A 120-year-old Birmingham metal bashing firm has warned it will go out of business if a plan to redevelop its Jewellery Quarter site is rejected.
The future of precision engineers A E Harris depends on being able to sell its existing site for a mixed-use development of houses, offices and workshops.
Money raised from the sale would allow the company to invest in new capital equipment and relocate out of the city centre, Birmingham planning committee heard.
Bullring owner Hammerson has finally admitted defeat in the Battle of Nelson's Railings.
The statue of Britain's greatest naval hero will be fully restored in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in October - complete with its original railings.
Thai fishermen caught a 646-pound catfish that may have been the world's largest freshwater fish.
The Mekong giant catfish was netted by villagers in a remote part of northern Thailand, the World Wildlife Fund and the National Geographic Society said in a statement.
A sexual health charity has called for research into why women have late abortions as doctors voted against cutting the abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks.
The Brook organisation also called for better education and improved access to contraception services as it raised concerns about the West Midlands having the worst record in Britain for early abortions.
The West Midlands Chief Constable has hailed his force's "unprecedented" performance which had led to "spectacular" reductions in crime in the region.
Burglaries and vehicle offences have hit their lowest levels for 25 years, overall crime dropped to its second lowest rate in 15 years and public confidence in the force was at an all-time high, said Paul Scott-Lee.
Actors performing at Ludlow Castle must be asking themselves whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous weather, or take arms against a sea of troubles with the help of an umbrella.
But the cast of the open air performance of Shakespeare's Richard II, including the renowned Steven Berkoff, are determined that the show must go on despite the bad weather and audiences cowering beneath plastic ponchos and bin liners from the rain.
Read more on these stories in Friday's Birmingham Post