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When you are representing a cathedral, people can make comments
that really aren't appropriate for them to see on the website so we had
to take that decision. The call to prayer was part
of a multicultural exhibition Police search for thieves who used
a JCB to smash through the wall of a Worcestershire shop to steal
a cash machine. We heard what proved to be
the cashpoint machine being taken out of the wall and put
onto the back of a pick-up truck. Why your five a day is close
to costing a fiver. A steep rise in the price of veg
as temperatures in Europe plummet. Watch out, Birmingham, Strictly is
coming to town. And from Strictly to sunshine.
Yes, it's finally on the way. From the dull and drab
to the gleaming. I'll have all the good
news for you later. It started as a celebration
of multi-faith culture, but escalated into a row
about a video on facebook. The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral
is defending his decision to delete a video from social media,
which showed a Muslim prayer The film, which featured a local
imam, had been posted on the Cathedral's Facebook page
as part of a new exhibition celebrating the city's
different faiths. But it attracted fierce criticism
and what the Dean described Filmed on a mobile phone,
a traditional Muslim prayer read by a local imam
in Gloucester Cathedral, The video attracted some criticism,
much of it offensive and the cathedral removed the entire
post from its Facebook page. The prayer wasn't part of a service,
but was read as part of the cathedral's exhibition launch
which also included Rasta drumming, St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow found
itself the target of criticism in similar circumstances last week
after a local Muslim student read That took place during
a Christian service. Imam Hassan, who read the prayer
at Gloucester Cathedral, He said: "I take great
inspiration from the work done Gloucester Cathedral representatives
say this incident was fundamentally The exhibition intended, they say,
to start conversations about faith. Although they admit the online video
lacked any context and say they'll A little earlier our reporter
Andrew Plant spoke to the Dean of Gloucester about his decision
to remove the video. We are delighted to have this
amazing fave exhibition in here and obviously when you want people to
discover new things about themselves -- faith and about each other, that
can become controversial and I had to take a decision at the weekend
that the post that was on our Facebook page wasn't actually
helping and sometimes in particular when you are representing a
cathedral, people can make comments that are appropriate for a them to
see on a cathedral website. What could have been done differently
with that post? More context to render the deal? That was the
problem. That kind of social media doesn't allow for the proper
explanation and for those who were here, it was a fantastic event and
for those who have been coming in great number to see the exhibition.
People go away and pressed and interested. One of the problems is
how much time do you get to actually explain? This is all about people
talking face-to-face and that's what people need to do when they come and
see us. By taking it down, does that suggest to people there was
something wrong with having an Islamic prayer read here rather than
just moderating the comments? Some people might think that. This whole
exhibition is about different faiths in a place of fees and that prayer
was not during a Christian service. It was in the Chapter House and
that's a place of learning and discovery. We are confident that was
the right thing to do. It does come to a point where I'm not there to
provide a full room for other peoples comments. This is our
canvas. Thank you very much indeed. Although that post has been taking
down now, the exhibition is on at Gloucester Cathedral for another
weeks. Andrew Plant reporting. Police are searching for thieves
who used a JCB to smash their way through the wall of a shop
in Kempsey near Worcester Most of the side of the shop
in Church Street was destroyed in the raid which took place
in the early hours of the morning. What's left of the side
of the village shop in Kempsey near Worcester, after thieves ram
raided the building and stole the cash machine in the early
hours of this morning. Ann Pursey, who lives close
to the shop, was woken Looked out of the window
and we could see a JCB across the road and the bangs
continued for a little while and then we heard what proved
to be the cashpoint machine being taken out of the wall and put
onto the back of a pick-up truck. I've spoken to a couple of people
who saw part of the robbery. One person told me that the JCB
drove into the building on a number And another person said
one of the thieves had a weapon of some type,
maybe a baseball bat or an axe. They thought to try and stop
anyone who was trying Thieves had stolen the JCB
from a nearby farm. Following the raid, they abandoned
it in the middle of the A38 This morning, as a result
of a member of the public contacting the police,
we did locate a vehicle and as a result we have located
the cash machine that was taken. We've located those in a nearby
village in a field. Again, they will be examined for any
forensic opportunities. Many customers, unaware
of the robbery, were shocked at the scene they found
at their village store. I don't know how much was seen
or heard during the night, but I'm rather surprised
in the centre of the village that a lot of the residents
round here must have I just don't understand how
they can get away with it. You'd think somebody would have been
alerted to it straightaway, Rebuilding work will now begin
so that the shop and life in this Worcestershire village can
return to normal. The car maker Jaguar Landrover
has been fined ?900,000 after a worker lost a leg
following a car accident. The employee was injured
at the company's Lode Lane plant in Solihull after a delivery driver
lost control of a Range Rover Sport being driven towards the start
of the production line. He became trapped between two cars,
leaving him with injuries which meant his right leg had
to be amputated. JLR was found guilty of breaching
Health and Safety rules. A date's been set for the trial
of three police officers accused of giving a false account
to investigators, following the death of man who'd been detained
under mental health laws. 29-year-old Kingsley Burrell,
was arrested in 2011 in Winson Green in Birmingham
and later suffered a heart attack. West Midlands Police officers
Paul Adey, Mark Fannon and Paul Greenfield are due in court
on the 11th of September. A group of MPs have been on the road
in the West Midlands today, The Exit the EU select committee
is travelling around the UK, to hear more informally
what business leaders and others Today, they were in areas
which voted strongly to leave, listening to opinions
in Wolverhampton and Stoke. Everyone has a point
of view on Brexit. I don't think Theresa May's handling
it very well at all. Just don't take notice
of what the public is saying. Yes, I do think it's
going along well. But not everyone gets to tell
the politicians what they think. That was the chance
these students got today as the rather grandly
titled Selected Committee For Leaving The European Union
came to Wolverhampton. Half an hour behind closed doors
with the politicians responsible for analysing the Government's
plan on Brexit. I think it will lose an element
of what this university is about because of Brexit
because we won't get that Sadly, the Leave campaigners
weren't coming today, such as Michael Gove,
but it was a very Remain heavy panel that we were talking to and that
came across evidently. We're going to find out
within the next week, few weeks or so, when they trigger
Article 50, I think, as to whether some of those concerns
have been listened to. But it's sort of a wait
and see at the moment. Here in Wolverhampton,
more than 60% of people The Brexit committee's been
in the building behind me, meeting business leaders
and students among others, to find out what they're excited
about and what concerns Whether people were Leavers or
Remainers is not the point any more. We're leaving the European Union
and our job collectively is to make sure we get the best possible
deal for Wolverhampton, cos we're here today, but also
for the whole of the country. After Wolverhampton,
it was north to a tile factory in Stoke-on-Trent,
where confidence is high. I think the fact that the MPs have
come out of London to come and have a look around the region
to see what is being I think on a level playing
field scenario as long as there are no major disruptions,
we're very confident we can continue to grow the business
as we have done in the past. These MPs say people can influence
what Brexit will look like. Our Political Editor Patrick
Burns is with me now. How unusual is that for a select
committees to go out on the road like this? It's not really unusual
at all. It is just that Brexit is so important that everyone is talking
about this one. Every Government department there is a departmental
select committee of MPs, it is their job to scrutinise the work of that
Government department and to see the impact of its policies on the
ground. In my time, I went with select committees everywhere from
road construction projects to football grounds, even on one
occasion in the innermost recesses of the nuclear power stations. Heavy
times. This wants to hear the views of business leaders and young
people. What happens with all those opinions that they gather? Way into
dusty file territorial? The actually write them into a report. All those
opinions get drawn together into something which I think is actually
an example of democracy at work, that report becomes an influential
part of the process right at the heart of our Parliamentary
democracy. It's not bad. Why ever committees having these hearings in
private? To enable people to speak without inhibition. Hilary Benn is
that the committee's discretion. People may feel sensitive to be
interviewed in full glare and can speak freely. Thank you, Patrick.
NHS prescriptions drugs are being wasted on an industrial
That's the warning from health officials, as concerns grow that
some repeat prescriptions are being dispensed unnecessarily.
But in Walsall, the local clinical commissioning group has managed
to reduce drug waste significantly by introducing practice based
Ram Raman from Walsall has a range of long term conditions
I've called you in for your medication review.
Today he's come to his GP surgery for a chat
Just looking at a couple of items you've had on your repeat list.
It's a chance for her to make sure he's taking his medicines correctly
and remove any items from his repeat list that he no longer needs.
OK, so you don't need that one any more?
By making sure patients only get prescribed the items they need NHS
Walsall is saving money, in Mr Raman's case
Even if a small amount of money individually, if put together,
surgery wise or nationwide, that's a huge saving.
According to the Department of Health, wasted prescriptions cost
For every pound invested into a pharmacist being in the practice,
we have shown that we have saved nearly ?2.50,
so it's kind of an invest to save, really.
Simple things, like encouraging patients to check their
prescriptions before leaving the pharmacy is also
Once it is out of the pharmacy, the pharmacy cannot recycle it
and even if you bring it back, they have to dispose it of and it's
But it's not just about educating patients.
Some of my patients actually come to me saying, "Look, I've been
telling my pharmacist for the last three months, I don't want this
I'm not taking this medication and this is a ?100 medication."
It's my job to stop those medications but also to pass that
same message to the pharmacist, saying, can you please
with your patients exactly what they need before putting
So by encouraging patients to get more actively involved
in their own medicines management, NHS Walsall is cutting waste
and freeing up cash which can be ploughed back
Thanks for joining us on Midlands today.
Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly.
first there was walking football, now it's a gentler form of netball
which is encouraging women to get active.
And missing your Saturday night fix of strictly?
We'll be backstage amongst the sequins as the tour
Now, if you're striving to eat your five a day,
you may have noticed a shortage of some green vegetables and salads,
That's because snow and freezing weather in Spain and Italy,
where many of those items come from at this time of year,
At Birmingham Wholesale Market, traders have seen prices of items
such as courgettes quadruple, and shoppers too are
Have you noticed a shortage of some of your favourite vegetables
Everything from courgettes to spinach has been in short supply.
And shoppers in Birmingham have had plenty to say about it.
Every single thing has gone up in the shops now and people
Everything's going up and you're just trying to make the most
of what you've got and still eat healthy as well and buy
It's a daily thing that you actually going to need, fruits, vegetables,
Most of the stall holders here get their produce
from the wholesale market and the traders there have noticed
Peter Marshall has been a vegetable wholesaler
Never has he paid more for crops from Spain.
I think we have to start leaving armed guards here at night now,
And here's a flavour of just how much prices have risen.
Few examples - aubergines, five kilo box, was ?7
24 pieces of brocolli, generally 7.20, now 15.50.
I gather this is going to be next, coriander,
This mobile phone footage of snow covered coriander crops was sent
to Peter by his supplier in Murcia in Spain yesterday.
At this rate, coriander won't be on offer on the market for long.
Gianfranco Zola just can't find that elusive first
win as Birmingham City manager, can he?
You're right, Mary, seven games in and Gianfranco Zola
Birmingham City were beaten 3-1 at Newcastle United in their FA
That means Wolves are the only one of our teams who have made it
The travelling fans set off full of hope.
After all, they won 5-1 in their last FA Cup
but there would be no repeat this time.
Newcastle may have given three players their first team debuts,
but they were still sprinkled with quality and Yohan Gouffran
enticed Adam Legzdins into bringing him down early on.
Matt Richie scored the penalty and with just nine minutes gone,
If Gouffran played his part in the first, the second
was all his own work, flicking the ball cheekily
past his marker to send the Magpies two goals clear by the break.
On the touchline, Zola fretted, but his second half
Lukas Jutkiewicz arrived just after the hour and, within minutes,
it was his header which played in David Cotterill to
In fact, Jutkiewicz had the chance to draw Blues level, but his header
As they pushed forward in search of the goal
to take them to extra time, Birmingham were caught out
at the back and Shelvey squared for Ritchie to get his second
and book a trip to Oxford in round four.
We were 2-0 down after the first 45 minutes for our own mistakes.
With all the due respect to Newcastle.
We probably created enough maybe to score even the second goal,
So Wolves are our only team left and they now know they travel
to Liverpool for a lunchtime televised tie a week on Saturday
after the Merseysiders overcame Plymouth in their own replay.
And that means Zola is now the first Birmingham City manager since 1889
to fail to win any of his first seven games in charge.
More tributes today to Rachael Heyhoe-Flint,
her death making the front page on many of today's papers, such
Yes, England's cricketers wore black armbands during their one day
international in India today to honour her memory.
The Wolves Vice President was captain of the England womens'
cricket team for more than a decade and led them to victory
A half century from Worcestershire's Moeen Ali today wasn't quite enough
to help England them win in Cuttack though.
Now, you may remember not long ago we told you about the sport
of walking football, which is aimed at getting more
people out of their armchairs and doing something more active.
Well, now a netball equivalent has been launched
and there are new groups springing up across the Midlands.
Our reporter Kevin Reide's been to one in Coventry.
For many here, joining a netball team was a daunting prospect.
But the pace of this "walking netball" at Coventry's Xcel Centre
Walking netball was launched by Sport England just a year ago
and already there are six groups like this running
The skill level may not be the best, but it's the exercise that counts.
And like walking football, it's all about getting
Marianne Piercy's in remission from cancer, having had both
This is a great way for me getting back fitness and trying
to lose a bit of weight, meeting people and playing
this week, 500 school children took part in
a special tournament organised by Wasps, who now
Former England International Tamsin Greenway was there
with encouragement for those considering walking netball.
Walking netball is great because it just takes that added element out
and actually we've seen such an increase of women getting back
into netball that perhaps played it at school or played it a club,
maybe went off and had kids or just stopped playing and drifted off,
Back at Excel and there's one member who's pregnant.
Obviously the ladies probably take a little bit more of a step back
occasionally from me and I try not to put myself too
It's really nice to be able to join in and still play that team sport.
I haven't played since I was 15 and left school and I've had major
Come back, join us here and we'll welcome you with open arms.
Sport England say anybody is welcome to sign up.
Great to see people enjoying sport. You don't have to be raising about
to get fit. Thank you, Dan. If you're a Strictly fan
and your Saturday nights have become a little bleak without it,
then we have good news! The world of sequins and sambas has
landed in the Midlands as the BBC Strictly Come
Dancing Tour kicks off in Sarah Bishop has been
to meet the team. A warning - her report contains
some flash photography. It's become a national
institution, must see TV. And for the next few months,
the show goes on tour starting here at the Barclaycard
arena in Birmingham. For BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba -
this year's surprise champion - I just had the enthusiasm for this
show and absorbed every He wowed audiences with his fancy
footwork and innate sense of rhythym, but it was former
politician Ed Balls who won people's hearts with,
well, his energy and enthusiasm. MUSIC: Gangnam Style
by PSY Gangnam Style was an
absolute privilege. After the opening night
in Birmingham on Friday, it heads north next week and then
come back to London. For me, the tour is kind
of like a bit of old memories, coming back to places that
I played maybe 15 years ago and having the opportunity
to dance my favourite dances It'll be an emotional
roller-coaster for sure and Ore This has been the most incredible
experience of my life. I've learned to dance,
I've made a best friend, I've been on the show that I've
loved for 12 years. He put his heart and soul
into Strictly, didn't he? Ore, I present you
with a box of tissues. You're going to need
them because your first You're welling up already
at the thought of it. And, no, Ore's old dancing partner
Joanne hasn't dyed her hair. This is his tour partner,
Karen Cliffton. Venezuelan-born professional dancer
who's married to the show's Kevin. Feel as though it's groundhog
day with the weather, We are looking forward to that of
sand maybe. We hope sooner we can say goodbye to the dull and dreary
weather. Perhaps not the fault. We will start to see some chinks
developing in that thick layer of cloud. Tomorrow will be looking at
seems like there. In the south of the country where this is, it has
been a different story. If we get what they are getting comment this
is what we could end up with, some sun, frosty foggy mornings and
nights as well. It will be colder as we head into the weekend and
temperatures will dip by a few degrees. For tonight, we are looking
at quite a bit of cloud, this lingering front is still across us.
We will get clearer skies pushing up from the safe as this high-pressure
nudges a way to the east. Starting to develop an easterly flow bringing
in that clearer, colder air. You will notice that kicking in and
having an effect as early on as tonight. Through this evening, we
will see that cloud shrinking away from the south and starting to make
an effect across the south eastern corner of the region. You can see
the blue ticking over, that's as the temperature started to below
freezing. Further north here, we still hold onto that cloud which
will keep those temperatures above freezing. If frosty start the day
tomorrow morning, summer fog as well during the first part of tomorrow.
Sunshine breaking through and starting to spread northwards as
well. Those of you in the north would be deprived from this either.
It was a bit played earlier in the morning but it will be a dry day,
sunny and temperatures up to five or six Celsius. Cooler than today
because of the easterly breeze. Heading into tomorrow night, we see
those clearer skies taking an effect. Temperatures dipping
Whiteley, leading to a fairly widespread frost and fog and that
will develop into the morning for Saturday. The weekend is looking
very nice indeed. Sunshine but the temperatures depressed in little
bit, fallen to around three or four Celsius.
If you're a follower of our Facebook page,
you will want to take a look at this and if you're not, you don't know
It's a film about Ahaon the dog, who is helping
save other dogs lives by being a blood donor.
But the wolfhound is so big, he can't be weighed to check
on his health at his local vet in Stourbridge.
He has to go to a nearby scrap yard instead.
And you can see the full story at bbc.co.uk/birmingham.
Tomorrow we'll be hearing from Stoke Ciy's Peter Crouch
as he goes in search of the 100th Premier League goal of his
Goal number 99 came last week against Sunderland.
Now he'll be looking for his 100th against Manchester United.
I'll be back at 10.30 with your next Midlands update.
Have a great evening. Goodbye.