Angry residents have launched a petition against the cancellation of a bus route which has left them "prisoners" in their home.
Benik Afobe struck late to earn Wolves a deserved draw in an end-to-end West Midlands derby against Aston Villa at Molineux.
If you're just catching up on the news this Wednesday, here's what we've been looking into:
Police found a "sophisticated" cannabis factory in the garage of an empty house in Tamworth, a judge heard.
Councillor John Lines told me the decision to earmark land in Aston for two new travellers' sites was "barmy". He said the land developed for local families should not be given to what he described as "itinerant people who just pay through and don't pay into the system".
Former chairman of the Gypsy Council Joe Jones said there was a shortage of permanent and transit sites for travellers across the UK.
Plans have been lodged to refurbish an unloved city office building overlooking the Paradise scheme.
For blow-by-blow commentary of the action from the Ashes bear pit at Edgbaston, visit the BBC Cricket live page .
Australia have won the toss and will bat first.
Here are the stories we're looking at in the BBC WM newsroom at the moment:
- The cricketing eyes of the world are on Birmingham as Edgbaston plays host to the third Ashes Test - due to start in just a few minutes time at 11am
- Police have confirmed a Shirley woman died in a US canyon while hiking
- Land is earmarked for two new traveller sites in inner-city Birmingham
The third Ashes Test at Edgbaston will begin at 11:00.
The Edgbaston pitch does not have a lot of bounce so it will be similar to Cardiff in that there will not be massive carry.
This will slightly nullify the Australian fast bowlers as they will not be able to get the ball whizzing through like at Lord's.
There is a little bit of grass on it, which will help bowlers like England's Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad. Follow the action here .
The first player to arrive at Edgbaston today was the under-pressure Ian Bell, who has been moved up to bat at number three for England.