That's it for live updates today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.
- Updates on Monday 1 February 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
Later in the night showers should ease with some clear spells developing, but it will remain rather windy with lows of 4C (39F).
West Bromwich East MP Tom Watson has called on the government to put any plans to close Sandwell Magistrates' Court on ice.
A public consultation on whether to close the borough's only remaining magistrates' court and 13 other courts in the Midlands was launched in July 2015 and a decision is expected imminently, according to Labour's deputy leader Mr Watson.Copyright: Google
He added a Freedom of Information Act request showed the government's 2010 decision to cancel a new court on Spon Lane in West Bromwich cost HM Courts & Tribunals Service £3.8m - £1.7m for site clearance and professional fees and a further £2.1m loss on land disposal.
Mr Watson said: "Now the government wants to close the only court we have in the borough - denying victims and their families access to justice. It's an absolute disgrace."
The government has previously said its aim is to reduce "surplus capacity".
BBC Inside Out
I’ve been speaking to a man who was held to ransom in his own home online. A hacker encrypted plenty of Stuart Kettell’s (pictured) files and wanted him to pay $1,000 to get them unlocked - something he has refused to pay.Copyright: BBC
To make people aware, I’ve staged my own cyber-attack on some volunteers who, at the time, had no idea what I was up to.
The results are amazing and you can see them on Inside Out at 20:30 tonight.
BBC Local Live
The top stories in the BBC WM newsroom this afternoon include:
- A mother who took her toddler son to Syria has been jailed for six years for joining the so-called Islamic State
- The Labour councillor Muhammad Afzal has withdrawn his name from nominations for Lord Mayor of Birmingham
- Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is "disappointed" the club have failed to make a signing in the transfer window
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) were due to walk out in protest at the university's plans to close seven regional centres, including one in Birmingham.
The UCU said it had suspended the action "as a gesture of good faith" while negotiations continued.Copyright: Open University UCU
The Labour councillor Muhammad Afzal has withdrawn his name from nominations for Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
The Aston councillor faced heavy criticism after he was accused of calling David Cameron an "islamophobe" and criticising the government's prevent strategy which tackles extremism.Quote Message: However recent publicity in the local media has given rise to unfair and indeed untrue comments being ascribed to me. I have tried to put the record straight but sadly it has not been possible to do so as rumour and innuendo has replaced facts. from Statement from Muhammed Afzal Labour councillor
Express and Star
A woman who took her toddler son to Syria to join Islamic State has been jailed for six years.
Journalist, BBC WM
The BBC WM Takeover is coming in March and we're starting to build Team Takeover!
George Mafu from Rednal is our latest recruit and he's told us he wants to take about how great Birmingham is, after moving here a few years ago.
We'll be revealing more members of the team, who will be presenting, reporting and producing the radio station for one week.
Property group Lomond Capital launches an expansion drive by buying a Birmingham-based estate agency.Copyright: Google
Royal Sutton Coldfield Observer
A woman from Sutton Coldfield who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision at Mile Oak, Tamworth has died.
BBC Inside Out
Volunteers are visibly shocked as personal details are hacked in minutes for a BBC investigation into cyber-security.
We are all waiting to hear if Saido Berahino will stay at West Brom, especially after Newcastle bid £21m for the striker.
Baggies assistant head coach David Kemp has just faced the media and does not believe Berahino will be leaving.Quote Message: He is in the squad for tomorrow's game (against Swansea). I would expect that, I haven't heard anything different and I expect him to be around for the rest of the season. He has a dead leg and he came in for treatment and then went home. Like all footballers, no-one likes being injured, especially after just getting back into the team. from David Kemp Assistant head coach, West Brom
BBC WM Sport
It's been a fairly quiet transfer deadline day so far. Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is "disappointed" the club have failed to make a signing in the transfer window. Having missed out on three potential targets the Frenchman is not expecting any arrivals or departures from Villa Park.
West Brom have completed the signing of Alex Pritchard on loan from Spurs, whilst the club insist they have no desire to sell Saido Berahino despite interest from Newcastle and Stoke.Copyright: Getty Images
Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett is still hopeful of bringing in a striker and confirmed Middlesboro forward Kike (pictured) was a possible target.
Walsall, meanwhile, have moved to quash speculation about the future of Tom Bradshaw by confirming they haven't accepted any bids for the striker and he remains an important part of the team.
A 12-year-old boy who helped provide updates of emergency incident in Cannock has been praised by West Midlands Ambulance Service.
West Brom reject Swansea City's loan bid for Wales defender James Chester, while Swans striker Eder is set to join Lille on loan.Copyright: Huw Evans picture agency
Chester, 27, has made just one Premier League start this season after joining from Hull City for £8m in July 2015.
BBC News England
Tanzanian police have arrested three suspects over the death of a UK pilot working for a conservation fund whose helicopter was shot down by poachers.
Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Jumanne Maghembe told AFP news agency that those detained were co-operating.Copyright: Tropic Air Kenya
"Soon more people making up the poaching gang will be netted and brought to justice," he said.
Roger Gower, 37, from Edgbaston in Birmingham (pictured) had been flying near an elephant killed by poachers when his helicopter came under fire.
BBC Inside Out
I've been speaking to the new West Midlands region's cyber crime unit which is doing a lot of work to try and cut down on online fraud.
How can we stop it happening? Figures suggest 80% of cyber attacks can be stopped with basic online hygiene.
Join me on BBC One's Inside Out at 20:30. I'll be looking at four common cyber scams out there and how you can avoid traps.Copyright: BBC
West Brom confirm the arrival of midfielder Alex Pritchard on loan from Tottenham.
Follow all the latest on deadline day signings on BBC Sport's live feed.