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    Video caption: Ashley Cain urges men dealing with depression to 'talk about it'

    Ashley Cain urges men dealing with depression to "talk about it" after the loss of his eight-month-old daughter to leukaemia.

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    Video caption: Girl, 13, raises £26k for Alder Hey hospital in promise to sister

    Jess says she wanted to support the hospital after its staff supported her through her grief.

  3. Girl raises £26k for hospital in promise to sister

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    Video caption: Girl, 13, raises £26k for Alder Hey hospital in promise to sister

    Jess says she wanted to support the hospital after its staff supported her through her grief.

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    Video caption: Illegal cigarettes hidden in Rugby drain

    If the counterfeit cigarettes were real they would have been worth about £32,800 Warwickshire County Council said.

  5. Our coverage across the week

    That's all from Midlands Live this week.

    We'll be back with you on Monday morning with the usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather.

  6. Plans for £50m Snow Hill redevelopment to be discussed

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Outline proposals are to be discussed for a £50m redevelopment of a Birmingham railway station.

    The proposed overhaul of Snow Hill in the city centre is expected to help create more than 7,700 jobs.

    Papers due to go before the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) next week have revealed early plans for the "major" scheme.

    Other transport plans due to go before the WMCA next week include a £285m maintenance project on the original Line 1 Metro route between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and £109m interchange improvements at Sutton Coldfield and Solihull.

    Artists impression of the station

    Proposals are set to be discussed at the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) board meeting on 17 September.

  7. Plastic waste fire causes £50,000 fire service overspend

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A fire in April at a Telford plastic waste site caused Shroshire's fire service to overspend by £50,000.

    The Greenway Polymers site continued to smoulder for weeks afterwards, resulting on extra spending on staffing, equipment and uniforms.

    Shropshire fire engines at factory fire

    Reporting to Shropshire's fire authority, the fire service said the money would be found to meet the costs from its "extreme incidents reserve".