Sian Fellowes, from the Department of Work and Pensions, said she hoped the jail term given to benefits cheat Robert Cave, would act as a deterrent to others.
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The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates are holding their East Midlands hustings tonight.
The long-awaited opening dates for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central have been confirmed, after six years of building work.
A generally dry and bright morning but clouding over through the afternoon.