A Midlands company has helped develop a gun which fires pellets filled with artificial DNA that could help convict suspected rioters.
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ITV News finds out what caused a huge bang tonight - involving fighter jets and an emergency response.
A disgruntled commuter has put the M6 up for sale on auction site Ebay.
He claims the item is "used" and "not in great condition". It's "always in need of roadworks", so to compensate Corley Services will be thrown in for free.
Bidding started at 99p and the bid currently stands at £150, 600.
Fire services across the Midlands are dealing with hundreds of calls after heavy storms led to flash flooding.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said a 90-year-old man was one of a number of people rescued from vehicles following downpours in the Bridgnorth area of the county.
A loud bang heard across parts of the Midlands yesterday has now been identified as a Typhoon jet, the Ministry of Defence said. Read about the reaction at ITV Central.
A loud bang heard across the Midlands was caused by two Typhoon aircraft responding to an emergency the Ministry of Defence has told ITV News.
The aircraft were on their way to a small civilian helicopter that was emitting an emergency signal. Such a signal could indicate the aircraft had been hijacked or had ‘gone rogue’.
One of Royal Airforce Typhoon’s emitted a sonic boom that shook houses in Coventry, Rugby and Leamington.
The MoD response was standard procedure officials say, but the emergency signal from the helicopter turned out to be a false alarm.
Still, some will see it as an indication of the high alert Britain is now on, in the run up to the Olympic games and Queens Jubilee celebrations.