22 people, including children, have been killed after a suicide bombing at a Manchester Arena concert.
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.
Nine people have appeared in court charged with conspiring to use drones to fly drugs and weapons into jails in the West Midlands.
More than 100 people treated by rogue Birmingham breast surgeon Ian Paterson have come forward since his conviction for wounding patients, a law firm said.
A Sandwell man who thought he'd escaped justice has been jailed after he tried to return to the UK eight years after raping a teenage girl.
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