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Viewers across the Midlands send in Supermoon photos

Photo of the Supermoon in Leamington Spa Credit: Dave Atkinson
Viewers across the Midlands send in Supermoon photos Credit: Darren Westwood
Photo of the Supermoon near Hinckley Credit: Kevin Hynes
Photo of the Supermoon in Wolverhampton Credit: Alan Leese
Photo of the Supermoon in Nottingham Credit: EyvetteLouise Wardle
Photo of the Supermoon in West Bromwich Credit: Callum Burkitt

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Supermoon appears in Midlands sky

Sky-watchers in the Midlands got a chance to see the October full moon, known as the Supermoon, last night (16 October).

View of the Supermoon in Derby last night Credit: ITV News Central

It is described as a Supermoon because it appears bigger and brighter than usual due to its proximity to the earth.

It is one of the year's most dramatic lunar events where the moon can appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal.

View of the Supermoon in Derby last night Credit: ITV News Central
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'We must not allow Yemen to be the forgotten conflict'

Keith Vaz addressed the House of Commons on Thursday.

Labour MP Keith Vaz has appealed at the House of Commons to not allow Yemen to be the "forgotten conflict".

He said: "Last week, 140 young Yemeni's were killed in Sanaa.

"Last night, Houthi rebels fired at warships that are owned by American warships in the Gulf of Aiden.

"The situation in Yemen is deteriorating. We had an important debate on Syria, but we must not allow Yemen to be the forgotten conflict."

David Lidington, the Leader of the House of Commons, responded on behalf of the Government and said: "Yemen is too often overlooked in our focus upon the appalling situation in Syria at the moment.

"The Government needs to continue to do all that it can to help support the UN special envoy to Yemen and his valiant efforts to establish a credible peace process as well as to devote a decent slice of our humanitarian aid budget to help the people in desperate need in that country."

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Northamptonshire man jailed for sexual abuse of girl under 13

Gavin McCarthy Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 31-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 13.

Gavin McCarthy, from Cransley near Kettering, was sentenced to eight years for six counts of making indecent images of children.

He'll remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

I hope the substantial sentence McCarthy received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children.

We are committed to safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders.

– Detective Andy Rogers, aedophile Online investigation team
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