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.
Wolverhampton Father Among Those Killed In Alps Plane Crash
Heart's been told a Wolverhampton dad of two's one of three British people thought to have died on yesterday's plane crash in the French Alps.
50 year old Martyn Matthews was on his way to a business meeting in Germany on the flight from Barcelona which came down.
Neighbours of Mr Matthews said they were unaware that he was believed to have been on board the Germanwings flight.
Police standing outside Mr Matthews' home in the Old Hall Park area of Wolverhampton asked reporters not to knock at the door of his semi-detached home.
Four people later left the property without comment.
Mr Matthews worked for automotive manufacturer Huf, which has a factory in Dusseldorf.
A spokeswoman for the company's site in Tipton, near Dudley, declined to issue any statement in tribute to Mr Matthews out of respect for his family.
In the Commons, Prime Minister David Cameron offered his "deepest condolences'' to those who had lost loved ones in the crash.
He said: "It is heart-breaking to hear about the schoolchildren, the babies, the families whose lives have been brought to an end,''
"The Foreign Office is working urgently to establish whether any further British nationals were among those on board.''
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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