There has been a surge in the number of people in Birmingham who need help paying their rent since the government's recent welfare reforms.
There were protests against cuts to benefits across the Midlands last month. In the first two weeks of April Birmingham City Council received almost 2,000 applications for Discretionary Housing Payments - 50% more than for the whole of the first quarter of the previous financial year.
Councillor John Cotton says the reforms are making some people's lives worse.
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A man who launched a series of machete attacks after suspecting his estranged wife of having an affair has been jailed for 28 years.
The judge has analysed the dispute at a two-day High Court hearing in London and is due to deliver a ruling at 11am on Wednesday.
Services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital’s Midwife Led Unit are expected to stay closed until 12pm on Wednesday 20 September.