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Summary

  1. Tennis: Dan Evans reveals positive cocaine test
  2. Life sentence for toddler murderer
  3. Man charged with murder bid over Highgate disorder
  4. The 'tearful' police officers leaving work in 'meltdown'
  5. Man who tortured boy has sentence increased
  6. Armed officers to patrol Eid events
  7. Villa wait on Terry contract offer
  8. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Simon Glover

All times stated are UK

  1. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of an accident involving overturned vehicle.

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

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    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 - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident involving two cars. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Our coverage across the day

    That's it for Friday's updates.

    Join us again from 08:00 on Monday.

  6. Drugs gang jailed

    Members of a drugs gang arrested as part of an operation into the supply of Class A drugs have been jailed for between three and six years.

    They were arrested after raids on properties in Malvern and Birmingham in December 2015 when "significant quantities" of Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, were seized, West Mercia Police said.

    Pictured clockwise from top left: Jonas, Jones, Bozward, Whittock
    Image caption: Pictured clockwise from top left: Jonas, Jones, Bozward, Whittock

    The four admitted conspiring to supply Class A drugs and were sentenced yesterday at Birmingham Crown Court.

    They received the following sentences:

    • Shane Jonas, 20, of Beaconview Road, West Bromwich was sentenced to five years and seven months
    • Kiyan Jones, 19, of Shenstone Road, Edgbaston was sentenced to six years and nine months in a young offenders institution
    • Elliot Whittock, 21, of Kendrick Grove, Birmingham, was sentenced to five years and three months
    • Neil Bozward, 45, of Duke of Edinburgh Way, Malvern, was sentenced to three years and five months. In a separate case Bozward was sentenced this week for child prostitution offences at Stafford Crown Court
  7. Free Glasto ticket for man cleaning up site

    Simon Glover

    BBC Online

    A Birmingham man has been sharing the perks of working as part of the recycling team at Glastonbury Festival - he gets a free ticket.

    Glastonbury

    Kristian Birch-Hurst arrived at Worthy Farm on Tuesday and will be working to clean up the site during and after the festival for the fourth consecutive year.

    The annual event is hosting acts including Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and The Jacksons over the weekend.

    Quote Message: [Working on the recycling team] is a way to get a free ticket and kind of give something back as well...it's just completely worth it." from Kristian Birch-Hurst
    Kristian Birch-Hurst
  8. Small business owners' homes burgled in Tamworth, police say

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    Masked men are thought to be behind a string of burglaries in Tamworth which have seen jewellery and large amounts of cash stolen.

    Skye Close, Wilnecote

    The group of men, Staffordshire Police says, have targeted the homes of small business owners in several roads between 16 June and 21 June.

    In all cases, the force says they've worn face coverings or balaclavas, got in through doors and windows and then escaped in a white Audi.

  9. Watch: Your weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a mainly cloudy day, here's what's in store for the start of this weekend across the West Midlands.

    You can stay updated over the next couple of days through the BBC Weather website.

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with the latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  10. BreakingTennis: Birmingham's Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

    British number three Dan Evans, from Birmingham, has announced that he tested positive for cocaine in April.

    Dan Evans