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.
Tributes Paid To Staffordshire Woman Who Died in Canada Tragedy
The family of a West Midlands woman who died whale-watching off the coast of Canada have paid tribute to her.
29-year-old Katie Taylor, from Lichfield in Staffordshire, was one of five British people who died when the boat sank near the Island of Vancouver on Sunday.
Her family say 'Katie was a vibrant, outgoing and lovely young woman. She will be very much missed by all of her family and many friends'
Investigators believe the vessel became unstable because most of the passengers were on one side and the coroner has revealed that the victims weren't wearing their lifejackets at the time it overturned.
Matt Brown, regional coroner for the Island Region of the British Columbia Coroners Service, said current regulations do not require passengers to wear life jackets in that area or on that particular type of boat.
A physical examination of the boat is due to begin today.
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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