A care assistant from Tamworth has won a 'Young Slimmer of the Year' award after losing 11 stone in 11 months.
Melissa Bridges decided to lose weight after she spent her 21st birthday waiting for an MRI scan following a suspected stroke.
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The number of people contacting the NSPCC to raise the alarm on domestic abuse has surged by 83% in the region over the past five years.
The announcement comes a day after a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast route was launched in a dispute over pay.
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