Researchers in the Midlands are leading pioneering research aimed at reducing the number of stillborn babies.
In the West Midlands stillbirth rates have now fallen below the national average for the first time in 50 years.
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A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Coventry on Monday night.
"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."