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Hundreds at Tesco 'boy racer' meet

Flames coming from a car exhaust

Police and a supermarket promise action to curb "boy racers" after a late-night gathering of hundreds of drivers near Solihull.

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Today 02.09.2015


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Weather: Dry and clear night

Shefali Oza
BBC Midlands Today

Showers will clear away, to leave a dry night. 

Clear spells are likely to develop allowing temperatures to fall with lows of 6C (43F).

Tomorrow will be cloudy but we'll see some sunny intervals.  


Mini tornado seen from Edgbaston cricket ground?

Mike Taylor
BBC WM Sport

For today's cricket commentary at Edgbaston we wondered if we saw a little tornado. 

We noticed a column of cloud come down just above the chimney (pictured).

We checked with BBC Weather's Rebecca Wood who suspects it's a funnel cloud. Phew!


West Brom to hold talks with Berahino who is fined for tweet

BBC Sport

West Bromwich Albion will hold talks with frustrated striker Saido Berahino after Tottenham's failed deadline-day bid to sign him.

Image copyright PA

The England Under-21 international, 22, will be fined for comments he made on Twitter  that appeared to criticise Jeremy Peace.  


Bearded dragon Bob blessed by bishop

An alpaca, bearded dragon, donkeys and ducks are among a group of animals to be blessed by the Bishop of Birmingham to mark the opening of a new zoo.

HIV data leak: People post views to Birmingham online mag

People living with HIV have been posting feedback to an online magazine based in Birmingham after a health clinic leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients. 

Tom Hayes (pictured) editor of Beyond Positive, says "Some are distraught as it's information they've not even shared with their friends and family and is now essentially public."

The data leak happened from 56 Dean Street clinic in London's Soho. 


Latest headlines

Stephanie Barnard
BBC Local Live

The top stories this afternoon across Birmingham and the Black Country:

  • Berahino's talks with West Brom have been delayed until next week

A5 closed for 'several more hours'

Highways England@HighwaysWMIDS

Work is continuing to recover the overturned chemical tanker on the #A5 nr #Churchbridge. Likely to be closed for several more hours.

3:53 PM – 2 Sep 15

Woman taken to hospital after Edgbaston crash

Emergency services have now cut free a woman who was trapped after a crash in Edgbaston.

She's been taken to hospital for treatment.

All lanes have now been re-opened on the Pershore road and Priory road junction but traffic remains slow in the area. 


Turnaround in fortunes for Walsall's Mantom

Steve Hermon
Journalist, BBC WM Sport

The player of the month nomination is a great turnaround in fortunes for the Stourbridge-born midfielder, Sam Mantom (pictured), who spent most of last season out with a serious knee injury.

Image copyright Getty Images

The 23-year-old played every single minute of the Saddlers’ 5 League One games in August, scoring 3 goals and helping the team stay unbeaten.

We'll find out on Friday if he takes the prize.

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