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A woman in Warwickshire was lucky to emerge from a car crash in one piece after she crashed into a fence.
More than half of cancer patients in the West Midlands say they are forced to travel without insurance due to what they call high costs.
Research by InsureCancer1 also says three in five (64%) cancer patients in the region say they can only holiday in the UK due to the costs of travel insurance.
Nissan has announced plans to build its new London taxi in Coventry.
The firm has chosen ADV Manufacturing Ltd, based on Bayton Road in Exhall, to engineer, develop and assemble the model, which will be launched in the capital by the end of this year.
A new production facility will be built at the firm's site, following £6 million worth of investment.
Nissan will use its NV2000 model, which will be converted so that it is suitable for London.
It is claimed that new jobs will be created as a result of the launch, but it not known how many.
ADV Manufacturing are a specialist coach builder whose clients include Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover.
At the moment there are around 22,000 black cabs in London.
Nissan will be competing for a share of the market with the London Taxi Company, which is also based in Coventry.
Nearly half of people in the West Midlands think it is cheaper to keep their heating on rather than turning it off or down.
A survey by the Energy Saving Trust says that more than £700 million could be saved if people followed their recommendations.
Two Midlands postcodes have been named in a list of the top 20 UK burglary hotspots.
MoneySupermarket.com have published the figures, which have come from 3.1 million home insurance quotes submitted to their website.
B73, which covers Boldmere, New Oscott and Wylde Green in Birmingham is the most burgled postcode in the Midlands, with 29 burglaries per 1000 people.
It is also the eleventh most burgled postcode in the whole of the UK.
B24, which covers Erdington and Tyburn in Birmingham, also made it onto the top 20 UK list, coming 19th, with 27 burglaries per 1000 people.
Police investigating reports of a van acting suspiciously near schools in Great Barr have arrested three men.
A teacher at Perry Beaches School raised concerns after parents reported a van cruising the area.
Officers detained the men, aged between 22 and 41, after stopping a white Ford transit van, which was collecting scrap metal, as it travelled along Sterndale Road, Great Barr at 8:50am this morning (Thursday 23 January).
Police say they were also called by a concerned member of the public who said they had seen a van approach a schoolgirl at a bus stop at the junction of Hamstead Road and Newton Road.
It happened twenty minutes before the arrests took place, the girl managed to run away unharmed.
Six current or former police officers who were investigated for the way they dealt with a protected witness involved in a murder trial in 2008 will not be charged.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission looked into how the officers acted before the trial of five men over the death of Kevin Nunes, 20, who was shot dead in Pattingham, Staffordshire in 2002.
It had been alleged the officers had conspired together to pervert the course of justice by collectively agreeing to omit details of an alleged theft.
The CPS found there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against the officers.
The involvement of nine other officers, who all held senior positions at Staffordshire Police at the time of the trial, is still being investigated.
1/2 We've had 29 calls to the 999 operators from the same drunk and abusive male since midnight. Officers now attending to arrest the male.
2/2 This male was seriously impacting on our ability to answer genuine 999 calls - hence the necessary positive action.