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Midlands falls silent to mark Gallipoli centenary

Hundreds attended to remember the fallen of WWI. Credit: ITV News Central

Thousands of people across the Midlands stood in silence today to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One.

Veterans led the way during a special service of remembrance at Birmingham's Hall of Memory, to commemorate the 45,000 allied troops who died in battle.

In Leicester, people gathered at a ceremony to remember those with local connections who died in the conflict.

Memorial service for victims of Germanwings plane crash to be held

A memorial service is to be held in Germany for the victims of a plane crash which killed a man from Wolverhampton.

Father of two Martyn Matthews from Wolverhampton died in the crash Credit: Family handout

Martyn Matthews was among 150 people who were killed when the Germanwings plane came down in the French Alps last month.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is accused of deliberately causing the crash.

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Police given more time to question men arrested on terror offences

Credit: West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit

Police have been granted more time to continue questioning three men arrested in Dover last Friday on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

Officers now have until next Friday to charge or release the suspects, who are all in their 20s and from Birmingham.

The men were part of a group of six ? five men and one woman ? detained at the port.

Two of the men are longer suspected of terrorism offences have been handed over to immigration authorities for further investigation. The woman was released without charge.

Syria terror probe arrests: latest police tweets

Six people have been arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.

Five men aged in their 20's, and a 23-year-old woman, who are not a family group and not accompanied by children, were detained around 8am in the departure zone of of the port.

Four of the men are from Birmingham while the woman is of no fixed abode.

They are currently being questioned at a police station in the West Midlands area while searches at a number of addresses in Birmingham are ongoing.

It added that the arrests are part of an ongoing investigation. See their latest tweets on the investigation below.

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