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Summary

  1. Murder-accused in court over bus stabbing
  2. Pub bombings: legal aid breakthrough
  3. Woman appears in court in connection with teen's shooting
  4. Schools close after water main bursts
  5. Aston Villa hint at more signings
  6. Updates from Friday 27 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down lorry.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

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M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J5 for A41 affecting J10 for A5.

M42 West Midlands - Queuing traffic and long delays on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J10, A5 (Tamworth).

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Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M42 J3A and J16 for A3400 affecting M42 J4.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between M42 J3a and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident. Congestion on A3400 to Shirley.

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Bussing in the 1960s

In 1960s and 70s Britain, immigrant ethnic minority children were dispersed across schools in the hope that it would help them integrate.

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BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme

Aston Villa sacked a scout accused of sexually abusing boys in 1988 but did not go to police.

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - Rolling road-block and an accident on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton).

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Severe disruption: A41 West Midlands both ways

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A41 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between Roma Road and B4146 Wharfdale Road.

A41 West Midlands - A41 Warwick Road in Tyseley closed in both directions between the Roma Road junction and the B4146 Wharfdale Road junction, because of a building fire. Diversion in operation - for bus route 37 via Reddings Lane, Olton Boulevard and Tynedale Road.

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Severe disruption: A38 West Midlands westbound

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A38 West Midlands westbound severe disruption, between B4148 Tyburn Road and Holly Lane.

A38 West Midlands - A38 Tyburn Road in Birmingham closed westbound between the B4148 Tyburn Road junction and the Holly Lane junction.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove).

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Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of debris on the road.

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Chris Jordan, Wayne Madsen, Sam Robson and Graham Onions

BBC commentators select and give the lowdown on county cricket's best XI of 2013.

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Who did BBC local radio commentators choose in their best XI of the 2014 county season?

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Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe accident, between J2 for A449 and J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M54 eastbound between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

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M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for A41 and J2 for A449.

M54 Shropshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M54 eastbound between J3, A41 (Albrighton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of an overturned horsebox.

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Richard Stearman was able to celebrate his first-minute goal at Anfield with former Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady

Wolves' FA Cup goal hero Richard Stearman says he could not believe his eyes at his 53-second strike at Anfield.

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Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

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M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A41 and J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - Stationary traffic on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) in Dorridge and J3a M40 in Warwickshire, because of a rolling road-block and an incident.

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Willian and Welbeck star in Saturday's action
Watch some of the best goals from the fourth round of the FA Cup, including a neat finish from Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and a stunning free-kick from Manchester City's Yaya Toure.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a vehicle fire.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe accident: A4124 West Midlands both ways

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A4124 West Midlands both ways severe accident, at Linthouse Lane.

A4124 West Midlands - A4124 Lichfield Road in Wolverhampton blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Linthouse Lane junction, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: A45 West Midlands both ways

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A45 West Midlands both ways severe accident, at Coventry Road affecting B4128 Coventry Road.

A45 West Midlands - A45 Small Heath Highway in Birmingham blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Coventry Road junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion on Coventry Road to the B4128 Coventry Road junction and to the Talbot Way junction.

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FA Cup fourth round montage

Lincoln boss Danny Cowley says his side's exploits are "beyond my wildest dreams", as the Imps headline a day of fourth-round shocks.

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Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

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M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, between J1 for A460 Wolverhampton and J2 for A449.

M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M54 westbound between J1, A460 (Wolverhampton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Gianfranco Zola took over as manager of Birmingham City on 14 December

Cameron Jerome scores for Norwich against former club Birmingham as Gianfranco Zola's winless run as Blues boss goes on.

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Walsall fight back from 2-0 down only to concede a stoppage-time equaliser as they draw a thrilling League One encounter at Bury.

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Ian Bell

Ian Bell is keen to play for the victorious Perth Scorchers in next year's Big Bash - but only if not needed by England.

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Liverpool 1-2 Wolves: I am responsible, I'm sorry - Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is "responsible" and "sorry" for his side's 2-1 defeat at home against Championship side Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round.
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Championship side Wolves hold on to stun Liverpool and reach the FA Cup fifth round with a deserved victory at Anfield.

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FA Cup: Liverpool 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers highlights
Championship side Wolves hold on to stun Liverpool and reach the FA Cup fifth round with a deserved 2-1 victory at Anfield.
Origi scores from close range to half Wolves' lead
Liverpool striker Divock Origi scores from close range to reduce Wolves' lead at Anfield.
Weimann doubles Wolves' lead at Liverpool
Andreas Weimann puts Wolves 2-0 up at Liverpool with a classic counter-attacking goal
Wolves take lead at Liverpool after 53 seconds
Wolves' Richard Stearman scores within the first minute to stun Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth-round tie at Anfield.