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Summary

  1. Storm Doris: Dead woman named
  2. Storm Doris: Victim's colleagues 'injured'
  3. Storm Doris: All-day rail disruption
  4. Storm Doris: Power restored to homes
  5. Mother admits killing girl doused in acid
  6. Updates from Friday 24 February 2017

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By Alex Homer

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Gareth McAuley

Defender Gareth McAuley - the oldest outfield player in the Premier League - signs a new one-year deal with West Brom.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Wolves winger Ben Marshall

Wolves winger Ben Marshall says the Championship strugglers will get out of trouble if they keep believing.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J4 for M42.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4a M42 and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

BreakingWolverhampton stabbing: Two dead named on social media

Chris Blakemore

BBC WM

A woman stabbed to death by her brother in Wolverhampton has been named on social media. 

Tributes have been paid on Facebook to 33-year-old Ann Marie James, who lived in a block of flats in the Merry Hill area. 

Her 36-year-old brother, who stabbed himself, has been named as Melvin James. 

Their mother, who is 59,  is being treated for stab wounds to the stomach at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Football: Bree says Villa will 'take confidence' from loss

Villa defender James Bree says the club will "take confidence" from their midweek performance at Huddersfield, even though they lost 1-0 .

James Bree
Empics

Bree says the team are encouraged by the way they played - especially in the first half.   

Wolverhampton stabbing: Community in shock as brother kills sister and leaves mother fighting for her life

Express and Star

Fear gripped residents in a 16-storey block of flats as dozens of police officers – many of them armed – stormed their high-rise homes .

Jaguar Land Rover factory brawl sees workers sacked or suspended

Birmingham Mail

A worker at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull factory has allegedly been sacked and another suspended after an astonishing brawl left a man and woman needing hospital treatment.  

Rental market

Renters demand new rules to stop landlords denying accommodation to people on benefits.

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Cannabis plants found in police raid

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Several dozen cannabis plants have been found in a police raid in Tamworth.

Cannabis plants
Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police say they searched the house on Ridgewood Rise yesterday morning. 

The force says they're continuing to investigate after making the find.

Football: 'Nothing wrong' with Wolves' spirit or performance

BBC WM Sport

Wolves midfielder Ben Marshall says there is "nothing wrong" with their team spirit or performances. 

He made his comments despite the team sitting only one point outside the relegation zone ahead of Saturday's crucial home game against bottom-of-the-table Rotherham. 

Ben Marshall
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Marshall insists everyone is staying upbeat and positive in the dressing room.  

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down van.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Graffiti Gallery - Made in Birmingham report

Renowned graffiti artist Temper has a new exhibition of his work at a local gallery. Watch Made in Birmingham's report .

Pictures in the gallery
BBC

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J10A for M54.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Rachael Heyhoe Flint: ICC announces annual award to honour ex-England captain

An annual award for the best female cricketer will be named after the late Rachael Heyhoe Flint , the International Cricket Council has announced.

Rachael Heyhoe Flint
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The former Baroness, England captain and vice-president of her beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers FC  died in January aged 77  after a short illness.

Heyhoe Flint played in 22 Tests and 23 one-day internationals, and became the first woman to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2010.

The announcement came at Lord's where the launch of this summer's Women's World Cup in England took place.

Wolverhampton stabbing: Man killed sister and injured mother

A man killed his sister and critically injured his mother in a knife attack at a flat in Wolverhampton, police have revealed.

The scene
Express & Star

The 36-year-old attacker is then understood to have turned the knife on himself and died at the scene.

Stun grenades were used as officers stormed a first-floor flat in Leasowes Drive, Merry Hill, at about 09:45 on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old sister also died at the scene. The 59-year-old mother of the man and woman suffered stomach wounds, West Midlands Police said.

Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf

The nine-year-old suffered a suspected allergic reaction at the Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green.

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Watch: Weather for the West Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A bright and sunny day ahead, with some scattered cloud and highs of 13C (55F).

You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Breaking Name of schoolboy who died of suspected allergic reaction released by police

The name of a nine-year-old boy who died at a Birmingham school of a suspected allergic reaction has been released by police.

Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf
West Midlands Police

Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf (known as Ismaeel) collapsed at Al Hijrah School in Burbridge Road, Bordesley Green, on Friday afternoon.

A post-mortem test will take place and the child’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A affecting J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of an accident and a rolling road-block. Congestion to J2, M69 (Coventry).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time