A dancer from Sutton Coldfield is among the 1000 people stuck on board the Costa Allegra cruise ship left stranded in the indian Ocean after a fire in an engine room.
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A few wintry showers will continue to affect the west of the region overnight, and clear spells will lead to frost by Saturday morning.
Staying cold with clear spells for many. There is a risk of catching a few showers, turning to sleet or snow in places.
Despite a ban on mobile phones, video has emerged showing a prisoner inside HMP Birmingham eating a cockroach.