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Parents of Pakistan massacre victims attend Birmingham event

Haris and Ahmad were victims of the attack, and their parents attended the event in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

The parents of a 13-year-old boy who was killed when gunmen opened fire on a school in Pakistan two months ago, attended an event in Birmingham last night to remember the 141 victims of the massacre.

Haris Nawaz was shot dead.

His 14-year-old brother Ahmad is now being treated at a hospital in the city.

American's back Nottingham's Major Oak tree for award

Robin Hood fans in the American states of Oregon and New York are backing Nottinghamshire's Major Oak for the title of European Tree of the Year.

The famous tree in Sherwood Forest is known for being Robin's base.

Dog walkers walk past The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Major Oak facts:

years old
weight in tonnes
feet in circumference

We are delighted to be backing this campaign. We enjoy close links with our friends in Sherwood Forest in the UK through our respective annual festivals which celebrate the life and times of Robin Hood and it would be great if the Major Oak can win.

– Susan Danz, from the Robin Hood Festival in Oregon, America

Rolls-Royce secures $130 million contract

Rolls-Royce has a base in Derby Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract worth $130 million to provide Trent 1,000 engines to All Nippon Airways.

The firm, which has a base in Derby, has previously been selected by the airline for the engine which has now powered more than 80,000 Dreamliners.


Student stranded on Turkish mountain back in UK

David Mackie spent eight days eating insects while stranded on a mountain Credit: Facebook

A student from Nottingham who survived eight nights stranded on a mountain in Turkey is due back in the UK today.

David Mackie, 21, survived the ordeal by sheltering in a cave and eating insects. He was found with his two Dutch friends on Monday and airlifted to hospital.

They got lost during what was supposed to be a one-day hiking trip in Antalya on 11 January.

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