18 December 2014
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.
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.
A 22-year-old man is shot by masked raiders who broke into his home in the West Midlands.
Birmingham boss Gary Rowett is determined to ensure his players do not get carried away by their current upturn in form.
It will be windy, dull and cloudy for most of the day with a few showers thrown into the mix for good measure.
Very mild with highs of 12C (54F).
It's feeling quite mild this morning in Birmingham city centre, if not a little windy.
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