75 years today, 'The Hobbit' was first published. Its' author, JRR Tolkien, spent much of his childhood in the West Midlands, areas of which he used as inspiration for his writing.
It is thought that Tolkien was influenced by places like Sarehole Mill and the nearby Moseley bog in Birmingham.
The first of three films based on the novel is due to be released at the end of this year.
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A man and a woman have been remanded into custody after allegedly causing the death of a toddler and his brother by dangerous driving.
Police believe there may have been an altercation between two groups of young men who were in separate vehicles.
Today will be cold, despite increasing amounts of sunshine as initial areas of cloud gradually disperse.