A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Teenagers from two schools in Wolverhampton are stranded on the Isle of Arran off the West Coast of Scotland because of snow
The family of a boy who was left severely brain-damaged after being starved of oxygen at birth have been awarded £6 million in compensation.
Police have confirmed that two Ukrainian men aged 22 and 25 have been arrested in relation to the explosions at mosques in Tipton and Walsall.
They are still being questioned on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.
Police have confirmed they have found evidence of an explosion and debris near a mosque in Wolverhampton.
The debris was found on Fiveways roundabout which has been declared safe. A forensics team will remain at the site today.
Nothing was found at the Wolverhampton central mosque on Waterloo Road which has now been re-opened.
WOLVERHAMPTON: Area around Five Ways island still cordoned off. Enquiries will continue into tomorrow morning.
We would like to thank those affected by tonight's searches and ongoing investigation for their patience, understanding and support.
Police in Wolverhampton have evacuated Wolverhampton Central Mosque and a number of surrounding roads as part of a security alert.
Police said a military bomb disposal team is en route.
West Midlands Police officers have closed a number of roads in Wolverhampton following the evacuation of the city's central mosque.
CLOSED: Gorsebrook Rd @ Stafford Rd, Waterloo Rd @ Oxley St, Stafford Rd @ Cannock Rd, Dunstall Rd @ Staveley Rd, Cannock Rd @ Crown St.
Wolverhampton Central Mosque has been evacuated as part of a security alert into attacks on mosques in the local area. In a statement, police said:
As a result of urgent enquiries underway as part of the investigation into the attacks near mosques in Walsall and Tipton, information has been received regarding a possible device activation on 28 June at Wolverhampton Central Mosque, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton.
This new information has resulted in an evacuation of the mosque and the surrounding area at around 8 pm this evening (Thursday 18 July). This measure is in place to ensure the absolute safety and security of our communities.
A number of specialist and local police officers are at the scene and a military bomb disposal team is en route.
A number of road closures are in place.
Hayley Firman, head of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service's Public Protection Unit, said the parents of a 23-month-old boy who died of a heroin overdose had exposed their son "to an unsuitable environment" of "hard drugs."
– Hayley Firman, head of West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service's Public Protection Unit
It is the duty for any responsible parents to protect their children from harm and drugs, but (Simon) Jones and (Emma) Bradburn exposed their young, defenceless son to an unsuitable environment, which contained hard drugs that would ultimately lead to his death.
I would like to take this opportunity to praise my prosecution team who worked very closely with the police to ensure that justice was delivered for Daniel.
– Detective Inspector John Smith, from the Wolverhampton Public Protection Unit
This is a tragic case where a young life has so needlessly been lost because of the carelessness of those who should have been there to ensure his safety.
Officers who initially visited the scene reported finding a clean and well maintained house that looked like any ‘normal’ family home - but then upstairs we found a very different story.
The main bedroom was untidy and strewn with drug paraphernalia.
It seems that during his short life, Daniel became accustomed to living amongst these items and, tragically, consumed a quantity of heroin that ultimately led to his death.
The parents of a 23 month-old boy have today admitted causing his death after he suffered a drugs overdose at his Wolverhampton home.
Daniel Jones was found collapsed at the house he shared with his parents on Windsor Avenue on 29 May last year.
Emma Bradburn, 34, and Simon Jones, 30, entered guilty pleas before the trial could begin at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.
The pair will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court in early July.