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29 July 2014 Last updated at 21:36

Boys in Collymore racist abuse probeStan Collymore

Four teenage boys are spoken to by police for sending racist and abusive tweets to the ex-footballer Stan Collymore.

'Arson' at disused social club

A blaze at a disused social club was arson, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service says.

Hospital wardPause NHS privatisation - Labour

Labour has called for the NHS in England to stop privatising services, including a £1.2bn contract to run cancer services in Staffordshire, until after the general election.

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

A local take on the growth agenda

Prime Minister David Cameron's recent visit to the Midlands brought into focus the political debate around localism and growth.

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

Supercharging the humble 999 call with streaming video

West Midlands Fire Service want to trial technology to allow 999 callers to send them video from the scene of a fire.

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