The world’s top dogs have descended on Birmingham's NEC for this year's Crufts.
Find out which two Midlands-based companies have been voted in the top ten 'happiest brands'.
The Department of Health has admitted the NHS will collapse if improvements are not made to health and social care.
A campaign has been launched to get more parents to adopt in Birmingham, because the City Council say they are struggling to get prospective parents to come forward.
Councillor Brigid Jones says people get put off adopting because the city is so diverse, but she wants to change that perception.
Birmingham City Council says it's currently at crisis point with the number of children needing adoption.
In Birmingham over 177 children are waiting for a home and family.
That's compared to:
More people are eligible to adopt than you might think:
Anyone over the age of 21
Single parents, unmarried and married couples, whether the same sex or opposite sex
People with good enough health to provide a loving home for a child - there is no age limit
Employed or unemployed, in rented or own accommodation
Any religious background is acceptable.
Adoption website: www.adoptionbirmingham.co.uk.
Birmingham adoption and fostering information line: 0121 303 7575
Former Birmingham City Owner Carson Yeung has been jailed for six years for money laundering.
The family of Christina Edkins will hold a memorial service for her at Birmingham Cathedral at 3pm today.
The 16-year-old was attacked and stabbed to death on the top deck of the number 9 bus, which was travelling on the Hagley Road in March last year.
Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of an iPad. The picture was taken after the device was stolen.
The tablet computer was stolen from Manor Walk in Market Harborough on the 30th December.
Since the incident the victim has logged on to his iCloud account where he is able to view images from the stolen iPad.
One of those images has been released by the police who would like to speak to the man in question.
They say some of the images on the account suggest the man they want to speak to may be from the Small Heath or Bordsley Green areas of Birmingham.
Before the fertilisation watchdog announced it was to challenge the High Court ruling, widow Beth Warren had told ITV News she was "elated" at a judge saying she could preserve her late husband's sperm.
She said: "It's absolutely amazing. I knew it could go either way. I am elated.
"Warren's family and friends have told me how proud he would have been of me, and that means a lot.
"Warren was such a fighter, he fought the brain tumor as hard as he possibly could, he stayed positive. We tried and he taught me how to be a fighter."
A widow who won a High Court fight to preserve her late husband's sperm was tonight "downhearted" after the UK fertility regulator was given permission to try to overturn the ruling.
Physiotherapist Beth Warren, 28, from Birmingham, had been "elated" after a High Court judge ruled in her favour following a hearing in London.
But her mood changed when Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (Hfea) was given permission to take the case to the Court of Appeal.
"Oh dear," she said. "I thought it was all over."
Widow Beth Warren has said she is "elated" after winning a High Court fight to preserve her late husband's sperm.
Speaking outside the High Court, she said: "I am elated. Every good word in the dictionary. I hadn't dared to let myself believe it would happen."
Widow Beth Warren has won a High Court fight to preserve her late husband's sperm.