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Daw Mill Colliery fire has been put out but the row over redundancy terms is hotting-up
Four workers at a food factory in West Bromwich are treated for the symptoms of tuberculosis.
A driver is charged over a hit-and-run crash in which a father-of-four from Birmingham died.
Two men, including a former school teacher, and a woman are jailed over the sexual assault of a Birmingham teenager.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert makes Aalborg and Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius his fourth summer signing.
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A largely dry night with some clear spells at times. It will feel rather humid in more urban areas such as Birmingham city centre, with a minimum temperature of 12C
New Aston Villa signing Nicklas Helenius has said he is "very proud" to be joining the club.
The Danish international striker, 22, has signed on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Aalborg.
He said: "I think this is the right club for me with all the other young players in the side who want to do well and achieve something together."
Tonight we'll be talking to health officials who are screening employees at a West Bromwich food company for tuberculosis (TB), after four workers contracted the disease.
We'll be finding out how the closure of two tunnels in Birmingham will affect your journeys through the city and meeting the local cricket coach who's just been appointed an MBE.
That's me and Nick Owen on Midlands Today, BBC One, at 18:30.
A burglar who broke into 18 houses to steal car keys before making off with the vehicles has been jailed for more than three years, West Midlands Police reports.
Hayden Mills targeted houses in affluent areas of Sutton Coldfield, Solihull and Warwickshire to steal high-value vehicles.
He sneaked into homes in the middle of the night, usually after forcing patio door locks, without waking owners, police said.
People concerned about the six-week closure of two Birmingham two city centre tunnels have attended an information event.
Eddie Fellows, from road contractor Amey, said: "We've been able to give people information about the works, diversion routes, and alternative transport to driving including train and bus journey times."
BBC Inside Out WM tweets: We've asked actress Meera Syal to explore how #Bollywood has kept pace with Asian culture. Hooray for Bollywood - Friday June 28, 1930 BBC1.
Defender Steven Reid has signed a new one-year contract with West Brom.
Manager Steve Clarke said: "If he has better luck with injuries, Steven will have a big part to play here in the new season."
Aston Villa have signed Danish international striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg BK for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.
Helenius has played alongside fellow new Villa signing Jores Okore in the Denmark team.
From 16:00 my programme is coming live from South and City College in Handsworth as part of BBC WM's Summer Tour.
As part of the show, we're holding a public debate live from the college from 18:00 called Handsworth: Where next?
You can hear it all live on BBC WM.
A woman from London has told BBC WM she would find it impossible if she was forced to move to Birmingham to find a home.
Danielle Riley, who has a three-year-old son, is on a waiting list of 24,000 people with Newham Council and was offered properties in Birmingham and Dover, which she has refused.
She said: "I have a medical condition and need the support of my mum, I can't take [the houses] because it would put me in a much worse position."
I'm taking a first look at the 131-year-old Shakespeare Memorial Room which has been installed at the New Library of Birmingham.
The room, which was built in 1882, has been carefully taken apart piece by piece, transported from the old Central library and rebuilt in a rotunda at the top of the new building.
You can see more on Midlands Today at 1830.
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The Birmingham Mail reports that Rihanna was more than an hour late on stage for her show at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night.
Families who say they've been forced to relocate from London to Birmingham have told the BBC they've been "left in limbo".
Newham Council says it has a shortage of homes and a waiting list of 24,000 people, so a small proportion have been temporarily moved.
Police in Dudley report the town centre is to become an alcohol-free zone.
Officers say it has been brought in because of problems with anti-social behaviour fuelled by alcohol.
Sgt Rob Simpson says: "Local businesses and residents have been telling us that they are unhappy with street drinking so we will be taking a robust approach to this offence."
The BBC is looking for talented young people to become BBC Kick Off reporters this summer, at locations including Birmingham.
The eight-week placement is a great opportunity to get some experience of sports broadcasting. Find out more.
A family from Sedgley have spoken to the Express and Star about how they feared for their lives when the Yellow Duckmarine they were on board in Liverpool's Albert Dock sank.
The Environment Agency is in Coleshill, Birmingham, today checking vehicles as part of an operation to tackle waste crime.
It tweets: Our expert officers providing lots of advice and guidance to waste carriers today.
So life in League One for Wolves begins with a trip to Preston on 3 August.
We remember the last visit fondly, a Chris Iwelumo hat-trick giving Wolves a 3-1 win - although he was later sent off.
A West Bromwich food company has said it's checking workers for symptoms of tuberculosis after four workers were treated for the disease.
A spokesman for the 2 Sisters Food Group said: "We are working with Public Health England to co-ordinate some educational materials and screening sessions on site."
London Midland tweets: Owing to signalling problems at #Wolverhampton, trains services running through this station may be delayed at short notice. More when know.
Wolves will play away at Preston on the opening day of the League One season on 3 August.
It's one of six fixtures that have been released early by the Football League to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
It's week three of the BBC WM Summer Tour and today the BBC Bus is back outside the South & City college on Soho Road in Handsworth.
You can meet members of the WM team there and have a go at being a BBC presenter.
On Midlands Today this lunchtime, we're live at the 2 Sisters Food Group in West Bromwich where four workers have been treated for tuberculosis (TB).
And we'll find out how the closure of the St Chads and Queensway tunnels on the A38 in Birmingham will affect you.
See more on Midlands Today at 13:30.
A Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban is to lead calls for education to become a top priority in failing states around the world.
Malala Yousafzai, who attends Edgbaston High School for girls, will mark her 16th birthday by highlighting the plight of others at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 12 July.
It will be her first major public appearance since being shot in 2012.
West Midlands Police tweets: BREAKING NEWS: Romeo Mayhead has been found safe and well. Thank you for all your re-tweets of the appeal #FindRomeo.
MG has unveiled its new small car, the MG3.
It is made in China, but was designed and will be assembled at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham.
The car is on display at the Birmingham Made Me expo at Millennium Point.
Police searching for missing eight-year-old Romeo Mayhead in Willenhall believe he left home after an argument.
Insp Les Dow says: "We believe he may have argued with siblings last night and has left his home some time this morning.
"We urge people who are out and about to look out for Romeo and to call police if you believe you may know of his whereabouts."
Police say they are very concerned about eight-year-old Romeo Mayhead, who is missing from his home in Willenhall.
Insp Les Dow, from Walsall Police, said: "Romeo is very young to be out on his own.
"We have officers out across Walsall and neighbouring areas looking for Romeo and all of his usual haunts are being checked."
Police in Walsall are searching for an eight-year-old boy who is missing from his home in Willenhall.
Romeo Mayhead was last seen after he went to bed at his home in Short Heath last night but was not there when his family woke up this morning.
He is described as white, 4ft 9in tall, of stocky build, with short fair hair and blue eyes. He has a temporary tattoo on his left forearm.
We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.
Birmingham is known as a "concert capital city" and today on the programme I want to know what are the best and worst concerts you've been to in the city and the Black Country and why?
I'm also looking for the costliest thing that your child has done. Have they done worse than running up a £2,000 phone bill? Listen live from midday.
West Midlands Police tweets: TRAFFIC UPDATE: Bescot Road, Walsall is reopening following earlier collision. A child involved has been taken to hospital for treatment.
Three people, including a former teacher, have been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl from Birmingham, West Midlands Police reports.
William Hanna, 63, who was a teacher when the abuse happened, Dianne Whitehouse, 58, and Ian McGlasson, 47, were all sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.
A jury heard they repeatedly sexually assaulted the 15-year-old over a period of six months in 2010, sometimes broadcasting the abuse live online.
The man overseeing work on two tunnels on the A38 in Birmingham has told BBC WM people should consider using public transport to access the city centre.
St Chads and Queensway tunnels will shut for six weeks from 19 July.
Eddie Fellows, of contractors Amey, said: "There is a need for people to think carefully about their travel choices. They can use the train or the bus, but it doesn't mean the city should be avoided."
Public Health England have said there is no impact on food quality or safety at a West Bromwich food company where four workers have been treated for tuberculosis (TB).
Fellow workers at the 2 Sisters Food Group in Dial Lane are also being checked for symptoms.
Dr Naveed Syed, of PHE, said: "There is absolutely no risk of TB being transferred except through close contact, so these cases have no impact whatsoever on the quality of goods processed at the factory."
The A4148 Bescot Road in Walsall has been closed due to a serious accident.
There is queuing traffic in both directions between the A4038 Darlaston Road junction and the Slaters Lane junction.
Police are directing traffic.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have turned down an offer from Hibernian for striker Leigh Griffiths.
Griffiths scored 28 goals while on loan with Hibs last season.
Wolves Chief Executive, Jez Moxey told the club's official website: "There is no offer which can be made at this time that will change our minds."
Four people working for a food company in West Bromwich have been treated for tuberculosis (TB).
Fellow workers at the 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd in Dial Lane are also being checked for symptoms.
A Public Health England (PHE) spokesman said the infected staff had all responded to treatment and were now well.
The places where Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien grew up in Birmingham are being brought to life through a new audio walk.
BBC News has taken the tour around the streets, fields and woodlands surrounding Sarehole Mill in Hall Green.
A driver has been charged over an alleged hit and run in Birmingham in which a father-of-four died earlier this year, West Midlands Police reports.
Stephen Chappell, 49, was struck by a silver Nissan Micra as he crossed Bordesley Green Road, near Adderley Park train station, on 30 January.
A 38-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 8 July.
Police in Sandwell are working with local businesses and the council to tackle the issue of illegal off-road bikes in the Wednesbury area.
Officers say they are taking the action against owners of the bikes, which are being ridden on wasteland near St Paul's Road, following concern from local residents.
Drivers needing advice on alternative routes through Birmingham while two city centres tunnels are shut are being urged to attend an information event.
The A38 St Chads and Queensway tunnels will shut for repairs and new lighting from 19 July to 2 September.
A public information event is being held in Victoria Square in the city centre between 10:30 and 18:00.
Demand for the HS2 high-speed rail project has "likely been overestimated", a think tank has said.
A report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) also said the £33bn cost did not offer value for money.
The government says the HS2 project will reduce rail travel times between London and Birmingham by 35 minutes.
Does society make it too easy for sex abusers?
Former TV presenter Stuart Hall got what some people regard as a lenient sentence, when he was jailed for 15 months for sexually abusing girls.
Meanwhile, the government says companies like Google and BT need to do more to block images of child abuse online.
Wolverhampton are five points clear at the top of the Elite League after beating Peterborough 51-43 at Monmore Green last night, reports BBC WM sport.
Although Tai Woffinden had to withdraw after three rides because of the pain from his broken collarbone, Freddie Lindgren saw Wolves home to all the points by winning a tense final heat.
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has told the BBC he expects to leave the Hawthorns this summer.
He was fined by the club in February for various comments he made about the club on Twitter.
He said: "My representatives are in talks with West Brom... most importantly I need a manager who will assure me of playing time because it's the last years of my playing career."
The BBC WM Summer Tour is in Handsworth this week.
Breakfast presenter Pete Morgan has been working in the kitchens at Chandni Chowk restaurant on Soho Road cooking up a special dish as a preview to the food festival on Saturday.
You can hear how Pete got on by tuning into the Breakfast show on BBC WM.
I'm reporting live from Birmingham's Queensway tunnels which are closing for six weeks over the summer. Listen live.
The President of the Birmingham Chamber Group tells BBC WM he'll boycott the city during rush hour when the A38 tunnels close in a month's time.
Steve Brittan says: "[I'm going to] keep out of the city as much as possible and have meetings outside the city."
St Chads and Queensway tunnels will be completely closed from 19 July for six weeks.
One lane is blocked and there is heavy traffic on the A4031 All Saints Way northbound in West Bromwich at the A41 The Expressway junction, after a car crashed into a lamp-post.
A mostly fine and dry day is expected with plenty of sunny spells. There's a chance of isolated showers, with a top temperature of 22C.
Good morning, I'll be bringing you all the latest news, travel, sport and weather from Birmingham and the Black Country today.
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A38 West Midlands - A38 St Chads Queensway Tunnel in Birmingham City Centre closed in both directions between Lancaster Circus and the A38 Great Charles Street Queensway junction, because of roadworks during the night. Diversion in operation. Expect delays.
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