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McFly drummer Harry Judd holds surprise fitness class

Harry Judd completing the London Marathon in 2013 Credit: PA

McFly drummer Harry Judd is inviting the public to join him in a keep fit class in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill park this lunchtime.

He’s put out an open invitation through Twitter, and is trying to encourage everyone, young and old, to get more active and keep fit.

It's all kicking off at midday - and he's even suggested to bring along 'you nan'.


Weekend picks: Christmas Market

Christmas Market: 22nd November (Sarehole Mill, Birmingham)

Sarehole Mill host their first ever xmas market this weekend Credit: Birmingham Museums Trust

Sarehole Mill are holding their first ever Christmas Market this weekend in Birmingham.

Visitors can take a look at stalls from local designer-makers and artisanal foods.

The Christmas Market will join Sarehole Mill’s monthly craft, food and vintage markets, with its monthly street food, beer and live folk music.

Children will also be able to visit the Georgian bake house which has been specially converted into Santa’s Grotto.

“Building on a successful series of craft and food markets over the year, we’re delighted to finish the year with two special festive markets on Sunday 22 and Sunday 29 November. With local designer-makers and artisanal food stalls; find unique gift ideas for your friends and family.”

– Steve Spencer, Sarehole Mill Museum Manager

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Doctor jailed for sexually assaulting patient on ward

A doctor from Birmingham convicted of sexually assaulting a male patient on a busy hospital ward has been jailed and banned from treating patients for 10 years.

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Thirty-seven year-old Manav Arora denied the sexual assault charge but was found guilty after a four-day trial.

The locum doctor was working at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital when the incident is alleged to have happened in September last year.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the doctor groped and then performed oral sex on him while inserting a catheter.

The attack is said to have taken place behind a curtain while five other

patients were lying nearby.

He was sentenced at King's Lynn Crown Court today where Judge Guy Ayers jailed him for two years.

Arora, a married father-of-three, was also given a sexual harm prevention order, which prohibits him from working as a doctor or in any medical capacity with access to patients for 10 years.

"There is a high level of trust between doctor and patient and you betrayed that trust.The victim was incapable of much physical movement, as he was in great pain,and was in no position to prevent what was happening.It is clear from the pre-sentence report that you continue to deny doing anything wrong, and claim what you did was the perfectly proper procedure for fitting a catheter."

– Judge Guy Ayers, King's Lynn Crown Court

Indian-born Arora also received a caution from West Midlands Police after being caught engaging in a sex act with another man in Sandwell Valley Park near West Bromwich less than two weeks after the incident in Norwich.

Alan Jenkins, for Arora, said he would be struck off by the General Medical Council, and added it was highly unlikely he would ever work in the medical profession in this country again

Men sought in Villa v Blues brawl

Police are appealing for help to identify a group of men suspected to have taken part in a brawl before a local derby football match in Birmingham.

Men sought in derby clash fight Credit: West Midlands Police

Fans clashed ahead of a football game between Aston Villa and Birmingham City on 22 September.

Police have identified the following men as part of their inquiries into the disorder.

Men sought in derby clash fight Credit: West Midlands Police

"The behaviour displayed by this small number of grown men is as disappointing as it is unacceptable and it will not be tolerated. We would urge anyone who witnessed this disorder, or anyone who can identify those involved, to contact us immediately.”

– Sergeant Mick Wilkinson, Force Football Unit


Teen due in court over Birmingham bus stabbing

A teenager accused of stabbing a 15-year-old boy in an attack on a double decker bus in Birmingham is to appear before magistrates today.

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It happened on the number 14 bus in Alum Rock Road at about 7.20pm on Tuesday.

The 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.

The boy wounded in the assault is recovering from his injuries in hospital.

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