Birmingham's Ann Jones has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours for her service to tennis since winning Wimbledon in 1969.
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A city worker-turned-environmentalist built his own water-cycle, and now patrols the waterways, raising awareness of plastic pollution.
Following the online banking crisis TSB has also announced customers will not have to pay overdraft charges in April.
Thursday will start dry, with sunny spells. Showers will develop through the morning.