Relatives of children murdered in Peshawar are in mourning, and services and vigils continue to take place across the region to remember the 132 students and nine members of staff who died in the massacre.
Relatives of children killed in a massacre at a school in Pakistan have described those responsible as "unIslamic" and "ruthless".
More than 130 pupils were killed when gunmen targeted the army run school in Peshawar. People in the Midlands are still struggling to come terms with what happened, and many are organising vigils to remember those who died.
A man from Sutton Coldfield has been found guilty of murdering his wife of 22 years, because he could not accept the end of their relationship.
Andrew Leigh, a telecommunications engineer from Kennedy Close, Sutton Coldfield, strangled Luan Leigh at their former home in Pype Hayes on the evening of June 28, 2014.
Luan Leigh was found dead in an upstairs bedroom. A post-mortem revealed she died from ‘compression to the neck.’
The court heard that Luan found her ex-husband controlling and suffocating.
Despite this, the couple remained on friendly terms. On the night of the murder the court heard that Andrew Leigh had gone round to the house after inviting himself for dinner.
He phoned his wife’s family to say he had found her dead in bed and the emergency services were called.
Andrew Leigh will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court tomorrow morning.
The video shows one of the thieves asking an elderly man for directions, while an accomplice steals his wife's purse from her handbag.
The theft happened on 25 November in Coventry as the couple loaded shopping into their car parked on Thamley Road.
The thieves had previously followed the couple around a bank and seen them withdraw £700.
In a Christmas gesture, the bank has agreed to refund the couple their money.
Money from children's money boxes has been stolen, along with Asian jewellery, during a break in at a house in Littleover.
A house on Birchwood Avenue was raided on Sunday, December 14 between 1.30pm and 7.40pm.
An Xbox and several games were also stolen.
Anyone with information should ring 101.
The Government has announced a further cut to local authority budgets next year. They describe the 1 point 8 per cent reduction overall as a fair settlement in tough times.
But some councils in the East Midlands are furious saying they're already on the brink and that the cuts will hit the most vulnerable.
The Local Government Association claims that once inflation is taken into account the loss in funding is more than 8 per cent for each council. So who's right?
Our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie sent this report from Westminster.