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Probably the most famous mum in tennis world visited Birmingham today.
Judy Murray, mother of former Wimbledon champ Andy, is trying to get more people playing the sport and has called for more courts to be made available.
Watch Midlands Today, on BBC One at 18:30.
Political editor, Midlands
Now the dust has settledover yesterday's Budget, what does it mean for us in the West Midlands?
Birmingham is at the centre of a £60m investment plan called the Energy Research Accelerator for critical long-term areas such as thermal energy and energy storage, which are expected to play such an important part in our long-term strategy.
And, the universities of Birmingham, Aston and Warwick are to be the prime movers in delivering it. Read more inmy latest blog post.
Express and Star
Three youths were reportedly seen with an air rifle outside the ground of Bilston Church of England Primary.
A British woman who was among the victims of yesterday's mass shooting at a museum in Tunisia has been named as 57-year-old Sally Adey from Albrighton, near Wolverhampton.
You can hear more on this in my17:00 bulletin.
Moves to prevent retailers importing Birmingham-made Cadbury chocolate into the US have scandalised some expats, who say US-made Cadbury chocolate is inferior.
But how big is the difference? BBC News Magazinehas been trying to find out.
Police havenamed a lorry driver who died in a crash on the M6 on Tuesday.
Keith George Sankey, 59, from Rowley Regis in Birmingham. was killed when three lorries collided near J19 of the northbound carriageway at about 23:33.
Aston Villa's Fabian Delphhas been named in the England squad for games against Lithuainia and Italy later this month.
However, West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino did not make the 24-man list.
The woman is alleged to have attacked the girl following an argument inside the store, in Queen Square, on 13 February.
Reporter, BBC Midlands Today
A 16-year-old boy was with his younger brother and a friend when he was hit by a police car in Birmingham last night, the BBC has been told.
The trio had left a church in Erdington on Wednesday evening when the collision happened.
Pastor Lewis Claxton, from Potter's House Church, said he did what he could to comfort the younger brother as paramedics attended to the boy.
Journalist, BBC WM
Wolves defender Richard Stearman says he's hopeful of being fit to face Derby County at Molineux tomorrow.
He was stretchered off with a back and hamstring problem during Tuesday's win over Sheffield Wednesday, but says the injury is not as serious as had been feared.
BBC Asian Network
A Pakistani teenager who had surgery in Birmingham after being shot by the Taliban says he wants to stay in the city to finish his education.
Ahmad Nawaz, 14, was seriously injured in an attack on a school in Peshawar in December. His brother and 130 other pupils were killed.
He was flown to Birmingham for an operation and is now on the road to recovery.
Aroute has been chosen for the £127m Midland Metro tram extension in Birmingham.
Trams in Digbeth will go on High Street Deritend after 74% voted for the route in a public consultation, transport co-ordinator Centro said.
The route, which may open by 2023, includes the HS2 station, New Canal Street, Meriden Street and Adderley Street.
News editor, BBC WM
Firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a Debenhams store in Lichfield.
The loading bay of the store on Bakers Lane was heavily smoke logged when crews arrived at 10:40,Staffordshire Fire Service said.
The fire is now out and large scale fans are being used to ventilate the area.
Presenter, Midlands Today
We're at the scene of an accident in which a16-year-old boy was hit by a police car - he's critically ill in hospital.
There's news of a Shropshire woman caught up in a terrorist attack in North Africa.
And we meet the schoolboy injured in a shooting in his native Pakistan, now recovering after surgery in Birmingham. Join us at 13:40 on BBC One.
More than 30,000 pupils from the West Midlands and the rest of the UK are busy putting together reports for BBC News's School Report News Day 2015.
The students are working to a strict 14:00 deadline. You can see how they're doingwith our live updates.
Journalist, BBC WM
People once believed a solar eclipse heralded the end of the world. Now it's seen as a good excuse for a party.
If you're planning a get-together to mark tomorrow's partial eclipse,we've got lots of advice.
A16-year-old boy remains in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a police car in Erdington.
He was struck by the vehicle outside a police station on Wednesday evening.
The officer has been "left traumatised by the ordeal" but was "providing every assistance to the investigation", the force said.
The A38 Suffolk Street Queensway tunnel in the city centre has been closedbecause of a broken down lorry.
Traffic is queuing inbound at Holloway Circus with congestion reaching the Belgrave Interchange.
Journalist, BBC WM
Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine (pictured) was killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings is joining other victims' relativesin lobbying European politicians for an inquest into the deaths.
She said: "Apparently, MEPs from other countries have shown an interest in our case so we are going to speak with them.
"We hope it will put pressure on our government to help and support our campaign."
Journalist, BBC WM
Protests are taking place across the West Midlands today over cuts to benefits.
More than 80,000 people in the region have had their benefits stopped over the past year and the Unite union claims this has led to directly to a number of people dying.
Solihull Sixth Form College has apologised to students on its Health and Social Care A-level course after they were taught the wrong syllabus.
In a statement, it said: "We think that student success will not be affected, but we will be alerting universities nonetheless to ensure this is taken into account.
"Our focus is to ensure that no student is penalised as a result of what has happened."
Newsreader, BBC WM
Solihull Sixth Form College has apologised after students were taught the wrong A-level syllabus.
The college said it took full responsibility for the error and is working with students on the Health and Social Care course to make sure work is completed on time, as well as informing universities the students have accepted offers from.