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BBC news for West Midlands

Former prisoner of war, 96, attacked at Birmingham home

Raiders held a quilt over the 96-year-old's head, stuffed it into his mouth and stole jewellery.

West Heath flat explosion: Man denies manslaughter

Darren Stevenson denied three charges relating to the blast on Aldersmead Road in West Heath.

Taxi driver used Costa coffee lid as fuel cap

The "irresponsible" driver was stopped in January as part of safety checks.

'Popular' Wolverhampton mayor dies after illness

Councillor Elias Mattu has been described as one of Wolverhampton's "favourite sons".

Live BBC World News

Florida shooting: Firms abandon NRA amid consumer boycott

Several corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby in the wake of the deadly school shooting.

Trump-Russia: Manafort 'paid European ex-politicians'

President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, an indictment says.

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services

The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.

Joanna Demafelis: Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.