The husband and daughter of a woman who died after a gastric band operation have been speaking to ITV News Central about their loss. Lisa Twining, from Tipton, died last month after the band became infected.
Operations to fit the bands are carried out in the thousands by the NHS every year, and they are considered an effective way to lose weight when other methods have failed.
But as this family found out to their cost, the procedure is not without its risks. Rebecca Burrows reports.
The widower of a woman from Tipton who died after having a gastric band fitted said he would not wish the procedure ‘on his worst enemy.’Read the full story ›
A petition has been started by the sister of a Birmingham City fan, jailed for 3 months after England fans clashed with Russian supporters.Read the full story ›
West Midlands Fire Service have said that a fire at a plastic factory in Tipton is being treated as suspicious.
12 fire engines and 70 firefighters were sent to the scene last night on Jonah Drive.
Jane Harris has said she is fed up after buses keep getting stuck in her street in Tipton.Read the full story ›
Firefighters are currently damping down a large fire at a waste site in Tipton.Read the full story ›
Police have recovered two loaded handguns and live ammunition after raiding a house in Tipton.
Officers found the firearms at 2.45am this morning (19 May) at a property on Victoria Road.
One weapon was found under floorboards in the bathroom; the other was hidden under a bed.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as possession of Class A drugs, after a wrap of what is believed to be heroin was also found.
Each of these loaded weapons represents lives potentially being saved and the West Midlands is a safer place tonight now that they’re off the streets.
A man who killed his partner and then went out to buy more cider so he could keep on drinking has been jailed for life.Read the full story ›
A car has crashed into a house in Sandwell. It is not yet known if anyone was injured.
CCTV of a man has been released by detectives following a murder in Tipton last November.Read the full story ›