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Local Live has now finished for the day. The service will start again at 08:00 on Thursday.
It will generally be rather cloudy overnight with some patchy rain at times. However, there will be the odd clear spell too.
The cloud and breeze mean it will stay mild overnight. Minimum temperature 9C (48F).
Tonight we speak to Lord Norman Warner, the independent children's commissioner for Birmingham.
The Care Quality Commission has also praised the work being done in the West Midlands to prevent people with mental health problems from ending up at accident and emergency departments or locked in police cells.
Tune in to BBC Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One.
A convicted burglar wanted for recall to prison is being sought by police.
Luke Stuart saw his licence revoked in January after he breached his conditions of release. The 29-year-old has links to Northfield.
Dudley's new chief executive is set to collect an £8k pay rise despite the council planning a budget bloodbath.
More than 660 sites have been added to English Heritage's "at risk" register.
But one of the more unusual sites to be rescued this year is the Newman Brothers Coffin Works in Birmingham which was built in 1894 and provided coffins for the funerals of Sir Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain.
There is one lane closed and slow traffic on the M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of an accident, warns BBC Travel.
A Stourbridge man has been fined nearly £2,000 after he fly-tipped household rubbish in Kinver.
For more on this story and others listen live to BBC WM.
More than 300 jobs could be lost at Dudley Council as it tries to save £57m over the next three years, the authority has warned.
It follows savings of £60m already made since 2011.
Road maintenance, free school transport and arts funding have been earmarked for cuts and the council plans to "streamline" its number of senior management staff from 22 to 11. Read the full story.
Digbeth Residents Association says it has "brought The Digbeth Kid back to life - and he's coming home tomorrow".
Actor James Eeles, who played the unlucky character in last week's episode of Peaky Blinders, will be at The Spotted Dog pub in Digbeth tomorrow from 21:00 to watch the show with fans.
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Pupils at a secondary school closed by a fire are learning online in what is being claimed as the UK's biggest virtual school experiment.
Yardleys School in Birmingham has been shut because of a fire in a nearby warehouse - but pupils are logging on to the Yardleys Virtual Academy.
A proposed new chief executive of Dudley council was selected last night, as it was revealed 300 jobs were at risk.
Sarah Norman will take up her £165,000-a-year position in the new year, if approved by the full council at its special meeting on Friday.
She will replace the current chief executive John Polychronakis, who is retiring from the authority after almost 40 years working in local government.
Council leader David Sparks said: "I look forward to working with her to drive through fundamental change."
In the 16:00 bulletin: West Midlands Police Supt Paul Keasey explains an operation to crackdown on foreign criminals on the region's roads involving officers from overseas.
Listen live to BBC WM.
The Football Association is investigating a claim by former Birmingham City striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci on Tuesday.
Details have been announced of the Trafalgar Day celebrations taking place in Birmingham on Sunday.
The event marks the victory of Admiral Lord Nelson's victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
I understand that Gary Rowett is keen to talk to Birmingham City and will be interviewed for the vacant job after his club Burton Albion were approached to ask permission to speak to him.
It appears there are no contractual issues of compensation, which was the stumbling block when Blues asked MK Dons for permission to speak to their manager Karl Robinson.
There will be no appointment this week. The recruitment process, sounding out relevant candidates, then formal interviews, will go into next week.
A West Midlands couple have been found dead in a hotel room in India in a suspected drug overdose, it was reported today.
More than 700 people have been arrested as part of a Europe-wide police operation organised from the West Midlands. We'll have the details in our 15:00 bulletin.
Councillor Stuart Turner, Dudley Council's finance chief, has vowed the authority "will be as innovative as possible to look at every option of finding the savings in order to protect key services."
"We can also assure our staff that we will continue to work tirelessly to minimise the need for compulsory redundancies," he added.
Relatives of a Birmingham dad stabbed to death on a city street have revealed they cannot bear to tell his four young children he is dead.
MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has said he is "flattered" by Birmingham City's interest in his services and his own club's desire to keep him.
Dons chairman Pete Winkelman has dismissed an approach from the Blues for the 34-year-old.
Russells Hall hospital has been cleared of illegally restraining patients after allegations from workers turned whistleblowers.
We hear from Colin Barratt in the 14:00 bulletin. He was one of the Wolverhampton residents affected when the roof blew off a nearby garage block and hit nearby houses.
Listen live to BBC WM.
A councillor has breathed a sigh of relief after a plan to change conditions on a shop unit in Cradley's Windmill Hill was thrown out amid fears there could be three hot food outlets sited side by side along the busy road.
The BBC website says the programme People Like Us is a "documentary series about young people growing up on a housing estate near Birmingham".
"Life on this big council estate is never dull and often a challenge for the large population of young people who live there. However, they have their own way of getting by and getting on," the website adds.
The clear up is under way today after the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo swept through the region.
Our reporter Nicola Beckford will join us from Wolverhampton where people in one street had a lucky escape when the roof blew off a garage block and careered into houses.
Tune into BBC One at 13:30 or watch the programme afterwards here.
The Sandwell Arts Café, based at Central Sixth - formerly The Public gallery - in West Bromwich town centre, has been officially opened.
Critics of the decision to convert the gallery into a sixth form centre had said it was borne out of a lack of appreciation of the arts.
The borough council and Sandwell College say the arts café is part of their commitment the arts will play "an essential role in the future of the building".
A man is in a critical condition after being attacked as he walked through Wednesbury.
For more on this story and others listen to our 13:00 bulletin.
A project aimed at helping young carers to get better training and qualifications is being launched by Birmingham City Council.
The young carers pilot programme will begin in schools across the city and will work with about 50 young people.
It will try to harness their experiences looking after relatives as a way to gain qualifications in health and social care.
Police are hunting a thug who left a peacemaker scarred for life and needing 30 stitches in a Birmingham chip shop glass attack.
A man is critically ill in hospital after being attacked as he walked through Wednesbury.
The 41-year-old man was found lying unconscious in Vicarage Road on Sunday. West Midlands Police is appealing for information.
Birmingham City have made an approach to Burton Albion for manager Gary Rowett to succeed the sacked Lee Clark.
Listen to what Dean Caswell, from the Central Motorway Police Group, has to say on Operation Trivium in our 12:00 bulletin.
Police from across Europe are teaming up with West Midlands colleagues to tackle foreign criminals on the region's roads.
Jubilant unions have saved dozens of Midland supermarket jobs put at risk after Sainsbury's moved to scrap night shifts.
The Care Quality Commission is calling for people detained by police under the Mental Health Act to be taken to a safe place immediately for assessment, such as a mental health hospital.
This year West Midlands Police has teamed up with psychiatric nurses and paramedics who are involved with people suffering mental health problems.
The move has led to fewer people being held in police cells.
London Midland tweets: Please be aware that there are ongoing delays / cancellations on the #CrossCity line, due to earlier signalling problems at #Bournville.
The cash-strapped company that owns a care home in Prestwood has gone into administration.
There's concern over a BBC TV programme - likened to Benefits Street - which is set in Chelmsley Wood.
People Like Us starts next week on BBC Three. Chris Williams, a councillor for the area, is worried it could be made to look bad - like James Turner Street in Winson Green.
In the 11:00 bulletin, we hear from Sylvia Ellis, the daughter of a woman living at a privately-run care home near Stourbridge.
Residents are still waiting to be moved after the company running it went bust. Listen live to BBC WM.
There's disruption on London Midland rail services at Bournville due to an earlier signalling problem, reports BBC Travel.
A man is critically ill in hospital after he was found unconscious in a Wednesbury street following an attack.
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In the 10:00 news bulletin: There's concern for the welfare of elderly residents who are still at a care home near Stourbridge despite the company that runs it going bust.
About 300 jobs are at risk at Dudley Council because it needs to save £117m over the next three years.
The authority, which has already saved £60m of that, is blaming a lack of government funding saying its budget has halved in seven years.
It comes after Walsall Council told us it needs to save £86m by 2018 and possibly cut more than 400 jobs.
The use of drones in the UK will rise over the next 20 years, raising "significant safety, security, and privacy concerns", a report has said.
The University of Birmingham Policy Commission Report raised the prospect that the aircraft could be used by terror groups to attack public events.
However, it also acknowledged greater use could bring "significant benefits" to the UK's security and economy.
An inquiry has been started by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a man died in a collision with a police car in the Black Country yesterday.
The incident happened at about 11:00 at the junction of Central Drive, Bridge Street and Martin Close in Coseley. The van driver died at the scene.
Police say the officer, who was driving a marked car and not responding to an emergency, wasn't injured.
A van driver died in a crash involving a police car in Coseley yesterday morning.
I'm at this Stourbridge care home where residents in their 90s fear being moved out after the firm went bust.
Administrators say their priority is to make sure The Homestead Care Home works efficiently and disruption is kept to a minimum while they find an alternative home.
Wolves moved into the Championship play-off places with a comfortable win over Middlesbrough.
Kenny Jackett's side took the lead through a Bakary Sako (pictured left) penalty after Nouha Dicko had been fouled in the box. Read more on BBC Sport.
Birmingham City's first match since the departure of Lee Clark ended in a 1-0 defeat last night away at Blackburn.
Blues almost snatched a stoppage time equaliser, but substitute Andrew Shinnie's shot struck the crossbar.
One lane is closed and there's queuing traffic on the A38 St Chad's and Queensway tunnels northbound in Birmingham city centre, at the A38 Great Charles Street Queensway junction, because of a broken down vehicle and recovery work.
Congestion goes to Holloway Circus, says BBC Travel.
After a mainly dry, bright and chilly start, cloud will thicken with light, patchy rain possible through the afternoon.
Winds will be much lighter than on Tuesday and it will feel less cold with a high of 13C (55F).
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