Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
West Midlands Car Maker 'Aston Martin' To Make Nearly 300 Job Cuts
The West Midlands car maker Aston Martin has confirmed it's going to get rid of nearly 300 jobs at it's plant in Warwickshire.
The company, which had around two thousand workers at the start of this year, say they've have started consulting with employees and will be working to minimise the risk of compulsory redundancies.
Bosses say they will do this by offering early retirement and voluntary redundancies.
It comes just days before the next James Bond film, Spectre, is released which features one of their luxury cars.
Unite, the UK's largest union, says it's opposed to the decision to cut jobs and say they are now in talks with bosses to try and reduce the number being made.
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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