Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg from Birmingham will walk free from prison after prosecutors dropped seven terror charges against him linked to the civil war in Syria.
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg will walk free from prison after prosecutors dropped seven terror charges against him linked to the civil war in Syria.
The 45-year-old from Birmingham has been in custody for seven months awaiting a trial which was due to start on Monday.
At an earlier hearing he had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
But at a pre-trial review today lasting just five minutes the prosecution dramatically dropped the case.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that Jeetan Patel, who recently won the FTI Most Valuable Player (MVP) in County Cricket title, has committed to the Club for the next two seasons.
The 34-year-old has taken 107 wickets in all competitions for Warwickshire this season, helping the Bears to their first NatWest T20 Blast title and runner-up spot in the LV= County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup.
It's been confirmed that Peter Pannu has left his role as Birmingham City acting chairman.
The club have released this statement:
A woman has been charged with neglect following the death of a toddler from Coventry.
Two-year-old Khaleel Hussain died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Tuesday 22nd October last year after suffering a serious head injury.
24-year-old Samina Kauser from Richmond Street, Upper Stoke in Coventry, will appear before magistrates this morning.
A 22-year-old man currently remains on bail in connection with the investigation.
A ghostly 17th century inn less than three miles away from Cannock Chase, where a mysterious Black-Eyed child was spotted, has gone up for sale.
The derelict Four Crosses is classed as one of the spookiest pubs in Britain and is up for sale for £325,000.
Spirits are said to roam its ancient rooms, including a Roundhead soldier and a broken-hearted damsel called Emily, often spotted crying in the ladies’ toilets.
It is not known if the Black Eyed Child has visited but ghost children are said to frequent the downstairs bar.
Other paranormal incidents reported include glasses flying off the shelves and spooky footsteps.
A phantom-like figure of a man dressed all in black has also been spotted standing on the car park looking longingly at the pub.
Europe's largest travelling fair get underway in Nottingham today.
The Goose Fair has been arriving in the city each October for more than 700 years.
Today the event boasts more than 5 hundred rides and attractions.
The fair will be open until Sunday.