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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.

Image released after stabbing in nightclub

Courtney Glassford, who police want to speak to in connection with the stabbing Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released an image of a man wanted for questioning after a stabbing in a Wolverhampton nightclub.

A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital in a critical condition with a stomach wound after a brawl in Faces on Bilston Street in the early hours of Friday 3 April. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Detectives are keen to speak to 20-year-old Courtney Glassford from Deans Road in Eastfield in connection with what happened, but police attempts to locate him have failed.

It happened in Faces nightclub in Wolverhampton Credit: ITV News Central


West Bromwich MP to bid to be Labour deputy leader

The West Bromwich East MP, Tom Watson, has announced he hopes to become the Labour Party's new deputy leader.

Tom Watson MP Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He has set up an online fundraising page to raise money for his campaign to reach the position, and has so far raised more than £3,000.

On the page he says:

The Labour Party needs a strong leadership team that can campaign in our communities and fight back against the Tories.

I want to be your Deputy Leader so that we can get on with the job of building a fairer, kinder Britain. I hope you can support me in my campaign.

– Tom Watson MP on his fundraising page

Mr Watson has been the MP in his constituency since 2001, and won it again in last week's election, with 50% of the vote.


Pictures: Firefighters tackle blaze at disused college

Fire engines on the scene Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

30 firefighters tackled a blaze at a disused college in Smethwick last night.

A firefighter tackles the blaze Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire

The fire was at the old Smethwick College building on Crocketts Lane, and firefighters say they managed to put it out successfully.

The service was called just after 9pm last night Credit: Twitter/@WestMidsFire
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