THE Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Halesowen News during his whistle-stop tour of the West Midlands today.

Mr Cameron toured the Newsquest Midlands newsroom in Stourbridge taking time to talk to reporters about the stories they were currently working on.

Newsquest Midlands South group editor Paul Walker gave Mr Cameron a tour of the newsroom.

He said: "“It was an honour to have the Prime Minister visit our newsroom and see our operation for himself.

“He was interested in the work that we do and how we continue to cover the areas which our newspapers represent to the best of our abilities.”

The Halesowen News, Stourbridge News, Dudley News, Kidderminster Shuttle, Redditch Advertiser, Bromsgrove Advertiser and the Droitwich Advertiser are all based at the Stourbridge offices of Newsquest.

Mr Cameron said: “It is great to see up close the work that local newspapers do in the community and a pleasure to see such a thriving newsroom.”

After seeing the newsroom the Prime Minister then had a ten minute one on one interview with Halesowen News journalist Adam Smith.

Mr Cameron this morning visited Halesowen College to announce the Government's Growth Fund scheme which will see the college get a £3million boost to help job creation.

The PM was accompanied by Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris.