Councillor Bob Badham, Sandwell Council Cabinet Member for Children and Families, has resigned in the wake of an Ofsted report yesterday that branded children's services in the borough 'inadequate'.
It follows yesterday's resignation of Helen Smith, who was the council's director of Children and Families Services.
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The woman was arrested after police found the body of an elderly woman on Sunday (22 October).
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the region this morning but will brighten up in the afternoon, leading to sunny spells.
A cloudy, damp and breezy start to the day but will slowly brighten up as the day goes on.