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Memorial football match for murdered rising rapper

Joshua Ribera was fatally stabbed outside a nightclub in Selly Oak in Birmingham in September 2013 Credit: ITV News Central

Tickets have gone on sale for a football match in memory of a rising rap star who was murdered in Birmingham.

Joshua Ribera, who was 18, was stabbed outside TCs nightclub in Selly Oak in September 2013. 18-year-old Armani Mitchell is serving life in prison for the murder.

The memorial match will be held by Birmingham City at St Andrew's on May 11th.


Ofsted head to lead 'Trojan Horse' probe

The head of Ofsted is to take a "personal lead" in the watchdog's investigation into allegations of a hardline Muslim takeover plot at a number of Birmingham schools, it has been announced.

Sir Michael Wilshaw is to visit the city next week to meet those directly involved in the inspections.

Sir Michael Wilshaw will visit Birmingham next week. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Ofsted has assessed more than a dozen Birmingham schools in recent weeks in the wake of the so-called "Trojan Horse" allegations and the findings are expected to be published in early May.

An Ofsted spokesman said: "Sir Michael has made clear that he is taking a personal lead in agreeing the individual reports and ensuring that they fully address concerns that have been raised."


Watch highlights from Donington Park on ITV Sport

Jason Plato (centre) won Round 4, with team-mate Sam Tordoff in second and Andrew Jordan in third. Credit: BTCC

Donnington Park in Leicestershire played host to the second round of British Touring cars this weekend.

Andrew Jordan's grid girl smiles for the camera. Credit: BTCC

Race one was dominated by Birmingham based MG, with cars driven by Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff claiming a one two finish.

Jason Plato leads the pack in tricky conditions at the start of Round 4. Credit: BTCC

Reigning champion Andrew Jordan who is from Lichfield came third in his Honda Civic.

Watch: Highlights from the BTCC at Donington Park on ITV Sport

Peterborough man dies in bus crash in Malaysia

Location of crash Credit: ITV News Central

A man from Peterborough has died after a double-decker bus apparently crashed into a ravine in Malaysia.

The Foreign Office have confirmed that 32-year-old Harry Christopher Woolhouse died in the accident in Pahang.

According to local reports the bus was taking foreign tourists to Singapore when it fell down a slope at an oil plantation.

The Foreign Office is supporting his family.


Man injured free-climbing on The Roaches in Staffordshire

A man has broken his collar bone and injured his back after falling around 10 metres when he was free-climbing on The Roaches in North Staffordshire today.

The Air Ambulance and mountain rescue teams were called in at lunchtime. A paramedic climbed up to help the injured man and immobilised him before he was carried to the waiting helicopter.

He was treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

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