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- Updates for Monday 29 December 2014
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Another cold winter's night across the region with clear skies and light winds allowing temperatures to fall sharply with a widespread frost forming and some mist and freezing fog patches.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' top scorer Bakary Sako, who has scored seven goals this season, has beencalled up to represent Mali at the Africa Cup of Nations.
He will miss up to five Championship games for Wolves as they chase promotion to the Premier League.
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A Brierley Hill woman whohid a stash of cocaine for her drug dealer son has avoided spending time behind bars.
But her 28-year-old son was jailed for two years after he was found with the class A drug on the car park of The Swan pub in Kingswinford.
A decade-long project toallow children from some of Birmingham's most deprived areas to see free theatre for their first 10 years has come to a close.
Alison Fuller and daughter Amaya were among the first families to join the theatre project.
A total of 240 children were signed up to Rep's Children and were able to see special annual performances by Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Former City Link owner Jon Moultondismissed criticism taxpayers would end up paying for the firm's redundancies after administrators said they would refer employees to the government's statutory redundancy payments scheme.
"I don't think the taxpayer is going to end up footing much of a bill on this," he said, adding the firm had paid "a fortune" in taxes such as PAYE.
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Buses in Birmingham city centre will be diverted from 5 January while work starts to demolish buildings as part of theParadise Circus redevelopment.
From 10 January there will be restrictions on all vehicles.
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A total of 50 out of 56 workers at City Link's depot in Wednesbury have been told today they are out of a job.
The courier companywent into administration on Christmas Eve and is expected to have made more than 2,000 redundancies by New Years Eve.
Hamish Shilliday, community fundraising manager atSelly Oak's St Mary's Hospice, said the Treecycling scheme was a key fixture in their fundraising calendar.
He said: "We collected nearly 500 trees last year and the average donation was well above the £10 we ask for."
Wolves defender Richard Stearman says concentrating on "the basics" in training helped the team pick up two Christmas wins which have put them back into play-off contention.He told the club's official site: "We have picked up two tough wins in the space of three days and are back in the mix - we're delighted with that."
St Mary's Hospice in Selly Oak is heading out again to collect used Christmas trees for a small donation.
Its annual Christmas Treecycling scheme has now been running for three years, raising thousands of pounds for the hospice.
The Met Office says a cold weather alert for the Midlandswill stay in place until 12:00 on Wednesday.
The alert level is one below a national emergency and indicates social and healthcare services should target "high-risk" groups, such as the very young or old, or those with chronic diseases.
West Bromwich Albionare not expected to make an announcement about the future of manager Alan Irvine today.
The 56-year-old's job is thought to be in the balance after a poor run of results left the Baggies a point off the relegation places.
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A long-awaitednew Midland Metro tram line from Wolverhampton to New Cross Hospital is being revived after 10 years on the shelf.
Plans for the new line have been a dream since the Metro was first opened in 1999 but suffered various setbacks over funding.
Police have made a photo appealafter a group of men smashed a bus window in Birmingham.
Officers believe the group were trying to get to the person in this photo when they used a large weapon, possibly an axe, to smash a window on the 11C service in Stechford in October.
Organisers of Birmingham's Chinese New Year Festivalsay they could be forced to charge for the event from 2016 as a result of city council funding cuts.
The event was one of several to lose money when the authority announced £117m savings earlier this month and festival bosses say they're looking at other ways of funding it.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says he was delighted with how his players responded after Fabian Delph was sent off during yesterday'shome draw with Sunderland.
He said: "All credit to the lads, we could have won it and had chances at the end."
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Jon Moulton of Better Capital, the investment firm that owns City Link, is defending his firm's ownership of the now closed City Link. "We chased every possible way to save this company," he's toldToday.
Mr. Moulton says the company had simply failed, and that delaying the closure over Christmas had not been an option, as trading while insolvent was a criminal offence. Could the affair have been better handled? "Not particularly, no," he says.
West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine accepts his job is on the line after yesterday's2-0 defeat at Stoke left his side a point above the relegation places.
In his post-match press conference, he said: "Obviously it is up to other people [about my future]. All I can do is keep working as we do and we will see what happens."
Administrators for West Midlands courier firm City Link say depots will reopen this morning, even thoughthe company is expected to close on New Years Eve.
Staff found out on Christmas Eve that the company had gone into administration with about 2.700 jobs thought to be at risk, including 126 at depots in Aston and Wednesbury.
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