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Summary

  1. Bin strike: Volunteers labelled scabs
  2. Bin strike: Action 'could continue until Christmas'
  3. Murder charge over Moseley stabbing
  4. Pulis signs Albion contract extension
  5. Updates from Friday 11 August 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Woman in a street in Alum Rock surrounded by piles of uncollected rubbish bags

Workers suspend industrial action after the High Court grants an interim injunction against the council.

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Aaron Finch

A round-up of Sunday's T20 Blast action, including Aaron Finch scoring a century to maintain Surrey's quarter-final hopes.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

BBC Athletics commentators Steve Cram and Brendan Foster

Mark Lawrenson takes on BBC athletics commentators Brendan Foster and Steve Cram on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

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Severe accident: A4037 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

A4037 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between A4123 Birmingham New Road and A459 Castle Hill affecting A4033 Tividale Road.

A4037 West Midlands - A4037 Dudley Road in Birmingham blocked and slow traffic southbound between the A4123 Birmingham New Road junction and Castle Gate Island, because of an accident. Congestion on A4123 New Birmingham Road to Burnt Tree Traffic Lights.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M5 West Midlands - Lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of an accident.

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

Cave re-opened with 'new' fossils
The artefacts are replicas of 125,000-year-old fossilised animal bones, which were stolen two years ago.
Harry Redknapp

Birmingham City's lack of fit, experienced strikers is a 'crazy situation', according to boss Harry Redknapp.

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Tomas Kalas sent off after just 39 seconds for Fulham v Reading

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Fulham defender Tomas Kalas' sending off after just 39 seconds features among the EFL stories you might have missed.

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Steve Bruce on the 3-0 defeat by Cardiff
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce talks to BBC WM following the 3-0 defeat at Cardiff in the Championship.
Wolves had not won in four visits to Pride Park since a 3-2 win in April 2009

Barry Douglas and Ivan Cavaleiro score as Wolves win at Derby to record a second straight Championship victory.

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'We lacked that final product'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic: "It was a difficult game for us and we got what we expected. We had enough possession and passes but we lacked that final product, and that is something we need to work on.

"To be beaten on the back post is difficult. It just was not our day. Generally we cope with set pieces well, but it was not meant to be."

'We are a big threat'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom forward Jay Rodriguez said: "It is a great feeling to win. The lads worked extremely hard. Bournemouth are a good side.

"It is a fresh start and I love football, and to be given the opportunity to play is brilliant. I was dying to score. The main thing is to get the three points for the team.

"We are very well drilled and you can see that we work on our set pieces. We are a big threat and I think that showed today.

"We are a tight-knit squad and the lads made me feel welcome as soon as I came in. We want to win games and push up the table."

West Brom's Jake Livermore and Bournemouth's Marc Pugh

Amy Lofthouse

BBC Sport

Summer loan signing Ahmed Hegazi scores on his Premier League debut as West Brom beat Bournemouth at The Hawthorns.

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West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Tony Pulis lauds Jay Rodriguez impact since joining
Tony Pulis praises the impact of summer signing Jay Rodriguez after his side opened their Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth: Eddie Howe says his side have plenty to learn
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says his side have plenty to learn after losing 1-0 at West Brom despite having over 70% of possession.
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Erhun Oztumer's 90th-minute winner gives Walsall their first victory of the season as they beat Oldham.

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'How we never scored more, I just don't know'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom manager Tony Pulis said: "We want everyone to chip in and the quality we got from set plays today was absolutely fantastic.

"How we never scored more than one I just don't know. We had the most shots on goal and the most corners. We had really good opportunities and chances, we are not a possession team.

"Jay Rodriguez has been fantastic during pre-season. He has brought a lot of energy to the football club. He looks as though he is going to score every time he gets the ball. Ahmed Hegazi looks like a really, really good buy. And you have got to give credit to Matt Phillips and Chris Brunt; the quality coming into the box was fantastic."

'I thought we were ready'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Eddie Howe speaking in the West Brom tunnel: "I am disappointed. It is unlike us to have so much possession and to not create chances- that is the most disappointing thing. The build-up to the goal was very disappointing. We gave away a needless free-kick, and against West Brom that is a dangerous thing.

"We have had enough football in pre-season to be ready. I thought we were ready. The pitch was slow, and that is not an excuse.

"I expected us to have the possession that we did but I thought we would have been more creative with it. There is obviously stuff for us to work on."

Eddie Howe
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'We worked hard for the goal'

West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth

West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich match-winner Ahmed Hegazi: "It is a fantastic feeling. It is a very important thing that the team is winning.

"We worked hard for the goal. We played compact. I hope we continue like this in the rest of the season. I know before, we had fantastic defenders in our team. We tried to do more.

I will try to do the maximum for me and the team and I hope to continue here in the Premier League, for sure."

Hegazi
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Jacques Maghoma

Brendon Mitchell

BBC Sport

Jacques Maghoma completes Birmingham City's turnaround as they come from behind to defeat Bristol City.

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Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Wales Sport at Cardiff City Stadium

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scores twice as Cardiff City outplay Aston Villa in the Championship in the Welsh capital.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J8 M5 and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Team news

West Brom v Bournemouth (15:00 BST)

Tony Pulis signed a one-year contract extension with West Brom yesterday, and he's handed debuts to Jay Rodriguez and Ahmed Hegazi for the first game of the season, with Gareth McAuley sidelined with a thigh injury. Jonny Evans is West Brom captain this time around after Darren Fletcher left for Stoke.

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Bournemouth new boy Jermain Defoe is on the bench, after struggling with a groin injury over the past week. Record club signing Nathan Ake, who scored three goals in 12 games for Bournemouth during his loan spell last year, starts for Eddie Howe's side, as does his former Chelsea team-mate Asmir Begovic.

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Kyle Howkins

West Brom central defender Kyle Howkins joins League Two side Cambridge United on a six-month loan.

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Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M40 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J5 for A452.

M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Broadway Plaza

A 17-year-old is in custody after a loaded gun was discarded under a car during a police chase.

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Good and bad PL kits

Man Utd v Southampton
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To mark the Premier League's 25th anniversary we take a look at 10 of the most extraordinary kits of that era.

Some are good, some are bad, some look like a sixth-former designed them in MS Paint, but each tells its own story.

For most that is of the culture and fashion of the times, but there are also nods to history and of course the influence of sponsors and owners.

Head here to see the kits. You may need to put on some sunglasses first.

Premier League predictor

Premier League predictor
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BBC Sport's Premier League Predictor game is back - and this season you can take on pundit Mark Lawrenson.

More than 200,000 people played last season, and you can register to take part now - it takes less than a minute to get set up.

If you played last season's version, you will have automatically been entered into the new game, along with any leagues you were involved in.

Head here to take part

How well do you know the new boys?

New Premier League signing
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That's Florian Lejeune, or is it Kiko Femenia...?

The cash has been splashed by Premier League clubs this summer yet there are bound to be plenty of names - and faces - you don't recognise when the season starts this weekend.

Some, like Wayne Rooney, you know all about. But what about Antonio Rudiger, Mohamed Salah and Florian Lejeune?

Head here to take the quiz

Premier League at 25: Facts and figures

Premier League at 25: Facts and figures
BBC

Thirteen players from outside the UK and Ireland, a crowd of 20,699 at Chelsea, defeats for Manchester United and Arsenal, wins for Coventry City and Sheffield United.

The Premier League landscape looks very different to the one on the opening weekend a quarter of a century ago, which also featured Oldham Athletic and Wimbledon.

After 9,746 games and 25,769 goals involving 47 teams across 25 memorable years, BBC Sport crunches the numbers and brings you the story of England's top-flight in facts and figures.

Head here to read the piece

Who will finish where?

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer

Premier League predictions
BBC

It is that time of the year again and the most contentious pre-season task of all - picking who will finish where in the Premier League in the 2017-18 campaign.

The big money is spent and will continue to be spent even after the season gets under way this weekend.

So here goes with the crystal ball - and with the usual safety net excuse that these placings could yet be moved around by some more heavy lifting in the transfer markets before the end of August.

Read the full piece