Pop star Robbie Williams has become a shareholder in Port Vale Football Club.
The singer is a lifelong fan of the cash-strapped League One club and follows the fortunes of his beloved Port Vale despite living thousands of miles away in Los Angeles.
"Although I can't be at the Vale often enough, my investment is just to say that my heart is still there and I'm a huge supporter.
"I'm really excited about what we may be able to do with the club in the future," Williams said.
Port Vale chairman Bill Bratt said: "I'm extremely pleased and excited that Robbie has invested in the club. It clearly shows that he cares about Port Vale FC and its future.
A Solihull school is to remain closed for at least a week after a fire which caused damage estimated at more than #1 million.
The blaze destroyed a two-storey block used for geography, art and French, at Light Hall School in Shirley, and caused the roof to collapse.
About 80 firefighters tackled the blaze watched by a crowd, including many of the school's pupils who fear their vital exam coursework may have been destroyed.
Education officials said the school would be closed until Monday, after which there would be a phased return, with priority given to Year 11 pupils. The school is also looking at providing temporary accommodation for some classes.
Deputy headteacher Bob Barr said they would be meeting police, fire and local authority to establish the full extent of the damage caused by Sunday's blaze.
A lobbying group representing Birmingham's young professionals has backed plans for a "Greater Birmingham" region.
But Birmingham Future, which represents young professionals working in the city's professional and financial services sector, called for further debate on whether there should be a directly-elected mayor.
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), a left-wing think tank with links to Labour, called for the creation of a "city region" with a budget of #675 million to spend on economic development, regeneration, transport and training.
Business leaders have welcomed the proposal but rejected calls for a directly-elected mayor to lead the region.
Friends and relatives have placed cards and floral tributes at the spot where a teenager died after being dragged for a mile under a black cab.
Scott Poll, aged 17, of Wednesbury, Sandwell, was walking home with two friends in the early hours of Sunday after a night when he was hit by a vehicle that failed to stop.
He had spent the evening at the Five Ways public house in West Bromwich with his girlfriend Lauren Berridge, and had begun walking home with two friends after making sure she was safely in a cab as he could not afford his own fare.
As they walked along Hollyhedge Road, Mr Poll, who was walking on the carriageway, was struck by a vehicle and dragged up a hill and across two roundabouts before his body came to rest outside the Manor House pub, in Hall Green Road.
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