The West Midlands is asking the Government for a £3.2 billion economic stimulus package to help stave off the worst of an “unprecedented” downturn, becoming the first region to do so.
A Covid-hit hospital trust has created a lasting tribute to colleagues lost during the pandemic by unveiling a memorial stone garden.
A collapsed sewer which caused a four-metre (13ft) sinkhole to open up in the middle of a busy road will take at least a month to fix.
Young teenagers could be recruited in “large numbers” by county lines drugs gangs if secondary schools do not fully reopen until September, a police and crime commissioner has said.
Former JLS star Oritse Williams has appeared in court charged with rape over an incident at a hotel in Wolverhampton in 2016.
Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with an Aberdeen drugs seizure worth more than £1,500.