A solider has been found guilty of murdering his comrade at Clive Barracks in Shropshire.
The leader of Walsall Council has warned that next year's budget cuts of £29.2 million will be the harshest over the coming few years.
A further £57m will then have to be slashed from future budgets as part of a four-year savings plan ending in 2019.
Council leader, Councillor Sean Coughlan, said:
Former Leicester Tigers player Matt Hampson has launched a £500,000 appeal to build a rehabilitation centre for injured young people.
The 29-year-old set up the Matt Hampson Foundation after being paralysed from the neck down while training with England Under-21s nine years ago.
And he now wants to build the Get Busy Living Centre - with almost half the money already in the bag.
A total of £220,000 was pledged at a single fundraising night in London earlier this month.
As council chiefs in Walsall prepare to make more than £86 million of cuts over the next five years, a draft budget has been drawn up.
They include proposals to make savings in the following areas, among others:
- 487 council jobs to be axed
- Eight libraries to close
- 12 Children's Centres to be shut
- Walsall Museum to close
- Bin collections to go from weekly to fortnightly
- Charges introduced for green waste collections
- £2 million to be saved from the youth services budget
The council also plans to review the council tax reduction scheme and the discounts on offer to residents, in the hope of saving an extra £3m.
A major airport satisfaction survey has placed Birmingham Airport as the second best in the UK.
The survey asked 10,000 passengers across the country their views on things including queuing, the cost of food, parking, cleanliness, noise, and the helpfulness of staff.
Birmingham was pipped to the top spot by Glasgow Airport.
A public consultation over £86 million of budget cuts at Walsall Council will begin today.
The cuts, of which £29m will have to be slashed next year, includes hundreds of job losses and the closure of Walsall Museum.
The consultation will give people the chance to have their say on where the axe should fall in the next five years.
The 700th puppy to be born into West Midlands Police's in-house breeding scheme has arrived.
The litter of German shepherds are grandpups to the force dog unit's original breeding hounds Tag and Gunda, who kick-started the programme a decade ago.