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Good evening. for the news where you are.
A potentially lethal batch of the Class B drug Black Mamba
is being distributed around Birmingham, according
It comes after a man died in the city centre overnight
The man who died was found in Fletcher's Walk in the early
Police say he was homeless and believed to be in his 30s.
Despite help from paramedics, he couldn't be saved.
He'd been helped in the past by Birmingham homeless outreach.
This lad that died this morning was very, very popular.
He had a lot of friends on the streets, they loved him,
And we're seeing young kids out here with drink and drug problems,
family problems out here, off their face on this.
You know, they can't move, they can't talk.
And within a few months, I'll be honest, most of them die.
-- within a few months of being on this.
Black Mamba, also known as Spice, was recently reclassified
A number of homeless charities told me use initially dropped,
but in the last few months, it's surged.
We're having ambulances out three, four times a morning,
it's not a Class A drug, so the law is not so strict on it.
And it's available everywhere, on the internet, they just ring
people up, people will bring it out to them.
West Midlands Police say they believe the current batch
of drugs on the streets of Birmingham is potentially lethal.
Officers say they will take strong action against anyone involved
in the production or supply of the drugs as they work
to stamp out the supply chain across the region.
A picture of a young Birmingham woman smiling at an EDL protestor
The photo of Saffiyah Khan was taken at yesterday's
It's already been retweeted thousands of times
Police in Cheltenham say they're concerned for the welfare
23-year-old Heidi Slender went missing from her home
in the Vittoria Walk area last week and was last seen on Wednesday
People across the region have been soaking up the sunshine today
The average for this time of year is around 13 degrees.
Joanne Writtle has been out and about in Shropshire and Birmingham.
Stunningly unseasonal weather drew crowds to Ironbridge in Shropshire
as temperatures more akin to June bathed the Gorge in sunshine.
It's quite surprising, in April, to see the weather so nice.
Happy to be out like this in April, we expect this in the summer.
The summer rays were welcome news for people running the nearby
We're so lucky to be launching our Easter holiday
Birmingham had a record number of tourists last year.
39 million visitors, according to Marketing Birmingham.
So this kind of sunshine is a welcome extra boost
for places like here, Cannon Hill Park.
Tourism revenue reached ?6.5 million in the city with 70,000 jobs
But today, all people were interested in were the 22
It's a lovely day to get out, get some nice fresh air,
get down to the park, get an ice cream.
I hope that it will last a little bit longer,
because sometimes we don't get so much chance to get this
Over to the experts to find out the answers to that.
Things are set to change as we head into this evening.
A cold front is going to start to work its way down
from the north-west and that will introduce cooler
So, it seems it was good while it lasted.
After a really warm weekend, things will turn noticeably cooler
Overnight, a cold front introducing thicker cloud and the odd spot
of drizzle but for many places, a dry night with clear spells
There will be a good deal of dry, bright weather tomorrow,
A north-westerly breeze may bring in one or two showers from time
to time and even in the sunshine, temperatures will not feel
We stay with that cooler theme as we head on through the week.
A lot of dry weather to be had, but noticeably windier on Wednesday.
Midlands Today is back tomorrow morning just after six o'clock.
Good evening. Was it spring or summer today? They crushed and some
of you may have been asking. A beautiful day across much of eastern
and south-eastern England. We saw highs of 25 degrees. Slightly
fresher in the north-west of England, and much fresher behind the
rain bearing weather front in the far north-west. As the front pushes
south, it will weaken. We will not see rain, but it introduces cooler
air behind. The showers overnight in Scotland will fall as sleet and
snow. It will be a cold start first