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Joshua Ribera: knife crime awareness event in Birmingham following recent murders

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

Two teenagers who were stabbed to death in Birmingham on the same day a year apart will be remembered at a knife crime awareness event in the city.

Peace Day, hosted by Activating Creative Talent (ACT), will commemorate the lives of grime artist Joshua Ribera, 18, and Kyle Sheehan, 16.

Ribera, also known as Depzman, was stabbed to death in September last year at a memorial party for Sheehan.

More than 2,500 people are expected at the event which will take place at The Rep.

Throughout the day there will be a mixture of stalls that include children's entertainment, live music and information on bringing peace to the community.

The evening will see performances from Lady Leshurr, Nimawa Jazz, Invasion, Daps on the Map, Malik (MD7) and local dance groups.

Kyle Sheehan was stabbed in the leg in Bartley Green Credit: West Midlands Police

I think the Peace Day is a fantastic idea and will raise awareness of the effects of knife crime in the area.

It is so important that we get the anti-violence message to young people of the city and encourage communities to work together in order to stamp out knife crime.

– Alison Cope, Depzman's mother


Wolverhampton man missing after hurricane in Mexico

A man from Wolverhampton and his girlfriend are missing at sea, after a hurricane hit the coast of Mexico.

Paul Whitehouse, a scuba diving instructor, had been living on a yacht out there for two years.

Tonight a friend of Paul's says they are desperate for news.

Charlotte Grant reports.


Saturday Football: Full-time scores

Premier League

  • QPR 2 - 2 Stoke (FT)
  • Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal (FT)


  • Derby 2 - 2 Cardiff (FT)
  • Millwall 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (FT)
  • Norwich 2 - 2 Birmingham (FT)
  • Wolves 1 - 0 Bolton (FT)

League One

  • Notts County 0 - 0 Oldham (FT)
  • Port Vale 2 - 1 Barnsley (FT)
  • Rochdale 1 - 0 Coventry (FT)
  • Yeovil 1 - 0 Peterborough (FT)

League Two

  • Bury 3 - 1 Burton (FT)
  • Mansfield 3 - 2 Carlisle (FT)
  • Cheltenham 1 - 1 Dag & Red (FT)
  • Northampton 4 - 5 Accrington (FT)
  • Shrewsbury 0 - 0 Newport (FT)

Scottish referendum: Reaction in the East Midlands

There have been calls for more political and economic powers to be given to the people of the East Midlands, within hours of the Scots voting No to independence.

The three main UK parties have been accused of bribing the people of Scotland with a late promise to give them control over their country. Rajiv Popat looks at how Scots living here reacted to the result.

One thousand in Alzheimer's Society Nottingham walk

More than 1,000 people are thought to have taken part in the Nottingham Memory Walk - the Alzheimer's Society's biggest fundraiser in the East Midlands.

The Nottingham Memory Walk is the Alzheimer's Society's biggest fundraiser in the East Midlands Credit: ITV News Central / Bob Withers

Walkers are completing either a 2km or 10km route around Wollaton Park.

Actress Vicky McClure officially started the walk at 11am.

There are a variety of distances for walkers around Wollaton Park Credit: ITV News Central / Bob Withers
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