The US Supreme Court is due to review the conviction of a Nottinghamshire man who killed his wife and 9-month old baby.
Lawyers for Neil Entwistle filed the request last week. He was jailed in America in 2008.
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Campaigners have called for more cycling infrastructure to be installed across the Midlands following the death of a woman in Birmingham.
Paul Gunter launched the campaign after discovering that there was no current war memorial for his nephew.
Witnesses who saw the incident said that the man threw the dog in the air a number of times and let her drop to the floor.