Today in Burton, Lichfield & Tamworth
Man jailed for Burton rape
A man who fled the UK after raping a woman in Burton has been jailed.
Overheated battery causes Tamworth house fire
An overheated battery that had been left charging overnight is being blamed for starting a house fire in Tamworth.
Showbiz and Entertainment
Bill Cosby's lawyers call accuser 'pathological liar'
Bill Cosby's defence lawyers have called his accuser a "pathological liar".
Smallville star Allison Mack on $5m bail after sex trafficking charges
Smallville actress Allison Mack has been released from prison on $5m (£3.5m) bail after her parents put their California home up as collateral to cover the cost of her bond.