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Three people from Walsall have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
Two men, aged 21 and 27, and one woman, aged 21, were detained at their home addresses at about 6am this morning.
West Midlands Police said the arrests were pre-planned and intelligence led. There was no immediate threat to public safety, police added.
Searches are being carried out at eight associated addresses in the Walsall area and one in Moseley, Birmingham.
Three people are due to appear in court after a failed robbery attempt at a Birmingham post office yesterday.
The trio - 18-year-old Ilyas Khan from Kingswood Road, 20-year-old Tayyab Ayaz from Brighton Road and a 17-year-old boy from the Moseley area - have been charged in connection with the investigation.
All three have been remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning.
They are charged with robbery, threatening someone with a bladed article and theft of a motor vehicle.
A primary school was closed today after a car crashed into a building wall early this morning. West Midlands police confirm they are investigating.
A white Vauxhall Astra collided with the wall of Springfield School, Springfield Road, Moseley at around 5am this morning.
A structural engineer is currently assessing the damage.
No occupants were found in the vehicle. Police inquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.
A £9million redevelopment project to overhaul the child and adolescent mental health service at Birmingham Children's Hospital are set to be unveiled in full today.
To mark World Mental Health Day, bosses will outline the proposals at the hospital's Parkview Clinic in Moseley.
Work is expected to begin in the new year on the project.
A wandering snake nearly led to a festival attended by thousands being cancelled after it was found in Moseley Park.
An expert was called but it was found the milk snake was not poisonous and the Moseley Folk Festival was able to go ahead.
ITV Central's Wesley Smith went to meet the snake at its current home at Weird 'N' Wonderful pet store in Birmingham.
A snake that was found at a Birmingham festival is looking for a new home.
The milk snake was spotted among a crowd of 5,000 attending the Moseley Folk Festival. There were fears it was poisonous and the park would have to be evacuated.
Police called in an expert from a nearby reptile shop who confirmed it did not pose a risk.
The snake is being cared for at Weird 'N' Wonderful in Birmingham, who say although it is three foot long now, it will eventually grow to double that size.
Local residents have left flowers at the scene of the murder of a 16-year-old boy named locally as Azim Azam who was stabbed to death yesterday morning on his way to college.
Nicholas Southall was a friend of the boy, named locally as Azim Azam, who was stabbed to death on his way to college this morning.
A 16-year-old who died after being stabbed on his way to college this morning has been named locally as Azim Azam.
There's an increased police presence in the area this evening and friends have been paying tribute.