An "unlucky 13" of Britain's most wanted criminals who are thought to be hiding in Spain has been unveiled today.
Ukrainian Pavlo Lapshyn has pleaded guilty to the murder of Birmingham pensioner, Mohammed Saleem, and plotting explosions near mosques.
Police have released images showing Ukrainian student Pavlo Lapshyn preparing for and carrying out attacks in the Midlands.
Homes in Station Street in Bloxwich, Walsall, have been evacuated this afternoon after the discovery of a numbers of 'suspicious' items. A 47-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal weapons, remains in police custody.
People in the area are advised to follow the instructions of police officers at the scene.
A Walsall man has been named among Britain's 13 'Most Wanted' criminals and suspects thought to be in hiding from police in Spain.
Robert Knight, aged 52, allegedly helped arrange for 6kg of cocaine to be smuggled into London Heathrow Airport.
The Class A drugs were on a consignment from the Dominican Republic in 2008.
Five others have been arrested and charged, and it is alleged Knight had telephone contact with them.
An arsonist who killed a pensioner by setting fire to a block of flats near Walsall has been jailed for life.
Aiden Elmore has been ordered to serve at least 21 years behind bars after being convicted of murder and two counts of arson with intent to endanger life at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Several people jumped to safety during the fire in Southey Close, Short Heath, but 69-year-old Victor Moore died after becoming trapped in a communal hallway.
Passing sentence, Judge John Warner said Elmore had created a scene of "fear and panic" in which people could be heard screaming and were forced to escape through windows.
Elmore, of Essington Road, New Invention, also set two garden fires in a nearby street and another blaze at the home of his ex-partner's mother on the same night.
It has been special day for Walsall swimmer Ellie Simmonds.
The Paralympic champion has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath.
Ellie was based in Bath with the Paralympics GB team ahead of the 2012 Games.
She was presented the degree by the university's new chancellor, Prince Edward, adding to her four gold medals from last year, as well as ten world titles, five European titles and breaking eight world records.
West Midlands police have arrested four men suspected to be members of a Lithuanian gang that has been carrying out burglaries across the country and shipping goods to Eastern Europe.
Eagle-eyed traffic officers stopped a van that had been linked to several recent break-ins across Staffordshire. Four men were arrested at the scene and police officers later uncovered a stash of jewellery at the men's home address.
A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a car in Walsall today.
The youngster suffered serious injuries to his leg in the accident, which happened near the Broadway Medical Centre, Broadway, at around 11.30am.
Paramedics treated him at the scene before rushing him to Birmingham Children's Hospital for further treatment.
A teenager needed stitches in his ear after he was punched in the face and attacked with a pool cue in a Walsall club.
The 19-year-old was assaulted in Samras on Caldmore Green in the early hours of Saturday 7 September.
West Midlands Police have released images of two people they want to trace in connection with what happened.
Investigating officer, DC Narinder Sandhu, said: "The CCTV cameras in the club show two men who I am very keen to identify."
"The young man suffered a large cut to his ear which resulted in him spending the night in hospital and requiring a number of stitches."
"Were you in the club that night and saw what happened? Do you recognise either of these two men? If so, I want to hear from you."