Following today's Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, below is a list of the progress of construction and infrastructure schemes for the West Midlands:
Starting soon: Darlaston Access Improvement Scheme (2013) & Worcester Integrated Transport Project (2013).
Under construction: M6 J5-8 (expected to be completed in 2014) & Midland Metro Birmingham Extension (expected to be completed in 2015).
New funding announced: M6 J10A to 13 accelerated delivery pilot, M40 J12 works & Super-connected cities (Coventry).
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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."