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30 January 2015 Last updated at 08:19

'Counter-extremism' boost in schoolsNicky Morgan

Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.


Care home teen death was preventable

The death of a Wolverhampton 17-year-old girl in a fire at a Shropshire children's home could have been prevented, according to a serious case review.

Patrick Burns Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

Politics can damage your health in needle elections

Health issues are once again firmly on the agenda as the UK heads for a general election.

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West Midlands medic trials sugar remedy

One medic in the West Midlands investigates whether sugar could help treat infected wounds.

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    10:26: Serious case review

    A report's been published by Walsall Council into the death of a 17-year-old girl at a children's home.

    The teenager barricaded herself in her room and started a fire at the Bryn Melyn care home in Bagley Marshin, Shropshire in 2012.

    The Serious Case Review has been carried out by the authorities in Walsall which were responsible for the girl's care.

     
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    10:12: Yardley playing fields homes battle: Hundreds sign up to fight Co-op plan Birmingham Mail

    Residents have collected hundreds of signatures as they fight against plans to build more than 80 homes on playing fields.

    Fay Goodman, from the Yardley Residents' Protection Group, said around 630 people had signed a petition demanding the Central England Co-operative pull the plug on proposals to construct 82 homes off Barrows Lane, in Yardley.

     
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    09:59: News on the hour Jo Tidman Journalist, BBC WM

    Our lead story in the news at 10:00 on BBC WM: A report into the death of a teenage girl being looked after by Walsall Council has found it was predictable that she would harm herself.

     
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    09:42: 'Team Thumbs-Up' Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    Stephen Sutton's mum says she'll be taking part in the Great Midlands Fun Run later this year, in honour of her son who registered to do it.

    Stephen Sutton

    Jane Sutton posts on Facebook "Stephen had registered to participate in this event last year and was due to wear run number 4047. I will not only be starting the event in 2015 but will also be taking part, wearing run number 4047 in memory of Stephen and raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust."

    Entries for the fun run open on Saturday and will take place on 31 May.

     
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    09:32: 'Acted within the rules' BBC WM

    A spokesperson for a Birmingham pub says they acted within the law when bouncers carried a wheelchair user down from an upstairs floor.

    Troy Hitchins speaking to BBC WM's Noel Phillips

    Troy Hitchins (pictured right) who has cerebral palsy was at the King's Head in Harborne on Saturday night.

    Becca Underwood from the pub says she has tried to contact Troy to apologise but they acted within the rules.

     
  6.  
    09:14: Walsall v Bristol BBC Sport

    Bristol City will face Walsall at Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final after beating Gillingham 5-3 on aggregate.

    Bristol City celebrate

    Last night's semi final 2nd leg finished 1-1.

    The Robins will now face Walsall in the final on Sunday 22 March.

     
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    08:58: News on the hour Kath Stanczyszyn Reporter, BBC WM

    Our top story in the news at 09:00 on BBC WM: Cuts to NHS hospital budgets for specialist services and some operations will result in "avoidable deaths" - according to bosses at the QE hospital in Birmingham.

    In the bulletin we'll hear from Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, Gisela Stuart.

     
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    08:49: 'Relaxed' panto staged Joanne Malin Presenter, Midlands Today

    People with learning difficulties and autism are being given greater access to the arts thanks to so-called "relaxed performances".

    Birmingham Hippodrome panto

    For the second year running The Birmingham Hippodrome staged a relaxed version of it's panto where lighting and sound levels were reduced and relaxation zones set-up.

     
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    08:34: Wheelchair user 'fire risk' Noel Phillips Journalist, BBC WM

    A disabled man says he was made to feel like a "piece of furniture" after he had to be carried out of a Birmingham pub in his wheelchair because of health and safety.

    Troy Hitchins carried downstairs out of a pub

    Troy Hitchins, 20, who has cerebral palsy was at the King's Head in Harborne on Saturday night.

    He'd been carried up the stairs by his friends because the lift was broken but was told by staff he couldn't stay as he was deemed a fire hazard.

     
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    08:25: Hospital budget cuts BBC WM

    There's a warning from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham that budget cuts could lead to "avoidable" deaths.

    Inside the Queen Elizxa

    At a meeting yesterday, the hospital trust chair Jacqui Smith, said that the planned £60m worth' of savings would lead to wards closing, ending services, and making redundancies.

     
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    08:14: On the roads BBC Travel

    There are temporary traffic lights after a manhole collapse on the A457 Sedgley Road East in Tipton.

    BBC Travel warns of delays between Dudley Road West junction and Dudley Port junction.

     
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    08:01: Cold and breezy Sara Blizzard Weather Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    An icy start this morning, and another cold feeling day.

    Sara Blizzard

    There will be a scattering of wintry showers, but snow mainly confined to hills, with sleet or rain at lower levels. Low of 5C (41F).

     
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    08:00: Good morning Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    I'll be bringing you the very latest news, sport and travel updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.

    I'll also bring you regular weather updates as we've seen a number of snow showers over the past 24 hours across the West Midlands.

     

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