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Emotional tributes paid to four boys who died in UK frozen lake tragedy
Samuel, six, and Finlay Butler, eight, their cousin Thomas Stewart, 11, and 10-year-old Jack Johnson died after being pulled from a lake in Solihull.
Several people thought to be in critical condition after falling through ice into lake in UK
West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service (WMFS) said they were called to Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst this afternoon.
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Parents pay tribute to two-week-old son killed after pram hit by car in England
The baby boy has been identified by his family as Ciaran Leigh Morris.
85-year-old woman dies after attack by two dogs from neighbour's house in the UK
A 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
UK couple who named child after Hitler among six convicted of being members of neo-Nazi group
One was found to have a terrorist “manual” on his laptop that gave advice on homemade explosives.
Elderly man dies after vehicle submerged in floodwater in England
A number of roads across the region have been badly affected by flooding this week.
Police in UK seal off road after reports of man 'armed with machetes'
The incident is not being treated as terror-related.
UK police seek 'heartless' attacker who pulled a great-grandmother from her bed in 'brutal' robbery
The woman suffered extensive injuries to her arms, legs and body.
'Absolutely tragic': Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death in England
The incident happened in the West Midlands last night.
Suspected burglar gets stuck in takeaway vent for seven hours
He was spotted after shouting to passers-by for help.
Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences
The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.
11-year-old dies after falling from theme park water ride in the UK
The incident happened on the Splash Canyon water ride at Drayton Manor.
Five men die after wall collapses at recycling site in England
All five men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Five people arrested in England on terrorism charges
Five people from Birmingham were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission of acts of terrorism.
Man jailed for killing his friend after drinking game went tragically wrong
Phillip Evans allegedly encouraged his friend to punch him as hard as he could as he had never been knocked out.
Pregnant woman airlifted to hospital after daylight stab attack
A man has been arrested after the attack.
Police dashboard camera captures meteor fireball over a motorway
The meteor broke into pieces as it entered Earth’s atmosphere, and could be seen from the ground.
Four-year-old boy found wandering the streets barefoot last night
The boy has been unable to tell police in Birmingham his name or anything else which could help to identify him.
Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory
Around 100,000 tonnes of material on fire at recycling plant in Smethwick, England.
Man holds his mother hostage for 28 hours
West Midlands Police say that the situation was ‘peacefully resolved’ this morning.
Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police
Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.