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Summary

  1. Man charged with murdering six-month-old son in Walsall
  2. Stolen van set alight causes rail chaos
  3. Scammers target dying woman
  4. IPCC probes crash after car fails to stop for police
  5. Two lorry drivers deny M1 crash death charges
  6. West Midlands businesses "negative" over Brexit
  7. Updates on Friday 27 October 2017
  8. Click Related Stories for updates from your area

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Clun Castle steams again after ten year restoration

    Record-breaking steam engine restored by engineers at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

  2. Crews tackle severe blaze in Wolverhampton flat

    Fire crews are still at the scene of a severe fire in a Wolverhampton property, after being called out at around 06:30.

    Scene of fire

    The fire service said the blaze started in a ground floor flat on Court Road, in the Newbridge area of the city.

    Scene of fire

    No-one was injured at the property, and the fire has been fully extinguished.

  3. Body recovered from River Severn

    A woman's body has been recovered from the River Severn in Bewdley.

    Bewdley

    The death is not being treated as suspicious.

    Police say they first received reports of a body in the river at just after 11:00 yesterday.

  4. Butterfly skin: New service trialled for sufferers

    BBC Inside Out

    A woman born with a rare and life threatening skin condition is being given counselling at Solihull Hospital, one of the first in the country to offer the service.

    Video content

    Video caption: Butterfly skin: Why a Birmingham woman feels blessed

    Assya Shabir was born with epidermolysis bullosa, known as butterfly skin as it tears and blisters at the slightest touch.

    Doctors told her parents she had 24 hours to live - but she's now 30 years old and says the counselling has boosted her confidence.

    You can see more of her story on Inside Out West Midlands tonight on BBC One at 19:30.

  5. Water company issues scam warning

    Severn Trent Water customers are being threatened with having their water supplies cut off in fake phone calls.

    Severn Trent van

    Some customers have reported receiving the calls in which a person claims they have not been paying their bills.

    Cutting off water supply is not something Severn Trent would do, the company says, and anyone who gets a similar phone call should report it.

    The firm, based in Coventry, supplies water to more than 4m homes, mostly in the West Midlands.

  6. Peaky Blinders: The Shelbys are in town

    The stars of the BBC drama Peaky Blinders will be in Birmingham later for a red carpet premiere of series four.

    Peaky blinders

    A special screening of the first episode of the new series is being held in the city.

    The story of the notorious early 20th century gangs of Birmingham has become a worldwide success.

    Fans of the programme can see it on BBC Two next month.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between J2 for A449 and J3 for A41.

    M54 Staffordshire - Delays, one lane closed and queuing traffic on M54 in both directions between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of barrier repairs. Travel time is 15 minutes.

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

  8. Reported number of crimes committed by children increases

    There's been a sharp rise in the number of young children in Herefordshire and Worcestershire being accused or suspected of serious crime, according to figures obtained from a Freedom of Information request.

    Police officer speaking to youngsters

    The number of children under ten years old being reported to West Mercia Police has more than tripled in the past four years, the figures show.

    Accusations range from arson, to assault and battery.

  9. Man shot in leg: Investigation continues

    Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a shooting in Birmingham over the weekend.

    Scene of attack

    A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in Aberdeen Street in Winson Green on Saturday night. He remains in hospital.

    Detectives are combing the area for clues and have asked witnesses or anyone with information to contact the force.

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    A cold and frosty morning and then a dry and bright day with sunny intervals expected this afternoon and highs of 9C (48F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, between A41 and A449.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 closed in both directions between the A41 junction in Weston-under-Lizard and Gailey Island in Gailey, because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    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 - M42 partially blocked and heavy traffic northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  13. Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at St Andrew's

    Conor Hourihane dodged cardboard clappers

    Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at St Andrew's

    Steve Bruce and Steve Cotterill criticise the handing out of free cardboard clappers to Birmingham fans at St Andrew's.

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  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J1 for A41.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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