One thousand cannabis farms have been raised by West Midlands Police in the last 18 months - an average of 3 or 4 a day.
The latest raid was of a Warehouse in West Bromwich containing a thousand plants with a potential street value of £500,000.
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.