Oh dear. I was beginning to wonder why The Public building was taking a while to finish. Here’s the answer:

Administrators have been called in at a multi-million pound arts centre being developed in the Black Country.

The Public, in West Bromwich, was scheduled to open in July but it is has debts and other funding issues.

Bosses said they had no choice, but are doing everything they can to secure its future as a venue for theatre, music, dance and creative technology.

Work has been halted on the building until financial problems can be sorted out, putting about 81 jobs at risk.