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What to do now the cricket is over

Ashes fans

England have stormed to victory in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, but with play having finished in just three days, where can cricket fans in Birmingham go now?

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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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