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Digbeth shooting: mother appeals to catch son's killer one year on

Sylvester Koroma was shot outside the Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth last year
Sylvester Koroma was shot outside the Rainbow Warehouse in Digbeth last year Credit: West Midlands Police

The mother of a man from Leicester who died after being shot outside a nightclub in Birmingham is appealing for information to help catch his killer - a year after his death.

Sylvester Koroma, 35, was shot in the stomach outside the Rainbow Warehouse on Digbeth High Street on 10 August last year.

He died a week later in hospital.

Shenstone roof protest: nine people charged

12 anti-war protesters climbed to the roof of UAV Engines in Shenstone
12 anti-war protesters climbed to the roof of UAV Engines in Shenstone Credit: Twitter/@LDNPalestine

Nine people have been charged with aggravated trespass following an anti-war protest on the roof of a factory in Staffordshire.

12 members of the London Palestine Action group climbed to the top of UAV Engines in Shenstone on Tuesday.

They were demanding the factory stops providing parts for drones used by the Israeli army in the Gaza conflict.

All nine people have been released on bail and will appear before Cannock Magistrates' Court on 20 August with conditions not to enter Staffordshire.

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£12,000 diamond launched into space lands in Gainsborough

The first person to find the diamond gets to keep it
The first person to find the diamond gets to keep it Credit: 77 Diamonds

A £12,000 diamond launched into space has landed in Gainsborough and remains unclaimed.

The diamond was launched by 77 Diamonds, along with the UK Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA). The first person to find it gets to keep it.

The diamond was attached to a helium balloon which popped when it reached the edge of space.

It is thought to have landed within a five mile radius of Lea, Gainsborough.

Malaysia stabbing victim's cricket club pays tribute

Neil Dalton
Neil Dalton Credit: Facebook

A student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia has been described as a "gentleman and scholar" by the cricket club he played for.

Four men earlier admitted killing 22-year-old Neil Dalton and his classmate Aidan Bunger, who were attacked following an argument in a bar in Malaysia.

Representatives from Belper Amateurs Cricket Club said he was a great friend to everybody at the club.

Words can’t describe the devastation this tragedy has caused to everybody within our club. Neil and many of our players grew up together - through school and cricket - and have such a strong friendship unit. He was a gentleman and a scholar whose trademark red hair was accompanied by a sense of humour second to none.

– Secretary Pip Nightingale

Four men admit killing students in Malaysia

Four men arrested in Malaysia have admitted killing the two medical students
Four men arrested in Malaysia have admitted killing the two medical students Credit: Facebook

Four men arrested in Malaysia after two medical students were stabbed to death following a row in a bar have admitted killing them.

The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton from Derbyshire and Aidan Brunger, who were in the country on attachment to a local hospital.

Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung said police had now finished their investigation after the men confessed to the stabbings.

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Diamond launched into space - finder gets to keep it!

A £12,000 diamond was hand-picked for its 'brilliance and sparkle'
A £12,000 diamond was hand-picked for its 'brilliance and sparkle' Credit: 77 Diamonds

A £12,000 diamond is being shot into space for the first time and whoever finds it when it lands back on earth - gets to keep it!

Launched at 10am in a secret field in Derbyshire, the company running the stunt will be tweeting clues using #diamondinthesky for 'diamond hunters' to join in the hunt after 12pm.

We are very excited about the launch. What better way to raise awareness of our virtual universe than by actually making it a reality and putting a diamond in the sky for the first time ever.

– Tobias Kormind, co-founder

The potential 'drop zone' is estimated to cover a 60 mile range meaning it could be days before it is found.

When Richard III's remains will be reburied set to be revealed

We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.
We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral. Credit: PA Wire

We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.

Work's starting there ahead of the reinterment almost two years after the bones were found underneath a council car park in the city.

Foreign office assisting following student deaths in Malaysia

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death
The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death Credit: Facebook

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death following a reported bar fight in Malaysia.

22-year-old Neil Dalton was a medical student at Newcastle University, he had travelled to Borneo with his classmate to experience medical practice in a different setting.

Neighbours of the student from Derbyshire have paid tribute to him.

I'm totally shocked at the news. He was just a lovely boy. Totally self-motivated. It's just such a shock. He was just a totally nice guy. He wasn't gregarious, just a fun, genuine guy, he and his mates even made sure I got back home one night by walking with me."

– Female neighbour of Neil Dalton

It's sad news. He liked his musical instruments a lot. He was in a band I think. I used to hear them playing in the house. I've been here for 13 years and the family were here before me."

– Male neighbour of Neil Dalton

Tributes paid to students stabbed to death in Malaysia

Neil Dalton, 22. The two fourth-year students had been days away from finishing their training.
Neil Dalton, 22. The two fourth-year students had been days away from finishing their training. Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo following reports of a row in a bar.

Fourth-year student Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire and classmate Aidan Brunger, who were both 22, were reportedly killed in a fight which broke out over complaints the students were being too noisy.

Their devastated families were too upset to speak but their university have paid tribute.

We are all so shocked and saddened by this. They were excellent students, they were doing really well with their studies, they were highly committed and coming back next year to work as doctors. Aidan was aspiring to do some medical research on his return, Neil was going straight into his final year and it's such a tragic thing to occur."

– Professor Jane Calvert, Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Newcastle University Medical School
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