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Summary

  1. Updates from 29 January to 4 February 2018
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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Hospital pay-out after boy left 'profoundly disabled'

    The parents of a boy who suffered brain damage at birth have agreed a multimillion-pound pay-out from the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

    A barrister acting for the family said the boy, now a teenager, had been left "profoundly disabled".

    Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals

    William Latimer-Sayer QC told the judge at a High Court hearing in London that the trust had "admitted clinical negligence" as a result of "mismanagement" of the boy's birth.

    Lawyers representing the trust said that bosses had apologised for what happened.

    The boy cannot be identified for legal reasons.

  2. Call for safe ride areas for stunt bikers

    Ayo Akinwolere

    Presenter, BBC Inside Out

    A group of bikers who perform illegal stunts on public roads in the West Midlands are appealing for somewhere safer to ride.

    Stunt bikers

    Bike Life members usually meet on industrial estates and film each other for social media.

    One them told me they'd no longer carry out the stunts on public roads if they were given a legal area to ride on.

    They claim they're not causing trouble but the police say it's "unacceptable and dangerous".

    You can see more on this story on Inside Out at 19:30 tonight on BBC One.

  3. Getting under the skin of operations

    Students at North Shropshire College have been given a taste of what it's like to work on a real operation.

    Operating Theatre Live uses real hospital equipment and takes children with an interest in a career in health through real procedures.

    Surgery generic image
  4. Oh deer: Stuck animal freed from railings

    A fire crew has rescued a deer which managed to get stuck between metal railings.

    Deer

    They were called to the scene on Grange Avenue in the Binley area of Coventry shortly before 12:00.

    Crews used specialist equipment to free the animal, that was released back into the wild after being checked over by the RSPCA.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Walsall cancer patient writes book to boost treatment fund

    Isabella Lyttle is fundraising for treatment in the United States.

  7. Inventor targets buggy beach troubles

    A Bromsgrove tennis coach has created a new device to help parent's with young children negotiate the beach.

    Lee Cown has created the sandslider, which allows prams to be pushed across different surfaces.

    Video content

    Video caption: A Bromsgrove tennis coach designs a new device to help pushchairs cross beaches

    He came up with the idea on holiday in Gran Canaria when he saw a lady with a baby asleep in the pram, unable to join people on the beach.

    Quote Message: I turned to my friends and I said, 'You know what guys, I'm going to invent something.' They gave me a bit of a laugh and said no chance. And I got home, got the cardboard and string out and started doing some prototype testing." from Lee Cown Sandslider inventor
    Lee CownSandslider inventor
  8. Father's plea over dangerous driving sentencing

    BBC WM

    A father whose daughter was killed by a dangerous driver says he wants to see much tougher sentencing for the offence.

    Georgie Evans

    Georgie Evans, from Himley, Staffordshire, died in a fatal crash on Priory Road, Dudley in October 2016.

    Kuba Oles, 25, was speeding at a minimum of 80mph (129km/h) when he hit her car splitting it in two.

    He was jailed for six years - a sentence Richard Evans says isn't enough.

    Quote Message: He left my daughter for dead. He got six years, he'll be out in four. We've got the life sentence, every day." from Richard Evans
    Richard Evans
  9. Weather: Yellow warning for snow and ice

    BBC Weather

    A cold front is moving in and is expected to bring periods of rain or snow. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 20:00 until 15:00 on Tuesday. Highs of 4C.

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather

    More from BBC Weather

  10. 'Underground explosion' causes electrical fire

    An underground electrical fire has broken out after reports of an explosion from an electrical manhole cover in Rugby.

    Part of Craven Road in the town has been cordoned off whilst the electricity board make the supply safe.

  11. Sudip Sarker: GMC investigations continuing

    The General Medical Council says its investigations are ongoing into a doctor who committed fraud by lying about the amount of operations he had performed.

    Sudip Sarker said he had conducted 85 keyhole procedures, 51 of them alone, but the true figure was just six. He was appointed to a £74,000 job at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

    Alexandra Hospital

    After being found guilty of fraud by false representation by a jury at Worcester Crown Court, he has been jailed for six years.

    The GMC said Sarker had been suspended from practice since June 2014 and an investigation was ongoing into concerns about the number of patients who died while under his care.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of all traffic being temporarily held and debris on the road. In the roadworks area.

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

  14. BreakingBarry Bennell: Judge instructs jury on three charges

    The jury in the trial of former Crewe coach Barry Bennell has been instructed to find him not guilty of three charges.

    The judge told them there wasn’t enough evidence to support those claims.

    Barry Bennell artists impression

    The sixty-four-year old, now known as Robert Jones, denies 48 counts relating to sexual abuse against children.

    The trial at Liverpool Crown Court continues.