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I'm heading to St Andrew's for reaction to Lee Clark's sacking as Birmingham City manager.
Despite the chaos in Hong Kong, a record of just one league win in a calendar year has cost him his job.
I'll have more on Midlands Today at 18:30 on BBC One.
What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service, which we write here in Birmingham.
Leader of Walsall Council Sean Coughlan held a press conference to announce the authority's draft budget proposals for the next four years.
He's due to put forward the plan to Cabinet on 29 October.
Up to 430 jobs could go at Walsall Council due to budget cuts, the leader of the authority says.
A consultation is going to be held to decide on the future of libraries and children's services as the council, which employs 9,500 people, seeks to save £86m over the next four years.
Sean Coughlan says the closure of seven libraries and eight children's centres is being considered.
BBC WM is producing a radio documentary to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings. It will be broadcast on the night of the anniversary, 21 November at 20:00, just before the bombs went off.
We are looking for people who were in Birmingham city centre that night or have family/friends who were. The documentary will focus on people's memories of the night rather than the aftermath.
If anyone has a story they'd be willing to share - no matter how big or small - I'd love to hear from you. You can contact me via email.
Birmingham has come third in a competition for the title "Curry Capital", losing out to Bradford in first place and Brighton in second..
It is ironic that Lee Clark's final game should have come against Bolton - the same club against whom Blues gained that priceless stoppage time point back in May to retain their status.
The only question now is who fancies taking on a tough job? Given the delicate ownership situation at St Andrew's it is a task that should not be considered lightly.
Ch Insp Stephen Morrey says the officer who was shot in Rugeley yesterday should be commended "for carrying out his duty in this way".
"My thoughts are currently with the officer and his family hoping that the injury is not permanent. We are currently supporting his family and we are all hoping that he is able to make a swift recovery.
"The incident is now being investigated by detectives and we are not seeking anybody else in relation to this matter."
Yesterday I took part in the Great Birmingham Run - my first ever half marathon. It was an amazing atmosphere and I loved high fiving the crowds and feeling the buzz of the city. Running down the finish on Broad Street with the crowds cheering is something I won't forget in a long time.
Find out how I did on Inside Out tonight at 19.30 on BBC One.
I'll have more details on the police officer who was shot with an air weapon in Rugeley yesterday evening. Listen live.
Dudley Council and the Campaign for Real Ale have teamed up to launch a guide to some of the borough's finest pubs.
Lee Clark joined Blues in June 2012 after being sacked from Huddersfield Town.
West Bromwich Albion's recent up-turn in form will be tested by Manchester United at the Hawthorns tonight.
The Baggies could leapfrog local rivals Villa in the Premier League table if they turn over a United team missing suspended skipper Wayne Rooney.
The former Albion midfielder Richard Sneekes will be part of the BBC WM team live at the Hawthorns, starting with the football phone-in at 18:00.
A passenger died on a bus parked outside a police station as the driver waited inside for at least 20 minutes for an officer to respond, it is claimed.
London Midland tweets: Due to signalling problems services south of #NewStreet on #CrossCity line are subject to delays & cancellations at short notice. More soon.
Our sports reporter Mark Regan spoke to Lee Clark this morning, just hours before he was sacked.
Mark asked him about criticism from the fans and the now ex-Blues boss told him that "everybody needed to stick together".
"It's about trying to turn around the results. We've got to keep fighting and looking after each other and keep the belief." Hear more in the news bulletin.
Seven restaurants in the Midlands have won a place on a new national top 100 list.
Birmingham is one of the few British cities outside London to feature more than once in this weekend's Sunday Times 100 Top Restaurants.
Lee Clark's departure at Birmingham can hardly be viewed as a major surprise.
They have won only one home game in the Championship since 1 October 2013 - that is 24 games and counting.
It was their away form that saved them on the final day of last season and it is also points on their travels that holds them a point above the drop-zone now.
It's not a surprise to see Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett already installed as the early favourite to replace Lee Clark at Birmingham.
Coming up in the news at 15:00 on BBC WM our Birmingham City correspondent will have more on the news that Lee Clark has been sacked as the manager of Blues.
So the end has come for Lee Clark at Birmingham City - the situation clearly couldn't go on any longer. The club had nothing to gain from waiting any longer.
Birmingham City says the search to find a new manager has already begun.
First-team coach Richard Beale and chief scout Malcolm Crosby have been placed in charge.
Birmingham City has "parted company" with manager Lee Clark with immediate effect, the club says.
The Library of Birmingham loses out on the Stirling prize, 350 jobs could be lost at Cadbury and Ebola checks are to be introduced at Birmingham Airport.
Residents at a care home near Stourbridge are facing an uncertain future after the company which operates it went into administration.
Hear more on this story and others in the news at 14:00 on BBC WM.
The cabinet member for children and family services at Birmingham City Council's says there needs to be more emphasis on recruiting permanent social workers rather than relying on agency staff.
New head of children's services Bernadette McNally announced last week she was quitting before even properly starting her job.
Councillor Brigid Jones says: "We do have a nationwide shortage on our hands but of course for councils which have had issues like Birmingham, that shortage is more acute."
Read more on BBC News about Yardleys School, which remains closed despite reassurances it would reopen today.
The school said it was still waiting for written confirmation from Birmingham City Council to say the site was "safe to use".
The council said it had already advised the school to reopen.
This lunchtime, find out how medics in Birmingham are saving more lives thanks to techniques they've learnt treating soldiers in Afghanistan.
And as the weather takes a turn for the worse, we'll have the full forecast for Birmingham and the Black Country with Mel Coles.
Join me for the latest on BBC One from 13:30.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested under the Mental Health Act after a police officer was shot in the eye with an air weapon yesterday in Rugeley.
A sergeant from the Cannock Chase District Local Policing Team is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after the shooting at about 19:30 in Wat Tyler Close.
A police officer is in hospital after he was shot in the eye with an air weapon yesterday in Rugeley, Staffordshire.
Hear more in the 13:00 news bulletin.
Police want to trace a young girl who asked passersby for help in Birmingham city centre yesterday, saying she had become separated from her mother.
The girl, thought to be aged between 8 and 12, is black and wore a red/pink top and black leggings. She has braided hair and a scar under her eye and is thought to be from Birmingham.
West Midlands Police believes she got on a number 46 bus at Snow Hill station. Anyone with information is asked to call the force on 101.
A cruel burglar stuffed three kittens in an oven while ransacking their owner's home.
Here's the Duchess of Cornwall and Dean of Birmingham Catherine Ogle, ahead of the National Harvest Festival in the city.
The service is at Birmingham Cathedral and our reporter Bob Hockenhull is inside.
Did you know Birmingham used to have a full marathon? Take a look back at the footage from Midlands Today, filmed 30 years ago.
Police want to trace a young girl after she asked for people's help in Birmingham city centre yesterday, telling them she had become separated from her mother.
The girl, thought to be aged between eight and 12, spoke to people near St Philip's Cathedral. She has not been seen since.
Insp Adam Henderson says: "There are no missing children reports which match the description of the girl, but this is an unusual incident which we must get to the bottom of."
We'll be finding out how survival rates of patients with serious injuries have gone up 30% because of the skills learned from dealing with soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.
There's a report on rogue garages illegally removing particle filters from diesel vehicles rather than carrying out expensive repairs.
And we'll be at the National Harvest Service which is bringing schoolchildren from all over the country to Birmingham.
Like me, many of you will have either watched or taken part in the Great Birmingham Run yesterday. While mass participation events like that are fairly commonplace now, it wasn't that long ago that distance running was the preserve of elites.
However, on 11 May 1980 when 750 people gathered in Chemsley Wood to take part in the inaugural People's Marathon, all that changed forever.
Inside Out will have the full story tonight at 19:30 on BBC One - join me then for some great archive, short shorts and fetching vests.
The site for the National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham is to be allocated later today.
We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place. We'd like to find out what you think.
In the news at 11:00: Police have released CCTV images of men they want to identify in connection with large scale disorder in Sparkhill this summer, during which one man died.
The National Harvest Festival, usually held at Westminster Abbey in London, is being held in Birmingham today.
The Duchess of Cornwall will be at the service at Birmingham Cathedral and schoolchildren from around the country will bring boxes of homegrown produce.
About 360 children from 20 schools are expected to attend the service later.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds from midnight.
It covers many parts of the West Midlands and we could see gusts reach up to 55mph.
A Birmingham school that's been closed for three weeks because of a nearby fire won't reopen today, even though the city council says it's safe.
Yardleys School has been shut since a suspected arson attack at an industrial unit next door.
The academy's head teacher says she wants written confirmation it's safe, though it's hoped the school will reopen later this week.
This afternoon, the leader of Walsall Council's announcing the budget plans for the next four years.
In the news at 10:00, we'll hear from Sean Coughlan.
Do you recognise these men? Police want to speak to them after "violent disorder" in Sparkhill where a man died in July.
The disorder broke out on the evening of 2 July in Grantham Road and Farm Road.
Ikram Ullah Khan, 28, known as Ikram Elahi, died after being stabbed in the neck.
I've just spoken to police who say they arrested a 27-year-old man found "clutching" a bottle of brandy while driving and found him to be over the drink-drive limit.
He was arrested on Chester Road in Castle Bromwich just after 04:00.
Experience gained by Army surgeons treating the wounded in Afghanistan is now helping to save civilian lives here in the West Midlands.
Trauma centres, such as at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, have seen a 30% increase in survival rates as a result of techniques learnt during the war, which has so far claimed more than 400 British lives.
The cabinet member for children and family services at Birmingham City Council says there needs to be more emphasis on recruiting permanent social workers rather than relying on agency staff.
Hear more in the news at 09:00 on BBC WM.
Midland Metro tweets: Today, extension works start at Priestfield car park, the car park will remain open during work but with less spaces available. 21/10/14.
West Midlands Traffic Police say they arrested a motorist earlier this morning who was seen clutching a bottle of brandy while driving. Here's the brandy pictured on the car's roof.
The precinct, currently in the middle of a £30m revamp, was put on the market earlier this year for £50m.
It's another breezy day and although there'll be some sunshine first thing, the cloud will increase and there'll be a few showers around.
Still plenty of dry, bright spells but the winds will start to pick up towards this evening. Feeling a bit cooler than yesterday with highs of 14C (57F).
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