Union leaders have announced a series of nine 12-hour strikes - including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve - at Birmingham International Airport.
Engineers, security and fire service workers who are members of the Amicus union will walkout in support of two sacked colleagues on nine separate days, with the first planned for next Monday.
BIA's management, who sacked the two security workers for unauthorised absences and falsification of attendance sheets, apologised to passengers affected but said it could not allow its safety procedures to be dictated by industrial ballots.
As the popularity of wine continues to grow, it seems we can all tell a claret from a cabernet - but do you know your Hobgoblin from your Hoegaarden, or your Bombadier from your Brains?
Helen Gabriel had her tastebuds tickled by the Beer Academy as part of The BBC's Good Food Show.
A war of words has broken out between two Midland MPs in a row over use of the free parliamentary postal service.
Jacqui Smith, MP for Redditch and a leading Blairite minister, has accused the Conservative MP representing a neighbouring constituency of playing politics over the fate of a local hospital.
But Ms Smith faces an inquiry into claims she broke Parliamentary rules, by using free postage in a campaign against cuts at the Alexander Hospital in her constituency.
A derelict two-acre site in Birmingham city centre is the target of a #15 million bidding war among developers.
The land off Great Charles Street, once reserved for a new coach station, is being put back on the market by the City Council following a flurry of interest from the private sector.
The decision to advertise the site for sale is a blow to developers AMEC, who have been attempting to negotiate a deal with the council to buy the land since the coach station proposal fell through.
Hundreds of Midland councillors could face the axe under a new Whitehall drive to reform local government.
Ministers are considering scrapping district councils to create unitary authorities across the region.
About 800 councillors serve on the 24 district councils in the West Midlands, although many of these are also members of county councils.
See Tuesday's Birmingham Post for more on these stories