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1 August 2014 Last updated at 21:34

England's Lewis wins pole vault goldSteve Lewis

Steve Lewis of Stoke-on-Trent wins gold and Luke Cutts takes silver in the men's pole vault at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. BBC Sport

England's Jazmin Sawyers jumps to silver medal in the long jumpSawyers jumps to superb silver Watch

Stoke-on-Trent's Jazmin Sawyers claims the silver medal in the long jump, finishing just two centimetres behind Nigeria's Ese Brume at Glasgow 2014. BBC Sport

Birkenhead Park, Wirral in MerseysideBotulism kills more than 130 birds

More than 130 birds have died from avian botulism in parks across Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Staffordshire, the RSPCA says.

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

Will PCC poll be a by-election or a referendum?

Will West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner poll be a by-election or a referendum?

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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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