Shootings and violence are on the increase in the West Midlands with criminal gangs “coming out of lockdown”, the region’s police and crime commissioner has warned.
Police have made more than 650 arrests and seized cash and drugs worth more than £3 million during a crackdown on “county lines” gangs.
Online job vacancies fell by more than half in the two months to the start of May, a study suggests.
Some 188 miles of roads in the West Midlands will play host to an autonomous vehicle test later this year.
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his mother and stepfather at the couple’s home.
A railway station being built for HS2 has become the first in the world to be awarded the highest ranking by a sustainability rating scheme.
Three men have been jailed for coughing, spitting or threatening to infect people – including police officers – with coronavirus.
The Midlands recorded a higher coronavirus death toll than London on Friday, as ministers said preparations for the new Nightingale hospital for the region will be “accelerated”.
The West Midlands has won a bid to be the UK’s first large-scale testbed for 5G, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced.
Two plain clothes police officers who sprinted after an offender wielding a 2ft-long machete have been given official commendations for their bravery.
A two-storey house has been destroyed in a suspected gas explosion in the middle of a residential street.