Plans to merge parts of the police and fire service have been welcomed by Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds.
The Home Office is looking at whether the two emergency services could share sections of their operations like support staff and IT systems as a money saving technique.
Unions say the services should remain separate.
Commissioner Simmonds says he welcomes the sharing of facilities but doesn't want to see the two organisations run by the same person.
A 49-year-old man has been arrested after driving his car at a motorcyclist in Tile Cross in Birmingham.
Police were called to Tile Cross Road just before 5.30pm last night, following reports of a crash between a Land Rover and a motorbike.
The motorcyclist, 26-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is described as being in a stable condition.
Officers have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.
They believe the driver deliberately drove towards the motorcyclist, as he thought his bike was one stolen from him during a burglary two days ago.
A man, who was badly hurt in a suspected hit-and-run in Oldbury last week, has died from his injuries.
Anthony Maskell, 50, was walking along the dual carriageway on Birchfield Lane just before midnight on 30 July, when he was involved in a collision which took place outside the Whiteheath Tavern.
He was immediately taken to hospital with a serious head injury, but died the following day.
Investigating officers are now urging the driver of a light-coloured Nissan thought to be involved to come forward so they can give Mr Maskell’s family the answers they need.
Mr Maskell’s sudden death has left a hole in his family’s life and they are anxious to find out exactly what happened that evening.
“They are currently being supported by specially trained officers as we work to piece together the circumstances of their loved one’s death.
“From debris left at the scene and CCTV footage, we believe the car involved was a light-coloured Nissan and I would urge the driver to do the right thing and contact us as soon as possible so they can explain what happened.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or noticed a Nissan with fresh damage in the days following the collision.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police officers were authorised to use stop and search powers in an area of Leicester overnight up until 6am this morning.
The powers were approved for use in the areas of Coleman Road, Wakerley Road and part of the A6 and A47, until 6am this morning.
This enables officers to search for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments, to prevent incidents of serious violence.
Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Sunday 28 June.
The attack took place on a 63-year-old man, who was walking past a bus stop on Bordesley Green. He suffered a stab wound, possibly from a knife, to his shoulder and after hospital treatment, he was allowed to return home.
This appears to be a completely unprovoked assault on an innocent member of the public with no clear motive.
“If anyone was in that area of Bordesley Green around the time of the incident and saw the attack itself or anyone fitting this description, I would urge them to come forward.”
The man that police are looking to speak to is described as Asian in appearance, 25-30 years old, of medium build with short black hair.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Police are appealing for any information regarding a man who went missing from Evesham.
Robert Davies, aged 49, was last seen yesterday (Thursday 25 June) in Avonmouth, Bristol.
He is described as white, of a stocky build, 5 foot 10, with a receding hairline. He was last seen wearing beige trousers, a blue and white striped shirt, tan coloured ankle boots and was carrying a black 'pull along' suitcase.
Robert also has links to the Gloucestershire area.
Concerns are growing, as his disappearance is out of character according to his family.
Anyone who knows where Robert is, or who sees a man of his description, is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 108S of Thursday 25 June.
A West Midlands businessman has been sentenced to 21 months in jail after allowing his mobile phone store to become a workshop masking criminal activity.
Muhammed Ibrar, who owns the Bling Bling Phones on Alum Rock Road, was found guilty of a number of crimes connected to the handling and sale of stolen goods.
Police want to talk to this man in regards to an assault, which took place at Hawthorns station. They believe that he has important information concerning the incident.
CCTV images show a man spitting at a conductor as a train left for Stratford-upon-Avon.
On Wednesday, 18 February, a group of seven young men boarded a train to Stratford-upon-Avon at Hawthorns station. A short time later, during a routine ticket check by the conductor, the men refused to show valid tickets for their journey. They all had to buy tickets from the member of staff.
“When the train arrived at Birmingham Snow Hill, the conductor was surrounded by the group of men on the platform and a verbal altercation ensued.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference M/B4 of 25/06/2015.
Two police officers have escaped with minor injuries after a collision with a transit van.
They were responding to an emergency incident in Wolverhampton last night when the crash happened.
The marked Vauxhall Insignia collided with a white transit van at the junction of Bilston Road and Steelhouse Lane around 11:30pm and, after crashing into railings, rolled onto its roof trapping a female officer.