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21 December 2014 Last updated at 16:02

Rubbish boss to have assets seizedHouse with rubbish behind it

A waste firm boss who was jailed for failing to clear a 42ft-high rubbish pile near Dudley is set to have his assets seized.

West Midlands Police officers Man shot in 'terrifying ordeal'

A 22-year-old man is shot by masked raiders who broke into his home in the West Midlands.

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

West Midlands councils braced for funding cuts

As councils learn how much money they will have next year to spend on local services, Patrick Burns looks at the situation in the West Midlands.

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

University of Birmingham water fleas in space

Water fleas from a Birmingham pond are going to the International Space Station.

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