the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week.
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The binmen strike in Birmingham by members of Unite the union has been suspended.
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