A Birmingham taxi-driver who raped a teenager after picking her up from a night out in Birmingham city centre has been jailed for 10 years.
March For Europe Rally In Birmingham
A nationwide series of ``march for Europe rallies'' are taking place this lunchtime inlcuding one in the West Midlands.
On the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War on Saturday, demonstrations in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Oxford, and Cambridge, will demand a pause in the Brexit process.
The marches are aimed at rallying support for keeping tight economic, cultural, and social ties with the rest of Europe.
In Birmingham the March is due to start at mid-day near to the city's Bullring ending near to the ICC.
The protesters want to halt the Government formally invoking article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which triggers the two year deadline to withdrawal from the EU, and are backed by Labour's Chuka Umunna, co-leader of the Greens Caroline Lucas, and comedians Eddie Izzard and Josie Long.
The demonstrations are also calling for greater public consultation on every stage of the Brexit negotiations.
A convicted murderer from Staffordshire who raped a woman in front of her children 30 years ago has been jailed for life.
The body of a woman has been found in Wolverhampton after officers say her husband called Kent Police.
A Wolverhampton man's been jailed for life for the murder of a 21-year-old found stabbed to death.
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