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24 December 2014 Last updated at 18:59

Brick company sold in £900m dealBrick laying - generic

One of the UK's largest producers of clay bricks, which has a plant in Wilnecote, is sold as part of a deal worth £900m.

Audley RoadTaser shooting death investigated

The police watchdog begins an investigation following the death of a 34-year-old man who was shot with a Taser during an incident in Staffordshire.

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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