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  1. Updates on Monday 7 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. 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: 'Salomon Rondon is at it again - you'll do Rondon don, you'll do Rondon'

    West Bromwich Albion are celebrating their first home league win over Manchester United in 32 years, thanks to a goal from their Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon.

    Signed for £12m in the summer from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg, the 26-year-old initially struggled in the Black Country.

    But he’s starting to make a big impact in the Premier League and Baggies fans love him, adapting a 1963 hit single in his honour.

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    Video caption: Rondon on a roll
  3. Watch: Overnight forecast for the West Midlands

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry and clear this evening and much of tonight, with a widespread hard frost forming after dark. 

    Thickening cloud is then expected to spread from the west late in the night with lows of -4C (25F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Preened to perfection: Get ready for Crufts

    Amy Cole

    BBC Midlands Today

    Thousands of dogs and their owners will descend on Birmingham this week when Crufts - the world's largest dog show - kicks off at the NEC on Thursday. 

    The dogs are preened to perfection, but what does it take to get a dog looking "best in show"? 

    Earlier today I went to meet Lakhi Thindal who's the only groomer in the West Midlands to hold the title of International Certified Master Groomer - a globally recognised qualification.

    Lakhi Thindal washing a dog

    See what happened on BBC One from 18:30.

  5. Latest headlines: Man appears in court over pregnant partner stabbing; Wolves defender out for the season

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in the BBC WM newsroom this evening:

    - A man's been remanded into custody accused of the attempted murder of his pregnant partner and her unborn baby in Sutton Coldfield

    - A 54-year-old from Netherton has pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife

    Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell will miss the rest of the season due to a broken metatarsal

  6. Teen talks about how he helped save a woman after she was stabbed

    BBC Newsbeat

    A drama student talks about how he ended up stepping in to save a woman who had been stabbed in a street in Sutton Coldfield.

    Christian Blundell, 17, was on his way to McDonalds with his friends in Sutton Coldfield on Friday afternoon when he heard yelling and screaming.

    Christian Blundell
    Quote Message: The word hero has been used on me but I don't consider myself a hero and I wouldn't consider myself to be the only hero even if that's what I'm being called. from Christian Blundell Eyewitness
    Christian BlundellEyewitness
  7. Fundraiser Stephen Sutton's mother in charity climb

    The mother of Staffordshire's Stephen Sutton, who raised millions of pounds for the Teenager Cancer Trust before his death, is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to continue her son's legacy.    

    Stephen Sutton

    Jane Sutton said October's challenge would raise funds for the same trust that supported Stephen with his illness.

    The 19-year-old, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, wrote a "bucket list" of things he wanted to do before he died.

    More than £5.5m was donated after his campaign went viral.

  8. Watch: Disgraced nurse filmed at 'Botox party'

    A disgraced nurse who describes himself as "Jonny Botox" has been secretly filmed at a Wolverhampton "Botox party" offering to inject an undercover BBC reporter.

    Jonathan Henk, from Bromsgrove, injected three women before offering to give a reporter as much Botox as she wanted.

    He later admitted he knew what he was doing was wrong. Watch what happened.

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    Video caption: Disgraced nurse filmed at 'Botox party'

    Read more on this story on BBC News.

  9. Latest headlines: Man appears in court charged with attempting to murder pregnant partner and her unborn baby; Jon Whitney takes control of Walsall FC

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in the BBC WM newsroom right now include:

    A man's appeared in court charged with attempting to murder his pregnant girlfriend in Sutton Coldfield

    - A husband from the Black Country has pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife last year

    - Jon Whitney, who's currently first-team performance coach at Walsall FC, will take control of the squad after Sean O'Driscoll's departure

  10. Watch: 'I'm no hero', says teen who helped pregnant stab victim

    A 17-year-old who helped a pregnant woman as she was stabbed in Birmingham has said it was "the right thing to do".

    Christian Blundell, from Sutton Coldfield, praised everyone who helped Natalie Queiroz.

    The drama student said: "I couldn't believe what I was seeing", adding it was a "massive shocker".

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    Video caption: 'I'm no hero' says boy, 17, who saved pregnant stab victim
  11. Man admits murdering his wife

    A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his wife.

    Jacqueline Abbott, 54, was found with head injuries at a house in Lodge Crescent in Netherton, Dudley, in December last year.

    Jacqueline Abbott

    Her husband, Paul Abbott, was subsequently arrested and admitted her murder when he appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court earlier today.

    The 56-year-old was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court next month.

  12. Free dog microchipping before law introduced

    Did you know that all dogs must be microchipped by 6 April?

    The devices will be coded with owners' details and those who do not comply could face fines of up to £500.  

    Later this week, Birmingham City Council is offering a free service in Garretts Green and Sutton Coldfield.

    You can also search for your nearest free microchipping session via the Dogs Trust website.

    Free dog microchipping
  13. Photo: Man accused of attempting to murder his pregnant partner

    A 41-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder his heavily pregnant partner in a street stabbing.

    Babur Karamat Raja (pictured left) is charged with the attempted murders of Natalie Queiroz (pictured right) and her unborn baby, who has been delivered by caesarean section.

    Babur Karamat Raja and Natalie Querioz

    Mr Raja is also accused of the attempted murder of passerby John Mitchell.