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Parents to be sentenced for death of baby daughter

Isabella Vallance was 12-weeks-old when she died Credit: ITV News Central

The parents of a 12-week-old baby from Redditch in Worcestershire are due to be sentenced today for killing their daughter.

Jessica Wiggins was convicted of causing or allowing the death of Isabella Vallance. She died of a head injury in December 2012.

Jessica Wiggins was convicted in November for failing to prevent Isabella's death Credit: ITV News Central

Her father Tyler John Vallance admitted a charge of manslaughter earlier this year.

A serious case review has been launched into Isabella's death.

Dramatic helicopter rescue in cherry picker collapse

The Midlands Air Ambulance on the scene in Redditch earlier Credit: ITV Central

The Midlands Air Ambulance has been called out to a supermarket in Worcestershire after a man was injured in an incident involving a cherry picker.

Picture showing what's thought to be a cherry picker lying on its side Credit: ITV Central

It happened during work being carried out in the car park of the Sainsbury's store at Enfield in Redditch. It's thought the cherry picker may have collapsed.

Two ambulances were also called to the scene during refurbishment work at the Sainsbury's store in Enfield Credit: ITV Central

The supermarket is currently closed for refurbishment. The helicopter arrived at the scene at 12.25pm, and the injured man was treated for a suspected pelvic injury.

Redditch mother convicted of failing to prevent baby daughter's death

A woman has been found guilty of not acting to prevent the death of her baby daughter in Redditch.

Isabella Vallance was 12 weeks old and died from head injuries following an attack by her father, Tyler Vallance. Credit: ITV News Central

Isabella Vallance was 12 weeks old and died from head injuries following an attack by her father, Tyler Vallance. He admitted grievous bodily harm and manslaughter earlier this year.

Isabella's mother Jessica Wiggins has today been convicted for failing to prevent Isabella's death Credit: ITV News Central

Isabella's mother Jessica Wiggins has been cleared of child cruelty but was today convicted for failing to prevent Isabella's death. The pair are due to be sentenced next month.


Redditch school closed after norovirus outbreak affects 70 pupils

Birchensale Middle School is expected to re-open on Monday Credit: ITV News Central

A school in Redditch has been closed following an outbreak of the winter norovirus which has affected more than 70 pupils and several members of staff.

Birchensale Middle School on Bridley Moor Road is closed while a deep clean of the premises is carried out.

It is expected to re-open on Monday following discussions between the school and Redditch Borough Council.

This decision has been taken due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community, which has affected the school. This decision has been made with the local authority....

The health and safety of our staff and pupils continue to be of the utmost importance.

– Birchensale Middle School

Parents have been issued with advice to help reduce the spread of infection.

Symptoms of the norovirus include diarrhoea and vomiting.

Man arrested on suspicion of arson after Redditch fire

The fire started in the middle of a block of flats on Winslow Close in Redditch. Credit: West Mercia Police

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire began at a block of flats in Winslow Close, Redditch.

The fire which was reported at 7pm on Saturday caused around sixty residents to be evacuated from their homes.

One person required hospital treatment for smoke inhalation and several others have been re-housed in temporary accommodation due to smoke damage.

It is believed that the fire started at a property in the middle of the block but fortunately the fire was contained and did not cause any major damage.

Five elderly people treated after suspicious fire in Redditch

An investigation is underway after a fire at a block of bungalows in Redditch in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It's thought to have started at the back of the buildings on Johnson Close before spreading and damaging three terraced bungalows as the fire spread through the roof space.

Five elderly people were treated at the scene and four people have been re-housed.

“At the moment we are treating this incident as suspicious and we will work closely with the fire service to establish the exact cause of the fire. Following this incident we will be increasing patrols in the area. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have information that will help with this investigation.”

– Detective Sergeant Nick Husbands from West Mercia Police

Birthday party as shopping centre turns 40

Salsa dancing, magicians, and cake are among just some of the activities on offer today as the Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch turns 40.

The Kingfisher Shopping Centre in Redditch was opened 40 years ago Credit: Google Maps

A street party-style celebration will be held at the centre to mark the occasion.

Line dancing, Latin and ballroom dancing, tea and live music will also be on offer - with the Mayor of Redditch helping to cut a birthday cake at 11am.

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