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 woman whose body was discovered in a hotel died as a result of knife wounds, a post-mortem examination concludes.
Manchester United keep their slim hopes of a top-four Premier League finish alive with victory over struggling West Brom.
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A woman whose body was found in a Wolverhampton hotel room died as a result of multiple knife wounds, a post-mortem examination has concluded.
Amandeep Kaur Hothi, 29, was found dead at the Britannia Hotel on Thursday.
Join me at the slightly earlier time of 16:33 on BBC One in the Midlands. We'll hear from the families of victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings who staged a protest in Downing Street earlier.
BBC News Online has more on families of people killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings calling for an inquiry into secret letters to paramilitary suspects.
Dozens protested in Westminster after the government announced it would not appeal against the dropped prosecution of the alleged Hyde Park bomber John Downey.
Tyseley firm Warrior Doors is investing £1m to expand into new premises - creating jobs in the process.
Carter, a Bichon Frise, is groomed at the start of the third day of Crufts 2014 in Birmingham.
The event was founded by showman Charles Cruft and was first held in Islington in 1891. It is now organised by the Kennel Club.
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West Bromwich Albion have been beaten 3-0 by Manchester United at the Hawthorns.
Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck grabbed the goals in front of a crowd of 26,184.
Walsall boss Dean Smith (left) says he is looking forward to this afternoon's local derby against league leaders Wolves from 15:00.
He said: "It should be a great occasion."
Spring has sprung at St Andrew's for Birmingham City v QPR. Updates on BBC WM 95.6 and DAB throughout the afternoon.
West Midlands Police's dog section has been running a video series following the training of its youngest canine recruits.
The latest episode of Pup Idol, sees the enthusiastic young dogs heading for "boot camp".
BBC Sport's Football Gossip column features speculation about the future of Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner.
A callous thief robbed a pensioner of hundreds of pounds while the victim was on her mobility scooter.
Birmingham City will be without Mitch Hancox for today's home game against QPR - the full-back is out for six weeks with an ankle injury.
Brian Howard is also injured while Lee Novak and Albert Rusnak with be assessed before Lee Clark names his starting eleven.
Police in the West Midlands stopped a biker who was speeding along at more than 100mph this week.
See more from the force's week in numbers.
I've been speaking to Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was killed in the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974.
Julie and up to 50 fellow protestors are gathering in Westminster today to lobby the government to take action over so-called "amnesty letters" which led the trial to collapse of a man accused of murdering four soldiers in a 1982 nail bomb attack in London's Hyde Park.
Julie told me the purpose of today's protest is to encourage ministers to appeal the ruling and for the letters sent to 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects to be quashed.
Voting is under way to decide who is top of the shops in Birmingham.
Day three at Crufts 2014 is "toy and utility" day, and includes a display by the West Midlands Police dog team.
The official Crufts website has the latest news from the Birmingham NEC.
A broken down vehicle is causing delays at J3 of the M5, warns BBC Travel News.
A 13-year-old girl missing from her home in the West Midlands for four days has been found.
Alisha Buchanan disappeared from Wolverhampton on Monday but police say she was found safe and well at an address in Nechells, Birmingham, last night.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is beginning a six-year jail sentence after being found guilty of money laundering by a court in Hong Kong, reports BBC News.
It's day three of Crufts 2014 at the Birmingham NEC.
The dog event, which has been held in Birmingham since 1991, covers more than 25 acres of the NEC over five halls.
Top stories in the 10:00 news with Nicole Pullman:
West Bromwich Albion host Manchester United in today's early kick-off at 12:45.
Baggies boss Pepe Mel (pictured) will be checking on the fitness of Chris Brunt and James Morrison before naming his side while Nicolas Anelka is starting his five-match ban.
Relatives of the 21 people killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are protesting outside Downing Street this weekend over so-called "amnesty letters".
The government has admitted as many as 200 former IRA suspects were told they they would not be prosecuted for past crimes as part of the Northern Ireland peace process.
BBC Travel News says subsidence and temporary traffic lights are causing delays on the A41 Stratford Road in Bordesley.
Top stories in my 09:00 bulletin are:
A Birmingham MP has held talks with the government and the city council following allegations a Muslim group plans to take over several schools in the city to inject a more Islamic ethos into how they are run.
Danny Byrne's intervention comes after a letter detailing the plot was sent to 12 schools in Birmingham believed to be vulnerable to a takeover.
I'm on from 09:00. Today we'll be talking about swearing and asking whether teachers are out of touch. Listen live.
Watery Lane in Wednesfield is closed in both directions between Neachells Lane and Nosse Lane because of an accident, warns BBC Travel News.
A cloudy start with the odd spot of drizzle but it should become sunny and pleasantly warm by the afternoon.
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