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  1. Blue Story: Teenagers released on police bail

    Six teenagers arrested in connection with violence that broke out at Star City in Birmingham on Saturday, have all been released on bail, police said.

    Image from social media showing youngsters with machete

    A girl aged 13, a girl and boy, both aged 14, and a 19-year-old man were all held on suspicion of assaulting police. In addition, a boy aged 14 was held on suspicion of obstructing police.

    All five were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and later released on bail with conditions which ban them leaving home at night and ban them from Star City and any cinema in the UK, police said.

    A 14-year-old boy had also been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after an image circulated on social media showing a number of youths, with one carrying a machete.

    He has also been released, said West Midlands Police.

  2. Blue Story: 'Police did not recommend film removed'

    West Midlands Police said it did not ask for or recommend the film Blue Story be pulled following Saturday's violence.

    Brawl

    Ch Supt Steve Graham said: "I understand there is a lot of speculation on social media and people are citing that film.

    "At this stage we are not jumping to any conclusions. That will form part of our investigations as it carries on."

    He was speaking as two cinema chains said they would not be showing the film in the wake of Saturday's violence.

    Ch Supt Steve Graham

    Police were called to the complex, in Nechells, at about 17:30.

    "This was a major outbreak of trouble which left families who were just trying to enjoy a night out at the cinema understandably frightened.

    "We worked quickly to move the crowds on, but were met with a very hostile response and officers had to draw Tasers to restore order."

  3. Blue Story: 'A film about love not violence' says director

    The director of a film pulled from cinemas following a brawl at Star City in Birmingham described the disturbance as "truly unfortunate" and hoped it was not an "indictment" of the film.

    Andrew Onwubolu

    Rapper-turned-filmmaker Andrew Onwubolu, posted on Instagram on Sunday: "Sending love to all those involved in yesterday's violence at Star City in Birmingham.

    "It's truly unfortunate that a small group of people can ruin things for everybody. Blue Story is a film about love not violence.

    "I hope that the blame is placed with the individuals and not an indictment of the film itself.

    "I pray that we can all learn to live with love and treat each other with tolerance and respect."

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to /, J4a, because of a break down.

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

  5. Blue Story: 'Guest safety remains our priority'

    Announcing it was following Vue in cancelling all screenings, Showcase said: "Due to the recent incidents tied to screenings of the film Blue Story, after careful consideration with the film's distributor, Showcase Cinemas has immediately removed the film from all of our participating cinemas.

    Police officers at cinema

    "Any guests that have purchased tickets in advance can receive a full refund at the cinema box office. We remain in discussions with the distributor with regards to the possibility of re-introducing the film in due course.

    "We apologise for any inconvenience but guest safety remains our top priority."

  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    After a wet start it should be a dry and clear afternoon with highs of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, from J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick to J16 for A3400 Stratford Road.

    M40 Warwickshire - Temporary closure on M40 from J15, A46 (Warwick) to J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, at J6 for A38 Tyburn Road.

    M6 West Midlands - Lane closed and it's slow on M6 at J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction), because of a break down.

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

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    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A3400 Stratford Road Shirley to J3A for M40.

    M42 West Midlands - Lane closed and it's slow on M42 southbound from J4, A3400 (Shirley) to J3a M40, because of a break down.

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

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    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 Tyburn Road.

    M6 West Midlands - Lane closed and it's very slow on M6 southbound from J7, A34 (Great Barr) to J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and it's heavy southbound at J3, A435 (Redditch), because of a break down.

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

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    Video caption: Eyewitness Rachael was at the Birmingham Star City complex when a huge brawl broke out.

    Eyewitness Rachael was at the Birmingham Star City complex when a huge brawl broke out.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - Lane closed on M5 northbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen to J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - Lane closed on M5 southbound from J3, A456 (Halesowen) to J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a police investigation.

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