Chief Constable Chris Sims believes that getting help from private firms won't reduce policing quality across in the West Midlands.
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A woman who was abused in foster care has won a Supreme Court fight against Nottinghamshire County Council.
Nearly £10 million worth of cuts to public services in Northamptonshire are due to move a step closer today (Thursday 19 October).
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