New guidance on when a "major incident" can be declared by hospitals has been criticised by Labour in a furious showdown in the Commons.Read the full story ›
Birmingham City Council says it will review the access to flats in Druids Heath after paramedics failed to reach the dying infants in time.Read the full story ›
Margaret Thatcher's hometown is debating proposals to name a new bypass after the former prime minister.Read the full story ›
Derbyshire County Council will meet today to discuss how it can reduce its spending by a third between 2013 and 2018.
Council tax could rise by as much as 2% as the authority's funding from central Government falls.
The authority hopes to raise £5 million under the plans.
It needs to save £45 million from its budget over the next financial year and £157 million by 2018.
Other proposals include cuts to adult care and economy and transport initiatives.
A debate on falling milk prices and the challenges faced by local dairy farmers will be held in Staffordshire today.
The event has been organised by the National Farmers Union which says the number of dairy farmers will continue to decrease unless market conditions improve.
Farmers have seen the price of milk fall to around 20p per litre - its lowest since 2007.
Four authorities have come together to launch a campaign for fair government funding.
Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire say spending cuts in their areas are higher compared to those made in more affluent ones.
Nottingham is the ninth hardest hit authority in the country.
A petition is being organised which will then be presented to Parliament.
Over 8,000 claims were made against councils in the Midlands for damage caused to vehicles by potholes in the last financial year.Read the full story ›
Smethwick-born actress Julie Walters has hit out at modern drama's failure to represent working class kids.Read the full story ›
Lynton Yates has been suspended by the party after suggesting that people on benefits should "take the bus" in a campaign leaflet.Read the full story ›
It's claimed Single people and young couples have to save for up to 11 years before they could afford to buy a home in the West Midlands.Read the full story ›