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Tionne Loftman, 12, found safe and well

Tionne Loftman has now returned home after contacting the police Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Tionne Loftman who was reported missing a week ago has been found safe and well.

The 12-year-old had been dropped off at Standhill Park in Carlton to meet friends last Wednesday, but had failed to meet his mother later that evening.

Tionne has now returned home after contacting the police.


Drug dealer caught and jailed twice in a row

Mousin Jabbar, who has been jailed for three years Credit: West Midlands Police

A Birmingham drug dealer is facing his second prison term for the exact same offence.

Mousin Jabbar, 24, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. But this time, he was sentenced to three years behind bars - double the jail term he was handed for the same charges two years ago.

Police stopped his Audi Q7 and found a wrap of cocaine. They arrested Jabbar and made a more detailed inspection of his car which uncovered more than £10,000 worth of Class A drugs in the foot well and nearly £7,000 in cash.

"He was doing exactly the same thing two years ago and he was caught when we found heroin and crack cocaine hidden up his backside.

"But he clearly hadn’t learnt his lesson and wanted to carry on making a living by selling Class A drugs, despite knowing the consequences. He’s now doing double the time."

– PC Luke Mincher, from Birmingham North Police

University reveals final battle blows of King Richard III

Researchers believe they may have found the final fatal blows which killed King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.

Forensic analysis by the University of Leicester found the former monarch suffered 11 injuries around the time of his death, including two potentially fatal blows to the head and one to his pelvis.

His remains were discovered under a car park in the city in 2012.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth from the University of Leicester has been explaining their findings.

Thousands sign petition to keep children's services at Stafford Hospital

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the trust which runs Stafford Hospital to rethink plans to cut back children's services.

The camp outside Stafford Hospital in July Credit: ITV News Central

Almost 4,000 people have backed a campaign which was launched online last night as hundreds of protesters gathered at Stafford Hospital as the Clinical Commissioning Group held their AGM.

The group is campaigning to keep maternity and paediatric services at the hospital.


'Ongoing' police incident on street in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident' Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lincolnshire Police have cordoned off a road in Barrowby, near Grantham, to deal with an 'ongoing incident'.

Officers have been dealing with a 21-year-old local man in a house on Reedings Road since 4pm today.

The force will not release further details, but they say that the general public is not in danger and that the area will remain cordoned off until the situation is resolved.

Govt: 'Unemployment fall down to revival in manufacturing'

Unemployment in the West Midlands has fallen by 9,000 in the three months up to July, official figures have revealed.

It is the biggest fall of any region in the UK with the number of people unemployed in the region now below the 200,000 mark.

Meanwhile unemployment in the East Midlands fell by 12,000, bringing the number of people out of a job down to 130,000.

Iain Duncan Smith, the government's Work and Pensions Secretary, says it is down to a revival in manufacturing - but added there was still work to be done.

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