Coventry-born showjumper and Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton will be awarded an OBE by the Queen today for services to equestrian sport.
54 year-old Skelton was part of Britain's team jumping squad who took gold at London 2012 and has won a number of major medals in a career spanning nearly 40 years.
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A Sandwell man who stabbed his partner of 20 years to death following an argument has been convicted of her murder.
The incident, in which it is believed a man attempted to take a child from her family, happened at around 3pm yesterday afternoon.
Martin Carter spotted Sarah Burke and let his dog loose to attack her - which was then filmed on a mobile phone. She later killed herself.