Essex request to speak to Nottinghamshire's England international Alex Hales and Warwickshire batsman Varun Chopra.
A Birmingham swimming baths closed after the discovery of a sickness and diarrhoea bug will not reopen until 2018, bosses say.
Andy Murray on 'cheeky chappie' Dan Evans' chances against Roger Federer, and meeting former boxer Carl Froch.
Nearly four in 10 children in Birmingham are living in poverty, a report says.
Birmingham City sign defender Ryan Shotton from Championship rivals Derby County for an undisclosed fee.
A 13-year-old boy who came to his mother's aid when she was attacked by her knife-wielding partner is praised by police.
Andrine Hegerberg says boss Paul Parker and football consultant Marcus Bignot convinced her to join Birmingham City Ladies.
A police sniffer dog has been named after a boy from Birmingham who is fighting a brain tumour.
Scotland midfielder James Morrison says the plans of West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace helped him sign a new contract.
League Two side Accrington Stanley sign West Brom defender Callam Jones on a six-month loan deal.
A former aide to an ex-UKIP MEP raised fears her expenses claims were being inflated six months before going to police, a court hears.
Scunthorpe United sign midfielder Sam Mantom on a three-year deal after he rejected a new contract with Walsall.
Britain's Dan Evans faces Roger Federer in the third round at Wimbledon after beating Ukrainian 30th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.
A Birmingham school has started teaching pupils the sport of 'Ultimate Frisbee' to help relieve exam stress.
A woman who stabbed her former lover to death after a drunken argument is jailed for 13 years and four months.
Plans to convert more motorway hard shoulders in England into permanent driving lanes to ease congestion should be scrapped, a Commons committee says.
Angela Eagle will challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership on Thursday, the BBC is told, after Mr Corbyn rejected calls to resign.
Four officers with West Midlands Police face misconduct hearings after a Dudley man who went missing was later found dead.
Commuters in the West Midlands will be able to pay for their journeys using contactless cards and smartphones, bus operators announce.
An MEP's claims for road journeys she never made would not have been paid if it was known she had travelled more cheaply by plane, a court is told.