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- News updates for Monday 7 December 2015
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
BBC Weather presenter
A dry start to the evening, but cloud will build before rain, heavy at times, arrives overnight.
BBC Midlands Today
West Midlands' manufacturers are experiencing a difficult end to the year, according to a new survey.
Of the firms questioned in the region, 8% told the manufacturer's organisation EEF there had been a decline in their output this quarter.Copyright: Getty Images
The survey showed 12% of businesses said orders were down and 10% said recruitment had declined this quarter.
EEF chief economist Lee Hopley said that the findings were a "disappointing end to the year".
She said the collapse in the oil price, slower world trade growth and weaker-than-expected construction activity had all contributed to weaker manufacturing activity.
BBC WM Sport
The draw for the third round of the FA Cup takes place this evening in Cardiff - it's live on BBC Two at 19:00.
- Aston Villa: 3
- Birmingham City: 4
- West Bromwich Albion: 42
- Wolves: 44
- Walsall / Chesterfield: 60.
Police officers formed a guard of honour at the funeral of Finlay Church who raised thousands of pounds for Birmingham Children's Hospital, before his death from cancer.
The school dinner lady sacked for sharing afalse Facebook burka joke has dubbed the flood of support from Mail readers “fantastic”.
Police are appealing for help in tracking down the driver of a car that killed a woman in a hit-and-run in Handsworth.
Surinder Kaur, 61, died after being hit on Soho Road at about 17:50 on 4 December.Copyright: West Midlands Police
Sgt Paul Hughes said the vehicle was believed to be a limited edition Vauxhall Astra VXR Artic.
"I would appeal to anyone who saw the vehicle on that day or has seen one since that day with similar damage to contact either myself or my team,” he said.
Young people in the Black Country face some of the worst provision of careers and enterprise support, according to a report.
A study by the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) identified the area as one of their "cold spots" in England.Copyright: PA
Chief executive Claudio Harris said "Our report reveals the provision of enterprise and career skills is not consistent for all young people in England.
"With youth unemployment stubbornly remaining three times the average national rate, this must change."
These are some of our headlining stories today:
- Police say a man's been arrested after a woman and child were "deliberately driven at"
- Unions react with anger over Cadbury corporation tax avoidance
- The Duke of Cambridge has missed a penalty during a kick-about with pupils at Saltley Academy in Birmingham.
Walsall announce that their FA Cup Second Round Replay against Chesterfield will take place on Tuesday 15 December.
Kick off at the Banks's stadium will be at 19:45.
The draw for the third round will take place on BBC Two at 19:00.
Commuters in Tamworth will benefit from extra rail services and car parking spaces as part of a £13m improvement package.Copyright: Tamworth Herald
If you're interested in the Duke of Cambridge's visit to Birmingham - you can see more photos on Facebook.Copyright: BBC
Disruption on London Midland service between Birmingham and Wolverhamptonbecause of overhead line problems.
The funeral's been taking place this morning of a schoolboy who raised thousands of pounds for charity before dying of cancer.
Finlay Church, 11, from Alvechurch, was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.
Since then, more than £100,000 has been raised for Birmingham Children's Hospital and Brain Tumour Research.Copyright: Church family
BBC News Online
Theunion representing workers at Cadbury's chocolate factory reacts with angeras its parent company has not paid UK corporation tax.
The Sunday Times reported Mondelez International "lawfully avoided tens of millions of pounds" of tax since its takeover of Cadbury five years ago.Copyright: AP
Unite union regional officer Joe Clarke said: "Nifty footwork by clever accountants meant that the Treasury was denied millions of pounds in corporation tax that could have been spent on the NHS and other much-needed public services.
Here are some of the stories we're looking at this afternoon:
- West Midlands Police say a woman and an 11-year-old boy who were hit by a car were "deliberately driven at"
- Police have named a woman who died in a hit and run in Handsworth on Friday night as Surinder Kaur
- The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William is visiting Birmingham
A wet and windy Monday, find out what the rest of the week holds.
A tram hasn't run through Birmingham city centre since 1953 so understandably it's taking some time to adjust.
Midland Metro warns pedestrians to be careful after a number of people are walking in front of them without realising.
Reporter, BBC WM
The Duke of Cambridge was at Birmingham’s Centenary Square earlier today, for the unveiling of 10 slabs laid in memory of Victoria Cross recipients in the city.
Prince William also met some relatives of those VC winners, who were all awarded for their actions in the first world war.
The Duke was introduced to pupils from Cofton Primary School (pictured), who presented him with a picture and home-made toys for his children Princess Charlotte and Prince George.Copyright: BBC
Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer
Families in Sutton Coldfield and Erdington will be able to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas next week when he pays a special visit to the area ahead of his busiest night of the year.Copyright: Sutton Coldfield Observer