Crawley football fans bus attacked in Wolverhampton

A bus carrying Crawley Town football fans was attacked as it travelled through Wolverhampton, police have said.

The windows were smashed as it was driven along the Ring Road on Friday after a match between Crawley and Wolves at Molineux.

The club tweeted there were reports that bricks had been thrown.

West Midlands Police said there were no reports of injuries but said it was investigating the incident.

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    'Prism of community cohesion' 12:23:

    Peter Clarke (pictured), a former counter-terror chief, is publishing the findings of his inquiry into allegations of a hardline Muslim "take-over" of schools.

    Peter Clarke

    Mr Clarke found a lack of intervention from Birmingham City Council and weaknesses in the oversight of academies.

    He said the council viewed the issue from the "prism of community cohesion".

     
  2.  
    'Aggressive Islamist agenda' 12:21: Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

    An "aggressive Islamist agenda" was being pursued in some of the so-called Trojan horse schools in Birmingham, says a Department for Education report.

     
  3.  
    'Laid before Parliament' 12:10: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    We've just received a memo in the newsroom advising that the Trojan Horse report has been "laid before Parliament", but what does this mean?

    Some documents are required to be presented first to Parliament when they are ready for publication.

    The papers are received in the Journal Office and reported to the Commons in the daily Votes and Proceedings (and to the Lords in their daily Minutes), after which they are said to have been "Laid on the Table of the House", though they are not actually placed on the Table.

     
  4.  
    Comedian Tommy Mundon dies 12:08: Dudley News

    Black Country comedian Tommy Mundon has died at the age of 80 after a five-year battle against Parkinson's disease.

     
  5.  
    News on the hour 11:59: BBC WM

    The top stories in the 12:00 bulletin include:

    • A train carrying most of the bodies of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine has now passed into a government-controlled region
    • An official investigation into the running of some schools in Birmingham is expected to say there's evidence of a "sustained" attempt to impose hardline Muslim views
    • Tributes are being paid to the Black Country comedian Tommy Mundon, who has died at the age of 80
     
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    Schools 'extremism' report 11:49: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    We're expecting the government-commissioned report into the alleged Birmingham schools "Trojan Horse" plot to be officially released at 12:00.

    Then, at about 12:30, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will speak in the Commons on the subject for the first time.

     
  7.  
    Accenture deal 'face of 21st Century policing' 11:43: Express and Star

    It has been three years in the planning and West Midlands Chief Constable Chris Sims believes the force's tie-up with private consultancy firm Accenture is the face of 21st Century policing.

     
  8.  
    Vaccine trial volunteers wanted 11:34: Birmingham Updates

    The University of Birmingham and University of Oxford are looking for healthy volunteers, who have never had the BCG vaccine, aged between 18 and 55 to participate in a vaccine trial.

     
  9.  
    M5 lane closure 11:25:

    On the M5, one lane is closed northbound between J4, A38 (Lydiate Ash), and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. It's also affecting the southbound entry slip road at J3, reports BBC Travel News.

     
  10.  
    Cricket: Sussex v Warks 11:14:

    Play recently got under way in Horsham where Warwickshire are playing Sussex. Sussex are currently 324-7 with England limited overs star Luke Wright (pictured) scoring 89. Chris Woakes, who will be hoping for a national call up when the England squad is announced later today, has taken 2-78.

    Luke Wright

    You can listen to live commentary from BBC Sport.

     
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    Restructure advice to cost £25m 11:06:

    West Midlands Police will pay a private company £25m to help it restructure and introduce new technology.

    Tweets from West Midlands Police

    The force said the challenge for Accenture was to make policing more effective, while cutting the budget by £120m.

     
  12.  
    News on the hour 10:57: Jay Vydelingum Journalist, BBC WM

    In the news at 11:00:

    • A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has handed over the two flight data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials
    • A government-ordered inquiry into the Trojan Horse allegations is expected to say there was a "sustained and co-ordinated agenda" to impose hardline Muslim views in some Birmingham schools
    • Palestinian officials say 13 people have been killed overnight in the Gaza Strip by Israeli aircraft which fired at more than 70 targets
     
  13.  
    Fire service cuts senior jobs 10:44: Birmingham Post

    West Midlands Fire Service has slashed £235,000 from its wages bill by getting rid of two of its senior officers and reducing the salaries of others.

     
  14.  
    Doctor Doctor 10:35: Midlands Today

    Congratulations to our science and environment correspondent David Gregory-Kumar, who's being presented with an honorary degree from Aston University today at Birmingham Town Hall.

    David Gregory-Kumar

    David already holds a doctorate from the University of Liverpool having researched the behaviour of atomic layers of potassium on silicon.

    Since becoming a reporter for the BBC, David says his favourite story remains the discovery of a nuclear fuel rod in a Tamworth scrapyard.

     
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    New signing for WBA 10:26: Rob Gurney BBC WM Sport

    West Bromwich Albion have today completed the season-long loan signing of versatile Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom.

    The England Under-21 international completed his move to The Hawthorns this morning after passing a medical. He will wear the No.2 shirt.

     
  16.  
    Britain's best garden? 10:15: Birmingham Mail

    A green-fingered grandma was left stunned when she had the visitor that every gardener dreams of - Alan Titchmarsh.

     
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    Train delays 10:06:

    Virgin Trains tweets: NEW: Delays between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street #MarstonGreen nationalrail.co.uk/service_disrup…

     
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    News on the hour 09:57: Jay Vydelingum Journalist, BBC WM

    In the news at 10:00:

    • Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is calling for tougher sanctions against Russia at a meeting with his European Union counterparts in Brussels
    • A government-ordered inquiry into the Trojan Horse allegations is expected to say there was a "sustained and co-ordinated agenda" to impose hardline Muslim views in some Birmingham schools
    • The police watchdog for England and Wales says it's concerned that officers are using Tasers at point-blank range, even though they are no longer trained to do so
     
  19.  
    Flight proves expert wrong 09:51: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Speaking in 2012, Flight International Magazine's David Learmount said although Birmingham could "theoretically" - with its longer runway - become a hub airport and fly to destinations such as China, it was "very unlikely to".

    air china birmingham flight

    The first flight from China landed in Birmingham this morning at 06:30.

    However, airport bosses admit they've struggled to promote the airport worldwide as much as they'd hoped and there are only a handful of further flights between Birmingham and China confirmed at present.

     
  20.  
    'Impressionable' thug spared jail 09:40: Express and Star

    A masked thug who wielded a sawn-off shotgun during a terrifying store raid before being fought off by a shopkeeper will not go to jail - because he is so young and impressionable.

     
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    Why bigger planes can land 09:28:

    The first direct flight between China and Birmingham landed this morning.

    • Birmingham's runway was extended by 400m, at a cost of £40m
    • It now measures 3km (1.86 miles) and means larger planes can take off and land
    • The extra length brings in range flights from China and the USA's west coast
    • Chinese tourism has tripled over the past 10 years
    • It is estimated to be worth about £15m to the West Midlands economy
    Birmingham to China and LA flight routes
     
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    Have your say 09:17:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

     
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    Your pictures: Knowle sunrise 09:07: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Paul Hampson for sending us this picture, taken very early this morning over Knowle. "The chorus was impressive too", says Paul.

    Knowle at dawn

    If you've taken any pictures you'd like to share you can email locallive@bbc.co.uk or tweet us @bbcwm.

     
  25.  
    News on the hour 08:57: Jay Vydelingum Journalist, BBC WM

    In the news at 09:00:

    • A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has handed over the two flight data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials
    • A government-ordered inquiry into the Trojan Horse allegations is expected to say there was a "sustained and co-ordinated agenda" to impose hardline Muslim views in some Birmingham schools, when it is published later today
    • The police watchdog for England and Wales says it's concerned that officers are using Tasers at point-blank range, even though they are no longer trained to do so
     
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    Trojan Horse report 08:48: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    The government-commissioned report into alleged attempts by hardline Muslims to influence how a number of Birmingham schools are run will be officially released later today.

    The content of the report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot, expected to be damning, was leaked to the Guardian last week, so there are unlikely to be many surprises.

    We'll bring you updates as soon as possible.

     
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    Police officer referred after 'sexist' tweet 08:36:

    A West Midlands Police officer has been referred to the force's professional standards department over a "sexist and offensive" tweet.

    Picture of the tweet

    It shows a picture of a man in a car with a woman who has her mouth covered. The accompanying message says: "A car designer has won an award for designing a seat belt which helps cut down on vehicle noise pollution #IWantOne"

     
  28.  
    First flight from China lands 08:27:

    The first flight between China and Birmingham has landed. It is the only UK to China air route to operate from outside London and was made possible by a runway extension. The aircraft was met by fire engines spraying an arch of water in welcome.

    First China flight lands in Birmingham

    The 248-seat A330-200 aircraft is due to begin its outbound flight at 12:00 and will fly between Beijing and Birmingham on three dates up to 6 August.

     
  29.  
    From racing cars to gridlock 08:20: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Two topics we're featuring a lot on Local Live this week are both to do with driving on Birmingham's roads, but at polar ends of the scale.

    Birmingham Super Prix

    One is the mooted return of the Birmingham Super Prix, the other is the gridlock caused by the tunnel closures.

     
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    M6 issues 08:06:

    In addition to the delays caused by the closure of the tunnels in Birmingham, an earlier accident has caused problems on the M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

    All lanes have reopened but travel time is about 45 minutes. Congestion to J10, A454.

    See BBC Travel News for more information.

     
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    Warm again 08:03:

    Any patches of mist or low cloud will soon disperse through the morning. Otherwise it will be another dry and fine day across the region, with some good sunny spells and it will become very warm in many places. Highs of 25C (77F).

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  32.  
    Good morning 08:00: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates throughout the day for Birmingham and the Black Country.

    You can get in touch by emailing locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

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