Mo Farah will race for the final time on a British track in Birmingham this weekend.
West Midlands schoolgirls given birth control jabs
Eight fifteen year old girls have been given contraceptive jabs during their lunch breaks at school in the West Midlands.
It emerged after a Daily Telegraph survey using Freedom of Information requests. It's thought the girls parents were not told because that would have meant nurses breaking confidentiality rules.
Across the UK nurses have given implants or jabs to girls aged between 13 and 16 more than 900 times in the past two years.
The implants prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years by releasing hormones into the blood.
Here in the West Midlands the procedures were carried out by The Heart of England NHS Trust. In a statement the trust said:
“The service we provide for our younger patients, whereby we offer implants and contraceptive jabs, has been formally commissioned and is available to under 16s on a confidential basis.
“All young people under 16 undergo a Fraser Competency Assessment at each visit to any of our sexual health services. This ascertains that they are competent to make an informed decision themselves about their sexual health. Our health professionals always encourage young people to talk to a parent or responsible adult about their sexual health and this is included in the patient’s assessment process.”
Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
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.
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