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VIDEO: Song commemorates Birmingham pub bombings

A powerful song to commemorate the Birmingham pub bombings which killed a significant number of people is being released this week.

It comes ahead of a major concert taking place next month at Birmingham Town Hall, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the bombings.

Several Birmingham musicians are taking part and some are calling for more to be done to bring the bombing culprits to justice.

Tumble terrors as firefighters tackle dryer blazes

After a series of fires in Staffordshire, firefighters are warning people of the dangers of tumble dryers.

Staffordshire firefighters warn public of the dangers of tumble dryers Credit: ITV News Central

One was set ablaze in Medway after fluff blocked its filter early this morning, another which was 36-years-old was found on fire in Tamworth Belgrave and a third was found alight in Stapenhill.

Firefighters have now issued advice on how people can stay safe.

  • Check your tumble dryer thoroughly before using it
  • Remove any bits of fluff in the drum or filter.
  • Make sure machines are turned off when you leave the property and overnight.


VIDEO: Abandoned puppy Tinsel chases after owners

Heart-breaking footage has been released of a puppy being dumped outside an RSPCA rescue centre.

The abandoned animal can be seen chasing after it's owners, who speed off in their car before being rescued by staff.

Tinsel was dumped in December last year but has now found a new home.

The video has been released as new figures reveal that around 30,000 animals have been abandoned in England and Wales this year, with more animals abandoned in the West Midlands than anywhere else in the Midlands.

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