A man who car-jacked a young mother and sped off with her toddlers still strapped in the back, has been jailed for 10 years.
With Birmingham the fastest growing visitor destination according to one travel agent, we look at what might be drawing people to the city.
As the deadline looms for the Birmingham-based winners of £12million to claim their Lottery prize, we ask what can you buy with that money?
No reports of road closures around Masshouse Circus yet but still 7 crews there dealing with incident. Stay safe and plan your journey
Birmingham City Council will announce its budget for the next financial year today. The council are required to save £102m and must also make a further £600m of cuts by 2017.
8 Fire crews dealing with a flat fire on 12th floor of 14 storey block on Masshouse Lane, near Moor St Qway. All persons are accounted for
A Birmingham aid worker, who has been in the Philippines helping with the relief effort, believes there are still millions of people who need help.
Zaid Al-Rawni says the level of destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan was incredible.
An aid worker from Birmingham, who has only just returned home from the Philippines, says there is so much more work to do there.
Zaid Al-Rawni believes the next phase of the relief effort follwing Typhoon Haiyan will be crucial.
A month on from one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded hitting the Philippines, and an aid worker who flew out to help with the the initial emergency relief has returned home to Birmingham.
Zaid Al-Rawni captured some of the things he saw out there on camera, and says there is so much more to do to help the relief effort. He intends to return to the Far East again in the next few weeks.
Passengers travelling from Birmingham New Street station on Friday nights and weekends are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys. It is because of the huge increase in passengers using the station to visit the city over the Christmas period.
Network Rail say they will be implementing crowd control measures at the station over weekends to prevent overcrowding on the platforms. They say it means at busy times, passengers may be asked to wait a short while on the station concourse to allow platforms to clear.
Last Friday nearly 200,000 passengers used the station, a 75,000 increase on a typical day.
The Royal Naval Reserves want to increase their presence in the Midlands to try to get more people signed up.
The Unit Recruitment Officer at HMS Forward, Stephen Bland, says the biggest challenge for the unit is raising awareness that the Naval Reserves are in the area.
Potential new recruits for the Royal Naval Reserves have attended an event today in Birmingham, and told ITV News that they enjoyed the day, and hoped to join in the future.
Attendees at the HMS Forward recruitment drive said they learned a lot from the day.
The Royal Naval Reserves have held a recruitment event at HMS Forward in Birmingham.
They are trying to recruit nearly 220 new people in the West Midlands over the next three years, but only 15 people attended today's event.
However, most of those who did attend were excited to be there, and hoped to join up, to combine working in the Navy with their day jobs.