The Princess Royal visits the Brandauer factory in Birmingham as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.
She tells employees that they are part of an "incredible success story, one which is all the more remarkable for being a family firm operating at such a high level of technology.
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Police have released CCTV in a bid to catch the thieves who raided a children's play centre, taking money from collection boxes and a till.
A 26-year-old man was stabbed to death in Aldridge overnight.
Large quantities of Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, were seized during raids.