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West Midlands (county): County of England
The 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.

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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

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

Videos for West Midlands (county)

Police search Stafford home linked to London Bridge attack [Video]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..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:05Published

Jeremy Corbyn makes oatcakes in Stoke [Video]Jeremy Corbyn makes oatcakes in Stoke

Jeremy Corbyn tried his hand at making oatcakes in Stoke as he continues a day of campaigning across the West Midlands. The Labour Leader will later take part in BBC Question Time Leaders Special this..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:15Published

Swans swim past shops in Evesham's Waterside [Video]Swans swim past shops in Evesham's Waterside

Dozens of schools and a hospital have shut as water levels continue to rise in Evesham in the West Midlands. Homes and business have been left ruined by floods as the River Avon reached its highest..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:37Published

PM poses in black cab during election campaign visit [Video]PM poses in black cab during election campaign visit

Boris Johnson continued his election campaign trail today with a visit to the London Electric Vehicle Company in Ansty, West Midlands. The prime minister jumped in the drivers seat of a black cab..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:18Published

 

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

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

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

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

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

Birmingham LGBT row: 'Homophobic protests must stop'

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

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