An inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death contributed to by neglect in the case of a retired factory worker who died in a bath of near-boiling water at a respite home.
George Inwood, 68, was found lying in the bath at The Lodge Hostel in Birmingham by a paramedic who kicked in a locked door after staff reported hearing screams.
Birmingham Coroner's Court was told a thermostat in an immersion heater serving the bathroom had failed and that water was coming from the hot taps at up temperatures of up to 98 degrees C.
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Toni-Ann Byfield has been taken to an immigration detention centre following attempts to deport her to Jamaica.
Roselyn Richards was taken off a plane at London Heathrow, which was bound for Jamaica, this lunchtime with her two children.
Ms Richards, a Jamaican national, is understood to have been living in the London area and submitted a visa application to extend her stay in the UK two days after a deadline, according to a group supporting her.
She had wanted to remain in the country while the investigation continued into the death of her seven-year-old daughter, who had been in the care of Birmingham social services at the time of her death, in London in 2003.
Advertising watchdogs have exonerated a radio ad for Solihull-based LandRover following complaints about its language.
An ad for the West Midlands-built Freelander model involved a father saying he was proud of his son because he was willing to brave temperatures "that would melt the balls off a brass monkey".
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) refused to uphold 17 complaints of it being "inappropriate and unnecessarily crude".
Comments by the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque have "undermined" attempts by other Muslim leaders to denounce the London bombings, Tory MP David Davis has claimed.
The Shadow Home Secretary criticised Dr Mohammed Naseem for questioning the existence of Al Qaida and criticising the Government, police and security services.
Mr Davis said Dr Naseem did "no favours" for the Muslim community.
More on these stories in Thursday's Birmingham Post