A man who attacked the elderly in their homes is jailed for life. Warning: article contains graphic image of injuries.
Sexual assault referral centres in the Midlands say that recent celebrity abuse convictions have prompted a rise in reports.
The white tennis dress made famous in the iconic 1970s Tennis Girl poster has been sold for £15,500 at an auction in the West Midlands.
A woman from Peterborough has been jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving, and banned from driving for eight years.
Police discovered that Marina Usaceva was using two mobile phones at the time of the crash. She was driving on the A47 near Thorney Toll in Wisbech in March last year when she hit another car.
It then went into the opposite lane and was hit by a lorry.
The car's driver, 27-year-old Sukhdeep Singh Johal, was killed.
On sentencing Miss Usaceva, the judge said that she hadn't shown a "scrap of remorse" and that people using phones while driving are a "plague on our society."
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A prison officer had part of his ear bitten off by an inmate during an attack at Nottingham Prison.
Police were called to HMP Nottingham just before 9.30am on Wednesday following reports of an assault on a prison officer.
"A prison officer had been assaulted and suffered a wound to his ear. He was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre," a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said.
"An investigation is under way."
It is the second incident to occur at a Nottinghamshire prison in less than a week after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells at HMP Ranby on Saturday.
Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have begun an investigation into finding the cause of a fire in New Basford in the early hours of this morning.
At its height, more than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at a factory on Lortas Road, which broke out shortly after 1.15am.
Firefighters are still at the scene to dampen down.
A multi-million pound project to revamp Birmingham New Street Station will be completed by next September.
More than £600million has been invested into improving the station. The new 'Grand Central' shopping centre will also open, including John Lewis' new thirty five million pound Midlands flagship store.
A man was lucky to escape serious injury after the lorry he was driving smashed through a wall, a tree and telegraph pole before eventually stopping in a front garden in Stoke-on-Trent.
It happened on the A53 Leek Road at around 10am, and two ambulances and a paramedic attended the scene.
– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
Crews arrived to find a lorry in the front garden of a property. A wall, tree, telegraph pole and various other items had been damaged in the collision.
The driver of the lorry, a man in his 20s, was treated by ambulance staff for a minor head injury. A woman in her 70s, who witnessed the incident, was in shock and also required treatment. Both were taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.
A14 Westbound closed, long delays due to overturned lorry between J2 A508 Harborough Road (Kelmarsh) and J1 A5199 (Welford), congestion on A14 to J3 A6 / B576 (Rothwell / Desborough).