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28 December 2014 Last updated at 16:04

Police to get tablet computersCambridgeshire Police with tablet

Police in Staffordshire are to be given tablet computers in a bid to get more officers on the streets.

Snow covered hills around Macclesfield on 28 December 2014Cold weather warnings follow freeze

Temperatures plunge below freezing in parts of the UK as Leek in Staffordshire records more than 12cm of snow.

Patrick Burns Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

West Midlands councils braced for funding cuts

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.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

University of Birmingham water fleas in space

Water fleas from a Birmingham pond are going to the International Space Station.

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