Live BBC Local Live: Updates from Birmingham and the Black Country on Friday 22 November

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That's it for the service today, Stephanie Barnard will have all your weekend updates starting tomorrow at 08:00.

STANDARD 1759 Weather

Expect a dry evening turning frosty tonight with lows of -2C (28F).

STANDARD 1749 Phone theft CCTV footage

CCTV images of a woman suspected of stealing a mobile phone from a child at a Dudley bus station have been released by police.

CCTV images of a woman police want to speak to

The woman is described as in her late-teens, about 5ft 7in tall and has collar-length dark frizzy hair.

STANDARD 1744 Travel

There are some problems on the M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident earlier on.

STANDARD 1738 Midlands Today

Mary Rhodes, Presenter

We have the latest on Saltley School and the West Midlands Police officer who will appear in court next month to face charges of causing death by careless driving.

That's Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.

STANDARD 1732 Football phone-in

Villa fan Alan and Albion fan Eddie get ready for the football phone-in with Paul Franks.

Alan (L) and Eddie (R) with friend Terry in the middle

After weeks of banter they are going head-to-head before the big derby on Monday. Listen live here.

STANDARD 1724 Chinese firm buys offices

Birmingham Post

Birmingham has seen its first Chinese property investment with the £7m purchase of a landmark city centre office block, the paper reports.

TWEET 1718

BBC WM Sport 95.6 tweets: If you are outside the West Mids you can listen to the FOOTBALL PHONE IN here from 6pm @bbcwm


Nikki Sinclaire has told the BBC she revealed her gender reassignment secret because of threats from journalists and her former colleagues in UKIP.

West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire

She made the allegations in her first interview with the BBC since saying she had lived as a man until the age of 23.

UKIP said Ms Sinclaire's claims were unfounded.