23 February 2015
Targeting, switching and swinging in Midlands numbers game as election draws near.
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests including a man from Sutton Coldfield.
Former Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov will return to the club to work with the first team, says head coach Tim Sherwood.
A man has been arrested in Sutton Coldfield - believed to have been involved in breaking into the network of the US defence department.
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A friend of former MEP Philip Bradbourn, whose body has been the subject of a funeral mix-up, has said if some good comes out of reviews into the matter then at least it would be fitting.
Mr Bradbourn died at Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, on 20 December. A similarly named man, Philip Bradburn, died at University Hospital Birmingham before Christmas.
Both bodies were taken to the same mortuary, it is understood. But the wrong body was released in January for the Conservative MEP's cremation at Bushbury crematorium in Wolverhampton on 16 January.
A 23-year-old man in Sutton Coldfield who is believed to have been involved in breaking into the network of the US defence department in June 2014, has been arrested by West Midlands Police.
Local poet Benjamin Zephaniah delivers his ode to the West Midlands derby in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final between Aston Villa and West Brom.
The Handsworth-born writer explains the ties that made him an Aston Villa fan instead of supporting their local rivals.
Villa beat their neighbours 2-1 in Tuesday's Premier League game but remain five points and four places below the Baggies.
A West Midlands MEP is calling for a full inquiry after a mix-up at a crematorium which led to the wrong body being cremated during a funeral.
Yesterday we broke the story that two hospital trusts and a mortuary had to launch investigations after Phillip Bradbourn died late last year.
MEP Anthea Mcintyre, a long time friend of Phillips' is calling for an inquiry, saying "Nobody should have to go for this. No family of anybody should have to go through this."
In the news at 10:00 on BBC WM: A charity is warning there are too many delays in diagnosing brain tumours, as a Birmingham mum-of-four says she feels her condition should have been investigated sooner.
Midland carmaking giant Jaguar Land Rover will produce a driverless car within a decade, the firm has pledged.
It made the promise in evidence to a House of Commons inquiry into road safety.
JLR said: "Our vision is to offer a choice of an engaged or autonomous drive.
One of the schools which was part of the so-called Trojan Horse investigations into alleged infiltration by Islamic conservatives in Birmingham, will be put into special measures after being rated "outstanding" a year ago.
Ofsted inspectors have described Small Heath school's leadership as 'dysfunctional' , saying its governing body is "ineffective", and that staff morale is very low.
Clinicians who treat patients with Lymphoedema have met in Birmingham to call for a national strategy for treating the condition.
Lymphoedema is a swelling that can occur anywhere in the body and effects around a quarter of a million people in the UK.
The British Lymphology Society has launched petition to get more funding for the service from the NHS.
We'll have more on our top story. Figures suggest the number of migrants from Eastern Europe living in Birmingham and the Black Country has gone up by more than half in just three years.
Shortly we'll hear from Andy Alsop from the Wolverhampton Refugee and Migrant Centre.
Birmingham New Street tweets: Apologies for our current escalator failures, we are working along with the manufacturer & maintainer to resolve the escalator issues asap.
A service is being held at Birmingham Cathedral this weekend in memory of the teenager Christina Edkins (pictured).
The 16-year-old died two years ago after she was stabbed on a bus on her way to school by Phillip Simelane.
The 23-year-old from Walsall, had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
A report last year found her death could've been prevented if Simelane had been given mental health treatment. He admitted manslaughter in October 2013.
South Staffs Water warns that some customers in Sutton Coldfield may experience brown water in their supply.
Customers are told to run their cold water tap for approximately 15 minutes or until the water runs clear.
The company says the water is not harmful to people's health.
The number of migrants from Eastern Europe living in Birmingham and the Black Country has gone up by more than half in just three years, figures suggest.
It's expected around 22,000 extra migrants will have settled here from places like Poland and Romania compared with 2011.
The BBC has seen new projected figures for the whole of England which show that the wider West Midlands region will see the biggest rise in the country an overall jump of 57%.
There are delays and slow traffic on the M6 southbound before junction 6 for A38 Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of an earlier overturned vehicle.
All lanes have reopened but travel time is around 25 minutes.
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Rather cloudy at first, but it will remain dry with increasing amounts of bright or sunny spells developing, especially towards the south and east.
Breezy with winds strengthening throughout the day but remaining mild with a high of 12C (54F).
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