Loud explosions have been heard at the scene of a recycling plant fire in Darlaston, Walsall.
31 EDL supporters have been sentenced to 60 years and eight months for their part in a disorder in Walsall last year.
An "unlucky 13" of Britain's most wanted criminals who are thought to be hiding in Spain has been unveiled today.
A man from Walsall charged with planning to hire a hitman to kill his wife in California whilst he returned to the West Midlands for Christmas is due in court in America today.
Prosecutors have alleged William Wallace was involved in a custody battle over the couple's children.
Farrah Emami, a spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney's Office, has told ITV News Central that William Wallace, the man accused of trying to hire a hit-man to kill his ex-wife, took a photograph of her with him to prevent a mix-up.
A father from Walsall is tonight in jail in Orange County, California, charged with hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife. Police in America say he was involved in a custody battle.
Detectives say he planned for his former wife to be killed while he was back home in the Midlands for Christmas.
William Wallace is originally from the Yew Tree estate in Walsall, and is due to appear in court again in Orange County next Tuesday.
Walsall Council are calling for action to be taken over the potentially dangerous ‘fruit headed’ dolls which have been on sale in the Midlands.
A cabinet member said the council would be writing to to the EU and to the Chinese Government.
– Cllr Zahid Ali, Walsall Council cabinet member for public health and protection
As we have said, we don’t want to spoil any child’s happiness which is why their safety is paramount to us.
Young children tend to bite and chew and if they do so with these dolls their health could be put at risk.
We have acted on reports that the ‘fruit headed’ dolls are potentially dangerous and have followed up reports that they are on sale to ensure they have been taken off sale.
We would now like to go a step further and will be writing to the EU and to the Chinese Government to express our wish for action to be taken to ensure this product is not put on sale again.
A woman has been charged with murder after a man died in a house fire in Walsall on Christmas Day.
The blaze happened in South Street Gardens, Caldmore at around 5:30pm on December 25.
57-year-old Susan Buckley is charged with murder and is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates on Monday morning.
Detectives are not yet naming the 58-year-old male victim, but have confirmed he died as a result of smoke inhalation.
A newly-betrothed bride-to-be has spoken of her surprise and delight when what she thought was a normal trip to Dudley Zoo turned into a proposal themed around her favourite animal.
Katherine Spooner went with childhood sweetheart Dean Wood, from Walsall, to celebrate his 24th birthday, and was thrilled when they were chosen to go up on stage to feed the rare Rothschild giraffes.
Little did she know it had all been carefully planned by her besotted boyfriend to set the scene for the ultimate romantic gesture.
Katherine, who is also 24, said she was taken totally by surprise.
I didn’t expect a proposal at all. I had no idea any of this was happening, I just thought we were having a day at the zoo with Dean’s parents, as it was his birthday.
I love giraffes and didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to feed them, so that was a huge surprise in itself.
It is the closest I’ve ever been to them and I couldn’t believe how strong they are.
Then I turned around and Dean was on his knee with a ring. I was totally shocked.
It was pure animal magic for one loved-up couple today, as a beaming groom-to-be popped the question to his childhood sweetheart as she fed her favourite animal.
Dean Wood, from Walsall, arranged a visit to Dudley Zoo with his long-term girlfriend Katherine Spooner to celebrate his 24th birthday today - and enlisted the help of staff to get up close and personal with the zoo's three rare Rothschild giraffes.
And while she was feeding the exotic beasts, he dropped to one knee and whipped out a sparkling diamond.
After she said yes, the school friends - who have been together for eight years - were presented with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of bubbly by staff at the zoo.
They are now looking forward to planning their big day.
Police have been given more time to question a woman arrested in connection with a fatal house fire in Walsall.
A 58-year-old man was found dead on Christmas Day in South Street Gardens in Caldmore, Walsall, at around 5:30pm.
A murder investigation was launched and a 57-year-old woman was arrested.
Officers questioning her have been given a warrant of further detention.
Officers have stepped up patrols around the centre of a murder investigation after a man was killed in a blaze on Christmas Day.
Emergency services were called to South Street Gardens in Caldmore, Walsall, at around 5.30pm to find the 58-year-old dead at the scene.
A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Det Insp Gary Plant, who is leading the investigation, appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
– DI Gary Plant, West Midlands Police CID
We are keen to speak to anyone with information which may help our investigation.
The man’s family are being informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man died in a house fire on Christmas Day.
The 58-year-old man was killed in the fire which ripped through the house in South Street Gardens, Caldmore, Walsall, at around tea time. He has yet to be formally identified.
A 57-year-old woman was arrested later that evening and she remains in custody today.