West Midlands (county) County of England
West Midlands County is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England after Greater London. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county itself is a NUTS 2 region within the wider NUTS 1 region of the same name. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull and Walsall.
Pair arrested at Dover over 'Syria-related' terror offences The man and woman were arrested in Dover by detectives from West Midlands counter terrorism unit. BBC News - Published on December 8, 2019
Wednesbury crash: Two killed after cars collide in West Midlands Three others seriously injured in incident involving Jeep Cherokee and VW Golf Independent - Published on December 8, 2019
Police search Stafford home linked to London Bridge attack
Police are searching a property in Stafford in the West Midlands as officers continue the search for more evidence about the London Bridge attack in which two people were killed and three other..
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Meet Mani Love - the basketball player who's 4ft 5in tall Mani Love is the shortest person to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in New York and is visiting school's in the West Midlands. BBC News - Published on November 17, 2019
CCTV shows West Midlands gang stealing cash machines Men have been jailed over the thefts from premises including hospitals and railway stations. BBC News - Published on October 22, 2019 Labour mayoral hopeful accused of homophobia, escalating bitter row over selection Labour parliamentarians' LGBT group demands removal of Salma Yaqoob from shortlist for West Midlands metro mayor candidacy Independent - Published on October 21, 2019
Spike in West Midlands call-outs to save hedgehogs The warm weather is believed responsible for a rise in numbers and rescue centres say they are full. BBC News - Published on August 28, 2019
Drone footage shows Holiday Inn destroyed by fire This drone footage shows how the Holiday Inn in Walsall, West Midlands, was ravaged by fire BBC News - Published on August 4, 2019
Inspectors' concern over Warwickshire and West Mercia probation Inspectors say more work is needed across four West Midlands counties to safeguard the public. BBC News - Published on July 17, 2019 West Midlands PC sent sexual messages to victims West Midlands officer Palvinder Singh sent naked selfies to two women and is jailed for 14 months. BBC News - Published on July 10, 2019
Birmingham LGBT row: 'Homophobic protests must stop' West Midlands mayor Andy Street says he is in "disbelief" at material distributed by protesters. BBC News - Published on June 7, 2019
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