Live: Birmingham MCM Comic Con

MCM Comic Con has returned to Birmingham for its final show of 2017. We will be covering the event live from the show floor bringing you a range of content including videos, pictures and more. Our journalists Léa Nakache, Phoebe Greggor and Michael Smith will be reporting direct from the show floor. You can follow all our live coverage via

Birmingham: NHS bed crisis strikes hard

Visualisation by Wan Ulfa, Victòria Oliveres and Carmen Aguilar Five out of six hospitals in Birmingham had over 85% overnight bed occupation rate from July to September 2017, according to the last NHS England report. During the day, the rate was even higher. Three out of five hospitals had over 90% of their beds occupied.