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.
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".
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.
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.
Aston Villa sign utility player Kieran Richardson for an undisclosed fee from relegated Fulham.
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B4146 West Midlands - B4146 Coldbath Road in King's Heath closed in both directions between the A4040 Wheeler's Lane junction and the Yardley Wood Road junction, because of a building fire. Police directing traffic.
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