The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has warned forces across the UK are at breaking point because of funding cuts.
New drink drive campaign is launched
A mum - whose daughter was killed by a drink driver - is urging people not to get behind the wheel after having alcohol.
Jane Marsh's daughter Kelly was 20 when she died in 2005, as a passenger in a car being driven by a person who was over the limit. Now, Jane is working with officers to stop this from happening to other families.
Meanwhile, as the Christmas party season gets underway, Warwickshire police are reminding motorists to be careful if they're thinking of getting in their car the morning after drinking alcohol. Officers are warning people could still be over the limit, even if they haven't had a drink for hours.
PS Kate Jackson said:
'If you are going out and drinking - don't drive - make alternative arrangements to get home. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive,'
'For every person who drives with excess alcohol there are a catalogue of serious consequences. even if you don't kill or injure yourself or others, (you could face) a ban fro driving for a minimum of 12 months, a fine of up to £5000 and you may also face up to six months in prison'.
To get the message across to drivers officers aim to breath test even more drivers during December this year.
All of the more than 200 tower blocks in Birmingham are going to be fitted with sprinkler systems.
A 15 year old boy's died while swimming in a lake in the Black Country.
An investigation has been launched after a worker at Jaguar Land Rover In Solihull died on Sunday.
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