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.
Gascoigne To Face Trial Over Alleged Racial Abuse
Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne has denied making racist comments in a show at Wolverhampton last year.
The former Newcastle, Tottenham and Rangers midfielder is alleged to have used ''threatening or abusive words'' towards a security guard during 'An Evening With Gazza' show in Wolverhampton in November last year.
Gascoigne pleaded not guilty to the charge during a 20 minute appearance at Dudley Magistrates' Court today, having signed autographs for fans waiting outside.
The 49-year-old ex-footballer, who lives in Dorset, was granted unconditional bail until a trial on September 19. Several witnesses are expected to give evidence at the trial.
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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