A Coventry teenager is due to appear in court later charged with the murder of a pensioner who died following an assault in the city.
Police arrested Omair Zaman, of Eld Road, Foleshill, on 29 May 2014, the day after 71-year-old Andrew Pratt was assaulted in Bright Street, Stoke.
Zaman, who was 18 at the time, was originally arrested on suspicion of wounding. But the shop worker, now aged 19, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder after Mr Pratt died from his injuries in hospital on 8 August.
Companies in the Midlands are growing faster than in the rest of the country, which is seeing a slowdown.
According to the government's manufacturing advisory service, two thirds of firms have increased turnover in the last six months - and most of them say that trend will continue this year.
Our Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports.
Tony Mowbray has agreed to become Coventry City's next manager, reports suggest this evening.
Terms have been verbally agreed and Mowbray will travel down tomorrow to sign on the dotted line and be unveiled as the Sky Blues boss, the Coventry Telegraph reported.
The former West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough manager has been locked in talks with club officials most of today, according to the newspaper.
Councillors have given the green light for more than 1,500 homes to be built just outside Market Harborough in Leicestershire.
The leader of Harborough District Council told ITV News Central the development would bring huge economic benefits.
But campaigners say the town wouldn't be able to cope with the increase in the number of new residents.