The loss-making M6 Toll road is put up for sale for nearly £2bn, the BBC understands.
So-called legal highs could have sparked a riot at Dovegate Prison in Staffordshire, a report finds.
Parish councils across England have been warned over "excessive" tax rises.
Seventy years after George Orwell published an essay on what makes the perfect pub, BBC news looks at how the author's views are influencing the micropub movement.
What it means for the West Midlands
Giannelli Imbula scores his first goal for Stoke as they end their three-match losing streak in the Premier League against Bournemouth.
Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Port Vale and Fleetwood Town.
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