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More abuse victims join legal action

Marcus Marcussen

Twenty-one victims of a teacher convicted of physically and sexually assaulting them come forward to bring legal action against Birmingham City Council.

  • 4 August 2015
  • From the section England

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Today 04.08.2015


Good evening

That's it for updates today on BBC Local Live.

We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.


Dry overnight

Charlie Slater
BBC Weather

It will be largely dry through the evening with winds easing and some late bright spells. 

Staying mostly dry overnight, although a few showers are possible during the early hours with a minimum temperature of 12C (54F).

Tomorrow it will be mainly fine at first with sunny spells and the odd shower.   


BBC One from 18:30

Mary Rhodes
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

Coming up on BBC One this evening: The Afghanistan veteran's frustration at waiting nine months for new prosthetic legs. 

Clive Smith (pictured) speaks about his struggle to get treatment on the NHS.

There's anger from residents near Sheldon Country Park in Birmingham, left covered in rubbish following a travellers camp. 

And, at 18 he scored the goal which took Birmingham City to the Premier League – Now 31, we meet footballer Darren Carter facing the new season unsigned and unemployed .  


Inquiries continue over Watford fan attack

West Midlands Police says it's continuing with inquiries into the attack on a Watford FC fan in March.

This morning the  force announced four men and two 14-year-olds had been charged  over an assault on Nic Cruwys who suffered severe head injuries.

Det Sgt Adam Keen said: "Our inquiries are not yet over and we are still working to get justice for Nic and his family as they continue to help Nic on his road to recovery."


Bears have momentum - Hannon-Dalby

BBC Sport

Warwickshire have put their poor start to the One-Day Cup firmly behind them says seamer Oliver Hannon-Dalby.

The fast bowler, 26, took a career best 5-27 as  the Bears beat Glamorgan  to claim their second straight win after back-to-back losses.


Thieves target Bromsgrove's Co-operative supermarket stealing items

Dudley News

Thieves broke into a Bromsgrove supermarket and stole a large amount of items .

Police say a number of items were taken including alcohol, cigarettes and televisions and it is understood the offenders gained entry through roller shutters.  


Teenagers rescued from Sutton Park lake

Two teenagers have been rescued from an island in the middle of a lake in Sutton Park.

West Midlands Ambulance Service says a 13-year-old boy went to rescue his dog, before an 18-year-old girl went in to the water.

Although they were discharged at the scene, the emergency services are reminding people not to enter cold open water.


Footballer's career uncertainty

Ex-Birmingham city player Darren Carter says he is "waiting for the phone to ring" ahead of the start of the new football season.

Two arrested over terror offence

Read more on BBC News about two 18-year-old men who have been arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of distributing a terrorist publication.

The men are being questioned at a police station in the West Midlands.  


Three generations care for patients at Lichfield hospital trust

Lichfield Mercury

The trust that runs Lichfield's Samuel Johnson Hospital believes it may be unique in having three generations of one family caring for patients .

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