Plans to contract some police work in the West Midlands to private companies will be discussed today. Chief Constable Chris Sims insists the force is not being sold off. West Midlands Police is also looking at sharing some units like firearms teams with the neighbouring Staffordshire forces.
More top news
The Conservatives are accused of failing to declare tens of thousands of pounds of spending during by-election campaigns including Newark.
The parents of Cameron Grant from Hampton-in Arden, who tragically took his own life aged 21, pay tribute to their son.
Cameron Grant from Hampton-in Arden was 21 when he took his own life. Suicide is currently the biggest killer of men aged under 45.