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Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of a teenager who died after being stabbed at a memorial event for his friend.
18-year-old Joshua Ribera, from the Moseley area of Birmingham, died following a single stab wound to his heart on September 21.
The rapper had been at a fundraising event in Selly Oak for friend Kyle Sheehan, 16, who had been killed a year ago on the same day.
The service will take place at St Martin's Church in Birmingham's city centre Bullring. It will be followed by a private cremation.
18-year-old Armani Deniro Mitchell, from Northfield, was charged with Joshua's murder last month and remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court in January next year.
A new report, published today by UK Music and Visit Britain, says the ‘music tourism’ industry was worth an incredible £119 million to the West Midlands economy in 2012, with overseas music tourists contributing £15 million to the total.
Music tourism involves visiting a city or town, to see a festival or other music performances.
The Wish You Were Here_ report also says 50% of West Midlands concert audiences are music tourists – far higher than the national average of 41%.
Figures also show the region welcomed 809,000 music tourists in 2012, of which 24,000 were from abroad.
Emma Gray, Director of Marketing Services at Visit Birmingham, the city’s leisure tourism programme, said:
“Our region has always had a rich music heritage, with the likes of UB40, ELO and Black Sabbath; this report confirms we are not only a great place to enjoy live music, but that new acts such as Laura Mvula and Peace are ensuring the West Midlands is firmly on the UK music map.”
West Midlands Police have launched an investigation into a series of armed robberies in Wolverhampton and Darlaston over the past month.
The robberies are thought to have been committed by the same man who threatened his victims with what appeared to be a gun concealed in a bag and demanded money.
The first robbery happened at the One Stop convenience store on Middleway Green, Stowlawn on 31 August.
A man entered the store and told staff he had a gun and demanded cash.
It is believed the same man has struck a further three times since then.
He is described as white, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 8ins tall and of stocky build.
A pupil involved with an incident with a knife whilst at a school in Birmingham will not be taught by some teachers today.
Earlier this week staff at Saltley School voted to refuse to teach the student, after a row over whether he should have been excluded.
Fast food chain, Subway, have announced they will create 850 jobs in the West Midlands over the next three years.
The jobs will be based at 59 new stores across the region.
Teachers at a Birmingham school have voted to refuse to teach a pupil who was allowed to return to class after an incident involving a knife.
The decision to exclude him was overturned by the governors.
It comes as campaigners call for a knife amnesty following the deaths of two teenagers who were stabbed in the city in the past seven days.
A community activist from Birmingham has said the authorities need to join up with the local community to encourage a knife amnesty following a number of stabbings in the city.
Desmond Jaddoo wants to see the authorities working with local communities to help the plan work.
His plea comes after Joshua Ribera, an 18-year-old who was a grime artist known as Depzman, was stabbed on Friday night in Selly Oak.
Two men and a teenager have been jailed for a total of eleven years for conning thousands of pounds out of elderly men in Birmingham.
Errol and Timothy Flynn, and a 16-year-old who is too young to be named, used dead rats to convince a pensioner his house was infested. They also charged a retired police officer thousands after conning him into believing his roof was infested with woodworm.
Detective Constable Deborah Simmonds spoke of her anger at what had happened.
A snake that was found at a Birmingham festival is looking for a new home.
The milk snake was spotted among a crowd of 5,000 attending the Moseley Folk Festival. There were fears it was poisonous and the park would have to be evacuated.
Police called in an expert from a nearby reptile shop who confirmed it did not pose a risk.
The snake is being cared for at Weird 'N' Wonderful in Birmingham, who say although it is three foot long now, it will eventually grow to double that size.
Police have been given more time to question an 18-year-old in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager from Birmingham.
Joshua Ribera, an up-and-coming grime artist known as Depzman, was stabbed outside TCs nightclub in Selly Oak on Friday night. A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a stab wound to the heart.
A second man, aged 19, also remains in police custody.