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Clun Castle steams again after ten year restoration
Record-breaking steam engine restored by engineers at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

Crews tackle severe blaze in Wolverhampton flat

Fire crews are still at the scene of a severe fire in a Wolverhampton property, after being called out at around 06:30.

Scene of fire
West Midlands Fire Service

The fire service said the blaze started in a ground floor flat on Court Road, in the Newbridge area of the city.

Scene of fire
West Midlands Fire Service

No-one was injured at the property, and the fire has been fully extinguished.

Butterfly skin: New service trialled for sufferers

BBC Inside Out

A woman born with a rare and life threatening skin condition is being given counselling at Solihull Hospital, one of the first in the country to offer the service.

Butterfly skin: Why a Birmingham woman feels blessed

Assya Shabir was born with epidermolysis bullosa, known as butterfly skin as it tears and blisters at the slightest touch.

Doctors told her parents she had 24 hours to live - but she's now 30 years old and says the counselling has boosted her confidence.

You can see more of her story on Inside Out West Midlands tonight on BBC One at 19:30.

Peaky Blinders: The Shelbys are in town

The stars of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders will be in Birmingham later for a red carpet premiere of series four.

Peaky blinders
BBC

A special screening of the first episode of the new series is being held in the city.

The story of the notorious early 20th century gangs of Birmingham has become a worldwide success.

Fans of the programme can see it on BBC Two next month.

Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

M54 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between J2 for A449 and J3 for A41.

M54 Staffordshire - Delays, one lane closed and queuing traffic on M54 in both directions between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of barrier repairs. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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

Man shot in leg: Investigation continues

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a shooting in Birmingham over the weekend.

Scene of attack
Google

A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in Aberdeen Street in Winson Green on Saturday night. He remains in hospital.

Detectives are combing the area for clues and have asked witnesses or anyone with information to contact the force.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A cold and frosty morning and then a dry and bright day with sunny intervals expected this afternoon and highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - M42 partially blocked and heavy traffic northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

Conor Hourihane dodged cardboard clappers

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at St Andrew's

Steve Bruce and Steve Cotterill criticise the handing out of free cardboard clappers to Birmingham fans at St Andrew's.

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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 and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Nathan Vaughan

Solihull Moors goalkeeper Nathan Vaughan, who scored against Torquay in August, leaves the National League club.

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Man City Women

James Law

BBC Sport

Manchester City Women score two stoppage time goals as they recover to beat Birmingham City Ladies and preserve their 100% start.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Aston Villa's Keinan Davis

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at St Andrew's

Aston Villa stay sixth in the Championship after hitting the woodwork twice in a goalless derby draw at Birmingham City.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), 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, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J8 M5 and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

James Anderson and Moeen Ali

Mark Lawrenson takes on England cricketers Moeen Ali and James Anderson in the next round of Premier League matches.

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Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M42 northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

Leroy Sane

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Leroy Sane inspires league leaders Manchester City to their eighth successive Premier League win with victory at West Brom.

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National League

Solihull Moors remain bottom of the National League after leaking four goals at home to AFC Fylde.

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Football

Walsall lose their unbeaten home record as Simon Cox's goal gives Southend victory in their League One game.

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Computer generic

The 21-year-old from Liverpool was charged with 11 offences after an investigation by West Midlands Police.

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A ticket to Pollyanna's

Lisa Wright

Broadcast Journalist, BBC News Online

Pollyanna's in Birmingham was ordered to stop discriminating against customers on race grounds.

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The 'racist' club ordered to change its entry policy
Pollyanna's in Birmingham was ordered to stop discriminating against customers on race grounds.

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J7 for M6.

M42 West Midlands - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J7 M6, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A41 and J4 for A34.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 J6 for A38 and J7 for A34 affecting J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - Queuing traffic and three lanes closed on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident. Travel time is around 15 minutes. Congestion to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

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

Mixed feelings

Patrick Burns

Political editor, Midlands

Brexit survey results in the West Midlands
BBC

With less than 18 months to go until we leave the European Union, hundreds of Midlands business leaders say it's the continuing uncertainty that's worrying them most.

Sunday Politics surveyed almost 700 local businesses across the West Midlands - 26% of them said Brexit was having a negative impact, while only 11% reported positive effects. Yes, nearly two-thirds, 63%, reported a neutral impact.

There are increasing signs that this political uncertainty could drag on well beyond the government's proposed two-year "implentation period" after Brexit.

See more on Sunday Politics at 11:00 on BBC One on Sunday.

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

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

In the papers: Search continues for missing man

Dudley News

Here are some of the stories making the Dudley News website this afternoon:

Man meets long-lost Birmingham sister
Richard Gallear who was abandoned as a baby near a canal towpath did not know about the relative.

Father remanded in prison over son's murder charge

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his six-month-old son.

Kayden Walker was found by paramedics collapsed at the family home in Bilston on 12 June 2016. He died shortly after arriving in hospital.

Ricky Walker, 26, was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court later this month.

Kayden’s mother, Laura Davis, was also charged with causing or allowing the death of a child, and ill treatment or neglect of a child. She has been released on bail and is due to appear in court in the coming weeks, say police.

Car fire blocks lane on M42

Highways England says firefighters are on the M42 trying to put out a car fire that's blocking part of the northbound carriageway between J3 and J3a.

One lane is blocked.

Fire scene
Highways England

Man meets sister after 63 years

Man meets long-lost Birmingham sister
A man abandoned as a baby near a canal has tracked down a sister he never knew he had.

Richard Gallear was found wrapped in an old newspaper near Gas Street Basin, Birmingham, on 17 November 1954.

The meeting with his sister Patricia Stephens came about after he researched his childhood in care and foster homes.