With heavy snowfall expected in the Midlands before Christmas, councils are being warned to prepare for pothole repairs in their local areas.
But due to budget cuts, rural watchdog The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) say they are concerned about the safety of road users and are warning drivers to take care on country roads.
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Four prison inmates have appeared in court charged in connection with last month's disorder on several wings at Birmingham's Winson Green.
Four teenagers have been convicted of hurling stones through a taxi window − and leaving a 70-year-old passenger with a fractured skull.
Ms Saward was the first person to waive her right to anonymity when she was raped at the age of 21 and became a sexual violence campaigner.