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  1. Three teenagers stabbed outside school
  2. Murder arrest as Coventry shooting victim named
  3. 'Costs increasing' for council's planned HQ revamp
  4. Wolverhampton Grand launches anniversary memories project
  5. Festive names wanted for police pups
  6. Live updates on Monday 10 December
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    Video caption: CCTV shows mass Cardiff Villa Cornwall pub football brawl

    Footage of clashes following Cardiff City's 3-0 win over Aston Villa is shown in court.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 J7 J7A to J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Video caption: The woman making hampers for young people leaving care

    Norma Wilson will hand out more than 200 hampers to young people this Christmas.

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

  6. Homeless offered hot drinks and help by city centre police

    Homeless people in the middle of Stoke-on-Trent are being offered hot drinks and support by local police officers.

    Staffordshire Police mobile unit

    Staffordshire Police says PC James Howard came up with the idea and will comb through Hanley with community support officers every morning.

    When they find anyone living on the streets, the force says they'll be directed to a mobile police unit where other agencies will offer support along with hot beverages.

    PC Howard says he suggested the move as he was getting concerned at the number of people sleeping out in the area as the weather got worse.

  7. University aims to revamp historic bank in three years

    A scheme to revamp an historic building in the middle of Birmingham's set to start next year.

    Artist impression of how the redeveloped Municipal Bank will look.

    Plans from the University of Birmingham have been approved by the city council to renovate the Grade II listed Municipal Bank on Broad Street.

    It'll be used for a range of roles including growing student businesses and parts of the building, including the old banking hall and vaults, will be reopened to the public.

    The university says it's aiming to finish the revamp in 2021.

  8. Approval given for 1,500 new homes

    BBC Radio Stoke

    Proposals for up to 1,500 new homes in Stafford have been approved today.

    The area covered west of Stafford

    The application was for land to the west of the town at Castlefields and includes plans for a neighbourhood centre with retail and a health centre.

    Ahead of Stafford Borough Council's planning committee meeting today, there were more than 110 letters of objection, citing concerns including traffic and where a link road would go.

    The meeting heard that the development would deliver more than £28m in Section 106 funding towards the area, including £15m for the Stafford Western Access Route scheme.

  9. Commonwealth Games velodrome 'never viable'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Tom Dare

    Constructing a new velodrome in the West Midlands for the Commonwealth Games was never a viable option, it has been revealed.

    Lee Valley Velopark in London will host all track cycling events for the 2022 games, although there has been a campaign to move the event closer to Birmingham, the host city.

    Artist impress of stadium

    However, a feasibility study originally put together for the 2026 bid states that neither Birmingham, nor fellow Midlands city Derby, were tenable options.

    When Durban pulled out of hosting the 2022 event, the study was used as Birmingham launched its bid.

    Responding to an FOI request, Birmingham City Council has now published the feasibility study.

    "With velodromes existing in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newport and Derby there is no strategic or long-term sustainable need for a permanent velodrome in Birmingham," the report says.

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3a M40 and J3, A435 (Redditch), because of an accident.

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

  11. In the papers: Church criticised for memorial removals

    Staffordshire Live

    The Staffordshire Live website is covering these stories today:

  12. Call for tougher sentences for emergency worker attacks

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Gurdip Thandi

    A Walsall councillor is calling for automatic prison terms for violent thugs who attack emergency services workers.


    Labour’s Doug James said tougher penalties were needed to stop assaults being carried out against ambulance, police, fire and front-line NHS staff as they go about their daily jobs.

    Perpetrators are currently getting away with “a slap on the wrist” and added incidents were having a long-term negative impact on the health of victims, he said.

    Maximum jail term for people who assault emergency services workers has been increased from six to 12 months.

  13. 'Costs increasing' for council's planned HQ revamp

    Renovating Shropshire Council's headquarters is going to cost more money, but the local authority says the plans will still save funds in the long term.


    The council has been assessing how to update the Shirehall in Shrewsbury as it says the building is structurally sound, but needs modernising.

    A report, going before the full council this Thursday, says it's estimated the work will cost £24.1m, but will then save money from things like cutting energy and maintenance costs.

    Councillors will be asked this week to approve an extra £1.15m in order to get tenders for the work and draw up detailed designs and a full business case.

  14. Police probe after three teenagers 'stabbed'

    Part of Birmingham's been sealed off this afternoon after three teenagers were stabbed.

    Weoley Park Road

    Police say they were called to Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, and the trio were all taken to hospital.

    The ambulance service says their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    Part of the road's been cordoned off.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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