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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Birmingham schools LGBT row protesters aggressive: Trust CEO

    The woman in charge of the trust running Parkfield school defends its LGBT rights teaching.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 to J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound from J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction to J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J5 (Castle Bromwich).

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J5 for A41 Solihull By-Pass Solihull to J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound from J5, A41 (Solihull) to J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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

  5. Three arrests over stabbing

    Three people have been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man was stabbed in the thigh.

    The Heights

    Officers were called to student accommodation The Heights, on Staniforth Street, Birmingham, at about 16:45 on Saturday.

    It's believed the 19-year-old was approached by four men and was stabbed as he tried to run away, police said.

    He remains in hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-changing.

    Two men aged 18 and 20 and a 16-year-old boy have all been bailed pending further inquiries.

  6. In the papers: Officer hurled racist abuse at takeaway staff

    Birmingham Live

    Some of today's headlines in the Birmingham Mail are:

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J7 for A34 Birmingham Road to J6 for A38.

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

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

  8. Unexploded bomb removed from site

    A device, believed to be an unexploded World War Two bomb, has been removed from the site in Stechford where it was discovered earlier, the city council has confirmed.

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  9. Roads reopen after 'World War Two bomb' incident

    A police incident involving an unexploded bomb shell in Stechford is now over, Network West Midlands is reporting.

    Stechford Road was closed off for a time after the device, believed to be an unexploded World War Two shell, was found.

    The travel company said the roads have now reopened.

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  10. Syria trip for research - terrorism accused

    Mike O'Sullivan

    Reporter, East Midlands Today

    A man who denies trying to join so-called Islamic State has told a jury he and a friend only wanted to go to Syria to carry out research.

    Birmingham Crown Court

    Safwaan Mansur, 22, of Hampton Road in Birmingham and Hanzalah Patel, 22, of Frederick Road, Leicester, deny preparing to commit acts of terrorism between May 31 and June 24, 2017.

    Mr Mansur told Birmingham Crown Court today they were researching “the general reality of what was happening there" as "the news is quite biased".

    He denied ever wanting to join Islamic State.

    The trial continues.

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J5 for A452 to J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J4a M42, because of an accident.

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

  12. Unexploded bomb discovered during highways works

    The unexploded bomb that's been discovered close to a Birmingham retail park was found at the Iron Lane Highways Scheme, a city councillor has said.

    Stechford Retail Park has been evacuated this afternoon, along with some nearby homes.

    The A4040 Stechford Lane is also closed in both directions from Manor Road to Cotterills Lane.

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  13. Unexploded bomb 'from World War Two'

    The unexploded bomb found at Stechford Retail Park is believed to date back to World War Two, police said.

    A 100-metre cordon has been put in place and bomb disposal officers have been called to assess the scene.

    Buses are being diverted away from the area.

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  14. Homes and shops evacuated after unexploded shell discovered

    Part of a retail park and nearby homes have been evacuated after the discovery of an unexploded shell in Birmingham, police say.

    Officers, who were initially called to Stechford Retail Park, Flaxley Parkway at 12:15, have also closed a section of the A4040.

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    Severe disruption: A4040 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4040 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, from Manor Road to Cotterills Lane.

    A4040 West Midlands - A4040 Stechford Lane in Stechford blocked in both directions from the Manor Road junction to the Cotterills Lane junction, because of a police incident.

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