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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The woman was arrested after police found the body of an elderly woman on Sunday (22 October).
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the region this morning but will brighten up in the afternoon, leading to sunny spells.
A cloudy, damp and breezy start to the day but will slowly brighten up as the day goes on.