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Summary

  1. Police check lorry over 'arms hanging out back'
  2. Work to repair sink hole continues after flooding
  3. Thousands of homes set for city green belt
  4. Cricket: Day-night matches announced
  5. Updates from Friday 25 November

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Jamie Strickland

    BBC Sport

    Hull v West Brom

    Jamie Strickland

    BBC Sport

    A much-improved second-half display sees Hull City come from behind to secure a deserved point against West Brom at the KCOM Stadium.

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - Rolling road-block, an accident earlier on and debris on the road on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey).

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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  4. Our coverage across the day

    That's it for today's Local Live updates for Birmingham and the Black Country.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

  5. Weekend match previews: Baggies and Blues

    Richard Wilford

    BBC WM Sport

    In the Premier League, West Bromwich Albion are looking to chalk up a third successive win as they head to Hull. 

    The last time the Baggies achieved that feat was in November 2012 under the management of Steve Clarke – in fact they won four in a row then. There will be full commentary on BBC WM’s digital radio in the Black Country.

    Birmingham City find themselves sitting in the Championship’s play-off places heading down to Brentford. The former Blues striker Dele Adebola joins the team on BBC WM 95.6 FM for the whole game live.

    Boss Gary Rowett has a selection quandary at right-back with first-choice Jonathan Spector beginning a three-match suspension.

  6. Weekend match previews: Villa, Wolves and Saddlers

    Richard Wilford

    BBC WM Sport

    Aston Villa’s upturn in form under new boss Steve Bruce will come under the microscope as they host Cardiff City. 

    Ross McCormack is available for Villa - follow live coverage on BBC WM digital radio service in Birmingham.

    Wolves will be without skipper Danny Batth at home to Sheffield Wednesday. A bumper crowd is expected at Molineux as the club celebrates the 30th anniversary of legends Steve Bull and Andy Thompson joining the club.

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    Walsall hope to bounce back from their season’s low point when they host Southend at the Banks’s Stadium. 

    The Saddlers' 4-0 defeat at Rochdale on Tuesday night caused manager Jon Whitney to warn that none of the players could bank on their first-team spot    

  7. 'Hello, ambulance? My toilet seat is broken'

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    From a broken loo seat to help setting up a new mobile phone - two non-emergency calls the ambulance service has received in the last 24 hours.

    Screen grab of Ambulance Service tweet
  8. Free attractions at Burntwood's Christmas lights switch on

    Lichfield Mercury

    There will be a whole host of attractions at the switch on of Burntwood's Christmas lights at Sankeys Corner on Saturday 3 December

    People switching on light
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    Severe accident: A449 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A449 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between Warstones Road and A463 Wodehouse Lane.

    A449 Staffordshire - A449 Stourbridge Road in Penn common closed and very slow traffic southbound between the Warstones Road junction and the A463 Wodehouse Lane junction, because of an accident involving a car and a pedestrian.

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  10. Video: What's the weather got in store for tonight and the weekend?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    A dry night ahead with some clear spells and lows of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  11. Whites vs Blacks: How football changed a nation

    A documentary about a ground-breaking football match 37 years ago will be screened this weekend as part of the BBC Black and British season.

    Whites vs Blacks is about the day an all-white team took on a side comprised solely of black players in 1979.

    It was a testimonial game for West Bromwich Albion's Len Cantello. Some of those who played in the match came together for a recent preview screening.

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    Video caption: The football match where the teams were decided by race
    Quote Message: It was great because we could talk Patwah in the dressing room and the lingo and have a laugh. It was so seismic to have so many black professionals in one dressing room from Cyrille Regis Ex West Bromwich Albion player 1977-84
    Cyrille RegisEx West Bromwich Albion player 1977-84

    You can watch the documentary on BBC Two this Sunday at 21:00.

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    Video caption: New wave of Birmingham rappers fired up by Lady Leshurr

    One of the UK's biggest rap stars Lady Leshurr is inspiring a new wave of MC's from her home city which is hosting a music festival.

  13. 'Illegal immigration' arrests: Four of ten found in lorry say they are minors

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Ten people found by police in the back of a lorry after reports of arms hanging out the back say they are from Iraq, Iran, Vietnam and Lebanon, the Home Office says.

    Six of the group are to be interviewed by immigration officials while the other four, who say they are minors, will be passed into the care of social services to be age-assessed.

    All are male and have been arrested over suspected immigration offences. They were found inside a refrigerated lorry in Wednesbury near the M6 on Thursday.

    Two Spanish men, aged 50 and 60, have been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration.

    Police open lorry doors