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Summary

  1. Huge scrap metal fire shuts airport
  2. Halloween pumpkin started fire that killed boy
  3. Husband accused of murder denies anger 'uncontrollable'
  4. Police summit over town centre vandalism
  5. Plans to put shops on car park get approval
  6. Haircuts for Muslim men as Ramadan ends
  7. Government asked to reconsider West Brom's safe-standing proposal
  8. World Cup apologies after Robbie Williams gives finger
  9. Euromillions winner still works at Asda
  10. 'Lucky boy' kitten rescued from car's engine
  11. Click on related stories to read updates from your area
  12. Live updates on Friday 15 June

Live Reporting

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Two in court charged with boy's murder

Two people are due in court this morning charged with murdering a boy stabbed on a shopping street in Sutton Coldfield.

Ozell Pemberton, 16, (pictured) was found with chest injuries at Lower Parade last month and was confirmed dead at the scene.

Ozell Pemberton
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Oscar Ingram, 21, of Banners Grove, Erdington, is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court, charged with murder, alongside a 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Crash closes part of M6

BBC News Travel

Traffic is being temporarily held on the M6 southbound between J4, for Coleshill and J3A for the M6 Toll after a two-vehicle crash.

The crash involving a car and a lorry happened close to where traffic from the M42 merges with the M6 south.

Queues are building on approaches, said the Highways Agency.

Paul Dubberley in Berlin for the cup final in 2006

Paul Dubberley has been travelling the globe to watch the national team since the 1986 Mexico finals.

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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 affecting J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed, queuing traffic and delays on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Travel time is 20 minutes. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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

Veteran goalkeeper called up

A 77-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been selected to represent Wales at an international hockey competition.

Glyn Thomas
BBC

The Grand Masters Hockey World Cup takes place in Spain later this week.

Glyn Thomas will play as a goalkeeper and hopes he'll be successful enough to be called up again in the future.

The next world cup is in Japan and I'd love to be there, but I'll be a bit old. I haven't got another goalkeeper over 70 in the Welsh squad to pick, so I picked myself."

Glyn Thomas

Delay warning during major bridge works

Work to refurbish the second of Burton-upon-Trent's two major bridges starts today.

Bridge
BBC

The project, which will see the Burton Bridge strengthened and resurfaced, is set to last until September.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays and allow extra time for journeys.

Signalling fault causing rail delays

BBC News Travel

A signalling fault at Birmingham New Street is delaying rail journeys in the area, said West Midlands Railway.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It should be a dry and warm day with some sunshine and top temperatures of 22C (72F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Severe accident: M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Toll Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M42 J7A and M6 J3A.

M6 Toll Warwickshire - Queuing traffic on M6 Toll southbound between M42 J7a and M6 J3a, because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 entry slip road closed southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a police incident.

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 J8 for M5 and J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of debris on the road.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Staffordshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Kent's Heino Kuhn

Heino Kuhn hits his fourth One-Day Cup century as Kent beat Worcestershire by two wickets to reach the final at Lord's.

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Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A460 and J10 for A454.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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