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Afghan 'migrant' boy arrested on M5

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A 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan found walking on the M5 alone in the dark is arrested on immigration matters, police say.

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Yesterday 28.08.2015


Enjoy your weekend

That's all from Local Live on Friday 28 August. Join us from 08:00 on Tuesday 1 September for more news, sport, travel and weather for Birmingham and the Black Country.


Weather: Most showers will die out

Shefali Oza
BBC Midlands Today

Most of the lingering showers will die out overnight, but there is a chance some may persist in the west of the region, where it will also be more cloudy. Lows of 13C (55F).

Saturday looks like being mainly dry throughout, with variable amounts of cloud.


Jonny Evans: West Brom agree fee with Man Utd for defender

West Brom have agreed a fee with Manchester United to sign defender Jonny Evans.  


Bears bid to become first back-to-back T20 title winners

Richard Wilford
Presenter, BBC WM

Birmingham Bears will attempt to become the first team to win back-to-back domestic T20 titles at Finals Day on Saturday.

The Bears' defence of their title could hardly have gone much better so far.

Unlike last year, they got off to a flying start and developed the uncanny habit of squeezing over the line in the final few balls.


Coming up on Midlands Today

Mary Rhodes
Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

We'll have the story of a window cleaner who hopes to have set a new record for the number of consecutive marathons in consecutive days in a bid to raise money for a baby charity, after his wife had seven miscarriages.

We'll also be reporting on how Ian Bell is not ready to say goodbye to the Test cricket arena and is looking forward to the Birmingham Bears' bid to defend their T20 Blast title.

Join us for that and more on Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.


Cotterill signs contract extension at Blues

Ged Scott
BBC Sport

Birmingham City’s Welsh international winger David Cotterill, 27, has signed a two-year contract extension to his existing deal, tying him to St Andrews until June 2018.


Council holds meetings in public places to better involve residents

Rob Mayor
Black Country Political Reporter, BBC WM

Dudley Council is hoping by holding meetings in more publicly-accessible places it will encourage more people to get involved with decisions affecting their area.

Earlier today they spoke to members of the public in Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge.


Body reportedly found in a car parked at Russells Hall Hospital

The Express & Star is reporting a body has been found in a car at Russells Hall Hospital.

Asked about the reports, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust issued a statement saying: "We can confirm there has been an incident in the main visitor car park at Russells Hall Hospital. The incident is being managed by West Midlands Police."


Tamworth Library's weekday opening hours could be reduced

Tamworth Herald

Tamworth Library's opening hours could be reduced as part of an ongoing consultation.


Baggies loan Nabi to Delhi Dynamos

BBC Sport

West Bromwich Albion striker Adil Nabi has become the latest European-based footballer to make the move to the Indian Super League.

Albion academy product Nabi, 21, is to join Delhi Dynamos on loan.

Aston-born Nabi will play for a side managed by Brazil legend Roberto Carlos alongside two former Champions League winners - John Arne Riise and Florent Malouda.

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