LOCAL UPDATE: Half of adults in Black Country and Staffordshire not been to the dentist for 2 years & Birmingham police footage goes viral
More than half of the adults in the Black Country and Staffordshire have not been to the dentist in the last two years.
According to figures from NHS Digital, only 47% of those aged over 18 in those areas had been for a check-up in the two years up to December 2020.
Next, footage of the moment West Midlands Police apprehended a man who had absconded from prison has gone viral. Birmingham city centre PCs Mark Owen and Allison Brown restrained Clint Butler, who was in town to buy Call of Duty, after they noticed him change direction on seeing the police.
Finally, the West Midlands Combined Authority say they have created over 3700 new jobs from converting industrial land into office space in Rowley Regis and in Telford. West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has labelled it ‘a success story for the West Midlands.’
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