12:00 UK time, Thursday, 28 November 2013
Most of the cash that used to be given out under the government's Social Fund is not being spent in the Midlands, the BBC learns.
A farmhouse owner who shot a burglar in the leg while trying to protect his £20,000 cannabis crop is acquitted of unlawful wounding.
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Alistair McGowan travels through the West Midlands to uncover the buildings in need of renovation.
Johny Pitts tracks down the wildlife lurking in our towns and cities
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A group of servicemen, two of whom lost limbs in Afghanistan, is to spend about 50 days at sea in a rowing race for charity.
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