Cancer patients in Birmingham who've are now getting specialist counselling to talk about the effect on relationships.
STRIKES over Pay and Pensions
A huge number of schools across the Midlands closed on Thursday the 30th of June because of a mass strike across the UK.
Teachers took industrial action in a row over pay and pensions as well as public sector workers.
10,000 UNISON Birmingham manual workers rallied through the city centre over cuts to weekend rates and pensions.
Heart spoke to all the councils in the West Midlands to find out which schools shut their gates:
UK Border Agency staff also walked out causing delays at Passport control affecting flights.
46-year-old Endris Mohammed is accused of murdering the two children after a house fire.
The funeral has taked place at Lichfield Cathedral for the woman who became Britain's first rape victim to waive her right to anonymity.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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