46-year-old Endris Mohammed is accused of murdering the two children after a house fire.
Remembering our soldiers
Millions of people will paying their respects today to fallen soldiers, RAF and Naval men and women who've fallen in wars past and present.
A 2 minutes silence is being held at the National Arboretum in Alrewas in Staffordshire at 11 o'clock to remember them all.
As well as buying a poppy and falling silent, people in the Midlands are being offered another way of paying their respects.
Staffordshire police are helping to collect comfort packs in Cannock for our troops serving on the front line.
Sgt Ant Richards said: "People can drop off items for our troops - some of them don't have any family so they really appreciate receiving a pack and a note wishing them well."
There will be a collection point at the cenotaph between 10am and 5pm on Friday the 11th November and Saturday the 12th for people to hand in the gifts.
Packs for men and women are welcome, these should be an A4 size envelope or jiffy bag and can contain any of the below non-perishable items:
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- wet wipes
- roll-on deodorant
- shower gel
- boiled sweets
- chewing gum
- pot noodle-type meals
- playing cards and travel games
The funeral has taked place at Lichfield Cathedral for the woman who became Britain's first rape victim to waive her right to anonymity.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
Inquests into the deaths of the 30 Britons, including four from the West Midlands, killed in the Tunisia beach massacre of 2015 will begin today.
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