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Summary

  1. Kenichi Phillips killing: Key suspect named and pictured
  2. Fatal park stabbing: Man arrested on suspicion of murder
  3. Overturned car lands against property and causes road closure
  4. Poo shuts pool and sparks testing for parasite
  5. Updates on Tuesday 21 June 2016

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Cricket: Woakes breaks records and Plunkett's six seals tie

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Liam Plunkett smashed the final ball of the match for six as England tied the first one-day international (ODI) against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge.  

The blow saw England to 287. Warwickshire's Chris Woakes finished unbeaten on 95, giving him the highest score in the history of ODIs by a batsman coming in at number eight in the order.

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A Birmingham graffiti artist has painted images of his boxing namesake around the city.
Phil Parkinson

Bolton Wanderers are to host Sheffield United on the opening day in League One following their relegation last season.

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BreakingFootball: Fixtures released for 2016-17 season

Lee Blakeman

Port Vale commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

The fixtures for the football league 2016-17 season have been released. 

Port Vale start their campaign in League One on 6 August away to Bradford. On Boxing Day the Valiants welcome Walsall and host Chesterfield on New Year's Eve. The final game for Vale is an away trip to Fleetwood. 

Crewe Alexandra's opening game in League Two, sees them visit Stevenage. Their Boxing Day fixture will be at home to Carlisle. On New Year's Eve, the Alex will welcome Accrington to the Alexandra Stadium, finishing their first season in League Two at home to Barnet on 6 May. 

Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
Warwickshire all-rounder Keith Barker

Lancastrian Keith Barker shares a century stand with Tim Ambrose as Warwickshire rally at Old Trafford.

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Plans for an £18m extension of the tram service in Wolverhampton are given the go-ahead by the government.

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Our coverage across the day

We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into the morning. 

Tuesday's forecast: Chances of showers overnight

It will be a dry and fine evening, with some late sunshine. 

Cloud will gradually increase overnight, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing up from the southwest before dawn with lows of 12C (54F).

The weather for the West Midlands.

Poo shuts pool and sparks testing for parasite

The closure of another Birmingham swimming pool on public health grounds is linked to a child defecating in the pool yesterday, Northfield Leisure Centre has confirmed.

A spokesperson says the closure is a "precautionary measure", with tests for the parasite Cryptosporidium, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, an "extra precaution".

That's because Cryptosporidium was found at Cocks Moors Woods pool in Kings Heath after children fell ill. It was shut in May and remains closed.

A statement from Northfield Leisure Centre states: "We would like to remind all our customers that babies/toddlers must wear a swim nappy in the pool and ask individuals who have had diarrhoea to refrain from swimming in any public pool for at least 14 days after the symptoms have cleared up."

The gym is open as normal, with the results of testing expected this week.

Latest headlines: Police arrest man on suspicion of park murder; Walsall FC confirm three player departures

Corinne Wheatley

BBC WM, Journalist

Watch: Birmingham awash with colour

Scores of street artists have added their work to a part of Birmingham already well known for its graffiti. The latest work was produced during the City of Colours Art Festival in Digbeth, near the city centre. 

Birmingham City of Colours: Street art and graffiti festival
Florent Cuvelier

Walsall re-sign former on-loan midfielder Florent Cuvelier on a one-year deal following his release by Sheffield United.

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Osborne on EU ref: 'No way back before they vote to leave'

Rob Mayor

Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

It's clear both campaign groups see the West Midlands as a key area in Thursday's vote.

The Chancellor was the latest in a long line of "big hitters" to visit the region today, as he met workers at an aerospace factory in Wolverhampton, hoping to convince them to vote to remain in the EU.

George Osborne (pictured) told me: "Anyone unsure of which way to vote, should be prepared to walk through a one-way door, with no way back, before they vote to leave".

George Osborne
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Tomorrow is the last day of campaigning and UKIP plans a Leave rally in Dudley with several of their MEPs.

We'll be hearing much more from some of the biggest names in the debate, about one of the biggest decisions of our lives, on BBC WM in the next 24 hours.

Find out the views of both sides of the debate here.

Winson Green Road closed until 'at least Friday'

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Winson Green Road in Birmingham will remain closed until at least Friday as repair works on a burst water main are carried out.

Severn Trent Water says it is working hard to fix the problem.

The road is closed between Heath Street junction and the Aberdeen Street junction - diversions are in operation.

'Dudley bug' fossil goes on show

Sarah Falkland

BBC Midlands Today

Some of the Black Country's most famous historic fossils have gone on display at a revamped museum in Birmingham.

The Dudley Bug (pictured) - the outer shell of an extinct creature similar to a horseshoe crab - has been studied by scientists from around the world for centuries.

The Dudley Bug
BBC

It's joined in the Lapworth Museum by exhibits dating back millions of years.

The site, at the University of Birmingham, has undergone an extensive multi million-pound refurbishment.

Romaine Sawyers

Walsall lose out-of contract trio Romaine Sawyers, Jason Demetriou and Paul Downing, on top of Milan Lalkovic's exit.

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Park stabbing 'murder' arrest

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Detective Inspector Harry Harrison of West Midlands Police said: "Our thoughts remain with the family of Mr Parekh who have been informed of the latest developments in the case. They continue to be supported by specialist officers at this sad time."

He added that the investigation remained "active" and appealed to the public for information.

Waverhill Park
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Waverhill Park, where Umesh Parekh was found

BreakingPark stabbing: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

There's been an arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man found in a Birmingham park - named by police as Umesh Parekh.

Mr Parekh, aged 34, was discovered in Waverhill Park, Handsworth, on Sunday 19 June.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in the Handsworth area on suspicion of murder.

Kenichi Phillips killing: Investigation 'very active' say police as key suspect named

Here's more on our breaking story about a key suspect in the Kenichi Phillips case who's been named this afternoon:

Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “Two people have been charged in relation to the shooting of Kenichi Phillips on 17 March but this is investigation is still very active.

“It’s important we locate Isaiah Wright-Young as soon as possible and I would urge anyone with any information about his whereabouts to contact us.”

Two people have been charged with murdering Mr Phillips - a 37-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy.

Kenichi Phillips
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Kenichi Phillips was 18 when he was shot and killed

BreakingKenichi Phillips killing: Detectives name key suspect

Detectives have named a key suspect wanted in connection with the killing of Kenichi Phillips.

He is 36-year-old Isaiah Wright-Young of no fixed address from the Birmingham area.

The public is urged not to approach Wright-Young if seen but to phone 999 immediately.

Mr Phillips was shot while sitting in a car in the Ladywood area of Birmingham on 17 March. He was 18.

Isaiah Wright-Young
West Midlands Police

Dad's memory honoured with donation of eight defibrillators

The family of a Birmingham man who died playing football has donated eight defibrillators to leisure facilities in his memory.  

Egidio (Eddie) Pulisciano was playing football at Leasowes Sports Centre in October last year when he suffered a cardiac arrest a few minutes into the game. 

Eddie Pulisciano's family, leisure staff and members of WMAS
West Midlands Ambulance Service
Eddie Pulisciano's daughter Adele and her mum Ann (2nd and 3rd from right) with leisure staff trained by WMAS, including Andy Jeynes (left) and Ben Mundigian (far right)

Family members decided to raise money to buy a defibrillator for Leasowes but when donations reached more than £8,000, they extended the reach of their project.

Lea Marston Hotel & Golf, Harborne Golf Club, Wishaw Cricket Club, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston Reservoir, Sutton Park and Futsall five-a-side in Birmingham will also benefit.  

EU Ref: Both sides campaigning in the West Midlands

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

Some of the country's most prominent politicians are in the region today campaigning on both sides of the EU referendum debate. 

Campaigners for a Leave vote are driving in a procession through the Midlands from Keele down the M6 to London to highlight their message, while the former Business Secretary Vince Cable, the Chancellor and several of his former cabinet colleagues attend events in support of the Remain campaign. 

All of them are hoping to sway last minute voters to their cause - but what do young people, who have traditionally been less inclined to vote, think about the issue? 

Vote Leave campaign trail
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Warwickshire all-rounder Mark Adair

Warwickshire's Mark Adair pens a two-year deal, while Matt Lamb, George Panayi and Liam Banks sign first contracts.

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MP calls for new organ donation system

BBC WM

A West Midlands MP is calling for a change in the law regarding organ donations. 

John Spellar, MP for Warley, is backing a shift that means patients would have to opt out of donating organs rather than the current system of opting in.

He says it's already been introduced in Wales, with positive results.

Organ donation card
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Glastonbury burns victim dies

A man who was flown to Birmingham's QE Hospital with severe burns sustained at the Glastonbury Festival site has died.

Avon and Somerset Police says the man, in his 20s, was flown by air ambulance yesterday at 17:00.

A police spokesman says the death is being treated as unexplained, but do not believe it to be suspicious. 

No water in Winson Green Road area

Winson Green Road will remain closed through the day as repairs are carried out on a burst water main pipe.

A number of local businesses and homes nearby have no water as a result, for which Severn Trent Water has apologised

We want to assure everyone that we’re working as quickly as possible get everything back to normal. We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially during busy times of the day when you’re trying to prepare meals & look after family, and we’re very sorry for any disruption caused.

SpokeswomanSevern Trent Water

For more details on how it's affecting the roads, visit BBC Travel.

Overturned car crashed into shop front

A crash involving two cars leaves one of the vehicles on its roof after it smashes into a shop front.

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Warwickshire v Lancashire clash 'evenly poised'

Steve Hermon

Journalist, BBC WM Sport

Warwickshire's county championship clash with Lancashire is evenly poised after a rain-affected opening day at Old Trafford. 

The hosts finished on 196 for 4, with Jeetan Patel taking two wickets for the Bears.

See the match scorecard on BBC Sport.

Two people walk away injury-free after car lands upside down

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Two drivers have walked away uninjured after a crash on Pershore Road this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service tells me one crew attended the scene of the collision which left a car on its roof.

The two people involved were treated at the scene and did not need hospital treatment.

Picture: Overturned car crashes into property

Here's another look - courtesy of Birmingham resident Kristian Zarębski - at the overturned car that closed Pershore Road in Selly Oak this morning.

It looks like more damage was caused than our earlier picture suggested.

We'll bring you more when we have it.

Overturned car
Kristian Zarębski (@krizarr)

Elphick cuts short honeymoon to finalise Villa move

BBC WM Sport

Aston Villa confirm the signing of Bournemouth defender Tommy Elphick. 

He's signed a three-year deal to become Roberto Di Matteo's first signing since taking charge. 

The 28-year-old cut short his honeymoon to hold talks and undergo a medical at Villa Park.

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Bus services delayed after crash

Bus services on Pershore Road are delayed after this morning's crash in which a car overturned.

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