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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.

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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Inquest opens into death of Tunisia museum victim

Sally Adey was on a cruise when she was killed on a trip to the Bardo museum. Credit: Metropolitan Police

A British tourist killed in a terror attack in Tunisia died of gunshot wounds to her abdomen and pelvis, a coroner has heard at the opening of the inquest into her death.

Mother-of-two Sally Adey, from Shropshire, died in the shooting at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis on March 18th.

She had been on a Mediterranean cruise with her 52-year-old husband Robert, who survived the attack.

Ms Hartridge said a post-mortem examination carried out in the UK by a Home Office pathologist on March 25th had established provisional cause of death as "consistent with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and pelvis".

More than 20 people were killed in the attack, including 17 cruise ship tourists and two gunmen.


Nottingham rally condemns bomb attacks on Pakistani Christians

People from across the country came to protest against the attacks. Credit: Pukaar News
Around 100 Pakistani Christian families from Nottingham joined the rally. Credit: Pukaar News
17 Pakistani Christians died in two suicide bomb attacks in Lahore earlier this month. Credit: Pukaar News

Pakistani Christian's protest against Lahore bomb attacks

17 Pakistani Christians died in two suicide bomb attacks in Lahore earlier this month. Credit: Pukaar News

Pakistani Christian families from across the UK have come together in Nottingham to protest against the attacks in Lahore, earlier this month.

A vigil will be held in memory of the 17 people who died in the suicide bomb attacks which the Taliban have claimed responsibility for.

The Muslim community in the UK have strongly condemned the bombings.

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British investigator to join Alps plane crash operation

An air crash investigator from Britain is being sent to France to work on the Germanwings recovery operation.

A Number 10 spokeswoman said:"The AAIB are sending someone to join the French-led investigation, given that there are victims from the UK in the crash."

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