THE Prime Minister David Cameron visited the Stourbridge News during a whistle-stop tour of the West Midlands today (Monday July 7).

Mr Cameron toured the Newsquest Midlands newsroom in Stourbridge taking time to talk to Stourbridge News chief reporter Bev Holder about this week’s edition of the paper.

And Stourbridge News editor and 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 Stourbridge News, Halesowen News, Dudley News, Kidderminster Shuttle, Redditch Advertiser, Bromsgrove Advertiser and the Droitwich Advertiser are all based at the Stourbridge offices of Newsquest, in St John's Road.

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 his tour of the newsroom, the Prime Minister then had a ten-minute one on one interview with News Group reporter Adam Smith.

The visit followed the Prime Minister's stop-off at Halesowen College where he announced the Government's Growth Fund scheme which will see millions pumped into the Black Country to improve the local economy.