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Vandalism to a life-saving device in Lichfield "could potentially end up costing a life", the ambulance service says.Copyright: West Midlands Ambulance Service
A cabinet protecting a defibrillator on Breadmarket Street has been damaged, West Midlands Ambulance say.
It is thought to have happened on Thursday night and the device is now being kept inside a nearby - which they say means it can only be used when it is open.
The new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire will open in Autumn 2016, the charity says.
It says the £15.7m development will allow the arboretum to host up to 500,000 visitors a year.
Express and Star
A teenager and a man from Oldbury were found guilty of murder after a man was stabbed to death in a street in Birmingham.
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
On BBC Midlands Today this evening - love it or loathe it, say goodbye to Birmingham Central Library as demolition work gets under way.
The old library officially opened in 1974 and was once described by Prince Charles as looking like "a place where books are incinerated, not kept".
But, attempts have been made to save it for future generations.
Join me for more on this story and others on BBC One at 18:30.
BBC Local Live
The top stories in the newsroom right now:
- The prime minister says a government-appointed commissioner could take over the running of Sandwell Council's failing children's services within a year
- The demolition of Birmingham's old Central Library has begun
- Villa fan rips up season ticket in anger at team's performance
A mild night with temperatures well above average for mid December.
BBC Radio 4's Jon Manel spends the day with Dame Julie Moore at the University Hospitals Birmingham Trust to examine financial issues facing the NHS.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a house in Worcestershire.
The 27-year-old woman was found at Knowle Close, Redditch (pictured), after police were called early on Sunday.Copyright: Google
The arrested man, a 32-year-old from Redditch, is in police custody.
The results of a post-mortem examination on the woman, who has not been formally identified, will be released later, a West Mercia Police spokesperson said.
Follow a Q&A from the public about Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel.
Furious Sandwell Council workers in Oldbury have been told they will now have to pay £240 a year to park their car whilst at work.
Proceeds from the X Factor winner's single will benefit a Walsall charity this year, it has been announced.Copyright: Walsall Advertiser
Children's services in Sandwell - branded "inadequate" by Ofsted in June - could be taken over within a year.
Under plans announced by the prime minister, failing departments will have six months to improve or be taken over by high-performing councils or charities.Copyright: BBC
David Cameron said the plan would mean "not a single child is left behind".
As demolition work starts on Birmingham Central Library, take a look back at the history of libraries in the city which involves fire, public support and architectural controversy.Copyright: Birmingham City Council
Did you know three libraries have stood on the same site since 1865?
BBC Local Live
The top stories in the newsroom at the moment include:
- Government appointed commissioners are being sent into Sandwell with a view to taking over the protection of vulnerable children
- Big rise in number of babies in care
You can watch the Birmingham Indepedent Improvement Panel online now,
There has been a "huge" rise in the number of newborns who are subject to care proceedings in England, according to figures compiled for the first time.
In March, 120 babies were in care in Birmingham - the largest number of babies in care within the country.Copyright: BBC
Across England some 2,018 babies were involved in such cases in 2013, compared with 802 in 2008, the University of Lancaster said.
Within the West Midlands, 530 children under 12 months old were in care, according to figures from the Department for Education.
BBC Midlands Today Sport
It’s certainly turning into a record-breaking season at Villa Park - but for all the wrong reasons.
They have now gone 15 league games without a win, a club record.
And nine home league games without a win, another club record.
But it could yet get worse. No team has ever gone a whole Premier League season without a home win, and Villa have yet to take all three points at Villa Park this season.Copyright: Getty Images / BBC
Political Reporter, BBC WM
I'm at the Birmingham City Council public meeting which is looking at whether it is improving its services following the Kerslake report.Copyright: BBC
The Labour leader John Clancy says himself and Brigid Jones, the cabinet member for Childrens Services, have been learning from Newport Council about how to improve the children's services department.