A man attacked a frail 84-year-old woman and stole her handbag, leaving her with a fractured wrist and cuts to her face.
The attack happened as the woman was walking home from a shopping trip on Larch Walk in Yardley on Sunday 16 November at 4.15pm.
Two power generation firms have been fined £39 million by the industry regulator for failing to deliver energy saving measures to low-income households.
Yorkshire-based Drax Power will pay out £28 million for not hitting targets under the Government's Community Energy Saving Programme.
The company delivered just 37.1% of its carbon emissions reduction target, leading to thousands of households missing out on measures which would have helped lower bills.
Ofgem also handed a penalty of £11 million to generator InterGen after it delivered 61.2% of its required energy saving measures to around 2,200 households by the end of May 2013.
Police have been called to seven Tesco stores across Greater Manchester overnight following reports of disturbances at ‘Black Friday’ sales events.
Thousands of people turned out across the region to bag a bargain. Two people were arrested and one woman was injured by a falling TV.
- Officers were called to Tesco Central Park, Wigan after reports of several hundred people trying to get in. Two men were ejected before control was regained.
- In Ashton Road West more than 500 people attended the store.
- The Tesco store at Ellesmere Shopping Centre in Walkden was closed down. Shoppers were asked to leave.
- The Tesco Extra in Stretford was closed after fights broke out between shoppers. A woman suffered minor injuries after being hit by a falling television. The store closed just over half an hour after the sales started.
- Shortly after 1am, police were called to Tesco on Woodrow Way, Salford. One man was arrested on suspicion of assault after his conduct in store was challenged by staff. He threatened to “smash” a staff member’s face in.
- At 12.40am, officers were called to Tesco Extra on Barton Road, Middleton, following reports that around 200 people would not leave, despite being told stock had all gone. Doors had been locked but they refused to leave.
- Around midnight police were called to Tesco Extra on Stockport Road, Hattersley, following reports of fighting in store. Approximately 300 people were present. One man was arrested for a public order offence.
A young rifleman who admitted making a nail bomb and possessing a banned book will be sentenced later today.
Ryan McGee had pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to two charges, one of possessing the Anarchists Cook Book contrary to terror laws, and one of making an explosive device.
Currently on bail, he will be sentenced this morning at 10:15.
A woman and a boy, believed to be mother and son, are in a critical condition after a fire at an apartment in Kidderminster.
Police are treating the fire in The Horsefair as suspicious.
The two seriously injured have both been taken to hospital - the woman to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and the boy to Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Two others were treated for smoke inhalation, and were taken to Worcester Hospital, where their condition is not described as serious.
Plans are being put in place to house people who will not be able to return to nearby properties tonight.
The road at the scene remains closed to traffic.
Police were called to a number of Tesco stores across south Wales last night after staff became concerned by the number of people who had turned up to sales events.
At just after midnight, officers were twice called to the Tesco store on Excelsior Road in Cardiff, when concerns were raised about customer conduct inside the shop.
The sales marked the beginning of 'Black Friday' - one of the biggest shopping days of the year in Britain with sales on at various stores.
No further incidents have yet been reported.
At least two people have been arrested at Black Friday sales events in Manchester, police say.
Voters are more concerned by "the number of migrants coming" to the UK than they are by EU nationals moving to Britain to claim benefits, a leading Conservative backbench MP has told Good Morning Britain.
Peter Bone praised David Cameron's plans to block benefits to EU migrant workers for the first four years they were in the UK, but criticised the PM's plans for failing to tackle the root of the problem.
A Black Friday shopper who has been queueing since 3am said she looking for "good bargain, big television, small money," Good Morning Britain heard.
Some shoppers were so committed to picking up a bargain they had missed work and had their backs turned so they could not be identified.