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23 August 2014 Last updated at 17:29

Boy, 9, drowns in Staffordshire weirAerial view of weir

A nine-year-old boy dies after falling into a weir on the River Dove in Staffordshire.


Coach signPassengers warned of rail disruption

Rail passengers are warned of severe disruption over the weekend between Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Telford.

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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