Aston Villa have confirmed midfielder Scott Sinclair has joined on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.
A woman has died following a road traffic collision in Burton this morning.
The crash occurred on Alrewas Road, just off the A38 in Alrewas, at 5.45am.
Halesowen tennis star Jordanne Whiley wins the Australian Open wheelchair doubles title for the second successive year to land her fifth Grand Slam.
Two men have appeared in crown court today accused of murdering young mum Nicola Payne, who went missing 23 years ago.
Nigel Barwell and Thomas O'Reilly, both 50 and from Coventry, appeared via videolink at Birmingham Crown Court this morning charged with murdering the 18-year-old between December 13 and 16 1991.
Asked by Judge Burbidge QC if they had anything to say before being remanded, Barwell said: "I just want to say we're both innocent men and we sit here, in custody, as innocent men, Sir."
Barwell, of Copperas Street, and O'Reilly, of Ribble Road, were remanded in custody to next appear at Birmingham Crown Court on April 23 for a plea hearing.
Ms Payne has not been seen since disappearing in Coventry in December 1991 after leaving her boyfriend's house to set off for her parents' home. She left behind a son, who was seven months old at the time.
Her family, including father John Payne, sat at the back of court throughout today's 20-minute hearing.