On Thursday May 22 voters in the Midlands go to the polls for the European elections. But in some areas there are also local elections.
People In Leicestershire living by one of Europe's largest quarries are fighting against plans to make it even bigger.
The Department of Health has admitted the NHS will collapse if improvements are not made to health and social care.
Shabana Mahood Labour MP for Ladywood says that the Government's appointment of the former anti terrorism chief Peter Clarke to investigate allegations that Muslim extremists are trying to take control of some schools in Birmingham is a very provocative move.
Documents have been released which raise questions about why Coventry City Council spent millions of pounds of taxpayers' money, taking on the mortgage debts of the city's Ricoh Arena.
The decision was taken last year, while ACL, the company which owns the stadium, was involved in a bitter row with Coventry City Football Club over rent.
New details about the process has led one group of Sky Blues supporters to set up a political party to stand in local elections, to try to question the council further. Darryl Murphy has been investigating.
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has added an extra thousand followers on twitter since he was sacked as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party.
It followed criticism of the High Speed 2 Rail Project and a tweet over the Maria Miller expenses row.
Since his sacking yesterday evening, Fabricant says he has increased his following on social media and has been contemplating his next move.
Now what shall I do next? Celebrity Come Dancing?
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has been sacked as a vice-chair of the Conservative Party following outspoken criticism of the HS2 rail scheme and the Maria Miller expenses row.
The MP told his twitter followers he was asked to resign but refused, so was then sacked by the party chairman.
He posted a message saying:
"Been asked to resign as Vice Chairman, refused, so sacked over HS2 and my views on a recent Cabinet Minister."
After news of Mrs Miller's resignation broke he said: "Well, about time."
One twitter user said they were "stunned by the news". In reply, Mr Fabricant said: "I think it was a knee-jerk decision."
Fabricant is due to lead a Tory revolt against the fifty billion pound HS2 rail scheme later this month, calling for legislation paving the way for the London-Birmingham link to be denied a second reading.
Thanks for all the lovely tweets. Look: I am still a Conservative MP and my personality and twitter fingers are undiminished! I ain't dead!
Been asked to resign as Vice Chairman, refused, so sacked over HS2 and my views on a recent Cabinet Minister. Still available 4 speeches etc
Michael Fabricant, the MP for Lichfield has tweeted that he has been sacked as Conservative party vice-chairman. More to follow
Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been made a junior Treasury minister following the resignation of the Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
Andrea Leadsom has been the Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire since May 2010.
She is now the Economic Secretary to the Treasury replacing Nicky Morgan who is now Financial Secretary to the Treasury, a job vacated by Sajid Javid who was promoted to the Cabinet as the new Culture Secretary.