Digbeth stabbings: Two men treated in hospital

Two men have been treated in a Birmingham hospital for stab wounds.

West Midlands Police stopped a speeding vehicle in Birmingham which was said to be on its way to hospital.

A spokesman said an injured man was found in the car. A second man with stab wounds subsequently attended the hospital's A&E department.

A man who was initially arrested has now been released. Part of Coventry Road, Digbeth, remains cordoned off while police investigate the scene.

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    16:59: News on the hour Chris Blakemore News editor, BBC WM

    Our top story at 17:00 on BBC WM: More than 1,200 front-line officers at West Midlands Police are getting specialist training on how to spot the signs of grooming and trafficking.

    It comes after a woman said she'd been trafficked around the region from the age of 14 and forced to have sex with more than 200 men.

    16:45: Football commentaries Richard Wilford BBC WM Sport

    We've got live football coverage on BBC WM tomorrow starting with the build up to West Brom v Arsenal, which kicks off at 12:45.

    Then we've got commentary on Burnley v Aston Villa, Blues v Forest on DAB radio and Brentford v Wolves on DAB and Freeview.

    Join me and the team from 12:00.

    16:35: Watch: Weekend forecast

    What's the weather going to be like this weekend? Rebecca Wood has your one-minute forecast for the Midlands.

    Rebecca Wood
    16:24: Watch: Sports awards round-up via Facebook

    BBC Midlands Today posts: More than 300 guests turned out at the West Midlands Community Sports Awards at Villa Park.

    West Midlands Community Sports Awards at Villa Park.

    Among them was Denis Neenan, from Birmingham, who was named as the BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero for his work with Gaelic sports.

    16:15: Filming for Inside Out Qasa Alom Producer, BBC Inside Out

    Inside Out are currently out filming for a story on human waste being ejected from trains on to the lines and the poor conditions it leaves for rail workers on the sides of the tracks.

    Human waste being thrown out of a bucket

    Here's producer Jonathan Gibson getting to "grips" with the story!

    You can follow BBC Inside Out on Twitter for the latest on the new series we're busy filming at the moment.

    16:06: Lambert 'respects decision'

    Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he "totally respects" Roy Keane's decision to step down as assistant manager.

    Paul Lambert and Roy Keane

    "Roy came to me this morning and he informed me that, ultimately, the difficulty of combining both roles has prompted his decision, which I respect totally," he said.

    "In the brief period we have worked together he has been great in the role and I understand his reasons for leaving."

    15:55: News on the hour BBC WM

    In the 16:00 news bulletin: A woman from Birmingham's been spared jail after she flew to the other side of the world and left her six children at home.

    15:50: Investment in bus service Sarah Falkland BBC Midlands Today presenter

    National Express West Midlands has announced a multimillion-pound investment on new buses in the region.

    National Express West Midlands bus

    The bus operator will spend more than £34m next year on 171 new buses, including 58 Platinum vehicles.

    The Platinum service buses will travel on high-fare premium routes with new bus shelters. Drivers wear suits and their priority is to ensure customers' journeys are quicker than by car.

    15:40: Terror bill 'step too far' for Ofsted

    Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.

    The Reverend Nigel Genders said asking Ofsted to become a "schoolroom security service" was "a step too far".

    15:30: This is not going to help Mark Regan BBC WM Sport

    The timing of Roy Keane's Aston Villa departure is very strange. They face a huge week with vital games and for this to happen on the eve of a crucial match at Burnley seems to create a needless sideshow.

    Roy Keane

    I'm also not sure how much two meaningful Irish games in the next 10 months impacts on Keane's schedule.

    15:21: Wood manufacturers to expand Halesowen News

    A Black Country business that makes wooden products for the pub and restaurant trade is branching out.

    15:09: Man shot in leg Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    A man is being treated for wounds to his leg after he was shot in Small Heath this morning.

    Police say the man in his 40s was taken to hospital after the attack at a hairdresser on Somerville Road.

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Stechford police on 101.

    14:56: News on the hour BBC WM

    In the 15:00 news bulletin: A woman from Birmingham has been given a suspended jail sentence for flying to Australia for six weeks, leaving her six children home alone.

    14:47: Man injured outside police station Birmingham Updates

    An investigation has been launched after a man suffered a slash wound outside Longbridge Police Station.

    14:34: Benefits Street star talks class

    Andrew Neil on This Week has been talking class and snobbery with White Dee, from the Birmingham-based documentary Benefits Street.

    Andrew Neil and White Dee

    You can see the interview here.

    14:23: Bin collection 'should be outsourced' Birmingham Post

    Birmingham City Council's official auditor has urged the authority to consider outsourcing refuse collection as it faces an uphill battle to manage cuts of £400 million over the next four years.

    14:11: Man shot in hairdressers BBC WM

    A man has been shot at a hairdressers in Birmingham.

    The attack happened on Somerville Road, Small Heath, just after 10:00. The man, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with a leg injury and is in a stable condition.

    13:56: News on the hour BBC WM

    In the 14:00 news bulletin: A mother-of-six from Birmingham has been given a suspended jail sentence for leaving her children alone at home while she flew to Australia to stay with a boyfriend.

    13:49: Grandparents alerted authorities

    The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, left her 14-year-old son in charge when she left to stay with her boyfriend.

    The teenager called his grandparents, who alerted authorities.

    13:39: Mum left children and flew to Australia

    A mother-of-six from Birmingham who flew to Australia to stay with a boyfriend after telling her son she was going to the supermarket has been given a suspended jail sentence.

    13:29: Call for 'good immigration' Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

    Read my blog post on the the University of Birmingham's new chancellor calling for a rise in the number of international students.

    13:19: British values guidance Phil Mackie News Correspondent

    The long awaited guidance for schools on promoting "British values" has been published.

    It comes after the Trojan Horse investigations into allegations of a takeover of the city's schools by hard-line Islamists.

    13:08: Today's weather Rebecca Wood BBC Weather

    Hello everybody, it's another cloudy day across the West Midlands. Some drizzle out there too but milder with temps up to 12C.

    I'll have the full forecast for you at 1.30pm on BBC Midlands Today.

    12:59: News on the hour Rob Mayor Journalist, BBC WM

    At 13:00 on BBC WM, West Midlands Police say they're training 1,200 front-line officers so they can spot the signs of grooming and trafficking.

    And a senior policemen says the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" saga was blown out of proportion.

    12:51: Plebgate: Mitchell shouldn't have lost job

    A police officer who witnessed the so-called "Plebgate" row has described it as a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job, reports BBC Online.

    Ian Richardson Ian Richardson, speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, said the row was a "nonsense incident"

    Mr Mitchell, who quit as chief whip after the incident at Downing Street's gates, lost a libel case on Thursday.

    A High Court judge ruled the Tory MP probably had called officers "plebs".

    12:40: Pakistan murder

    Two people from Birmingham have been charged with assisting an offender after the murder of a woman in Pakistan.

    Victim Gulam Asia, 49, died after being shot several times outside her home in the country's capital Lahore on 27 July last year.

    Nargis Ahmed, 33, and Mohammed Adeel, 35, are due to appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court in north London today alongside Tariq Rana, 30, of no fixed abode, who is accused of killing her.

    12:28: Coming up on TV Hilary McConnell Producer, BBC Midlands Today

    We'll have reaction to the news that Roy Keane has quit as assistant manager at Aston Villa.

    And we're pulling together a special report on the West Midlands Community Sports Awards from last night. Watch BBC One from 13:30.

    12:19: Spurned husband's sentence cut Express and Star

    A spurned husband who sent his ex-wife her wedding dress cut to ribbons as part of a campaign of harassment has had his jail term halved on appeal.

    12:10: Broken wrist in pensioner robbery

    An 84-year-old woman's wrist was broken when a robber stole her handbag in Yardley, West Midlands Police has said.

    Victim's bruised wrist

    The pensioner also suffered severe bruising, a split lip and face cuts during the attack at 4.15pm Sunday 16 November.

    She was targeted in Larch Walk as she walked home from a shopping trip.

    11:57: News on the hour Rob Mayor Journalist, BBC WM

    Coming up in the bulletin at noon, West Midlands Police say they're training 1,200 front-line officers so they can spot the signs of grooming and trafficking.

    Plus, one of the policemen who was at the gates of Downing Street during a row with former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell says he feels sorry for him.

    11:35: Abuse 'like revolving door' BBC WM

    A woman who was a sex trafficking victim from the age of 14 says she was taken to a flat with another victim on one occasion and men were lining up to choose one of them.

    "One man would take his turn and then you'd just be held there and then the next man would come.

    "It was like a revolving door. Person after person after person."

    11:22: Timing is appalling Mark Regan BBC WM Sport

    All of a sudden Roy Keane wakes up and says "I can't do this job" as well as the ROI role. The timing is appalling.

    It's just the latest in a long line of calamities for Villa. They've lost players to injury, the statistics on the field of play are appalling - they are at the bottom of every stat in the Premier League - and now they've got this to deal with.

    This is just another blow to Paul Lambert's tenure.

    11:08: Pivotal games for Villa Mark Regan BBC WM Sport

    I can't believe the timing of this. Roy Keane's argument is that combining the roles of Aston Villa and his duties on the international stage with the Republic of Ireland have become too much.

    There is no immediate rush for him to leave and devote any time to Martin O'Neill's side in the next seven days, which are absolutely pivotal for Villa as they head to Burnley on Saturday.

    There are three games coming up which fans are banking on to get some points to get away from the relegation zone.

    10:55: News on the hour BBC WM

    In the 11:00 news bulletin: The prime minister has been in Staffordshire setting set out plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants from the EU.

    10:42: Radio 1Xtra in Birmingham

    Throughout November BBC Radio 1Xtra were on the ground in Birmingham with 1Xtra Live: The Sessions.

    AffieJam from Birmingham

    Through events including MC workshops, spoken word and songwriter nights and dance workshops, the team met some inspirational local talent during 1Xtra's residency in the city. Watch their stories on YouTube.

    AffieJam (pictured), a singer songwriter from the city, is one of the artists who tells her story of "getting out what I want to say".

    10:28: Men flee house after fire Dudley News

    Two men and a dog managed to escape a Brierley Hill house unharmed after a suspected arson attack.

    10:18: 'I understand his reasons'

    Roy Keane joined Villa in July under manager Paul Lambert.

    Lambert says: "Roy came to me this morning and he informed me that, ultimately, the difficulty of combining both roles has prompted his decision, which I respect totally.

    Paul Lambert and Roy Keane

    "In the brief period we have worked together he has been great in the role and I understand his reasons for leaving."

    10:08: Bargain hunters out before dawn Birmingham Mail

    Desperate bargain-hunters were out before dawn at West Midlands stores to snap up Black Friday offers across the region.

    09:56: News on the hour BBC WM

    In the 10:00 news bulletin: A West Midlands woman who was sexually groomed from the age of 14 has told us of her experiences and says she doesn't think the problem will ever be solved.

    09:53: Roles have 'become too much' Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    We've just received a statement from Aston Villa.

    Keane says he's taken the decision to leave as "ultimately, my roles with Villa and Ireland and combining my commitment to these have become too much.

    "It isn't fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I've made this decision.

    09:46: 'Struggling to combine roles' BBC Sport

    Assistant manager Roy Keane has left Aston Villa with immediate effect after struggling to combine it with a similar position he holds with the Republic of Ireland.

    Roy Keane
    09:38: BREAKING NEWS

    Roy Keane has "relinquished" his role as assistant manager with immediate effect at Aston Villa, the club announces.

    Get in touch 09:33: Black Friday: Your views via Facebook

    Althea Patterson posts: "More fool them. All year retailers have been alarmed at how little we are spending, lo and behold give it a name, market it aggressively through news media and you have the sheep fighting for alleged bargains. Good grief."

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    09:10: Plebgate interview Danny Shaw Home affairs correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: Ex PC Ian Richardson who was at Downing St during #plebgate row on @r4Today. First broadcast interview with any of the officers involved.

    Richardson says #plebgate should "not have been a hook" for Police Fed to hang its grievances on. Incident & aftermath "totally unnecessary"

    08:58: News on the hour Rob Mayor Journalist, BBC WM

    Our top story at 09:00: We'll hear from a woman who was groomed and trafficked as part of a sex ring in which she was forced to sleep with hundreds of men.

    Hear more on this story and others in the news on BBC WM.

    Email: locallive@bbc.co.uk 08:41: Black Friday crowds Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    You may have seen the story in the news about people queuing for Black Friday as shops across the country reduce stock.

    Queues outside a trainer shop for Black Friday

    I was surprised to see people queuing outside a trainer shop at 7.15 this morning near New Street station.

    Share your photos with us, if you spot busy crowds by tweeting @BBCWM or emailing us.

    08:31: Sex trafficking 'will never be solved' BBC WM

    A woman who was raped by more than 200 men as part of a sex trafficking ring in the West Midlands says she doesn't think the problem will ever be solved.

    The woman was groomed from the age of 14 and trafficked across the West Midlands and Shropshire from the age of 15.

    Speaking anonymously to the BBC she says she "doesn't think it'll ever be stopped. It'll just become more secretive".

    08:21: Delays on M5

    There's queuing traffic and delays in both directions around J1 of the M5, reports BBC Travel.

    08:10: Dry day ahead Charlie Slater Weather Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    More mist and murk is possible this morning before another mainly dry but dull and overcast day.

    A couple of drizzly showers are possible at times and it'll be breezy, with highs of 11C (52F).

    BBC Weather's Charlie Slater
    08:00: Good morning Stephanie Barnard BBC Local Live

    I'm in the BBC WM newsroom bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Birmingham and the Black Country.

    If you've got a story you think we should be covering please do get in touch via Twitter or email.



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