Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
Severe Fire At Goodyear In Birmingham
Nearly 100 firefighters have been tackling a huge fire at Goodyear near Fort Shopping in Birmingham
West Midlands Fire Service were on the scene, near the fort retail park for around 5 hours which triggered health concerns for people nearby, will calls for the public to close windows and doors.
No one was hurt, and no tyres caught fire, but it did damage the offices of Goodyear Dunlop on Wingfoot Way
Seven fire engines from around Birmingham, West Bromwich and Sutton Coldfield and two hydraulic platforms were sent to deal with the inferno that was finally put out at around 11.45pm.
Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the roof, with a large section on the upper level black and burned. (Pics from Michael Scott/West Mids Fire Service)
West Midlands Ambulance Service said no-one was injured in the blaze, but they had sent a hazardous area response team, a paramedic manager and an emergency planner to the scene to assist.
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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