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Leicester's Sam Bailey visits children in hospital

With only two sleeps to go until Christmas celebrities have been dropping in to see children in hospital.

Leicester's Sam Bailey has been among those paying a visit to youngsters at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

She spent time chatting to patients and parents, and praised the staff for the work they do.



A third of West Midlanders given unwanted presents

A third of people in the West Midlands receive unwanted Christmas presents, according to research from Triodos Bank.

Younger people were found to get the more expensive unwanted gifts Credit: PA

The study found 32% get at least one, with 7% saying at least two, and 3% of people said they get three or more.

The average cost of these unwanted gifts per person is £220, with 13% of those who said they were given an unwanted gift saying the value of it was more than £750!

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