Birmingham has come fourth in the most-visited destinations made to the UK last year, according to latest figures.
More than 5,000 unpaid carers across the West Midlands will receive support after it was handed a share of a £3.5 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
A cancer patient from Warwickshire has thanked surgeons for saving her life by rebuilding part of her jaw using a chain similar to those used on bicycles.
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze at a cooking oil recycling centre in Worcestershire involving 500 tonnes of kerosene.
A retired police officer will appear in court charged with stealing £113,000 from a former police headquarters in Warwickshire which had been seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Embattled NHS boss Sir David Nicholson, who was in charge of the regional health authority responsible for the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust for a short time while patients were mistreated, plans to retire next year - with a pension pot worth almost £1.9 million.
A mugger who broke an ex-soldier's jaw in Birmingham and stole £40 from his wallet has been jailed.
Attacks on the "brave" NHS campaigner who helped expose patient neglect at Stafford Hospital have been condemned by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The High Court has overturned an order granting anonymity to a killer who committed "exceptionally horrific crimes" in Worcester.
A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 64-year-old man who died after being found injured in the street in Shrewsbury.
People are being encouraged to host their own 'Cuppa Gatherings' to raise money for a hospice based in Stoke-on-Trent.
The family of a 64-year-old man who died after being found injured in the street in Shrewsbury have paid tribute to him as a quiet and gentle person who would be greatly missed.
Television presenter Lorraine Kelly is calling on people in the West Midlands to support a 1,000-mile cycle tour celebrating the extension of walking and cycling routes.
An accident and emergency unit in Staffordshire has been cleared to reopen after a major incident involving patients who had come into contact with an unknown powder.
An assault victim is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after being punched to the ground outside a kebab house in Wolverhampton.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man's body was found on an area of grassland near a block of flats in Coventry.
A Walsall woman branded morbidly obese by her GP has lost 21 stone in weight after an embarrassing trip to the dentists forced her to act.
Two people from the West Midlands have been charged with drug trafficking offences after cocaine worth up to £1 million was found hidden inside cakes at Gatwick Airport.
A man has been cautioned by police after racist and offensive comments opposing plans for a Muslim prayer centre in Shrewsbury were posted on a social media site.
Severn Trent, which supplies 4.2 million households and businesses across the Midlands and parts of Wales, has rejected a takeover approach from an overseas consortium, saying the proposal "completely fails" to recognise the water company's value.
Tamara Ecclestone, the Duchess of York and Joan Collins were among the guests at a ball in London which raised more than £1,500,000 for Stoke-on-Trent-based charity Caudwell Children.
A High Court judge has blocked an attempt by a couple from the Birmingham area to adopt their 14-year-old Pakistani nephew after immigration officials said they were suspicious.
A new off-road safari in the West Midlands is bringing visitors face-to-face with a pride of lions in what is thought to be a UK first.
The bereaved parents of an eight-year-old Birmingham girl are demanding answers from the authorities in India after she was returned to the UK with her organs missing.
The HS2 high-speed London to Birmingham rail project has an estimated £3.3 billion funding gap which the Government has yet to decide how to fill, a report from a Whitehall spending watchdog said.
The Prince of Wales has indulged his passion for Britain's architectural heritage by paying a visit to a Victorian institute in Stoke-on-Trent originally erected to make art and literature available to all.
A Ukip county councillor in Worcestershire could be removed from the party after admitting to sharing offensive material about Muslims on his Facebook page.
Unemployment in the West Midlands increased by 16,000 in the three months to March, official figures have revealed.
A six-hour live performance by the Birmingham Opera Company which included four helicopters and flying musicians was given a leading opera award.
The police watchdog has criticised West Mercia Police for its handling of a case where an officer used excessive force on a 65-year-old man.
Art created by young people is to be used to spark a conversation about mental health and wellbeing when it goes on display in Birmingham.
If individual NHS staff face prosecution for failing to provide care for patients, as urged by the chairman of the public inquiry into serious failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, it could create a "climate of fear and blame", Lord Howe said.
Dozens of "irreplaceable" ancient woods could be hit by the planned high speed rail link between London and Birmingham, campaigners have warned ahead of the publication of a key environmental assessment of the scheme.
Two businessmen from Lichfield are launching a networking group to support local businesses while also helping 25 children with life-limiting conditions to get the holiday of a lifetime.
Seventeen advice services in the West Midlands will benefit from a £5.5 million share of a support package which aims to provide help to projects during challenging times.
One of the UK's biggest water companies, which covers the West Midlands, was in the takeover sights of an overseas consortium in a move that could value the firm at more than £5 billion.
A cygnet has been found dead after being reportedly pelted with bricks and stones by yobs in Shropshire.
The cousin of a father-of-two who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity in Birmingham has appealed for witnesses to help police catch his "mindless" killer.
A grandmother from Solihull who killed herself left a note blaming the Government for her death.
Almost 100 people were given free blood pressure checks at a West Midlands supermarket to help raise awareness about high risk factors for stroke.
Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner who was stabbed near his home in Birmingham two weeks ago are revisiting the scene to encourage more witnesses to come forward.
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who collapsed at a pub in Stoke.
Three quarters of families who live near the Government's planned high speed rail link and applied for hardship compensation have been rejected, including a Staffordshire couple, figures showed.
A fire at a car museum's site storage area in Warwickshire has damaged several vehicles.
The Conservative leader of Warwickshire Council was unseated in a shock result - as the party lost overall control following big Labour gains.
The money-laundering trial against Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung has begun with allegations of vast sums of money flowing through the businessman's bank accounts despite his then-meagre income as a hairdresser.
Staff and suppliers at an energy management firm will face each other in a charity football match at Stoke City's ground.
A toddler has died after being hit by a car in Birmingham, police said.
A teenager with learning difficulties has won a High Court ruling that child protection rules were breached when he was held in a Birmingham court cell block normally designated for adults and left "incredibly distressed" by his experience.
Two men charged with murdering a convicted child-killer at a maximum security jail in Worcestershire will stand trial in September, a court has heard.
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