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Tonight the verdict on the Prime Minister's exit Strang. Join me now
on BBC Two. Tributes have been pouring
in to Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint, She was Vice President
of Wolverhampton Wanderers - and captained England Women's
cricket team, helping them to win In a tribute on their website,
Wolves said "Rachael's contribution to the world of sport,
the local community, and in later years politics,
cannot be measured - and neither can her seemingly
never-ending kindness She was a supreme sportswoman and
she took her cricket very seriously I shall just have to go off and see
the physio, is that all right? Arguably the most famous
female ever to play the game, her exploits
were In 1991 she struck a blow
against chauvinism persuading the very male
bastions of the game the MCC I hope I won't have antagonised
any people and it will make the MCC realise
that there are thousands of women A battle and a victory
she recalled speaking to This member is asking
for a screen to go across because I can still
see a woman there! Now it is great because I aways know
who voted against me because they turn their back on me
when I go into the Long room. will point them in
the right direction. Playing days are over,
her love for the game flowered in the community and community and
schools and tireless charity work. She was awarded an OBE in 2007
and later became Baroness Flint. But her passion for sport
embraced football. A big fan of her hometown club,
she served for many years as vice I have lived with Wolverhampton
Wanderers in my heart for all those years and to work
there is just wonderful. She passed away early
this morning after a short illness and leaves behind
husband Derrick, their son and three A pioneer of women's sport
she achieved so much and meant so much to her fellow cricketers,
footballers and to the city of Wolverhampton she was
proud to call home. Our reporter Ben Godfrey is outside
Molineux in Wolverhampton for us tonight, where flags have been
flying at half-mast. Ben, Rachael was a real ambassador
for Wolves, wasn't she? Rachael Heyhoe Flint
was a lifelong Wolves fan The club has sent its condolences
to her husband Derrick In the 1990s, she was invited onto
the board by a close friend. Working in PR, widening the appeal of
Wolverhampton Wanderers, often seen as a guiding hand around the young
players, hoping to forge their careers, sporting success avoiding
the glare of publicity. The current crop of players we were an armband
as they take on Norwich at the weekend. A book of condolence has
opened here. Tonight, I spoke to John Richards, who paid this
tribute. She had everything. She was
tireless, she was talented, she was very loyal to people. She was full
of energy, always helping other people and of course she was
Wolverhampton surrendering. She was a screw Wilf. She had time for
everybody and I just cannot believe the amount of work that she did.
The impact will be felt we beyond Molineaux, will it not?
She grew up in Wolverhampton, she was the teachers, she went to the
girls' high school. Her legacy will live on. She got freedom of the city
of overactive in 2011. The city council leader paid tribute to her
today. She is a fantastic ambassador. Her son, Ben, said she
had a profound influence in many fields, government, cricket,
politics, food bowl. Her tenacity broken glass ceilings.
It certainly did. Thank you very much.
A leading property developer has told the BBC that Chinese investors
are increasingly choosing to buy in Birmingham, rather than more
glamorous locations such as Sydney and New York.
The weak pound and the prospect of High Speed Rail is making
Britain's second city an increasingly safe bet.
With growing demand for housing, many Chinese investors are focusing
on residential projects in run down parts of the city.
Here's our Business Correspondent Peter Plisner.
Birmingham's skyline is changing fast, and where there are cranes
there's often millions of pounds spent on the ground, and a clear
This site could be next - they're selling cars here now,
but soon they'll be selling luxury apartments.
And these are the Chinese investors who are backing
the latest development at Digbeth in Birmingham.
Spending around ?150 million, the property developer who's
brokered the deal says the area is becoming an investor hotspot.
The city is growing southwards, and as a result of that the wider
area of Digbeth is really receptive to big dense schemes like this one.
And part of the reason is the proposed HS2 station
There are also plans for a Metro line.
In Birmingham's jewellery quarter, have Chinese have already
Almost 80 apartments are going up and the delegation
is eager to invest in more projects like this.
This is the second largest city in the UK, most promising land here.
And also your leader, Theresa May, will be heavily putting her focus
You've got lots of cranes here, lots of development.
The latest figures suggest that 54 major projects across the whole
of the West Midlands have been funded by the Chinese
over the last ten years, and that 23 of those have happened
And it is not just Chinese money coming to the region.
We have Canadian money invested into Paradise,
Middle Eastern money invested into the Colmore building.
And recently we did a transaction when we had South African
money being invested into an industrial property.
Birmingham civic leaders have just returned from the crown state
of Qatar and meetings with potential investors for several
A man's appeared in court charged with the murders
Eight-year-old Saros and his six-year-old sister
Leanor Endris died in hospital, following a fire at their home in
Their father, Endris Mohammed, was led into the dock today
in bandages, still recovering from the burn injuries
The 46-year-old is also accused of attempting to murder his wife.
A car has crashed into a 12-tonne pile of rubble left dumped
The driver was left shocked, but uninjured, after hitting
the mound of soil, stone, bricks and kerbs which completely
Telford and Wrekin Council says it appears to have been fly-tipped -
Two months after one of Birmingham's major water mains burst,
residents nearby are still coping with the impact.
Hundreds of gallons of water escaped last November when a three foot lead
pipe collapsed and some homeowners in Selly Oak are effectively
Every morning, Terry Josephs fears the worst.
How deep will the small lake that's appeared under his home be?
Which is 11 inches, nearly a foot of water.
The water arrived after the mains burst at the top of his road
I shouldn't have to suffer this every
So far, Severn Trent have sent in contractors to pump out
Pumping all day, it just comes back in again.
There is something wrong outside that is wrong.
It shouldn't be going back in the house.
Severn Trent have been working around the clock on the sinkhole
created by the burst pipe and say they'll be ready to start the actual
It is taking so long because we have had to start to move water around
Or primary reason is to keep the supply on to all of the customers
while we make this repair and we have
done over 500 checks in the
area and 500 inspections to be able to prepare us to do that.
It can't come too early for this student who
We are passing the road, the supermarket is
just beyond the squalor but because of the road
Just beyond this corner but because of the road closure, we have had to
drive about 15 minutes to get here. Severn Trent say as
other homes have dried out this suspect Terry's what is
you may be a pre-existing problem. Under the circumstances
they will continue In football Birmingham City
were in action tonight in their FA Cup third
round replay against Newcastle. Match of the Day follows this
programme so if you don't want to know the score,
look away now! That's all from me,
have a good night. I'll leave you with
the weather from Rebecca. Thank you
Thank you very much. The weather has next few days, no great changes over
the next few days, more sunshine on the way.
Despite high-pressure sitting across the country so only slow changes in
the weather, we have had a variety of different weathers, for example
this beautiful sunset in Southampton which was shared by