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26 July 2014 Last updated at 09:49

Charges over airport security breachBirmingham airport

A 22-year-old man has been charged with breaching Birmingham Airport security and boarding an empty plane.

George DexterDozens attend war veteran's funeral

Dozens of people attend the funeral of a 97-year-old war veteran after an appeal to give him a "really good send-off".

Jodie StimpsonTown to change name for medal winner

Oldbury will be unofficially renamed Goldbury in honour of the town's gold medal winner Jodie Stimpson.

Patrick Burns 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

Badger 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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