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Five ambulance trusts across England, including in the East Midlands, have failed to meet crucial response time targets, new figures suggest.
Ambulance crews across the country did not arrive on scene within eight minutes for 26% of patients who needed urgent emergency assistance last year.
On Monday, NHS England said that the health service must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care.
Firefighters at Birmingham Airport are called out once a day on average.
Today, five new fire engines were delivered. They have cameras which can see inside planes and let firefighters tackle the fire inside the cab - so they do not risk their lives saving others.
Seven players from womens' football teams in the Midlands have been selected for the England squad ahead of the European championships which take place next month.
Pupils from a school in Burton were given a special visit by one of them.
A trader has been fined for trying to sell a rabbit at a market in Stratford-upon-Avon, despite its overgrown teeth.
The rabbit had such long teeth that they restricted its ability to eat.
David Shipton admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the rabbit and was prosecuted by Warwickshire County Council trading standards.
The trader said he acknowledged he should not have put up the rabbit for sale with long teeth but he did not believe that he had been cruel.
A man who strangled his partner after she told him she was moving out has been found guilty of her murder.
The jury took just over thirty minutes to make their decision.
Gurinder Singh, 42, of Walter Street in West Bromwich had been living with Parmamjit Kaur for four months when she told him she was moving out.
Singh grabbed her around her neck and strangled her, before dragging her body to a store room and leaving her there.
He then travelled to London to see a friend before coming back to confess his crime.
Detective Sergeant Ranj Sangha, from the Major Investigation Team, said:
– Detective Sergeant Ranj Sangha
“This is a tragic case of a young woman who made the decision to leave her partner and was murdered as a result."
“I hope today’s verdict brings some closure to Parmamjit’s family and friends.”
A farming family from Lincolnshire have found a novel way to diversify their business, so they can keep on farming.
The Spence family from Boothby Pagnell near Grantham, have opened a children's nursery school on-site.
Their philosophy is that outdoor learning is best for young children, and helps them grow in confidence, in readiness for school.
A man from Dudley has been sent to jail for stealing a 4x4 in an attack that left its owner with severe leg injuries.
Chase Edwards, 30, was given seven years and four months for a string of offences including theft, robbery and driving while disqualified and without insurance.
Shocking CCTV footage shows fruit and vegetable seller Stuart Timmins being flung from his 4x4 as he clung on to try to stop Mr Edwards from stealing it.
He was dragged a few hundred metres along the road but as the pick-up accelerated away he realised it was too dangerous to cling on any longer.
A 220-year-old railway tunnel has been unearthed at the foot of a garden in Crich in Derbyshire.
It is thought to be the oldest of its type in the world.
It was rediscovered after a casual conversation between two neighbours and now it is set to re-write the history of the railways.