The Midlands is facing a shortage of 1,450 foster carers this year, according to Action for Children.
The charity is encouraging people to consider fostering one of the 5,200 children in care in the region by dispelling myths about who can take on a child.
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Birmingham Children’s Hospital is appealing for people with 4x4s or any other snow-worthy vehicles to help transport staff to the hospital.
Officials have confirmed that residents have been able to return home following a "large explosion" that injured three people early today.
13-year-old Yorkshire Terrier was severely matted and covered in dreadlocks after years of neglect and died just weeks after being re-homed.