The total number of people unemployed in the West Midlands has increased by 3,000 to 238,000.
The unemployment rate for the period between October and December 2012 was 8.6%.
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The murder of a frail, 93-year-old pensioner who was savagely beaten as she lay in bed three years ago is still no nearer being solved.
CCTV has been released after a robbery in Saltley supermarket.
Dry on Tuesday with increasing amounts of sunshine developing.