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Stan Collymore says he is taking legal advice after being inundated with a stream of racist messages on social media.
The striker, who played for Aston Villa, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest among other clubs, retweeted what he considered to be abusive messages from users.
The football pundit and broadcaster, who often uses the social media platform to highlight prejudice and mental health issues, posted several "screen grab" images of messages sent to his account.
Collymore also hit out at Twitter's legal teams as "not fit for purpose".
Staffordshire Police confirmed they are investigating alleged criminal behaviour in relation to offensive, racist messages sent via Twitter to Collymore, after the radio presenter contacted them last night.
A pensioner has spoken of her anger after she was burgled five times by the same man at her home in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Margaret Woodward says she would chase anyone else who tries to burgle her saying "nobody is ever going to do that to me again."
Campaigners trying to overturn 40-year-old convictions against 24 Shrewsbury pickets have collected more than 100,000 signatures in a petition under moves to raise the issue in Parliament.
The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign has collected more than 107,000 signatures online and in towns and cities across the country as well as at union and other conferences.
The petition will be handed in to 10 Downing Street next week by union leaders and Royle Family actor Ricky Tomlinson, one of the 24.
The pickets were arrested five months after the 1972 building workers' strike and charged under the 1875 Conspiracy Act, with six sent to prison, including Tomlinson.
The campaign group wants all documents related to the case to be released, claiming they would prove that a "massive miscarriage of justice" was handed out.
Birmingham's Dave Hill from Slade says the band get requests all the time, even in the summer, to perform their Christmas hit "Merry Xmas Everybody."
Midland-based bands Slade and Wizzard have made it into the list of Top 20 UK Christmas songs, as both hits celebrate their 40th birthday.
Three men and a woman have been jailed for attacking and stabbing a retired Indian military general over his involvement in a siege in the 80s.
After a two-week trial, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, aged 35, of Great Barr, Birmingham, and Dilbag Singh, 37, of no fixed address, were sentenced to 14 years in prison for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Harjit Kaur, 39, of Hayes, Middlesex was found guilty of the same charge and she was sentenced to 11 years.
Barjinder Singh Sangha, 34, of Wolverhampton, had previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison.
Retired Lieutenant-General Kuldip Singh Brar was attacked and stabbed by a group of men in the West End while holidaying in London in September last year.
A body has been discovered on an embankment near train tracks in Derbyshire.
Police believe it may be that of missing man Glynn Holland, aged 51, from Staveley, who went missing from his home in September.
The discovery was made by a railway worker, near tracks in Barrow Hill, yesterday.
Detectives are not currently treating the death as suspicious.
Two young women were attacked and left with injuries to their face and head after being attacked on a night out in Leicester.
Police have today released a picture of a group of girls they wish to speak to in connection with the attack, which happened in Bowling Green Street in the city centre.
The victims, both aged 21, were out at around 11pm on October 23 when they were approached by a group of Asian girls, who began attacking them.
Witnesses or anyone who recognises any of the girls pictures are urged to contact police.
Bosses at a Warwickshire art gallery left devastated after their bee colony was all but wiped out in two 'bee rustler' attacks are appealing for donations.
Two hives were set up at Compton Verney in April thanks to donations - but in the past six weeks, one has been stolen and the other destroyed in a botched attempted theft, killing many of the bees inside.
The gallery's head of landscape and gardens, Gary Webb, said they would be doing everything they could to try to ensure the remaining bees survive the winter - and vowed that the tradition of bee keeping would continue at the site.
We are shocked that these incidents have occurred and we would ask that all keepers in the region to be extra vigilant to the threat of bee rustling which seems to be on the increase across the country.
However we will not be deterred from keeping bees and will be doing everything we can to keep them safe and support them over winter.
It is important for us to keep them at Compton Verney to share with the public how fascinating these creatures are, demonstrate the integral role they play in our food chain and reap the benefits of the pollination of the flora and fauna at Compton Verney.
Anyone who would like to donate towards a new colony can contact Aly Grimes at the gallery.