An inquest into the death of a boy, 9, who was found hanged at his home in Erdington, Birmingham, has found that he died accidentally.
A father from Erdington was battered with a crowbar as he tried to protect his family from robbers.
West Midlands Police are hunting two carjackers who stole a car with two young children inside, before dumping them on a road in Birmingham.
A woman whose body was discovered in a burnt-out car in Birmingham has been named as 27-year-old Tia Kounota.
It was found on Tuesday night after emergency services were called to Fentham Road in Erdington.
34-year-old Damian Dinobewei has been remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates charged with her murder.
Detectives now want to trace the movements of a bright pink Audi A3 convertible and those travelling in it, which was in found on fire at 8.30pm.
A man from Birmingham has been jailed for five years after causing the death of a five year old boy in a collision on Easter Monday 2013.
Cameron Ward was with his parents and being pushed along on an adult bike when they were hit by a car driven by 32 year old Wayne Payne from Erdington. He was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after a three day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
– Sergeant Neil Higgins, West Midlands Police
Hopefully this sentence will be a warning to motorists who drive at excessive and wholly inappropriate speeds within residential areas. Payne will now have to live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life.
Dunlop Motorsport have blamed their site landlord for the company having to close its Birmingham tyre factory.
James Bailey said the company did make a firm offer to remain on the site.
Jack Dromey, the MP for Birmingham MP, has said Dunlop Motorsport could have stayed in the city.
On the day that Goodyear Dunlop brings tyre manufacturing to an end in Birmingham, Jack Dromey, the MP for Erdington, has said it is 'a day of shame' for the company.
Today is a day of shame for Goodyear Dunlop. They could have moved three miles to Aston. But a decision was made 3,500 miles away in Ohio to end 125 years of manufacturing in Birmingham. Their message to a highly-skilled and long-serving workforce is 'thanks for your past loyalty, here's your redundancy notice'.
He also had a message to the workforce, saying they 'deserved better', and that he would work to get them a new job.
You can be proud of who you are, decent men and women, Birmingham's best. I share your sense of betrayal. Three generations of one family alone in Erdington had served 102 years in the factory. You deserved better.
Now the task is to ensure not one Dunlop worker ends up on the dole. I will continue to work with good employers like Jaguar Land Rover and the Dunlop Aircraft Tyres factory to get you into a job as quickly as possible.
125 years of tyre-making will end at the Dunlop Motorsport factory in Birmingham today.
The closure of the plant was announced in February, with 241 people made redundant.
Despite calls from MPs to keep production in the city, production is being moved 3,500 miles away to Ohio in America.
A teenager is appearing in court this morning charged in connection with a stabbing in Birmingham.
The attack happened on Slade Road in Erdington a week ago.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates to face a charge of causing grievous bodily harm.
Police say the victim, who has been named as 24-year-old Kurt Homer, is still fighting for his life in hospital.
A boy has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man in Erdington.
A 24 year-old man was stabbed on Slade Road last night at around 10.50pm. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The 15 year-old is currently being questioned by police on suspicion of wounding.