People living in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been saying prayers for their namesake city in America, following explosions during the Boston Marathon yesterday which killed three people.
Kate McCann from Leicestershire, whose daughter Madeleine was abducted in Portugal in 2007, has said she will not be deterred by the bombings and intends to run the London Marathon this Sunday.
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A report is being released today, which includes a series of recommendations at reducing child poverty in Birmingham.
Bright or sunny spells across the region, especially in the morning but occasional showers are likely to develop in the afternoon.
A drier and brighter start to the day, but turning fairly cloudy by afternoon with showers or outbreaks of rain.