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Murder probe continues

Police are continuing their murder investigation into the death of a man who was found with serious injuries in the Lozells area of Birmingham.

Scene of death
BBC

Police said they were called to a house in Hunters Road in the early hours of Sunday. He died later in hospital.

Two men, both 43, have been arrested, one on suspicion of assault and the other on suspicion of wounding.

Woman dies in police pursuit crash

A woman has died after a car involved in a police pursuit crashed into another in Kingstanding, Birmingham.

Officers were following an Audi that was believed to be stolen when the crash happened just before 20:30 on Sunday.

Four people in the Audi were arrested and taken to hospital with their injuries.

A female passenger in the other car died shortly after, police said. The man driving was seriously injured.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Early showers should clear leaving a bright day with some sunny spells and highs of 23C (73F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Joshna and Jiya

Sophie Madden

BBC News, West Midlands

For many women, pregnancy is a magical time. But what happens when it isn't what you expected?

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J10 for Wolverhampton.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound at J10, Wolverhampton, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Carl Ikeme

Oluwashina Okeleji

BBC Sport, Nigeria

Carl Ikeme is set to be offered a role on Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr's back-room staff after announcing his retirement at the age of 32.

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J8 for M5 J8.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound at J8 M5 J8, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J8 for M6 J8.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road to the M6 J8 Northbound and very slow traffic northbound at J8 M6 J8, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A460 to J10 for A454 Wolverhampton.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J11, A460 (Cannock) to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of animals on the road.

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

Conor Townsend

West Bromwich Albion sign attacking full-back Conor Townsend from Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from M6 J8 to J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from M6 J8 to J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound at J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J5 for A41 Solihull.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 southbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, at J1 for A460 Cannock Road Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, and slow traffic on M54 westbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident involving a car earlier on, an oil spillage and surface water. Diversion in operation - Traffic is being diverted off the A460 exit slip and back on at the entry slip.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands both ways severe accident, at J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 exit slip road partially blocked at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A452 Newport Road to J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M6 northbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J8 for to J9 for .

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J8 to J9, Wednesbury, because of an accident.

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

Edwin Michael Bradley

Edwin Bradley had not been seen for several days when he was found dead at his flat in Walsall.

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J5 for .

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J5, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for Wolverhampton.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J10, Wolverhampton. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A452 Newport Road.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at M6 J4.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at M6 J4, Coleshill, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

West Midlands Police

Sima Kotecha

Midlands correspondent, BBC News

The West Midlands chief constable admits he has to "draw the bar higher" over what to investigate.

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Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich to J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J1, A41 (West Bromwich) to J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A456 Halesowen.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, / (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from M42 Js7,7A to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from M42, Coleshill to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

West Midlands Police chief 'sorry' about poor service
Budget cuts are impacting on the service West Midlands Police provides, its chief constable said.

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid

England spinner Adil Rashid takes 1-19 to help Yorkshire win a rain-affected T20 Blast match with Birmingham Bears.

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PCSOs praised for saving mother and toddler from fire

Two PCSOs ran into a burning house they were passing during patrol in Coventry and saved a toddler and his mother.

The West Midlands Force said Louis Saravanamuttu and Louie Parker-Hall were on patrol on Bosworth Drive at 20:00 yesterday when the mother came running out of the property, shouting for help, before disappearing back into the building.

The pair ran inside and helped the woman and the two-year-old to safety. PCSO Parker-Hall said: “The flames were over the whole ceiling."

PCSOs
West Midlands Police

Neither the mother nor her child were injured.

Ch Insp Hasson Shigdar said: “It’s pretty clear that they’ve saved two lives last night. It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have happened had they not been passing at the time."

Burnt kitchen
West Midlands Police

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Lydiate Ash.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Lydiate Ash), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

A wet and windy weekened expected

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Finally... this hot spell is coming to an end this weekend, with some wet and windy weather on the way.

But, temperatures will begin to climb again next week.

The latest West Midlands weather forecast
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