19/04/2014 Midlands Today


19/04/2014

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Good evening. A man has appdared in streets.

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Good evening. A man has appdared in court in connection with an acid

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attack which left a 19`year`old woman critically ill. 27`ye`r`old

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Matthew Wood is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Aledna

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Rafiq, who suffered internal injuries and burns after answering

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the door of a property in Thvidale. Musicians and comedians are staging

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a charity concert in Birmingham to raise thousands of pounds for

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injured servicemen and women. The proceeds from Stand Up For The

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Heroes will go to Fisher Hotse, the purpose`built home for relatives of

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soldiers being treated at Qteen Elizabeth Hospital. Ben Godfrey

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reports. Kerry Ford has been living `t Fisher

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House for more than six months. Her husband Norman, who served for the

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Royal Engineers, is being treated for severe brain injuries at the

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Hdre, over the Easter break, they can `t least

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feel like they have the comforts of home, even though home is the

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Falkland Islands. Just the calm of being able to walk in, shut that

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door and just go... At the dnd of what has been pretty bad daxs at

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times. Around 650 people have stayed at Fisher House, this home from

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home, since it opened last June but donations are critical. It costs

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around ?250,000 a year to rtn. # And life, the ground is sometimes

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your best friend. # Tomorrow night the Glee Club in Birmingham will

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showcase rising stars of music and comedy.

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It is a charity gig put togdther by Sebastian Miles, a former Grenadier

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Guard who saw action in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan and where in 20 0

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his battle group suffered mtltiple casualties. I'm always humbled by it

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but saddened by their injurhes and therefore I will dedicate as long as

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it takes to raise money for them, in this gig and future gigs ovdr the

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years. Profits from ticket sales could see ?10,000 raised for Fisher

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House. It's wonderful. ?10,000 provides us with 400 nights'

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accommodation, in effect ovdr a year for a family to stay here. Giving

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Kerry and other relatives of injured soldiers one less thing to worry

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about. The football results now, starting

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the Premier League. Aston Vhlla shared a goalless draw with

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Southampton, while Stoke drdw 1`1 with Cardiff. In the Championship,

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Birmingham City lost 1`0 at Nottingham Forest. In Leagud Two,

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Burton Albion beat Hartlepool 3`0, and in the Conference Nuneaton lost

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1`0 to Barnet. Birmingham Chty Ladies have also been in action this

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afternoon, taking on the Swddish side Tyreso in the first leg of the

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European Champions League sdmifinal. Nadine Towell watched the action.

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Hundreds of fans packed into the Autotech Stadium in Solihull this

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afternoon to watch this latdst instalment in the history of

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Birmingham City Ladies' football club. They are enjoying a dream run

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in the Champions League. Thdse sides have surprised us in getting this

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far, so if they get beaten they get beaten and we are still protd of

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them. The men have done it when we played Arsenal, so hopefullx we will

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have a win today. The Swedish team were favourites and dominatdd the

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first half, but the Blues h`d solid defence. After a goalless fhrst half

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Birmingham City were much ilproved in the second and had sever`l decent

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chances of their own. This shot was one of the best. The match dnded

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0`0. The scoreline testament to the defensive strength of the Blues who

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have only conceded once in five games this season. We did not want

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them to score because away goals are massive. With the calibre of players

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they have, it is a great result for us. Burning travel to Sweden a week

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tomorrow. The winners will be guaranteed a place in the fhnal ``

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Birmingham travel to Sweden a week tomorrow. Neuer`macro Neuer`macro

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Worcester lost 32`20 at Bath, while Gloucester went down 38`30 `t Wasps.

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Let's get the Bank Holiday weather forecast from Charlie Slater.

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Good evening. Some decent brightness for some others for the end of the

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day. As we make our way into Easter Sunday, a fair amount of cloud but

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it clears a bit and comes b`ck in the early hours. It will allow heat

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to be trapped in, so it will not drop lower than four degree Celsius.

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On Easter Sunday, a little bit of rain at times. It is quite short

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lived. The majority through the middle of the day. Plan your Easter

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egg hunts carefully. The temperatures up to 14 or 15 Celsius.

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That is all for now. Our next bulletin is at 6:50pm tomorrow. Have

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a Good evening. The temperature

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reached 18

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