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Birmingham quartet The Neales beaten to BGT crown

Birmingham singing quartet The Neales, featuring father Laurie and his three sons, Phil, Dan and James, have been beaten to the Britain's Got Talent winner's crown.

They tweeted their thanks earlier to everyone who voted for them, but didn't make the top three of ITV's live final earlier this evening.

This year's competition was won by the act known as Jules and Matisse.


Solihull family could be crowned winners of Britain's Got Talent

The Neales are a singing quartet from Solihull. Credit: Britain's Got Talent/Syco

A family from Solihull could be crowned the winners of Britain's Got Talent tonight.

The Neales are a singing quartet from the West Midlands, made up of father Laurie and his three sons, Phil, Dan and James.

Show boss and judge Simon Cowell was moved to tears by their performance in the semi-finals.

You can watch their performance tonight with the final being shown live on ITV this evening from 7.30pm.

They were overwhelmed to make it through to the final. Credit: Britain's Got Talent/Syco

Solihull vocal group The Neales into BGT final

Solihull vocal group The Neales have made it through to the finals of Britain's Got Talent on Sunday.

The group is made up of a father and his three sons and formed after Dad, Laurie wanted to be closer to his children after suffering a heart attack.


Chelmsley wood children's play area destroyed in fire

A children's play area in Chelmsley wood has been destroyed by a fire.

Firefighters believe the fire at Meriden Park yesterday evening was started deliberately.

An investigation is underway and CCTV is being examined.

Stem cell donor drive in memory of Margot Martini

Margot Martini's story to find a stem cell donor attracted international interest Credit: ITV News Central

People are being encouraged to sign up as stem cell donors this weekend in memory of a Midlands toddler.

Margot Martini died from a rare form of leukaemia in October 2014 after an international appeal to find her a donor.

Doctors found a match for the 2 year old in February 2014, but the cancer returned.

Her parents Vicki and Yasser, who are originally from Essington near Wolverhampton, continue to raise awareness about the illness through the charity they set up called 'Team Margot'.

The little girl's story has inspired people to set up stem cell donor registration events, one of which is taking place at Streetsbrook Infant School in Solihull today.

People can go along to be signed up to the register between 11:00 and 3:00pm, by giving a saliva sample.

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