Samora Roberts, better known as Black Dee from the Channel Four show Benefits Street, has pleaded not guilty to drugs offences.
For more on this story listen in to the 16:00 bulletin on BBC WM.
The driest weather will remain across the northern half of the region this afternoon, with decent spells of sunshine, and quite humid conditions.
There are highs of 23C (73F).
Young people have just two weeks left to make their mark - by voting for the issues they want their Youth MPs to campaign on, says Wolverhampton City Council.
Polls close on Friday 3 October.
Three residents of a road, dubbed Benefits Street after a television programme, have denied plotting to deal drugs including crack cocaine.
Tina Thomas, Charlene Wilson and Samora Roberts, who was known as Black Dee by viewers of the controversial Channel 4 show about James Turner Street in Winson Green, were charged with the offences after police raids in June last year.
The trio will stand trial on 4 May with a fourth defendant called Omari George, 21, of Dora Road, Handsworth, who also denied the conspiracy charges. Read the full story.
Work on a new £200,000 cemetery in Dudley to tackle a shortage of burial spaces will begin next week, says the borough council.
The authority says it has earmarked a section of land in Clee Road, opposite the existing Dudley cemetery. The current cemetery has just 12 months of burial space left.
In the 15:00 bulletin, we will hear that three residents of James Turner Street in Winson Green, Birmingham, have denied three counts of conspiracy to supply drugs.
The street became famous after featuring in the Channel 4 show Benefits Street. Listen live to BBC WM.
West Midlands Police: Have you ever seen our helicopter in the air and wondered what it's up to?
In this special interview with pilot Andy Shanks we can find out all about how the helicopter helps to keep you safe every day of the year.
Rev Alicia Baker said that this Saturday (September 20) between 10:00 and 16:00 there would be an open day at St Luke's Church in Cradley Heath for anyone who would like to have a last look before the building is closed after 167 years in the town.
A 19-month-old boy from Coventry is recovering at Birmingham Children's Hospital after receiving blood cells from America that could save his life.
Khalid Adam from Cheylesmore has a rare type of leukaemia and his family was told this summer he had only six weeks to find a donor.
With only days to spare, suitable cells from a newborn baby in the US were donated and the operation went ahead in Birmingham. Read the full story online.
Birmingham MPs Khalid Mahmood and Shabana Mahmood are among more than 100 signatories of an open letter published in The Independent expressing their revulsion at the murder of David Haines and appealing to militants from the Islamic State group to release the British hostage, Alan Henning.
We will have more on this story in the 14:00 bulletin. Listen live here.
Travel time is around 25-30 minutes. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Spaghetti Junction.
On BBC Midlands Today at 13:30 on BBC One we'll be hearing how dairy farmers in the West Midlands could once again start a campaign of blockades and protests as the price they're paid for milk continues to fall.
We also have CCTV images of the moment a man tried to steal a painting from an art gallery in Birmingham. He is shown removing the picture from the wall and trying to stuff it into his jacket, even though it's too small, and then walking out.
Flog it! comes to you from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery today at 16:30 on BBC One.
Antiques experts James Lewis and Christina Trevanion select the best antiques and collectables to take to auction.
Were you there? What treasures did you dig out to take with you? Get in touch with us via email, Twitter or Facebook.
Leading Muslims from Birmingham and the Black Country have signed an open letter appealing to militants from the Islamic State group to release the British hostage, Alan Henning.
A record turnout is expected as 97% of the electorate has registered to vote. Listen to the 12:00 bulletin live on BBC WM.
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC posts: YouTube: The Wolves Academy's new indoor facility is making great progress.
Callum Edwards-Williams, a student and part-time sports retail worker from Weoley Castle, is sixth in the queue for the new iPhone 6 in Birmingham.
He should be on placement as a community nurse but he's arranged for his two days off this week to start yesterday, when he began camping outside the Bullring.
He says the atmosphere in the queue is "good all-round" and people hold your place if you need to nip to McDonalds to use the toilet. He said he queued for the latest iPhone model for the past four years in a row.
A gang suspected of blackmailing a restaurant owner from Birmingham's Arcadian Centre as part of a protection racket is being hunted by detectives.
A teenager is set to appear before Walsall magistrates today accused of shooting a man in the face with an air pistol, says West Midlands Police.
The 17-year-old will appear this morning to hear claims he attacked the 36-year-old at the wheel of his car when he approached the junction of Milton Street and Bescot Street in Walsall yesterday.
The driver − who is understood to have known his attacker − was released from hospital having had the pellet removed.
Twenty five leading Muslims from Birmingham and the Black Country have signed an open letter appealing to militants from the Islamic State group to release the British hostage, Alan Henning.
We will have more on this story on BBC WM in the 11:00 bulletin.
This man was captured on CCTV first trying to hide this piece of art inside his jacket, before resigning himself to trying to brazenly walk out of the gallery with it tucked under his arm.
Brian Taylor, of Tamworth, was head of public relations for the UK's leading naturist group and was a leading figure with the Spectrum Swimming Club in Northfield, which hosts regular events for naked swimmers.
There will be a misty and cloudy start to the day today across the region but it will warm up with sunshine breaking through this afternoon.
Temperatures could reach highs of 22C (72F) in Birmingham.
In the 09:00 headlines, an organisation recording attacks against Muslims says that the Trojan Horse affair, Rotherham child abuse scandal and beheading of hostages in Iraq has fuelled a four-fold increase in religious hate crimes since June.
News came in just after Local Live finished yesterday that Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has signed a contract extension until June 2018 following the club's unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
The leader of Wolverhampton City Council, Councillor Roger Lawrence, will be talking to BBC WM in the next few minutes about the fact Simon Warren is standing down as the authority's chief executive for health reasons.
The plan now is for the council to scrap the £153,800 per year post and replace it with a managing director, with the position to be filled by one of three senior staff already at the Civic Centre.
Local Live is back for the day. I'm in the BBC WM newsroom bringing you the very latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.
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