The leader of Sandwell Council Darren Cooper has apologised for the poor Ofsted results, which rated the local authority's children's services department as 'failing' and 'inadequate'.
He goes onto say, although not making excuses, he told the regulator it was a bad time to assess the local authority before the inspection was carried out.
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It's believed there were around 8,000 people who laced up for this year's 10k race.
Sporadic outbreaks of rain will spread to all areas overnight, with some heavy bursts at first.
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, mainly after midnight. Winds will start to ease.