A coroner recorded an open verdict in the inquest of skydiver Stephen Hilder, who plunged 13,000ft to his death.
The 20-year-old fell to his death at Hibaldstow Airfield, North Lincolnshire, in July 2003 after both his main and reserve parachutes had been sabotaged.
Humberside Police launched a 10-month murder investigation, but concluded that the Army cadet had probably cut the straps himself.
Mr Hilder's family sat and listened quietly as the North Lincolnshire coroner Stewart Atkinson read out the open verdict.
Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre is set to be revitalised with a #40 million renovation scheme which begins next year.
The three-year plan will see many of the facilities at the UK's busiest exhibition centre being transformed for the 21st Century.
The project includes plans for more seating areas, improved access around the venue, new catering outlets and other "customer-facing" initiatives.
Allowing TV cameras into his US home provided a surreal insight into the family life of Ozzy Osbourne.
Almost overnight the Birmingham-born rock legend was catapulted back into the public eye as a new international audience transformed him from over-the-hill Black Sabbath front man to king of reality TV.
But three years after The Osbournes first aired on MTV, our colourful peek at life inside the dysfunctional family's huge LA mansion ended in tears on Tuesday night.
In a dramatic final episode, Ozzy's wife Sharon broke down and wept when a family therapist came into her home and questioned how she brought up her children.
High hedges are to be cut down to size when new laws drawn up by a Midland MP come into force on June 1.
John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, has announced that local councils will gain the power to trim offending bushes from this summer.
The long-awaited legislation was drafted by John Taylor (Con), MP for Solihull.
His proposals to provide help for the estimated 17,000 people who have had problems over the issue were included by the Government in the recent Anti-Social Behaviour Act, after they won the support of MPs from all parties.