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The A449 Penn Road in Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton, is closed inbound between the Pennhouse Avenue junction and the B4161 Rookery Lane junction, because of emergency repairs and telecoms work.
Traffic heading into Wolverhampton from the south of the city will be diverted from the roundabout at Lloyd Hill along Warstones Rd. Expect delays.
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A chilly but bright start, particularly in the south. It is going to turn cloudier through the day as some outbreaks of rain slowly spread their way southwards this afternoon. Temperatures still slightly below average for the time of year.
Voting in the by-election for the West Midlands police and crime commissioner (PCC) has begun, to appoint a successor to Bob Jones, who died in July.
The candidates are David Jamieson (Labour); Les Jones (Conservative); Keith Rowe (Ukip); and Ayoub Khan (Liberal Democrat). Voting began at 07:00 and polling stations will remain open until 22:00.
A nine-year-old girl left heartbroken after thieves stole keepsakes from her sister's grave has written to culprits in a desperate plea for them to return the items.
Three men have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation to tackle drug dealers.
Officers from Birmingham along with the Serious and Organised Crime Unit searched houses and businesses across Rowley Regis, Bordesley Green and Kitts Green as part of the long-standing operation to tackle the importation and supply of drugs.
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has confirmed he will race over two miles at the Birmingham Diamond League.
The Birmingham meet on 24 August will be the newly-crowned European 10,000m champion's first race in Britain since his London Marathon debut in April.
Farah, 31, has endured a troubled year, withdrawing from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of fitness concerns.
"I was gutted to withdraw," said Farah. "But I'm really pleased I'll be back on the track at Birmingham."
The BBC understands two Birmingham schools at the centre of the alleged Trojan Horse plot have seen a sharp dip in GCSE results.
Hear more in the 09:00 bulletin.
Six men appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday accused of violent disorder at a protest by the English Defence League last year.
The group were charged last month with crimes that allegedly took place when the EDL staged a demonstration in Centenary Square on 20 July 2013.