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That's it for the service today, Stephanie Barnard will have all your weekend updates starting tomorrow at 08:00.
Expect a dry evening turning frosty tonight with lows of -2C (28F).
CCTV images of a woman suspected of stealing a mobile phone from a child at a Dudley bus station have been released by police.
The woman is described as in her late-teens, about 5ft 7in tall and has collar-length dark frizzy hair.
There are some problems on the M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident earlier on.
West Midlands public transport operator Centro says it is looking at a range of options to cut £14m - almost 10% of its budget.
They include stopping free tram and train travel for over-65s, making children pay two-thirds of the adult bus fare rather than half fare and reducing the grant to its "ring and ride" service.
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.
Villa fan Alan and Albion fan Eddie get ready for the football phone-in with Paul Franks.
After weeks of banter they are going head-to-head before the big derby on Monday. Listen live here.
Birmingham has seen its first Chinese property investment with the £7m purchase of a landmark city centre office block, the paper reports.
Nikki Sinclaire has told the BBC she revealed her gender reassignment secret because of threats from journalists and her former colleagues in UKIP.
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.