A care home assistant from Tamworth has won an award for losing weight.
Melissa Bridges won the Rosemary Conley Young Slimmer of the Year after shedding 11st 3lb and enduring years of taunts.
A crash involving six vehicles on the M6 Toll motorway in the West Midlands is causing long delays.
The incident happened on the southbound side of the road, at JT3 A38 (Tamworth/Sutton Coldfield).
The family of three people who died in a collision near Tamworth on December 6 have paid tribute to them.
Margaret Helen Stewart, 42, died when the car she was driving collided with a lorry.
Two teenage passengers, 16-year-old Damien Stewart of Kingsbury and 15-year-old Dion Walker-Smith of Tamar, Wilnecote also died in the collision.
The family have issued the following statement:
"There are no words that can be said to explain the absolute devastation we feel right now, Our lives will never ever be the same, they were cruelly taken from us far too soon. We will miss them all so much, and they will be forever in our hearts.
"We have truly been touched by the support shown and wish to thank everyone."
Police continue to investigate the collision.
Tamworth have been knocked out of the FA Cup, following a 2-1 defeat at home to League One side Bristol City.
Sam Baldock scored in the 83rd minute, to add to Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' first half opener for Bristol City, to make it 2-0, and out of sight for Conference side Tamworth.
The home side did manage to score a late goal through Andy Todd, but it was not enough to put them into the Third Round draw, which takes place shortly.
we are inat at factory building fire in Tamworth with 4 pumps 1alp a command support unit and 3 officers, we have 3main jets in use.....
Tamworth incident in Ninian Way, incident has been sectorised 2 sectors in use
Staffordshire police are appealing for witnesses following a fire on an industrial estate.
Over 40 tonnes of baled plastic caught fire yesterday evening causing damage to materials stored in the yard.
Around 45 firefighters and five fire appliances were involved in tacking the blaze with five further appliances having to be drafted in from Warwickshire at the height of the blaze.
Staffordshire Police are asking anyone who saw or heard suspicious activity in the area around the time of the fire to contact them.
40 tonnes of baled plastic are currently on fire at an industrial estate in Tamworth.
Eight fire engines are at the blaze on the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate.
There are currently no reports of injuries.
6 fire engines are dealing with a building fire in the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate area of Tamworth. Large amount of smoke in area