The latest stories from the Birmingham & Black Country section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 9 min ago
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:41
A Commonwealth Games gold medal belonging to the athlete Kelly Sotherton is stolen in a burglary at her home.
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:36
A £124m contract to provide mental health services for young people is awarded to a partnership led by Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:54
A prison where "drugs were easier to get than soap" improves, but continues to have problems with bullying and the use of force, inspectors say.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 23:54
Gun crime rises in the West Midlands for the first time in three years, latest figures show.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 22:07
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:21
A special constable is given a suspended prison sentence after admitting fraudulently claiming travel expenses.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:45
The company that owns Birmingham City Football Club, BIHL, announces it has gone into receivership.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:42
Aston Villa first team coach Scott Marshall leaves the club, days after Tim Sherwood was confirmed as the new manager.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:37
Why Englishman Andy Moles ignored his brother's advice and chose to coach war-torn Afghanistan in the World Cup.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:19
A railway line between Birmingham and London, closed by a landslip between Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, is expected to open in time for Easter, Network Rail says.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:50
Labour leader Ed Miliband tells Midlands Today young people must be shown there is "a future down the apprenticeship vocational route".
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 11:24
A Wolverhampton man denies murdering his estranged wife's mother who was shot several times outside her home in Pakistan.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:37
Three Wolverhampton men are jailed for their roles in 10 armed raids in which over £100,000 was taken.
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 09:07
A council has formally objected to plans by a highly-rated city academy to run a free school in Birmingham.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:54
Aston Villa will host neighbours West Brom in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while holders Arsenal will travel to Manchester United.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 17:33
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett says timeouts in football would be a good idea - but only from a coach's point of view.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 17:32
Fire bosses back plans to demolish and replace two West Midlands fire stations - one of which is Grade II listed.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 15:50
Wolverhampton City Council is given nearly £10m to create more than 700 extra primary school places to meet a "rising demand" over two years.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:49
Maggie Lieu, a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Birmingham, is one of five Britons shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:31
League One side Gillingham extend the loan spell of West Bromwich Albion left-back Bradley Garmston until 15 March.
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