A man from Walsall charged with planning to hire a hitman to kill his wife in California whilst he returned to the West Midlands for Christmas is due in court in America today.
Prosecutors have alleged William Wallace was involved in a custody battle over the couple's children.
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A band of persistent, occasionally heavy rain moves eastwards over the region.
Winds increasing further on Monday morning with a persistent band of rain sinking south across the area by midday.
Thousands of runners took part in the Great Birmingham 10K. The 6.2mile event went around the city, ending on Broad Street.