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Middlesbrough v Birmingham City

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has no fresh injury concerns for tonight's visit of Birmingham City.

George Friend (ankle) and Ryan Shotton (knee) are back in training but not fully fit and Anfernee Dijksteel (knee) and Daniel Ayala (ankle) remain out.

Jonathan Woodgate
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Birmingham remain without suspended captain Harlee Dean, so Marc Roberts - returning from an ankle injury - will keep his place at the back if fit.

The two sides, in 17th and 18th respectively, are separated by just one point in the Championship table.

Chapionship table

Birmingham car ban plans to go out to public consultation

Kathryn Stanczyszyn

Political Reporter, BBC WM

Plans to ban cars from driving through Birmingham City centre will be put out to public consultation after being backed by councillors today.

Birmingham city centre

Under proposals, vehicles will be able to drive into the city, but would have to go back out to the ring road to access other areas.

In a newly published transport plan, the city council is also looking at rerouting the A38 and bringing in a 20mph limit on more residential roads.

The consultation will begin on 28 January and run for eight weeks.

Former Today presenter Peter Hobday dies

The broadcaster Peter Hobday has died at the age of 82.

Peter Hobday

He'd been a regular presenter on the Today programme for 14 years until 1996.

Born in 1937 in Wolverhampton, Hobday went on to join the Wolverhampton Express and Star as a showbusiness editor.

He was an expert on economics and business, also fronting the Money Programme on BBC Two.

He also helped launch Newsnight in 1980.

Former Today presenter James Naughtie, who worked with him on the programme for two years, remembered his "jolliness" and described him as "a very learned man, terribly well-read and a man of vast accomplishments".