A new community project has started in Smethwick which aims to provide people with a hot meal and good company every weekday lunch time.
Northamptonshire's Arson Task Force is warning local residents about floating lanterns following the fire at a Smethwick recycling plant.
Around 50,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material and a factory is on fire in Smethwick.
It took two and a half hours for emergency services to release a man who got trapped under rubble when a trench he was working in collapsed. It happened in Barclay Road in Smethwick at 2.20pm today.
It's believed the trench was about 18 feet deep. When the ambulance service arrived they could only see the man's head. He was treated for chest and potential pelvic injuries and taken to hospital in Birmingham
Police closed off an area in Smethwick after a suspected unexploded device was found.
Rabone Lane was closed this morning after staff at Sims Metal Management found the item.
A 200 metre cordon has been put in place while investigations take place - the road has reopened to traffic.
A man has been arrested after two pit bulls became dangerously out of control on a street in Smethwick last night (20 January).
One of the pit bulls attacked a specially trained dog handler on Richmond Road at around 4pm.
Firearms officers were called and one dog was eventually shot and killed while the other was secured.
The 33 year-old has been arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.
@wmpolice Is there a report on the events leading up to the dogs being shot, or did the officers do it¬ have to account for their actions
@anarchodinosaur Officers from our dog unit tried containing them but couldn't due to their aggressive behaviour.
Police have confirmed the second pit bull, which was on the loose in Smethwick, has been located in a rear garden.
West Midlands Police says it attempted to secure the first dog but was forced to kill it due to its aggressive nature.
– West Midlands Police Force Incident Manager, Chief Inspector Jack Hadley
Specialists from West Midlands Police’s Dog Unit attempted to secure the dogs but, due to their aggressive nature, they were unable to contain them.
Richmond Road was secured by police officers as a firearms unit was called to the scene; one dog was shot and killed whilst another has been located in a rear garden.
Officers have managed to identify the dogs owners and are working with them to try and safely recover the second dog.
One of the dogs has been shot & killed by a police marksman whilst the other has been secured in a rear garden in Richmond Road, Smethwick.
One pit bull has been shot while another is still "on the loose" in Smethwick say police.
Dunsford Road, Beakes Road and Richmond Road are closed.
One resident says police are using loudspeakers to warn people not to leave their homes.
Richmond Road, Smethwick, contained by police following reports of 2 Pit Bull type dogs being on the loose and acting aggressively.
More to follow.
A man's body has been found in a canal in the Black Country.
A member of the public discovered the body earlier this afternoon near Lewisham Road in Smethwick.
The area has been cordoned off.
Patients in a health centre in Smethwick have had a lucky escape after a lorry crashed through its wall.
Emergency crews were called to the Leasowes Care Centre on Oldbury Road after the collision this morning.
The centre provides medical treatment for people over the age of 65.
No one was injured but those being treated at the centre have been moved.