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  1. More mental health help for new mothers unveiled

    Mental health "hubs" for new, expectant or bereaved mothers are to be set up around England, including in the West Midlands.

    Mother holding newborn's hand

    The 26 sites, due to be opened by next April, will offer physical health checks and psychological therapy in one building.

    NHS England said these centres would provide treatment for about 6,000 new parents in the first year.

    The first 10 sites will open around England "within months", including Birmingham & Solihull and Shropshire Telford & Wrekin.

    Five years ago, 40% of areas in England had no dedicated maternal mental health services.

  2. Bricks thrown at police in fake callout

    Officers from West Midlands Police say they were assaulted with bricks and stones after a fake callout on Monday night.

    A sword found during the "fake" callout

    The force's firearms unit posted on Twitter that they responded to reports of a stabbing in Nechells, Birmingham, but the 999 call turned out to be "false and malicious".

    They said the projectiles caused "minor damage" to police vehicles before the offenders ran off.

    However "every cloud", the officers tweeted, as concealed weapons including a sword were found hidden behind bins.

  3. Thousands raised after baby killed in crash

    A fundraising appeal to support the family of a two-week old baby killed in a car crash on Sunday has so far raised more than £13,000.

    Ciaran Leigh Morris

    Ciaran Leigh Morris was being pushed along the pavement by family members on High Street, Brownhills, when he was hit by a car.

    A 34-year-old man was charged in connection with the fatal crash and is due to appear before magistrates later.

    The JustGiving appeal set a target of £2,000 to support the baby's family but has been flooded with donations.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 in both directions from J5, A41 (Solihull) to J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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