With Christmas just days to go, military personnel from the Midlands fighting out in Afghanistan have been sending festive messages back home.
Corporal Seth Tylee from the Military Working Dog Unit at Camp Bastion sent this festive message with his dog Scooby.
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"We are bereft. Our darling Tom has left us and the world is a poorer place."
Thomas Jackson, 30, died seven days after being stabbed as he tried to save fellow Brit Mia Ayliffe-Chung's life.
With rising costs of football pitch fees, many coaches of junior clubs across the Midlands claim they are now struggling to get by.