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It's been a fast-moving day with protests here and in America
against president Donald Trump's new immigration policy.
One of the leading critics has been MP for Stratford-on-Avon,
Nadhim Zahawi, who was born in Bhagdad in Iraq.
Earlier, he expressed concerns on the Andrew Marr Show
that he could be banned from visiting his children,
My two sons who are twins are at Princeton University,
Your sons are at university in America.
How does it make you feel that Donald Trump doesn't
Gosh, I don't think I've felt this discriminated against probably
since little school, the kids were very cruel as a young
But in the last hour the Foreign Office has managed
to secure an exemption for anyone travelling from this country
or with a dual nationality of one of the seven named countries.
If you are travelling to the US from anywhere other
than one of those countries, for instance the UK,
In Nadhim Zahawi's case, he is a dual citizen of one of those
countries but travelling to the US from the UK, so the
Nine men have been arrested after hundreds of fans invaded
the pitch during Coventry City's game against Northampton.
The League One fixture was disrupted several times by fans
Police say six arrests were made when Sky Blues fans invaded
the pitch and a further three when flares were let-off.
The police watchdog says it's investigating an officer who pulled
over a Birmingham DJ in his Bentley and told him it was a fact that
black men in gangster clothes commit crimes.
27-year-old DMO Deejay was stopped near Leicester Square
The whole incident was captured on a camera set up in the DJ's car.
A swan that was shot with a crossbow in Cheltenham has "miraculously" not
The bird, known as George, was found with a bolt
embedded in its head in Pittville Park on Tuesday.
Despite fears it had lost its eye, staff at Vale Wildlife Hospital
were amazed to see it was still there after the swelling went down.
More than 30,000 people descended on Birmingham today to celebrate
The event was funded entirely by money raised
And despite the wet weather, organisers say the celebrations
The year of the Rooster starts off with a bang,
Thousands gathered in Birmingham to mark the beginning
The Chinese community encompasses a lot of different cultures as well.
Although it's called Chinese New Year, it's not actually
We count ourselves as one big happy family, coming altogether,
I think it's the perfect thing for a pick me up.
People born under the sign of the Rooster are said to be
hard-working but there are also said to be dreamers and flashy dressers.
Well, they're's plenty of that on offer here today.
More than 12,000 Chinese people live in the city and that's
to see Birmingham as a place that is so multicultural
and having a day that you can come out and celebrate.
Everyone coming along together, that's what humanity is.
It's important, isn't it, because we live in a big city
and different cultures and we need to learn from each other.
A tiger, a snake, an oxen and a rat, so it was good
Packed with colour and atmosphere, it seemed the damp weather was no
match for the high spirits of this truly diverse city.
Audrey Dias, BBC Midlands Today, Birmingham.
It's been a wet and miserable day across the region.
Here's Alex Hamilton with the forecast.
Well, we started on a bit of a frosty note this morning
but it is turning noticeably milder over the next few days and as this
low pressure system starts to move out of the way,
we are getting rid of some of the wet weather.
As for this evening, though, there are still some
We will continue to see some mist and fog patches
Lows tonight of around six Celsius, so we will be staying frost free.
As for tomorrow morning, we will have a little bit
of brightness once that mist and fog starts to clear but then later
in the day, we will start to see this band of showery rain working
across the region with highs of around nine Celsius.
Some milder weather on the way as well.
Midlands Today will be back tomorrow just after 6am.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Good evening. Very soggy down south today. A wash-out of the day for
some of us. Scotland, northern parts of England, had sunshine. It's going
to be cold. Already is. This is what is heading our way for the week
ahead. We need our brollies out and it'll turn Wendy later in the week.
The rain is clearing. I wouldn't say necessarily particularly drying out
after this rain band boost towards the east, it'll stay damp but cloudy
and murky in the north. Maybe freezing fog in places. It will be
cold in the glands of Scotland. It could be down to -10 degrees, it's
already about -5 or 6 degrees right now. Monday we've got another band
of rain heading our way. Most of the West Country, Wales, spots into
Northern Ireland. Most of southern England overcast with some rain.