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Good evening. Police have launched a direction.
Good evening. Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man and woman
were found stabbed to death at a house in Walsall. Officers were
called to the house in Hollemeadow Avenue in the Blakenall area early
this morning where they found the bodies of a 32`year`old man and a
29`year`old woman. Police say they are believed to be former partners.
Three girls aged between seven and 11 were found sleeping at the house
and were unharmed. A 19`year`old man was arrested at the scene on
suspicion of murder. Neighbours said it was a shocking thing to have
happened. My first reaction was busy that I was scared because I have
small children. It is literally on our doorstep. When you hear that
there is children at the home as well, it is upsetting.
The BBC has learned that senior council officials in Birmingham have
seen no evidence of an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to take
control of schools. More than 20 schools are under investigation
following allegations of the "Trojan Horse" plot. Council officers told
teachers and governors at a meeting earlier this week that the problems
were more to do with governance and leadership.
A leading environmental group has questioned Birmingham City Council's
new policy of charging people ?35 a year to remove their garden waste.
Friends of the Earth say it would have been better to encourage more
home composting instead. Green waste is being dumped on the streets by
people who are trying to avoid the new charge. Louisa Currie reports.
Composted or recycled. The only options for this environmental
campaigner who says he throws out just one bag of household waste a
year. He says the Council system doesn't make sense. What the council
should be doing is working out what the ultimate destination of all this
garden waste should be and planning backwards to set up a system that
actually delivers it in the right way. I'm afraid they don't really
seem to have a green waste plan, which they should do. For many, the
garden waste is piling up and as the row continues, the number of dumped
bags lining the streets of Birmingham is only getting bigger.
It seems a bit much to me. I don't think that's right, no. I think it
should be part of your council tax, they should take your waste away.
Not very happy with this. You get charged for everything, nowadays.
Birmingham City Council says it will only collect garden waste from
people who've paid the ?35 fee and left it in the correct branded
sacks. So far more than 39,000 households have signed up to the
scheme. But that's still just a fraction of the citys 410,000
households. People who continue to dump waste are being warned they
could face fines of several thousand pounds.
It's been a day of celebration in Stafford as the town marks 400 years
since its first mayor took office. The occasion was marked by a parade
including Army, Navy and RAF personnel overseen by the new Mayor
of Stafford, Councillor Ray Sutherland. He said he was proud to
hold the office in such a significant year. It is an honour to
be mayor at any time but on this 400 anniversary it is extra special. I
am looking forward to actually joining the crowds on the mayor's
Sunday which is going on at the moment. It is a wonderful year for
the borough and it will be an extra special year for me.
Gloucestershire's new Jet Age Museum has been officially opened 14 years
after the previous one was closed. The museum's collection of aircraft
has been in storage since 2000, but a fundraising campaign by volunteers
has resulted in a permanent display being re`established at
Gloucestershire Airport. The museum houses delicate aircraft, such as a
1925 Gloucester Gamecock, and contains an archive of photos and
documents. Just one rugby result to bring you,
in the Premiership. Worcester ` already relegated ` managed their
first premiership home win of the season, beating Gloucester by just
one point. Time for a look at the Midlands
weather now. Well, a very blustery day today. The
second half of the weekend remained that way. It will feel quite cool
tomorrow. There should be some sunshine in between their showers.
They continue this evening, with the wind strengthening further across
parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Tomorrow morning,
the showers start again to form. There will be brightness in between
but it will be another blustery day and cooler as well.
The national forecast is next. Good luck to Burton Albion who face
Southend in the League 2 play`offs tomorrow. We'll have highlights in
our 6:50pm bulletin tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow morning with Sunday
Breakfast on BBC Hereford and Worcester from 7am. Have a good
evening. Good evening. We have seen plenty of
showers scattered across the country today. There will be drier and
brighter spells in between. Low pressure is sitting across the
country, with some tightly packed isobars to the south. That indicates
some strong winds. They will continue throughout the night, going
up to gale force at times. The main focus of the wettest weather across
parts of West Wales is this rain. It will not be a particularly cold
start to Sunday. Showers, not everywhere, some of us will see
drier weather weather window of sunshine around, but be prepared for
those showers if you're stepping out in the morning. Throughout the day
on Sunday, a bit of