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Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

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M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and queues southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a break down.

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Stourbridge make FA Cup first round draw

Stourbridge are through to the first-round proper of the FA Cup for the sixth time in 10 seasons.

The Glassboys came from 2-0 down to beat Whitby Town 3-2 in last night’s fourth qualifying round replay with goalkeeper James Wren also saving a penalty.

Stourbridge will be at home to the winners of tonight’s replay between Eastleigh and Welling United.

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More dementia research wanted by FA

Allen Cook

BBC News

More research is needed to find the specific links between former professional footballers and dementia, the Football Association (FA) has said.

Jeff Astle
PA Media

Today, experts at Glasgow University revealed they are three and a half times more likely to die of the condition than people of the same age range in the general population.

They've been investigating fears brain injuries could be linked to heading the ball, after claims that former West Brom striker Jeff Astle died because of repeated head trauma.

The FA's response to the study says one difficulty is the former footballers featured in the study were born between 1900 and 1976 and the game's changed since then.

A group's now going to be set up by the association to meet at the end of the month and decide what further research should be carried out.