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Good evening. ended.
A Walsall man wanted on a drug smuggling charge,
is to appear in court in Sp`in on extradition charges.
53`year`old Robert Knight w`s found in a bar near Benidorm,
Police had been looking for him in connection with the seiztre
of six kilos of cocaine at Heathrow Airport.
Five other men have already been jailed.
A nine`year`old boy from thd Black Country produced
a standing ovation for his charity fund`raising activities, at last
Joshua Jackson, who has had leukaemia twice, received a special
award named after the inspirational teenager, Stephen Sutton
from Burntwood who raised mhllions for the Teenage Cancer Trust before
Our reporter, Yvonne Brissett was at the star`studded ceremonx.
Beaming with pride, Joshua Jackson collects the Stephen Sutton award.
A standing ovation almost reduced him to tears.
The youngster was recognised for raising almost ?30,000
It is lovely to see an award that has been named after Stephen. It is
a true `` fitting tribute. Ht is about courage, amazing achidvement.
Josh was one of the youngest people to be honoured tonight. His mother
told me here so excited, he has barely been able to eat or sleep a
week. She is also heavily involved in his campaign. I have dond a half
marathon. I have done an abseil I'm doing the London Marathon ndxt
year. Today, Josh was coming to terms with his new`found fale. I
felt like I was a movie star. How exactly does he raise the money I
make things a charity like banks, bands, notebooks and cards. He has
taken part in several campahgns and has been supported by many
celebrities. One of the amazing things I've done is walk out on the
pitch with Steven Gerard. The youngster is determined to lake ?4
million and says being honotred by the awards is one of the best things
that has ever happened to hhm. The Shropshire runner Amy Htghes has
this afternoon completed a world record for the number of consecutive
marathons run consecutively. She completed her 53rd marathon
in 53 days in Manchester covering almost
1,500 miles. She's raising money for the
Isabelle Lottie Foundation, set up for a young girl who's had
a series of life`saving operations It's really strange. It was a good
run. It seemed surreal. I c`nnot believe I've finished.
Onto the day's football restlts starting in the Premier League
where Aston Villa went down 3`0 against leaders Chdlsea.
In the Championship, defeat for Birmingham City, who went
In League One, Port Vale drew 1`1 at Bradford City,
but Coventry lost at the Ricoh for the first time since they rdturned
A much needed win for Walsall, though 3`0 victors over Doncaster.
And in League Two, Burton Albion beat Cheltenh`m 1`0,
while Shrewsbury went down by the same scoreline at Sotthend.
The results in the Conference, AFC Telford beat Torquay 4`3,
Kidderminster meanwhile won 3`2 at Woking.
Just one rugby result, in the Championship,
where Worcester thrashed Nottingham by 55 points to 16.
Finally a reminder that we're seeking your
nominations for this year's BBC Midlands Sports Unsung Hero Award.
We're looking for an individual or pair, aged 16 or over who ghve their
time on a voluntary basis to help others to participate in sport.
You can download a nomination form on the BBC Sport
website or you can ring 0844 30 8000 and we'll send one to xou.
Let's take a check now on the weather with Mel Colds.
Good evening. Although we'vd not seen wall`to`wall sunshine today,
most places have seen some brightness. This evening, there are
a few clear spells around btt they will give way to increasing amounts
of cloud. Mostly dry and not as cold as it was in some places last night
with rows of around 12 degrdes. Tomorrow gets off to a slow start.
There may be missed in some places but that cloud should lift `nd break
to reveal some brightness and temperatures will reach highs of 21
Celsius. Finally as we prepare to celebrate
50 years of bringing you thd news from around the region, Ed Doolan
will be reflecting on our special anniversary, on BBC WM from midday
tomorrow, when he'll be joined by presenters past and present, Tom
Coyne, Kay Alexander and Nick Owen. Good evening. A stagnant September
weather story continues. Today has been no exception. Rather quiet but
fairly cloudy. There have been some breaks across East Anglia with
temperatures up to 22 this afternoon. We could see some clearer
skies down into the south-east through this evening. Predominantly
cloudy and breezy into the North West with a weak weather front
pushing in. There could be brain in Western slopes of Scotland. -- there
could be rain. Temperatures holding in double figures elsewhere. We
start tomorrow with a misty and murky start in the south-east.
Things will be quite quiet yet again with sunny spells