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Summary

  1. BBC presenters accused of indecently assaulting boys
  2. More claims in shamed breast surgeon case
  3. Gang 'hid crack cocaine in Kinder eggs'
  4. Panos Pavlakis resigns as Blues director
  5. Three held after man shot in shoulder
  6. Updates from Friday 19 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Monica Rimmer

All times stated are UK

  1. Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at the Liberty Stadium

    Swansea

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Wales Sport at the Liberty Stadium

    Fernando Llorente scores his 15th goal of the season as Swansea come back to beat West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.

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  2. Video content

    Video caption: #GetsMyVote: Birmingham diners on what MPs should serve up

    We asked people at a restaurant in Birmingham what #GetsMyVote ahead of the election.

  3. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from the Live team on Friday.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Coming up on BBC Midlands Today: Sparkbrook shooting

    BBC Midlands Today

    People living in Sparkbrook say they feel "intimidated" and "uneasy" after a man was shot there last night.

    Sparkbrook

    The 22 year old is in a stable condition in hospital after he was shot in the shoulder on Braithwaite Road.

    Our reporter has been speaking to residents and will bring you more on BBC One from 18:30.

  5. Your pictures: Sedgley and Stourbridge

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Despite the dull and overcast sky, our BBC Weather Watchers have managed to snap some lovely pics, brimming with greenery.

    This photo came in from tinalouise1969 in Sedgley, Dudley.

    Field

    Susanne sent us this photo from Stourbridge.

    If you have a picture you'd like to share, sign up and become a BBC Weather Watcher and they could be featured here.

    Stourbridge
  6. Man jailed after fatal bike crash

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A man's been jailed for his part in a crash between two bikes in which another man died.

    Staffordshire Police says Philip Gray, 37, from Oldbury, died after the crash on the A5 in Fazeley near Tamworth in November 2015.

    A5 near Fazeley

    Steven Porton was found guilty of dangerous driving earlier this month.

    Today the 29-year-old from Windrush Close, Walsall was jailed at Stafford Crown Court for 12 months and banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

  7. Football: Gareth McAuley doubt for Baggies

    Gareth McAuley is a doubt for West Brom's final game of the season at Swansea.

    Gareth McAuley

    The defender missed Tuesday's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with a knee problem and he will be assessed ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to the Liberty Stadium.

    Winger Matt Phillips continues to be sidelined for Albion having missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, while Hal Robson-Kanu is pushing to start after coming off the bench to score at the Etihad Stadium.

  8. Watch your weekend weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Showers slowly fading through this evening to leave agenerally dry night with clear spells - lows of 4C (39F).

    Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers.

    Here's a full forecast looking ahead to what's instore this weekend...

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  9. Video content

    Video caption: West Bromwich field's fence smashed by digger to allow trucks on site

    Footage shows the moment a playing field's fence is smashed to bits to allow convoy on to site.

  10. Dinosaurs roar into Edgbaston

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC WM

    There will be an invasion of dinosaurs in Birmingham this weekend.

    Jurassic Kingdom will be at the Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston from tomorrow until 4 June.

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  11. Analysis: Conservatives take control of Dudley

    Rob Mayor

    Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

    The Conservatives have taken control of Dudley Council with support from UKIP.

    Labour had run a minority administration since elections last year left them two seats short of an overall majority.

    Conservative group leader Cllr Patrick Harley told BBC WM there was "no doubt that it was now a Conservative administration" and said that working with UKIP was "part of running a council with no overall control".

    Dudley Council

    Labour leader Cllr Pete Lowe described the new arrangement as "Blue-kip" while UKIP’s leader Cllr Paul Brothwood said his group was "disappointed with Labour’s legacy" and would work with the Conservatives on regeneration.

    The numbers, though, are tight and the new minority Conservative administration could find things tricky over the next 12 months.

    Some of their own councillors are uncomfortable with the idea of working with UKIP and it remains to be seen how long they will be willing to sit on their hands.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. BBC election panel: Thoughts on transport

    In the run-up to 8 June's general election, the BBC has been sharing voters' thoughts.

    The BBC's election panel in England is made up of voters with a range of political views drawn from across the nation.

    Today it's been asked about transport - in particular, views on whether the railways should be re-nationalised (floated by Labour).

    Train on track

    Here's a view from the Black Country...

    Quote Message: I fully agree with it, with the effectiveness of the rail franchise that was nationalised over here compared to the privately-run ones, it seems like pure stubborn ideology not to attempt it once more. I would also re-nationalise the energy sector in parts." from Daniel Walsall
    DanielWalsall

    And a thought from Birmingham...

    Quote Message: Railways should not be re-nationalised, they should be left well alone. Whom are the mugs that are going to pay for it?" from Tarz Birmingham
    TarzBirmingham