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Summary

  1. 'Man with knife' at House of Fraser
  2. Man injured amid reports of gun shots
  3. Oxford-bound student faces deportation
  4. 'Bin bag barricade'
  5. West Brom sign winger on five-year deal
  6. Updates from Friday 25 August 2017

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All times stated are UK

West Brom defender Jonny Evans

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester City end their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans after having two bids rejected in the summer.

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Petition to stop student's deportation has more than 70k signatures

BBC Midlands Today

A petition to prevent a Wolverhampton student being deported and losing his place at Oxford University has reached more than 70,000 signatures

Brian White moved to the UK from Botswana with his adoptive parents six years ago, but an application for naturalisation was rejected and he now fears being returned to his country of birth.

Brian White from Wolverhampton
BBC

Friend Luke Wilcox started a petition calling on the Home Office to grant Brian British citizenship.

Steve McClaren

Nathan Middleton

BBC Sport

The new manager bounce and a strange choice of colours by Burton's social media team are among five things you may have missed in the EFL.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down lorry.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Gun shots fired at house

Ben Godfrey

BBC Midlands Today

Police say they're examining CCTV footage after gun shots were fired at a house in Birmingham.

People inside the house in Spring Road, Tyseley, heard a loud bang at about 12:40 on Sunday and discovered a bullet hole in their front door.

Gun shots fired at house in Birmingham
BBC

West Midlands Police says a dark-coloured vehicle was in the area around the time and police want to locate the driver.

Gun shots fired at house in Birmingham
BBC

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A41.

M42 West Midlands - M42 entry slip road partially blocked and heavy traffic northbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of a broken down van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man dies after being hit by a car

A man taken to hospital with serious injuries in Edgbaston earlier this morning has died.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man, a pedestrian, was hurt when he was hit by a car on City Road at about 01:50.

The road remains closed between the junction of Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road.

Good news for rail passengers

Good news for train passengers travelling on the Chase railway line this morning.

The line between Rugeley and Walsall has reopened after two weeks of upgrades which left passengers on bus replacement services.

London Midland says tracks have been realigned, and new gantries added.

Upgrade works on the Chase railway line
London Midland

Road closed after serious crash

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

City Road in Edgbaston is closed after a crash earlier this morning.

It happened between the junction of Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road, says West Midlands Police.

A 47-year-old is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

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Watch: Your weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A fairly cloudy day with some sporadic outbreaks of drizzle.

For all it will feel much cooler, with highs of 20C (68F).

Weather for the West Midlands.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7, A34 (Great Barr).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle and an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A4040 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

A4040 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between B4129 Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road.

A4040 West Midlands - A4040 City Road in Rotton Park, Birmingham closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the B4129 Rotton Park Road junction and the Shenstone Road junction, because of accident investigation work. Diversion in operation - For National Express Buses 11A and 11C. Westbound: Left onto Rotton Park Road, right onto Gillott Road, right onto Portland Road then left back onto City Road. Eastbound: same diversion in reverse.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of a car fire. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at link road to M6 South carriageway.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound at link road to M6 South carriageway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Kyle Jarvis has now taken 16 five-wicket hauls in his career

Kyle Jarvis takes 6-67 and Ryan McLaren 4-45 as Lancashire bowl out Division One bottom club Warwickshire for 200.

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - Heavy traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J9, A461 (Wednesbury).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at M6 J8.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at M6 J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Slade Road, Birmingham

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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Cordoned off part of crash

The occupants heard a loud bang before finding a hole in the front door, say police.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - M6 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J8 M5, because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Chris Tremlett

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain & Test Match Special summariser

The ex-England captain on Chris Tremlett's Ashes chances, Gilchrist the great and imaginary fisticuffs with Michael Atherton

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Malcolm Marshall, Alec Stewart & Wasim Akram

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain & Test Match Special summariser

Alec Stewart on England's most promising youngsters, his favourite Test century and the best bowler of all time

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Severe accident: A449 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A449 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between Lloyd Drive and Stourbridge Road.

A449 Staffordshire - A449 Stourbridge Road in Wombourne closed southbound between the Lloyd Drive junction and the Stourbridge Road junction, because of a serious accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Peter Crouch

West Brom's 100% winning start to the season ends as a defensive mix-up between Ahmed Hegazi and Ben Foster gifts Stoke a draw.

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West Brom 1-1 Stoke: One mistake cost the Baggies - Tony Pulis
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis says "one mistake cost us" after the Baggies drew 1-1 draw with Stoke City.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

West Brom 1-1 Stoke: Mark Hughes 'grateful for a point for the Potters
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says he is "grateful" to come away from The Hawthorns with a point, after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J1 for A41 and M6 J8.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J1, A41 (West Bromwich) and M6 J8, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J1 for A41.

M5 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time