The Fire Brigades Union is claiming that more than 30 firefighters will lose their jobs at West Midlands Fire Service,
The cutbacks could also see four fire engines being decommissioned.
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The Liberal Democrat leadership candidates are holding their East Midlands hustings tonight.
The long-awaited opening dates for Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central have been confirmed, after six years of building work.
A generally dry and bright morning but clouding over through the afternoon.