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The Belfry release statement after Magical Journey closure

The Belfry Hotel have released a statement after a christmas experience called the 'Magical Journey' has been temporarily closed.

Families who paid £22.50 per ticket took to social media to complain about the attraction, which is held at the Belfry golf club, in Wishaw, Warwickshire.

The Magical Journey attraction in Warwickshire Credit: BPM Media

Whist this event is run by a separate company, The Belfry recognises it is important that the experience delivered is as promised. We are therefore very supportive of the decision to temporarily close the journey until improvements are made. All customers who have booked between 23rd and 25th November have been contacted by The Magical Journey with further information. The Belfry, who have provided only the use of the land, will be looking for reassurances reopening that The Magical Journey is fit for purpose."

– Statement on behalf of the Belfry
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"A humbling experience" Lewis Hamilton talks about second World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton celebrating his second World Championship title Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has described becoming World Champion again as a "humbling" experience and "sweeter" than last time.

Hamilton, 29, won his second title in Abu Dhabi after finishing third to see off his nearest challenger, Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

He also admitted he thought the new double points system might have seen him miss out on the title.

At a press conference this morning he thanked all the staff back at the factory in Brackley in Northamptonshire.

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Aaron Mauger joins Leicester Tigers as head coach

Leicester Tigers have confirmed that former All Blacks centre Aaron Mauger has agreed to join the club as head coach.

Aaron Mauger Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Mauger, who played 45 Tests for New Zealand, had three seasons as a Leicester Tigers player following the 2007 Rugby World Cup and will return to the club in his new role at the end of the 2015 Super 15 season.

Crook with ‘ARO6ANT’ number plate has sentence for £19 million scam slashed

One of the criminals behind a £19 million money laundering scam has had his sentenced slashed after a review by judges.

Jalil Ahmed's mercedes with the number plate ‘ARO6ANT’ Credit: BPM Media

Jalil Ahmed- who drove a mercedes with the number plate ‘ARO6ANT’- was part of a gang who would clean drugs money by laundering it through the bank accounts of innocent people.

The 37-year-old from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for eight years at the city’s crown court in March last year but his sentence has been reduced to seven-and-a-half years by appeal judges who said the original term was ‘too long’.

The 37-year-old has had his sentence reduced to seven and a half years Credit: BPM Media

Latest pictures from scene of Birmingham flat explosion

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a major flat explosion in Birmingham.

Two men who suffered burns and are being treated in hospital have now been arrested Credit: ITV News Central

Two men who are being treated in hospital have now been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm yesterday after receiving multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion at a flat in Aldersmead Road.

There were multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion Credit: ITV News Central

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Workers across Midlands join strike over pay rise refusal

Workers across the Midlands have joined a national walkout as the row over pay continues.

Workers at City Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

The Government say they cannot afford the recommended 1% pay rise.

Strike action is taking place until 11am in protest at the Government's refusal.

GMB and Unite outside beechdale ambulance station Credit: ITV News Central
RCN join the picket at QMC to show solidarity Credit: ITV News Central

Two men seriously burned in explosion have been arrested

Two men taken to hospital following an explosion that destroyed a flat in West Heath last night have been arrested.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8pm after receiving multiple reports of a loud bang and an explosion at a flat in Aldersmead Road.

A 27-year-old man and a man in his 30s have both been arrested Credit: ITV News Central/Bob Withers

A 27-year-old man and a man in his 30s have both been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.

The pair remain in hospital this morning, their injuries are not described as life threatening.

The road is closed while an investigation continues.

CCTV after woman sexually assaulted in Birmingham

CCTV has been released after a woman was sexually assaulted in Birmingham.

The 25-year-old had been on a night out and left Walkabout with a man, known only as Kevin Credit: West Midlands Police

Police were called to a building on Broad street on Sunday 19 October where she was attacked.

The 25-year-old had been on a night out and left Walkabout with a man, known only as Kevin, the pair were stopped by a man who then spoke to Kevin before going off with the woman leaving Kevin alone.

Detectives are trying to trace him as they believe he is a significant witness.

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