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  1. Updates on Monday 22 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening: End of live updates

    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.

  2. Watch: Feeling colder than last night

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be mainly dry overnight with clear spells and just the odd shower.

    Feeling colder than last night, with a patchy frost in places - minimum temperature 1C (34F).

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Officer 'mistakenly' fired gun in house

    An armed West Midlands Police officer "unintentionally" fired a gun while searching a house in Birmingham.

    Officers had gone to the house in South Road, Hockley, and arrested a 22-year-old man for possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

    Firearms officer

    The force has referred the incident in the early hours of Sunday to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

  4. Obituary: Former Birmingham boss Goodwin dies

    BBC Sport

    Earlier today we brought you the news that former Busby Babe and Birmingham City boss Freddie Goodwin  has died at the age of 82.

    Read more about his life and times on BBC Sport.

    Former Birmingham City boss Freddie Goodwin receives a manager of the month award in 1972
  5. Gunman jailed for shooting neighbour

    A "gun fanatic" who shot his neighbour in the shoulder after a drunken row has been jailed for 16 years.

    John Kingscott, 62, tussled in a Birmingham alley with 25-year-old Ben Milligan on 14 February, 2015.

    John Kingscott

    He went home to collect a Smith & Wesson revolver, then fired twice at the victim.

    Police found more than 30 guns, about 10,000 rounds of ammunition, bullet-making material and explosives at Kingscott's home.

  6. Image of dying meningitis boy released

    Caroline Gall

    BBC News Online

    The parents of a boy who died after contracting meningitis B have released a photo of his final moments to raise awareness of vaccination.

    Mason Timmins with his parents moments before he died

    Mason Timmins, seven, from Walsall, was sick a fortnight before Christmas 2013 and died the same day.

    His parents Clare and Mark said many people were unaware of differing vaccines for different strains of meningitis.

  7. Delays on the roads: A38 Tyburn Road and Birmingham Queensway

    BBC Travel

    - The A38 Tyburn Road (Salford Circus) in Gravelly Hill is partially blocked at the M6 J6 junction because of an accident involving car and a lorry

    - One lane is blocked and there's very slow traffic on A38 Great Charles Street Queensway southbound in Birmingham at the A38 St Chads Queensway junction, because of a broken down vehicle. 

    - The M6 exit slip is closed road northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down car 

    See the latest disruptions on BBC Travel.

  8. Inmate 'attacked guard in new TV plea'

    A prisoner who attacked an officer at HMP Oakwood has been stripped of their privileges, G4S says.

    The inmate, who reportedly attacked the officer after asking for a new television for his room, could also face extra days being added to his sentence.

    The officer was treated for possible fractured ribs and a black eye.

    Read more on BBC News.

    HMP Oakwood prisoner 'attacked officer in new TV row'
  9. 19th-century revolver used during Birmingham riots

    Peter Wilson

    BBC Midlands Today Special Correspondent

    The problem of some criminals using antique weapons is not new.

    It started about five years ago but it's now got to the stage where people, including one man in Birmingham, have been murdered by someone armed with one.

    During the 2011 riots a 19th-century St Etienne revolver was fired at a police helicopter and November last year saw the end of a big police operation against criminal gun dealers. 

    Nosakhere 'Nosa' Stephenson was jailed for selling guns including this antique handgun from 1875.

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    Video caption: Antique firearm

    The National Ballistics Intelligence Service wants the law tightened so it’s harder for criminals to get their hands on antique weapons.

    More on Inside Out at 19:30.

  10. Father guilty of shaking baby daughter to death

    A father has been found guilty of murder, after shaking his four-month-old daughter to death. 

    Tomas Driukas (pictured) caused Deimante Driukaite to have a significant brain trauma, bruising to her face and fractured ribs because she wouldn't stop crying, a court heard.

    Tomas Driukas

    Police say Driukas denied the charges but was found guilty of murder and two counts of wounding.     

    West Midlands Police say the 26-year-old, of Crantock Road, Perry Barr, will be sentenced tomorrow.

  11. Breast surgeon wounding trial could move out of region

    A breast surgeon charged with 21 counts of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 patients in the West Midlands could see his trial moved to another part of the country.

    Ian Paterson worked at hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare between 1997 and 2011.

    The 58-year-old was due to to appear at Birmingham Crown Court this morning but was excused due to his "mental health".

    Quote Message: It's very unusual, if not a unique case in that this defendant came into contact with many people, and we estimate tens of thousands of people in the local area, in his capacity and through other duties as a medical practitioner in the Midlands. from Nicolas Barraclough Prosecutor
    Nicolas BarracloughProsecutor

    Concerns had been raised about Mr Paterson's profile in the Midlands.

    Judge Melbourne Inman QC said a final decision was pending, with the possibility of the trial moving to the South East.  

  12. Rail delays between New Street and Aston

    A trespass incident at Duddeston is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to services between Birmingham New Street and Aston. This is expected to continue until 17:30, the National Rail website says.  

  13. M6 and M5: Slow traffic

    BBC Travel

    On the M6 a lane is closed on the exit slip road and there's slow traffic northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down car, BBC Travel reports.

    There's also slow traffic on the M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

  14. Albion fans in Brunt charity collection

    BBC Sport

    West Bromwich Albion supporters are to hold bucket collections for a charity of Chris Brunt's choice after the defender was struck by a coin.

    Brunt had gone to give his shirt to a visiting fan after Albion lost 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round at Championship side Reading on Saturday.

    West Brom defender Chris Brunt confronts a fan after having a coin thrown at him

    A group of fans will hold collections outside The Hawthorns before Saturday's league game against Crystal Palace.

  15. Rapper attacked for making music with 'different postcode' rappers

    Noel Phillips

    Journalist, BBC Inside Out

    Guns are something people do not like to talk about. Throughout making this programme, my team and I have been threatened by people on the streets for trying to discuss the problem.

    There have been many who were willing to talk to us but pulled because they were too afraid. One man who was shot in his face five years ago only agreed to talk to us if we kept his identity hidden. 

    We hear from him, plus a 25-year-old rapper known as Soxx (pictured), who says making music with people from different areas can be a big problem. 

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    Video caption: Rapper's gun experience

    He’s been attacked simply for working with other rappers “in different postcodes”.

    Now he’s using his music to tell young people violence solves nothing.

  16. Christ Brunt reaction: 'It should never get to this stage'

    Former West Brom and Villa Striker Gary Thompson has described the Chris Brunt coin incident over the weekend as "shocking". 

    Brunt had gone over to applaud the fans after the 3-1 loss away at Reading on Saturday and appeared to be about to give away his match shirt when it happened when he was hit just below the eye by a coin thrown by own of club's supporters. 

    Quote Message: It should never get to this stage from Gary Thompson Former West Brom and Villa striker
    Gary ThompsonFormer West Brom and Villa striker

    @BBCWM Twitter follower David Woodward tweeted his reaction...

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  17. Roller skating marathon to mark 16th birthday

    The mother of Harry Moseley, a boy who raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity before he died of a brain tumour, is doing a 16-hour roller skate in his memory.

    Harry, who died in 2011, would have been 16 today.

    Georgie Moseley started at midnight and will continue to skate around until 16:00 raising money for the charity her son created Help Harry Help Others. So far £2,100 has been raised.

    View more on twitter