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.
Police and trading standards officers have seized a haul of illegal tobacco from four shops in Walsall today.
Local officers from West Midlands Police's teamed up with Walsall Council for an operation in the Caldmore area targeting traders selling the contraband tobacco and cigarettes.
Two men have been arrested in Walsall this afternoon as police continue hunt masked men who robbed a man near a local bank.
Police were called at 1.20pm today after three men jumped out of an Audi car and grabbed a bag containing a large amount of cash from a man who had just visited HSBC on New Road, Willenhall.
Police, in an unmarked police car, forced the Audi to stop. All of the occupants fled the vehicle and two were detained nearby.
The two arrested men, aged 20 and 26 are still in police custody.
An armed robbery is believed to have taken place in Walsall near Stafford Street at the junction with Croft Street.
An eyewitness said two black cars and a big red bag full of cash, believed to belong to the Royal Mail, were involved.
A police helicopter is currently circling the area.
A Lincolnshire road has been revealed to be the worst in the Midlands for causing pothole damage to cars.
Drivers made 28 compensation claims for damage done to their cars while driving along Grantham Gorse Lane last year.
Pinfold Lane in Walsall was second worst with 19 claims, followed by Hagley Road, Birmingham, with 14 claims.
A41 Expressway in Sandwell; Moden Hill, Sedgley; and Perryfields Road, Bromsgrove; all attracted 13 claims each.
Potholes along Henley Road in Coventry sparked eight compensation claims.
A police chase through Walsall ended when a suspected stolen car crashed with an HGV lorry in the early hours of the morning today.
Officers were investigating reports of theft of a red Vauxhall Astra in Benton Close, Willenhall, at 2.40am when they spotted the car nearby.
They tried to stop the car but it drove off, and crashed with the HGV in Charles Street.
Two men fled the wreckage but one 21-year-old passenger had to be freed by emergency services and he was taken to hospital.
A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft after a search of the area and police are today hunting for anyone else involved.
The HGV driver was not injured.
Six men have been jailed for a total of 23 years for violent crimes during a night of violence, which led to the death of a teenager.
16-year-old Ben Morutare was attacked after a birthday party in Smethwick in July 2012.
The accused were convicted of crimes ranging from violent disorder to manslaughter.
Six young men are due to appear in court this morning to be sentenced for a series of crimes during a single night, that lead to the death of a teenager.
Ben Morutare was stabbed after a birthday party in Smethwick on 27 July 2012.
During a ten-week trial, which ended in August, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard the 16-year-old had attended the party at the Old Comrades Club with a friend, but had attracted the attention of a group of others.
Violence broke out outside the Fenton Street venue late in the evening, which resulted in Ben Morutare suffering a stab wound to the leg.
Eighteen-year-old Andy Ly from Ladywood pleaded guilty to his manslaughter. Five others admitted violent disorder.
Walsall Football Club have issued an official statement to apologise for an offensive tweet sent from the team's Twitter account last night. The club said:
Walsall Football Club would like to apologise unreservedly to Wolverhampton Wanderers and their supporters for the offensive Tweet that appeared on the club’s Official Twitter Page – @WFCOfficial – last night.
Our Official account was hacked at 22:36 last night and a derogative and frankly disgusting Tweet was published. As soon as the club’s Communications Team, who were at Molineux for the fixture, were made aware of the Tweet, it was deleted and an apology issued.
Walsall Football Club are taking this matter very, very seriously. A full investigation will be launched. Walsall FC do not condone this type of behaviour and when the culprit is identified the club will be taking the strongest course of action.