Two men who were part of a gang who robbed 23 shops in the Black Country armed with crowbars and hammers have been jailed.
Ringing the Olympic bells across The West Midlands
Thousands of people across The West Midlands have taken part in a mass bell ringing to mark the start of the 2012 London Olympics.
Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed came up with the idea. He described it as a work of art, and called it 'Work No. 1197.'
In Birmingham around 50 people gathered in Brindley Place to celebrate the start of the games.
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The latest news stories happening right across the region from Stafford to Worcester and Telford to Rugby
A man and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a 13-year-old girl went missing in Birmingham.
A man's been stabbed after an argument outside a block of flats in Birmimgham.
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