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  1. Shot man in 'serious' condition

    A man is in a "serious but stable condition" after he was shot in Quinton yesterday evening, police say.


    West Midlands Police were called to Bourne Green at 18:30 and a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital.

    The area is cordoned off while forensic experts examine the scene.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J7 for A34 affecting J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle. Travel time is around 15 minute. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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

  4. Girl, 3, treated after flat fire

    A three-year-old girl is being treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in Weoley Castle.

    Weoley Castle

    West Midlands Ambulance Service said staff were called to Weoley Castle Road at 10:15 and treated the child before taking her to Birmingham Children's Hospital.

    West Midlands Fire Service tweeted that 20 firefighters went to the kitchen fire in a flat above a shop.

  5. Teenager remanded after murder charge

    Lisa Wright

    Journalist, BBC News Online

    A 15-year-old boy charged with murder has appeared in court.

    The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded at Birmingham Youth Court and will appear before a crown court later this week.


    A fight reportedly broke out in Twickenham Road, Kingstanding, at about 13:00 on Saturday. A 23-year-old man suffered fatal stab injuries.

  6. Electrical fire 'beneath' pavement

    The fire service is dealing with a "severe fire" in an "electricity chamber beneath a pavement" in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham.

    West Midlands Fire Service said two crews are there. Stratford Road is currently closed.

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  7. Bus crash investigations continue

    Investigations are continuing into how a Staffordshire school girl died in a mini-bus crash on Friday.

    Map of A38 where crash took place

    The 14-year-old, named locally as Holly Brown, was on a bus carrying pupils from John Taylor High School in Barton Under Needwood, when it collided with a bin lorry on the A38 North of Birmingham.

    Flowers laid after Holly Brown dies in bus crash
  8. Wolves sign keeper John Ruddy

    BBC Sport

    Wolves have signed once-capped England goalkeeper John Ruddy on a two-year contract after his exit from Norwich.

    The 30-year-old's arrival comes four days after Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

    However, a statement on the club website made it clear they had been pursuing Ruddy "throughout the summer".

    Ruddy sent his best wishes to Ikeme and his family.

    John Ruddy
    Quote Message: First and foremost I want to send my best wishes to Carl and his family at this difficult time. This is a bittersweet feeling for me - it is good to be here but the circumstances could have been better.
    Quote Message: Having played against Carl over a number of years, I know what a good goalkeeper he is so it would have been fantastic for the club to have had us competing and bringing out the best in each other. from John Ruddy Goalkeeper
    John RuddyGoalkeeper
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    Video caption: Birmingham pub bombings: An unfinished story

    Inquests into the deaths of 21 people who died in the Birmingham pub bombings are to be reopened, a coroner has ruled. BBC News looks at the events of that night and after.

  10. Birmingham stabbings: More resources needed to combat recent attacks

    BBC WM

    Four men have died in a week of stabbings in the West Midlands.

    The first of the four separate attacks happened last Monday, with the latest on Saturday afternoon.

    The offences in Birmingham and Solihull are not linked, but have raised fears about knife crime in the area. Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson told BBC WM, there has been some progress made with knife crime.

    Quote Message: We had this awful zombie knives last year, horrible, viscous knives, I worked to get those banned... at least we're not seeing those around, there is progress but there is a lot to do and we need the resources to do it." from David Jamieson Police and Crime Commissioner
    David JamiesonPolice and Crime Commissioner
  11. Woman pulled from burning car by off-duty ambulance worker

    An off-duty ambulance worker has been praised for pulling a woman from a burning car in Worcestershire.

    The technician was in traffic just behind a fatal crash involving a lorry and four cars on the M42 shortly before 21:00 on Sunday.

    The woman was treated for minor burns and an arm injury and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    Quote Message: An off-duty technician... immediately went to assist upon seeing the collision and with the help of bystanders, managed to pull a woman from one of the burning cars. The quick-thinking actions of those who rescued the woman undoubtedly saved her from suffering far more significant injuries." from West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson
    West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson

    After fire crews put out the fires, one person was found dead in a burnt out car. Two others were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  12. Woman charged over Chelmsley Wood car stab death

    A woman has been charged with murdering a man who was found with stab wounds in his car, police said.

    Philip Rolph, 65, was found with serious injuries in Alder Drive in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, at about 01:00 on Friday.

    Philip Rolph

    West Midlands Police said he died in hospital shortly afterwards.

    Georgina Henshaw, 35, of Alder Drive, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court later.

    Paying tribute to Mr Rolph, his family said the chef and grandfather was "a family man, who was caring, helpful, kind, loving and generous, who loved his life and his work".

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    Severe disruption: A41 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A41 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between A4540 Highgate Middleway and A4540 Highgate Road.

    A41 West Midlands - A41 Stratford Road in In Sparkbrook,Birmingham closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Camp Hill Circus and the A4540 Highgate Road junction, because of a serious fire.

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

  14. Attempted murder charge following 'machete' attack

    A man has been arrested following reports another man had been attacked with a bladed weapon which was "thought to be a machete", police said.

    West Midlands Police officers were called to Friar Park Road in Wednesbury yesterday evening.

    Friar Park Road
    Image caption: A stretch of Friar Park Road

    A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition.

    A 53-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

  15. Teenager charged with murder

    A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a man in Kingstanding.

    West Midlands Police say the teenager was arrested on Saturday as they were called to an address in Twickenham Road to reports of fighting. A 23-year-old man died.


    The teen will appear before Birmingham youth court today.

    Two men, aged 20 and 24, that were also arrested in connection with the enquiry have been bailed pending further enquiries.