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Summary

  1. Engines 'worth £3m' stolen in JLR heist
  2. Teenagers sentenced over taxi stone attack
  3. Lettuce shortage the tip of the iceberg
  4. 'Dr Evil' in court over 'removed ear'
  5. Berahino 'served eight-week suspension' before leaving WBA
  6. Lorry stuck in central Birmingham for second time this week
  7. Man jailed for 14 years for sex assault on baby
  8. Updates from Friday 3 February 2017

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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 affecting M42 J3A.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a vehicle fire. Congestion to M42 J3a.

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The traffic light junction near The Gateway on Pedmore Road

A driver is arrested and bailed over a crash which killed a woman and injured her husband.

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Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

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M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of a broken down vehicle.

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M6 near Corley services

Part of the M6 was closed to deal with the fatal crash in Warwickshire.

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Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire westbound

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M54 Staffordshire westbound severe disruption, at J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - M54 exit slip road partially blocked westbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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Ozzy Osbourne

The heavy metal pioneers' last concert in a 49-year career was in their home city of Birmingham.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454 affecting J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of emergency repairs. Congestion to J8 M5.

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Black Sabbath final gig: Fans from around world travel to Birmingham
The band credited with inventing heavy metal music has played its last concert.

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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Berahino

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes says he is disappointed news of striker Saido Berahino's two-month ban was made public.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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Ben Foster

Amy Lofthouse

BBC Sport

West Brom beat Stoke thanks to James Morrison's goal, but ex-Baggies striker Saido Berahino is booed against his former club.

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First win eases the doubt - Zola
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola tells BBC WM that his first win as boss eases the doubts over what he is trying to achieve.
Yeovil players and staff thank fans after their draw at Hartlepool

Rob Stevens

BBC Sport

Gianfranco Zola's first win at Birmingham and Yeovil's personal touch are among five EFL stories you may have missed.

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Ben Brereton

Teenage striker Ben Brereton's late goal earned Nottingham Forest a hard-fought win over 10-man Aston Villa.

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Walsall v Northampton

Marc Richards skies a stoppage-time penalty as Northampton's recent woes on the road continue with a defeat at Walsall.

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Pulis proud of 'really good win'
West Brom manager Tony Pulis says he has "no problems" with Mark Hughes after the pair failed to shake hands at end of the Baggies' 1-0 win against Stoke.

NFL Show's Osi tackles keepy-uppy challenge

#PeoplesCup

There's quite a big football game this weekend on the other side of the pond in the American version of the game.

But how would a former NFL star get on with the FA People's Cup keepy-uppy challenge?

FA People's Cup: Osi Umenyiora's hilarious keepy-uppy challenge

Entries to the 2017 FA People's Cup are now open (but there's not that long left) and you can find out how to get involved here.

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452 affecting Aldridge Road.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident and a fuel spillage. Congestion on A453 Aldridge Road to the Aldridge Road junction.

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'Poor first-half' frustrates Hughes
Stoke manager Mark Hughes is frustrated by a "poor first-half" in his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat by West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Gianfranco Zola

Lukas Jutkiewicz's goal against 10-man Fulham ends a 10-game winless run since Gianfranco Zola became Birmingham boss.

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'Not good enough'

West Brom 1-0 Stoke City

Stoke City

Stoke City's Erik Pieters: "We started really sloppy and tried to get the equaliser. I myself had a really good chance but overall it wasn't good enough.

"Crouch is good in the air but it doesn't mean we have to play long ball all the time. 

"They created a few more chances in the first half and we were lucky it was only 1-0, but it just wasn't good enough."

'We had to dig deep'

West Brom 1-0 Stoke

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom goalscorer James Morrison: "We had to dig deep against a Stoke side who have players that can hurt you. We said at half-time to take our chances.

"We're delighted with the three points, we've got a good bunch of lads here and dig deep for each other. That was a good result because Stoke are on our heels and now we've gained a bit of breathing space."

Berahino on bench for Stoke

West Brom v Stoke (15:00 BST)

Jake Livermore makes his full debut for West Brom after joining them from Hull for £10m. He's the only change to Tony Pulis' side, with captain Darren Fletcher making his 300th Premier League appearance.

West Brom: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, McAuley, Brunt, Fletcher, Livermore, Chadli, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon.

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Stoke are unchanged, giving Saido Berahino some more time to get used to the Hawthorns' away dressing room. The former West Brom striker, who switched to Stoke for £12m in January, is on the bench.

Stoke: Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Afellay, Allen, Arnautovic, Crouch.

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Zahid Mirza

Concerns grow for a driver not seen by his family since crashing through an M6 barrier three weeks ago.

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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 very 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 disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

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M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J7A for M6.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 exit slip road to M6 Southbound closed and slow traffic southbound at J7a M6.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 entry slip road closed and very slow traffic southbound at J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and very slow traffic southbound at J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident.

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Severe accident: M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M6 J3A and J3 for A444.

M6 Toll Warwickshire - Queuing traffic on M6 Toll southbound between M6 J3a and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident and a rolling road-block.

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Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

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M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

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M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed, hard shoulder closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of vehicle tyre change.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J11A for M6 Toll.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J11a M6 Toll, because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

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M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A34 and J5 for A41.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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The band picks up an award

Rebecca Woods

Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC News Online

Black Sabbath reflect on their 50-year career as they play the final gig of their last world tour.

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