15:57 UK time, Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron's recent visit to the Midlands brought into focus the political debate around localism and growth.
A 25-year-old man is charged with murder after the fatal stabbing of a man in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham.
The Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who lives in Birmingham, has travelled to Nigeria to meet the families of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
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