Staff at Birmingham City Hospital hope that one of the four wards closed after an outbreak of Norovirus will reopen today.
The remaining wards should open by the end of next week, with visitors allowed back at the same time.
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The Conservatives have held Tamworth where Labour have lost three seats.
Labour have held Sandwell, gaining one seat from an Independent candidate.
Labour have lost three seats to the Conservatives but retain control of the council.