08:00 Good morning Stephanie Barnard, BBC Local Live
It started off bright and sunny but it's now looking quite cloudy here in Birmingham this morning.
I'm in the BBC WM newsroom bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.
08:02 Dry and bright Mel Coles, BBC Weather
It's a dry start but the cloud will increase from the west and although many places will remain dry with further bright spells, there will be the risk of a few showery outbreaks.
Feeling cooler than it has done, with a high of 20C (68F).
08:14 Schoolboys arrested over fire
Police have arrested three youths aged 12, 14 and 15 following the fire at Northfield Manor House.
West Midlands Police says three schoolboys were arrested on Thursday evening and have been bailed pending further inquiries.
08:27 Reporting from Northfield Manor Steve Hermon, Journalist, BBC WM
I'm out the entrance to Northfield Manor which is cordoned off this morning.
The future of this historic building is uncertain. Yesterday when I was here I was told it would have to be demolished.
It's blackened out and destroyed, but thankfully firefighters were able to contain the blaze and stop it spreading. Structural engineers have been on site in the past 24 hours and are more positive about its future.
08:38 Custody death investigated
The death of a woman found collapsed in a police cell in Bloxwich, is to be investigated by the police watchdog.
Sharmila Ullah, 30, died in hospital on 10 July after she was held at the West Midlands Police station.
The IPCC said she had been examined by nurses who said she was "fit to detain" in a cell.
08:52 'University should take responsibility' BBC WM
A Birmingham councillor is calling on the University of Birmingham to take some responsibility for the fire which destroyed Northfield Manor.
Peter Douglas Osbourne says reduced security at the old Cadbury family property, bought by the university more than 60 years ago, made it easy for arsonists to get in.
Hear more on this story on BBC WM.
08:57 News on the hour BBC WM
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09:06 Horse chained in canal Stephanie Barnard, BBC Local Live
A horse has been found chained underwater in a canal in Coseley.
West Midlands Fire Service is currently rescuing the horse, which was spotted by police near Walbrook Bridge at 08:00 with only its head above water.