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Summary

  1. 'Man with knife' at House of Fraser
  2. Man injured amid reports of gun shots
  3. Oxford-bound student faces deportation
  4. 'Bin bag barricade'
  5. West Brom sign winger on five-year deal
  6. Updates from Friday 25 August 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    West Brom defender Jonny Evans

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester City end their interest in West Brom defender Jonny Evans after having two bids rejected in the summer.

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  2. Petition to stop student's deportation has more than 70k signatures

    BBC Midlands Today

    A petition to prevent a Wolverhampton student being deported and losing his place at Oxford University has reached more than 70,000 signatures

    Brian White moved to the UK from Botswana with his adoptive parents six years ago, but an application for naturalisation was rejected and he now fears being returned to his country of birth.

    Brian White from Wolverhampton

    Friend Luke Wilcox started a petition calling on the Home Office to grant Brian British citizenship.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  4. Gun shots fired at house

    Ben Godfrey

    BBC Midlands Today

    Police say they're examining CCTV footage after gun shots were fired at a house in Birmingham.

    People inside the house in Spring Road, Tyseley, heard a loud bang at about 12:40 on Sunday and discovered a bullet hole in their front door.

    Gun shots fired at house in Birmingham

    West Midlands Police says a dark-coloured vehicle was in the area around the time and police want to locate the driver.

    Gun shots fired at house in Birmingham
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A41.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 entry slip road partially blocked and heavy traffic northbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of a broken down van.

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

  6. Man dies after being hit by a car

    A man taken to hospital with serious injuries in Edgbaston earlier this morning has died.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service said the man, a pedestrian, was hurt when he was hit by a car on City Road at about 01:50.

    The road remains closed between the junction of Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road.

  7. Good news for rail passengers

    Good news for train passengers travelling on the Chase railway line this morning.

    The line between Rugeley and Walsall has reopened after two weeks of upgrades which left passengers on bus replacement services.

    London Midland says tracks have been realigned, and new gantries added.

    Upgrade works on the Chase railway line
  8. Road closed after serious crash

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    City Road in Edgbaston is closed after a crash earlier this morning.

    It happened between the junction of Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road, says West Midlands Police.

    A 47-year-old is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

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  9. Watch: Your weather forecast for the next 24 hours

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    A fairly cloudy day with some sporadic outbreaks of drizzle.

    For all it will feel much cooler, with highs of 20C (68F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J7, A34 (Great Barr).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an earlier broken down vehicle and an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4040 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4040 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between B4129 Rotton Park Road and Shenstone Road.

    A4040 West Midlands - A4040 City Road in Rotton Park, Birmingham closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the B4129 Rotton Park Road junction and the Shenstone Road junction, because of accident investigation work. Diversion in operation - For National Express Buses 11A and 11C. Westbound: Left onto Rotton Park Road, right onto Gillott Road, right onto Portland Road then left back onto City Road. Eastbound: same diversion in reverse.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of a car fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at link road to M6 South carriageway.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound at link road to M6 South carriageway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. 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 - Two lanes 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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J10 for A454.

    M6 West Midlands - Heavy traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J9, A461 (Wednesbury).

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