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A senior coroner will consider whether to reopen the inquest into those killed in the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974.
After years of campaigning by the families of victims Maxine Hambleton, Trevor Thrupp and James Craig, the senior coroner for Birmingham and Solihull will hear arguments on February 12 next year.
The decision will follow on February 24.
The IRA detonated bombs at two pubs in Birmingham city centre just minutes apart in November 1974, killing 21 people and injuring 182 .
The inquest was opened and adjourned by Coroner Billington in 1975.
Six men, who became known as the Birmingham Six, were convicted but ultimately released on appeal after a series of failures in the investigation - and to date, nobody has been brought to justice for the explosions.
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A man and a woman have been arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences, West Midlands Police said.
The pair were taken in by police at an address in Sparkbrook this morning as part of a pre-planned raid.
The 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were held on suspicion of preparation for acts of terrorism, but police said there was no immediate threat to public safety.
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A man has been arrested after two women were hold hostage at a charity in Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.
Officers said the man who had held two women captive at BITA Pathways in Alcester Street, Digbeth was unarmed.
The man's motive is currently unknown and both women are receiving treatment and support following the incident, police said.
A man has been arrested after two women were held hostage at a charity in Digbeth this afternoon.
The man, who is unconnected to the charity, entered the building around 3pm unarmed.
Both women are receiving appropriate support after their ordeal.
ITV News Central's reporter at the scene in Digbeth believes a second hostage has now been released.
She is believed to have left the charity building looking calm.
Police were called to Digbeth at around 15:00 this afternoon to reports a man had locked himself and two others into a building.