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The MP for Meriden, Caroline Spelman, has asked the transport secretary to stop flight path trials being carried out by Birmingham Airport.
The airport's been testing two new flight paths since May as part of the new runway extension.
She says there are real problems for local people. Listen live
Birmingham Airport says in a statement that the new flight path, to the south of the airport, is required as a result of the runway extension which is now open.
It is aware of a petition circulating in the community and is recording and responding to all correspondence received.
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The government is being lobbied to force Birmingham Airport to stop flight trials over Balsall Common.
People living there say the noise is making their lives a misery after the tests started in May and, in some instances, planes are flying too close to their houses.
Caroline Spelman, the MP for Meriden, is asking the transport secretary to stop the trial.
Two capped men lashed out at a Birmingham shop-keeper with a screwdriver when he refused to serve them alcohol.
The pair attacked a member of staff at Aston's Express Convenience Store in Birchfield Road just before 23:00 on 29 May.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Phil Langstone on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
A West Midlands MP is calling for an end to flight path trials carried out by Birmingham Airport.
We'll be hearing from Caroline Spelman, MP for Meridan, in the 09:00 bulletin on BBC WM.
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell returned to form with a first hundred in almost a year as England dominated the second day of the third Test against India in Southampton.
Bell made 167, sharing century stands with Gary Ballance and debutant Jos Buttler, who dazzled on the way to 85 from 83 balls.
Plans for a major housing scheme in south Birmingham have taken another significant step forward after the city council cabinet agreed to open the tender process to build more than 300 homes.
West Midlands Police has released this dramatic footage of the moment a Birmingham police officer was flung to the ground as he tried to stop a getaway van.
Detectives are appealing for help to solve the case.
The planned tunnel closures in Birmingham city centre are causing delays in both directions.
See BBC Travel News for more information.
After some morning sunshine, it will turn increasingly cloudy from the northwest. Though most places will remain dry, the odd spot of rain is possible.
Late in the day, the cloud may tend to break allowing sunny spells to return.
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