Weather information for Birmingham & Black Country

This is the weather forecast for the West Midlands, Birmingham & Black Country

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UK forecast for 11/07/2014

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BBC Birmingham & Black Country

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Birmingham

22 °C 15 °C

BBC Local Live

  1.  
    Staff and bed shortages 11:14:

    Read more on BBC Health as NHS trusts across England say maternity units had to close in the past year due to a lack of staff or beds.

    Data obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act showed 62 trusts out of 121 respondents - or 51% - temporarily closed units in 2013.

     
  2.  
    News headlines 11:00: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    In the news at 11:00

     
  3.  
    Watch: Dance festival practice 10:47: via Facebook

    BBC Midlands Today posts: "Young dancers from Birmingham are getting ready to head up to Glasgow to open the first ever Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival.

    Birmingham youth dancers

    "They'll be joined by hundreds of other young people from all around the world. Our Arts reporter Satnam Rana caught up with some of them in final rehearsals on Tuesday."

     
  4.  
    White Dee's fitness video 10:36: Birmingham Mail

    Benefit Street's White Dee is planning on releasing a fitness DVD in time for Christmas - after shedding more than a quarter of her body weight.

     
  5.  
    Traffic-free cycling 10:24: via Facebook

    Dudley Borough Council posts: "Fancy a nice ride out with the family this weekend? Try the Kingswinford Urban Escape at 2pm this Sunday."

     
  6.  
    Patrols to target khat sales 10:11: Midlands Today

    Police have been doing extra patrols in some parts of Birmingham because of concern about use of the drug khat.

    Khat

    The plant, which is chewed by some members of the Somalian and Yemeni communities, became illegal last month. There are worries the drug is now being traded on the black market

     
  7.  
    News on the hour 09:58: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    A five-year-old boy with leukaemia is helping to raise a £100,000 for a new specialist cancer ward at Birmingham's Children's Hospital.

    Seb Whatton

    In the news at 10:00, we'll hear from Seb Whatton and his mum, who are raising money. Listen live.

     
  8.  
    Losing weight: Your stories 09:52: Adrian Goldberg Presenter, BBC WM

    An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

    This morning I'm asking: How easy is it to lose weight? Join the discussion on BBC WM now.

     
  9.  
    'Knives destroy lives' 09:36: Peter Wilson West Midlands Home Affairs Correspondent, BBC News

    The parents of a Birmingham schoolgirl stabbed to death on a bus in the city say knives need to come off the city streets.

    Christina Edkins' parents

    I spoke to them yesterday when they launched the latest knife surrender bin in Edgbaston.

    Kathleen Edkins says knives destroys families adding: "It's been just over a year since we lost Christina and we can't cope as it is." Watch my report online.

     
  10.  
    Have your say 09:24:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

     
  11.  
    Back to work 09:11:

    Public sector workers across England and Wales are back at work today following a 24-hour walkout yesterday.

    Public sector strike in Birmingham city centre

    Thousands of people walked out in a continuing row over pay, conditions and pensions.

    The government called the strike irresponsible and says it can't afford pay rises of more than 1%.

     
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    TOP HEADLINES
     
  13.  
    News on the hour 08:58: Kevin Pashby Journalist, BBC WM

    I'm reading the news on BBC WM this morning. The headlines at 09:00:

     
  14.  
    Selly Oak fight arrests 08:51: Lucy King Journalist, BBC WM

    I've just spoken to people who tell me four people have been arrested on suspicion of affray after a fight between two groups in Selly Oak last night.

    Police were called to what's been described as a "low level fight" by the Aldi supermarket.

    Three men aged 23, 28 and 30 were arrested last night, along with an 18-year-old woman - they remain in police custody this morning and no-one is believed to have been injured.

     
  15.  
    Bus lane enforcement 08:37:

    Birmingham City Council tweets: Webcast: #Birmingham #Economy & #Transport @bhamscrutiny is live from 10am: bit.ly/1miBCGc #bcclive #localgov

    Councillor Victoria Quinn

    The issues due to be discussed include council priorities for the year and bus lane enforcement.

     
  16.  
    Maternity unit closures 08:28: BBC WM

    Four hospitals in the West Midlands had to close their maternity units to women in labour last year because they were too busy.

    The information provided to the BBC by hospital groups who responded to a freedom of information request put the closures down to staffing levels and not enough beds.

    Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope hospitals closed 50 times during 2013. And in Dudley, Russells Hall closed nine times.

     
  17.  
    Second murder charge 08:16:

    Police have charged a second man with murdering a father in Sparkbrook.

    Ikran Ullah Khan, 28, died after being stabbed in the neck. Two other men are still being treated in hospital.

    Khalid Jan, from Sparkbrook, is due in court later. Another man, 22-year-old Naweed Bashardost, of Alum Rock, also faces a murder charge and in total 11 men have been arrested.

     
  18.  
    Sunny weather forecast 08:07:

    There's a good deal of bright and sunny weather to start with this morning, but it will cloud over as the day goes on, particularly into this afternoon.

    It'll be staying dry throughout the day, with a top temperature of 23C (73F) and feel humid.

     
  19.  
    Good morning 08:00: Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

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

    If you spot a story you think we should be covering - email, tweet or contact me via Facebook.

     

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