Eight fire crews from West Midlands Fire Service are attending a blaze at an empty factory in Rowley Regis in the Black Country. It broke out on Doulton Road. The service say crews are remaining in attendance, despite tonight's latest spell of industrial action.
The A4099 Halesowen Street in Rowley Regis, Sandwell, remains closed this morning due to a burst water main at Horner Way, just outside The Britannia.
The water main burst yesterday, and the road is expected to remain shut until tomorrow afternoon.
Police say a man found guilty of setting fire to his ex-partner in the Black Country committed the crime out of 'pure malice'.
Daniel Sheldon, 42, from Russells Hall Road in Dudley, is due to be sentenced next month.
A man who doused his former girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire in front of her children has been found guilty of attempted murder.
42-year-old Damion Sheldon from Russells Hall Road in Dudley, poured the fuel over the victim at her home in Haden Walk in Rowley Regis last December.
The woman's nine-year-old daughter helped her to take off her clothes and got her mother to drop and roll.
During this time, Sheldon walked into the house and set fire to the home, where a 13-month old baby was sleeping upstairs.
Firefighters managed to find the lifeless baby, performed CPR for five minutes and brought the child back to life.
A man caught stealing metal cable down a manhole in Rowley Regis admitted theft when he appeared in court.
The 20-year-old pleaded guilty at Sandwell Magistrates Court after being arrested on Wednesday (3 April).
He was caught when a BT repair man was called to fix a broken line. He removed the manhole cover, heard a noise and rang the police who caught him climbing out of the hole.
Four people have been arrested in connection with an arson attack on a disused school in the West Midlands.
35 firefighters tackled the fire at the former St Michael's School in Rowley Regis that started at around 4.30pm on Saturday.
The four juveniles arrested in connection with the fire have been bailed pending further inquiries.