The latest unemployment figures show that between December 2011 and February 2012 189,000 people were out of work in the East Midlands and 239,000 in the West Midlands.
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Dry overnight, rain by tomorrow afternoon.
Dry with clear spells overnight, cool in rural areas.
"She tried to take hold of the knife to stop him. He told her not to shout out and scream and get on her knees and beg."