12:04 UK time, Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Towns and cities bid to be the location of a new training college for railway engineers of the future.
A "significant" blaze has broken out at a recycling plant in Tipton, the fire service confirms.
Up to 50 firefighters tackle a blaze at a church building in Wolverhampton.
Manchester United keep their slim hopes of a top-four Premier League finish alive with victory over struggling West Brom.
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Join us again from 08:00 on Monday when we'll have more from the Tipton fire.
On BBC One at 18:20, more on the fire at a recycling plant in Tipton and Ukrainians in Coventry say prayers for those caught up in the conflict in Crimea.
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Neil Griffiths (pictured left), from West Midlands Fire Service, said the Bloomfield Road recycling plant fire was a "deep-seated blaze" which would take "several hours" to deal with.
He said they had arrived to find three bays full of logs "completely engulfed" with flames. A high-volume pumping unit will now be used to tackle the fire.
Dudley Police Control tweets: Officers at Bloomfield Rd Tipton assisting @WestMidsFire with traffic problems while they deal with fire at location. Please avoid the area.
West Midlands Fire Service says the fire at the Bloomfield Road a recycling plant is "well alight" but there is no imminent danger to people living nearby.
Neil Griffiths, from West Midlands Fire Service, tweeted this photo of a recycling plant fire on Bloomfield Road in Tipton.
He said: "Crews working assertively to reduce the impact."
Crufts 2014 is nearing its conclusion with prizes due to be given out later, including the much coveted Best In Show.
BBC News Online has a report on a 17-year-old girl from Dorset whose border terrier has already picked up two awards at the event.
West Midlands Fire Service tweets: We are dealing with a significant fire at a recycling plant in Tipton with 6 appliances
West Bromwich Albion head coach Pepe Mel insisted he was not worried about his job despite the Baggies only picking up four points from a possible 21 since he took charge.
He said: "It doesn't depend on me. The only thing I am thinking about is working tomorrow and putting all my energy into making sure West Brom win at Swansea."
BBC Travel News warns there is disruption on train services between Birmingham New Street and Sheffield due to a person being hit by a train at Peartree
Brum Theft Team tweets: 2 males were arrested last night on broad street. They were arrested after officers recognised them from CCTV footage of a theft on 25/01/14
Two people have been taken to hospital after their motorbike collided with a car on the A454 in Wolverhampton earlier.
The ambulance service said a man broke his arm, leg and injured his pelvis while a woman hurt her knee and broke her arm. Both are in their sixties said West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has branded QPR's Ravel Morrison as "the best footballer since Paul Gascoigne".
His comments came after the 21-year-old scored both goals to beat the Blues at St Andrew's yesterday.
A man and a woman in their sixties have suffered serious injuries when their motorbike collided with a car on the outskirts of Wolverhampton this morning.
The accident happened about 10:40 at the junction of the A454 and Rudge Heath Road in Upper Ludstone, said West Midlands Ambulance Service.
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A working men's club in Wolverhampton claims to be the oldest one left in the UK.
BBC Weather has tweeted this map of the latest temperatures across the country.
And the good new is... it should stay dry and settled with light winds and sunny spells through the next few days.
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Wolves kept their promotion push on track with an eighth straight win in yesterday's local derby at Walsall.
Nouha Dicko (pictured) and Bakary Sako grabbed the goals in front of a crowd of 10,139 at the Bescot Stadium.
We're all set for a beautiful afternoon across the Midlands, here's how it looks.
Tune in for the latest weather in tonight's regional news at 18:20 on BBC One.
Here's a taster of the some of the tunes I'll be playing on my Soul and Motown Show from 13:00 to 15:00:
The Temptations | The Four Tops | Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell | Al Wilson | The Exciters | Bob Relf | Curtis Mayfield | The Intruders
Plus I'll have the gig guide, featuring all the top soul and Motown gigs in the West Midlands and beyond.
The Highways Agency tweets: #M6 J10 NB delays due to serious incident off HA network on A454 WB towards #Wolverhampton which is closed.
An accident has closed the A454 Black Country Route between the Keyway junction and Wolverhampton, says BBC Travel News.
BBC News Online has more on the "severe" fire at a church building in Wolverhampton last night.
About 50 firefighters were needed to bring the School Street blaze under control.
West Midlands singer Melissa, 21, made it through to the knockout stages of The Voice last night after wowing Sir Tom Jones with her performance of Pink's Just Give Me A Reason.
Watch her winning performance in the battle-ring against Bolton's Vicky Jones here.
The public have been asked to look out for 12-year-old Jaspreet Khun, who has been missing from his home in Walsall since Wednesday.
Det Con Joanne Myatt-Jones said: "We're working hard to find Jaspreet who has a history of going missing.
"We have spoken to his teachers, friends, family and others who know him. A number of properties have also been visited."
Temperatures could peak at 16C (61F) in the West Midlands today, making it hotter than many parts of Europe, including Malta, Athens, Barcelona and Istanbul.
Have a great day, whatever you are doing.
We asked you to tell us why your dog is just as great as any being honoured at Crufts today.
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On today's Sunday Politics West Midlands, we'll be talking about the National Health Action Party's plans to field a candidate in Stafford at the next election.
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Police are looking for a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for four days.
Jaspreet Khun, from Park Hall in Walsall, disappeared after school on Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
The brother of former soldier Brian Farmer, who was tortured to death in his own home in Yardley, says the 67-year-old did not deserve to die in that way.
More than 50 firefighters were called to a fire at Darlington Street Methodist Church in Wolverhampton last night.
It spread across two floors of the building which was empty at the time. The cause is not yet known.
A procession will pass through Wolverhampton today as part of the tenth annual Celebration of Justice.
The event, attended by judges, solicitors, police and prison staff, also features a church service in honour of the work done by the city's legal workers.
As Crufts reaches its conclusion at the NEC, we asked what makes your dog great. Amy Moore tweeted: My dog is great because he is 100% teddy bear!
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BBC Travel News reports Newhall Street in Birmingham is currently closed in both directions between Colmore Row and Edmund Street.
Today's fourth and final day of Crufts 2014 at the Birmingham NEC will see a number of well-groomed dogs being handed prizes in a range of categories.
But what about your four-legged friend who might never win Best In Show for their glossy coat but is a canine star all the same.
A lane is closed on the M6 northbound at J2 following an accident, warns BBC Travel News.
There is also subsidence and temporary traffic lights on the A41 Stratford Road in Bordesley.
Today could well be the finest day of 2014 so far with blue skies, plenty of sunshine and the cherry on top - temperatures of up to 16C (61F).
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