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.
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It will be another day of frequent sunny spells, brisk winds, and isolated showers.
Friday will remain cold in the breeze with a mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers.
Outbreaks of rain, sleet and some hill snow are forecast across the region through Saturday morning.