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Silence for Tunisia death footballer

Denis Thwaites

A minute's silence is held for a former Birmingham City footballer killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

  • 1 August 2015
  • From the section England

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Yesterday 31.07.2015

18:01

Have a good weekend

That's all from BBC Local Live this Friday 31 July.

Join us for more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.  

18:01

Striker Lambert joins West Brom

Striker Rickie Lambert joins West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

17:57

Coming up on TV

Mary Rhodes
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

It was all over in just three days, but the Ashes Test at Edgbaston is being heralded as a great success. 

About £6m will come from ticket sales, with a further £300,000 per day from food, drink and merchandise at the ground.  Marketing Birmingham has forecast the match will bring £26.4m to the local economy.  

We'll hear from our reporter James Bovill who is in an Australian-themed bar in Birmingham City centre for the verdict on the game. Join us for BBC Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.      

17:55

Weather: Cloudy and showery

BBC Weather

It is a cloudy picture with showery outbreaks of rain spreading into the area overnight. 

Not as cold as last night with lows of 12C (54F).    

17:50

Things to do in Birmingham

BBC Midlands Today

These Australia fans told us earlier that if England won by six o'clock tonight they'd be off to Stoke-on-Trent and maybe Worcester tomorrow.

We are trying to come up with helpful suggestions of things to do in Birmingham this weekend. What would you recommend?  Email us  or tweet  @bbcwm

17:49

The Ashes: All hail Edgbaston

BBC Sport

From Warwickshire's Ian Bell:  "The crowd has been incredible. It's been a great week for us, but there's lots of hard work to go over the next couple of weeks.

"The great thing is coming home in familiar surroundings and with a lot of support. When I walked out to bat, it felt like everyone was with me, hopefully that's the start of me coming back to form.

"I've been involved in a few of these series and I know Australia will fight all the way."

17:38

Walsall Manor sees huge increase in demand

Walsall Advertiser

Walsall Manor Hospital has experienced huge increases in demand over the last year with a surge in emergency patients.

17:30

Latest headlines

Alex Homer
BBC Local Live

Here are some of the stories we've been looking at in the BBC WM newsroom this Friday:

17:22

M42 delays warning

BBC Travel

There is a breakdown on the M42 northbound between J6 for Birmingham Airport and J7 for Coleshill, drivers are warned .

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