Up to 100 staff are to lose their jobs at Stoke-on-Trent college, it is announced.
The organiser behind a "war horse" memorial in Staffordshire hopes work on the life-size bronze statue can begin next year.
Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.
Two people are seriously injured in a road accident in which they were run over by their own car.
Work begins to demolish thousands of tonnes of concrete on the site of a former JCB factory.
The political headlines from the West Midlands.
Phil Taylor calls for Stoke darts venue
Leyton Orient move one point away from safety with victory over 10-man Port Vale at Matchroom Stadium.
Ryan Colclough scores a 90th-minute winner as Crewe beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane for the first time.
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