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A Staffordshire-based wedding clothing company has gone
into administration with the loss of nearly 40 jobs.
It's caused heartache for prospective brides
who fear they won't get the dresses they've ordered.
Laura Sparrow from Tamworth spent months trying to find her dream
wedding dress and eventually, she found one.
She ordered the outfit from Formal Affair weddings,
Now, the company has gone into administration.
I just haven't heard anything from them.
I don't even know if my dress has been ordered.
The dress was paid for in full and I'm totally gutted.
Formal Affair weddings is based in Tamworth and
has nine branches across the Midlands.
Formal Affair weddings say they have worked or to restructure
their business to make it more competitive,
but changing consumer tastes and spending habits have
It is the second time the company has gone into administration.
I could have quite easily cancelled Christmas I was that upset.
But I've got my granddaughter, who is just
getting used to the idea of Christmas.
And you just can't, you've got to carry on.
Laura paid up front to get a discount.
She fears she will not only not get the dress,
but will be also severely out of pocket.
Robbers threatened to cut off an elderly woman's fingers
during an hour-long ordeal at her home in the Billesley area
of Birmingham in the early hours of Wednesday.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man using her debit card
Jewellery and a mobile phone were also taken.
The victims of the terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas Market
will be remembered tonight during a live
television broadcast of Midnight Mass at St Chad's
The service will be shown on BBC One in a programme which starts
Three months after shouting at the Prime Minister,
a five-year-old from Coventry says she's still determined
Brooke Blair's video message to Theresa May was seen by millions.
Yesterday night I was out on the street and I saw 100 million
This was Brooke earlier this year, dismayed by the
rough sleepers she'd seen on the streets.
You should be out there, Theresa May!
But today, Brooke, mum Holly and sister Texas are visiting
the Cyrenians charity in Coventry where they are helping wrap presents
for the homeless with other volunteers.
Broke's message reached millions of people and the
She now refers to it as "When I got a bit famous."
More should be done for the homeless and
the fact that a five-year-old girl recognises the problem and wants do
something about it I think is amazing.
Earlier this week, the Government announced ?2.5 million to
be spent in Birmingham and Solihull as part of a homeless prevention
But Holly remains surprised the family never had a
On Christmas Day, the family will be spending part of their time serving
Christmas dinner at a homeless shelter and Brooke, well, she's
To sport and in rugby, Wasps ended the year
with an unbeaten home record after a scintillating match
There were to tries from Christian Wade in the first half.
He completed his hat-trick after the break, smashing
the record for the most tries in a calendar year.
Time for the Christmas weather forecast now.
Season's greetings. It is not feeling very Christmassy, dull,
cloudy and drizzly. Quite windy overnight as well as temperatures do
not fall far. As for Christmas Day, largely cloudy, occasionally bright,
a bit of drizzle as well. Quite windy. Ten - 14 Celsius. It will be
mild, but a lot colder by Boxing Day. A dry, bright and breezy day,
but it will be quite windy, this time with storm,.
We're back with our next bulletin on Boxing Day.
Hello. Nice and toasty both inside and out. It even struggling to snow
across the Scottish hills, it's so mild outside, whether you like it or
not. It's all thanks to this storm, big windstorm in the North Atlantic.
It is drawing up warm air from the southern climes. You can see the
Azores, warm air moving in our direction. It's here to stay. Just
in time for Christmas. Cloudy with bits of rain in the centre pushing
through across parts of Scotland, western part of the UK. It could be
quite heavy, that rain, for a time. The real story is how my old tonight
and into tomorrow is going to be. First thing in the morning, 10-11d
across the South. Strong winds keep blowing from the south-west through
the day, tomorrow some gusty showers across the North. Even here, not
going to be cold. 13 degrees across decent parts of Scotland.