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Police ticket website 'insensitive'

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The listing of tickets to a public police misconduct hearing on an events website are called "insensitive".

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Today 30.07.2015


Good evening

Local Live for Birmingham and the Black Country has finished for today. 

We're back on Friday from 08:00 with more news, sport, travel and weather. 

Join us then.


Weather: Dry and clear evening

Sara Blizzard
BBC Weather

It will be a fine end to the day with some decent late sunshine. 

It will stay dry and largely clear overnight and it will turn rather cold for the time of year, with a minimum temperature of 4C (39F).

Tomorrow will be a chilly start but there will be some decent sunny periods, with the chance of a shower in places.


Twit-twoo: Owls move to Dudley

David Gregory-Kumar
Science correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

The worlds largest collection of owls is heading for a new home in Dudley. 

After 25 years The World Owl Trust is moving from Cumbria to a purpose built new centre in Dudley. 

As a temporary measure, 190 owls are living at South Staffordshire College.

See more on my story on Midlands Today on BBC One from 18:30.


Dudley dinosaur

Matthew Bone
Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

A prehistoric predator is catching the eye of passers-by in Dudley. 

Jake Pearson (pictured) has bought an enormous dinosaur figure, adding to his 1,000 strong collection of strange and unusual items - on display at his home.

When asked why he bought the dinosaur, Mr Pearson said: "It was the only thing I wanted from the auction on the day. I thought 'I'll have it!"  


Digbeth First Friday 7 August

Grapevine Birmingham

August’s Digbeth First Friday brings together an eclectic mix of food, art, performance, poetry and more !   


Aston hub secures two major investors

Bob Hockenhull
BBC Midlands Today

German engineering firm, Guhring is the second international firm to move to the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston; it is making a £12m investment.

An American hydraulics manufacturer is already there. 

Mike Dinsdale (pictured), boss of Guhring says: "We've seen a massive investment from companies such as JLR and BMW ...which create facilities here to expand manufacturing."  


M6 south accident

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's severe traffic on the M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident.  


Ken Clarke sex accuser cleared

A man who claimed he was sexually assaulted by former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke has been  cleared of perverting the course of justice.

Ben Fellows, 40, of Solihull, had said the MP abused him in 1994.

In the trial at the Old Bailey Mr Clarke described the claims as "preposterous".

The jury took eight hours to find Mr Fellows, not guilty of the charge.


Firefighters from Highgate to the rescue...

Birmingham Updates

It was a surreal morning at West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters in Nechells after Control Centre staff detected flooding .   


House building plans for former Tamworth Golf Course

Tamworth Herald

An application for outline planning permission to build 1,100 homes on the former Tamworth Golf Course site will go before the borough council's planning committee next week.

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