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Funeral takes place of Blackpool couple killed in Tunisian massacre

Order of funeral service of Denis and Elaine Thwaites Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral is taking place of a Blackpool couple who were killed in the Tunisia beach massacre.

The service for Denis and Elaine Thwaites is being held at Fairhaven United Reform Church in Lytham St Annes

Fairhaven United Reform Church in Lytham St Annes Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral service is taking place

Funeral of Tunisia victims Denis & Elaine Thwaites

Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine. Credit: ITV News Central

The funeral of former Birmingham City footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife will be held today.

Denis, aged 70, and his Birmingham-born wife Elaine, 69, both lost their lives when gunman Seifeddine Rezgui shot innocent tourists in Sousse on June 26.

The memorial service will be held in Blackpool where the couple had settled.

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Birmingham to remember Srebrenica massacre

Birmingham City Council is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre by hosting a memorial event in collaboration with the UK charity, Remembering Srebrenica.

In 1995 8,372 Bosnians were killed in the worst massacre in Europe since the end of the Second World War. The genocide took place during the war in Yugoslavia which saw the country break up into independent states.

More than 8,000 people died in the massacre Credit: Thomas Brey/DPA/Press Association Images

At the event messages will be shared from delegates who were given the opportunity to visit both Sarajevo and Srebrenica where they were able to meet survivors of the genocide and understand about the ongoing procedure of identifying the dead.

Concern for missing Northamptonshire teenage mother and baby

Katie Kelly and her baby have gone missing Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have issued an appeal for information to find 15-year-old Katie Kelly and her 12 week old baby girl, who have not been seen since yesterday.

They were last seen in the area of Daventry and the police think they may be in the Northampton area.

Katie is described at 5ft 7ins, slim build, long, dark brown, straight hair and green eyes.

She was wearing a diamond effect bracelet and gold locket. She had black leggings on, a white t-shirt and trainers.

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