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WATCH: Inspiring scenes as Birmingham man bowls with his feet to secure Bronze

Bob Love, from Birmingham, has won a Commonwealth Bronze medal in the open triples lawn bowls event, which features para-athletes with a range of disabilities.

60-year-old Bob, who was born without arms, uses his feet to bowl and was part of a three-man team which beat Scotland 16-12 to secure third-place earlier this afternoon.

Watch his remarkable technique and skill here, as he helps to send England on their way to victory:

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WATCH: Suspected grave thief caught on CCTV

A suspected grave thief wanted for stealing 51 red roses has been caught on CCTV.

The flowers had left by a grieving husband just one day after he laid his wife to rest - one for each year they had spent together.

Security footage from the Robin Hood Cemetery in Solihull shows a woman walking through the gardens, before stopping and picking up the armful of roses Maurice Powell had left for his wife Sandra.

Read: Widower angered after thief steals flower bouquet laid at cemetery

'Children had been using Cadbury manor as playground'

Firefighters have confirmed children appear to have been using the empty manor house as a playground.

The former home of the Cadbury family was destroyed by fire last night, and investigations are underway to determine how it started - it is thought to have been arson.

Steve Husbands from West Midlands Fire Service says they had received a call to attend the property just 24 hours before, with reports of children leaving the area.

UoB Vice-Principal 'saddened' by damage to Cadbury house

The Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham says he, and many others at the university are 'saddened' by the damage to the Cadbury Manor House, which was destroyed by fire last.

The university owns the site.

We are deeply saddened that the historic Manor House, which the University bought from the Cadbury family in 1953, has been severely damaged by last night's fire.

We are extremely grateful to the Fire Service and others who worked tirelessly to get the fire under control, make the area safe, and ensure no one was injured.

The Manor House was used by the University as a student residence until 2007. It was awaiting planning approval from the City Council to be sensitively converted into flats as part of a wider redevelopment of the site.

The site, including the Manor House, was boarded up to prevent access and the University employed an external security company to provide 24/7 monitoring of the site.

The University retains its desire to keep the structure of the Manor House but now needs to properly assess its condition. We are working with engineers and the local authority building control to understand the level of damage, make the structure safe and secure the site.

– Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham

Watch: Video shows fire ripping through Cadbury Manor House

Family plea for missing mum to come forward 2 weeks since she disappeared

Exactly two weeks since a mother of three from Birmingham went missing, her family are appealing for help to find her.

52-year-old Eve Cullen has not been seen since leaving her home in Hollywood on17 July at around 2:30pm.

Her husband, Peter, and children, including her daughter Laura, are urging anyone who may have seen her to contact police. They have also sent out a plea to Eve for her to get in touch.

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Revamped New Street station to open next September

A multi-million pound project to revamp Birmingham New Street Station will be completed by next September.

More than £600million has been invested into improving the station. The new 'Grand Central' shopping centre will also open, including John Lewis' new thirty five million pound Midlands flagship store.

More pictures show Cadbury manor house damage

The fire ripped through the house in Northfield last night
The fire ripped through the house in Northfield last night Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
The fire service are still damping down the house
Fire crews are still damping down the house Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
The Grade II listed building is the former home of the Cadbury family
The Grade II listed building is the former home of the Cadbury family Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
Crews from 12 fire engines tackled the blaze at its height
Crews from 12 fire engines tackled the blaze at its height Credit: ITV News Central/Richard Eaton
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