Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
Freak Weather In The West Midlands
Weather experts say damage to houses in Nuneaton on Saturday the 25th of January may have been caused by a 'small tornado.'
5 houses on Hickman Road were badly damaged, with bricks and roof tiles dislodged.
No one was hurt and residents were offered shelter whilst safety checks were done.
There was also a freak hail storm that hit - Here is a video Heart's Mel Hancock took during it in Birmingham:
Meanwhile, There are 29 flood warnings still in place across the Midlands after rain at the weekend.
They are affecting the River Severn in Shropshire and Worcestershire, along with the River Avon.
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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