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- Updates from Friday 15 July 2016
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today
The parents of Rosie Ross, a teenager who was stabbed to death in Birmingham, are holding a final walk in her memory this weekend.
Since Rosie's death at the age of 16 in 2001 more than £350,000 has been raised for local projects which help young people.
Karen and Sean Ross will close their charity, Rosie's Helping Hands, following Sunday's event at Aldridge Airfield in Walsall.
Speed cameras in Birmingham are now not being switched on this Monday as planned.
The city council said "the terrible weather this summer" has "prevented our contractors fitting and testing all of the equipment needed".
The switch on has been postponed to 8 August.
BBC WM, Journalist
A nightclub in Dudley has had its licence suspended after a spate of violence.
Police say they've been called to Rock Zombie 32 times so far this year and 13 crimes have been recorded there, with a sharp spike in the last few weeks.
The licence is suspended until next month, when a full hearing will take place.
There's a lane blocked and slow traffic on the M42 northbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of a broken down vehicle, BBC Travel reports.
There's also slow traffic on the M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.
A bearded dragon is being nursed back to health after spending a knight on the rep-tiles.
The lizard was discovered, cold and stressed, inside a shopping bag on a bench opposite Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
A Birmingham man has spoken about the horror unfolding outside his hotel in Nice where 84 people were killed in an attack yesterday.
Kevin Harris filmed what was happening on his phone in the aftermath of the attack.
After a few minutes they started bringing white towels from the nearby beach club and placing them on top of these poor souls on the ground, which obviously let us know they were not alive."
No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
BBC News Online
A man has netted £1m after placing a bet on Portugal striker Eder to score the first goal in the Euro 2016 final.
Kitchen fitter Daman Chick, 32, from Birmingham, had predicted a goal in the 84th minute, but Eder scored in the 109th minute as France lost 1-0.
BetVictor said as the closest bet he won the Million Pound Goal prize.
Trains are running slowly....
Political editor, Midlands
Nearly one month on from that epic referendum result, I've been sounding out opinions in the part of Britain which voted more enthusiastically than anywhere else for the UK to leave the EU.
Almost 60% voted leave in the Midlands as a whole. In Stoke-on-Trent the figure was 10% higher even than that. So I wanted to know if Midlanders had stumbled into something they now regret.
The Church of England is encouraging players of the new app game, Pokémon Go, to use it as part of their worship.
Gamers have been flocking to St Stephen's in Rednal, Birmingham, which been registered on the game as a "pokéstop" - places players visit to get certain items they need to play the game.
Church communities have been encouraged to place welcome signs outside and hold so-called "Poképarties" for players.
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
Some of the stories this hour:
- West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge has announced interest to be the next leader of UKIP
- Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival kicks off today with 200 performances over 10 days
Newsreader, BBC WM
The MP for South Staffordshire is starting his new role as chief whip of the Conservative Party.
The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, promoted Gavin Williamson to the position yesterday in her Cabinet shuffle.
He told us what his job will involve.
It's not just trying to persuade members of Parliament to do things, its actually sometimes trying to persuade the government to do things and quite often, not to do things.
A teenager with a rare life-limiting condition has been taken to his prom in Birmingham in an ambulance.
A teenager has been charged with firearms offences after seven teenagers were arrested and a gun seized at a Nando's restaurant.
Police were called to Bishopsgate Street in Birmingham on Wednesday evening where it's thought a fight broke out.
A 17-year-old is due before Birmingham Magistrates this morning.
Six other teenagers who were arrested have been bailed while investigations continue, said West Midlands Police,
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
You can't count on the weather but you can count on the Birmingham and Solihull Jazz and Blues Festival entertaining you this weekend.
More than 200 performances are taking place across the region over the next ten days, most of which will be free.
Artists from as far as Lithuania and Argentina will be playing at around 40 venues.
So time to dust off those dancing shoes!
Previously, West Midlands Police released CCTV footage of a man igniting two bottles of liquid on 27 June, which were hurled at the shop.
The man in the image was pictured carrying a jerry can about 40 minutes before the attack which took place at about 17:20.
Political Reporter, WM
MEP Bill Etheridge announces he is to stand as leader of UKIP.
The leadership race was sparked by the resignation of Nigel Farage, who quit following the EU referendum vote.
Many of UKIP's best-known faces have been blocked from contesting the leadership after the Eurosceptic party's ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) said all candidates must have been a member for at least five years.
New Aston Villa signing Aaron Tshibola tells BBC WM moving to the Midlands club was a "no-brainer."
Four tower blocks in Dudley could be demolished because the council says it isn't cost effective to maintain them.
But residents at the flats in Arley,Compton, Manor and Wells Courts are not happy.
One man, who has lived there for 41 years said: "The problem is they've [the council] spent no money on them over the years and now its showing up."
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
Here are some of the stories we're looking at this hour:
- A Birmingham family is trying to raise £20,000 to repatriate the body of Sheila Dumbleton who died on holiday in Cuba.
- South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson starts his new job as the government's chief whip
- Villa fan Daman Chick has bagged £1m after betting on Portugese striker Eder in the Euro 2016 final
Raj Kaur Bilkhu
A family from Birmingham have to raise £20,000 to repatriate the body of a mother of two who died while celebrating her birthday in Cuba.
Sheila Dumbleton fell critically ill while staying on the Caribbean island with her husband early last month.
Before she can be brought home, the family need to pay for medical bills that their insurance company won't cover.
The government's new chief whip says he has his work cut out as he joins Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet.
South Staffordshire MP Gavin WIlliamson, 40, was David Cameron's parliamentary private sectary.
Basically what you're trying to do is everything from being a social worker to persuading to cajole people to understand the government's line. It's making sure that all the business the government wants to do in terms of the year ahead, is all properly timetabled.
A kitchen fitter has netted £1m after placing a last-minute bet on Portuguese striker Eder to open the scoring in the Euro 2016 final.
Aston Villa fan Daman Chick forecast the striker Eder would score before anyone else as Portugal beat hosts France to lift the trophy at the weekend.
The 32-year-old from Birmingham had staked on a goal in the 84th minute, but BetVictor revealed he was the closest to the actual time of 109 minutes in its Million Pound Goal competition, which was enough to bag him the cash.
Express and Star
These are some of our headlining stories today:
- Family raise funds to repatriate body of mother who died in Cuba
- Midlands MP Gavin Williamson begins new job as chief whip
- Teenager with life-limiting condition attends school prom in an ambulance
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Northbound traffic on the M5 near J3 is not expected to return to normal until 22:45 at the earliest, Highways England says.
Traffic's expected to clear southbound by 19:30, with delays currently running at about 30 minutes.
Some motorists tweeted from the northbound queues, describing the motorway as like "a car park".