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BBC Front Page News

Russian spy: Being an agent 'messed up' Skripal's life

A school friend says Sergei Skripal was shunned by many people but did not see himself as a traitor.

Skripal 'regretted being double agent'

A former classmate says the spy told him he even wrote to Vladimir Putin asking to come back to Russia.

French police 'hero' dies of wounds

An officer who swapped places with a hostage in a supermarket siege dies of his injuries.

Labour MPs attack sacking of Owen Smith over Brexit

The shadow NI secretary's dismissal is described by one former minster as a 'Stalinist purge'.

BBC news for West Midlands

Small Heath stabbings attacker Dominic Palmer jailed

Dominic Palmer gave no motive for the two attacks which happened just hours apart in Birmingham.

Three teenagers stabbed outside Erdington school

Three people are being held in connection with the "disorder" outside St Edmund Campion School.

Birmingham cinema's seats shut after head-trap death

A man died after his head became trapped by an electronic footrest of a "Gold Class" chair.

Halesowen's Shell Corner: What's in a name?

Shell Corner is an area of Halesowen, but did you know how it got its name?