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11 July 2014 Last updated at 18:03

£14k bus lane fines to be refundedPriory Queensway

Just 233 fines are to be refunded to motorists caught driving in bus lanes in Birmingham despite thousands caught in areas where signs were "inadequate".


Blown up cash machineFive guilty of £500K ATM blast plot

Two men are found guilty of blowing up cash machines in the North West and the Midlands to steal an estimated £500,000, while another three admit the offence.

Baby sleepingMaternity closures due to shortages

The Heart of England NHS Trust is among more than 60 trusts in England forced to temporarily shut maternity units in the past year, typically because of a lack of staff and beds, a BBC investigation shows.

Patrick Burns, Political editor, Midlands Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

A local take on the growth agenda

Prime Minister David Cameron's recent visit to the Midlands brought into focus the political debate around localism and growth.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

Cull 'won't control bovine TB'

A new computer simulation suggests a badger cull will not effectively control the spread of bovine TB.

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