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Terror suspect 'released from Portugal prison'

Paramjeet Singh Credit: Sikh Siyasat

A terror suspect from the West Midlands who was detained on holiday in Portugal has been freed from jail there, the Sikh Federation (UK) has announced.

Paramjeet Singh Saini, from West Bromwich, has been fighting extradition to India over alleged links to a murder and two explosions in 2009. He has always denied any involvement.

In a statement issued on the group's Facebook page, the Sikh Federation (UK) said: "We are grateful that the Minister of Justice in Portugal has rejected the case and false claims."


World of football gathers to remember Jimmy Hill

Coventry Cathedral was packed for a service in memory of Jimmy Hill Credit: PA

Players and fans have gathered to remember the life of football legend Jimmy Hill.

Hill, a former Coventry City manager and chairman and Match of the Day host, died last year ged 87.

Jamie Hill, Jimmy Hill's son, spoke at the service. Credit: PA
A detailed view of the memorial service programme during the memorial service for Jimmy Hill Credit: PA
BBC commentator Barry Davies (centre) and David Pleat (centre right) arrive for the memorial service of Jimmy Hill at Coventry Cathedral. Credit: PA
Ron Atkinson and wife Maggie arrive for the memorial service Credit: PA
Gary Lineker Credit: PA
Gordon Taylor Credit: PA


Birmingham Roller Derby team set sights on top league

This weekend sees the start of the Roller Derby British Championships across the country. It's a sport played predominantly by women and is rather like American Football - but on roller skates.

Roller Derby is played across the Midlands, with teams in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham. The Birmingham Blitz Dames have their eyes set on reaching the sport's top league by the end of the season.

ITV News Central's Melissa Wright reports.

In pictures: Thousands gather for Jimmy Hill service

Coventry Cathedral is packed for a service in memory of Jimmy Hill Credit: ITV News Central

More than 2,000 people have gathered in Coventry Cathedral for a special service in memory of football legend Jimmy Hill.

More than 2,000 people are at the service. Credit: ITV News Central
Several people from the world of football are speaking at the service. Credit: ITV News Central
The congregation includes fans, football players and managers. Credit: ITV News Central
Coventry Cathedral lit up. Credit: ITV News Central
People from the world of football have gathered at Coventry Cathedral this evening. Credit: ITV News Central

Former players and managers pay tribute to Jimmy Hill

Former players and managers have led tributes to football legend Jimmy Hill, ahead of a service in his memory at Coventry Cathedral this evening.

Bobby Gould told ITV News the former Coventry manager had a "wonderful appreciation for players", while John Sillett said he was "the best coach I've ever worked with".

Current Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray described him as an "innovator", adding that taking the club from Division Three to Division One was a "remarkable achievement".

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