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BBC news for West Midlands

Murder investigation victim named

Police investigating the death of a 26-year-old woman in the West Midlands have named her.

Dog thrown out of tower block window

A man is arrested after a dog was killed when it was thrown out of a tower block window.

Drivers released after two-bus crash

Two drivers who were involved in a head-on crash between two buses in Birmingham have been released from hospital, police say

Trapped pigeon-chasing falcon rescued

A peregrine falcon which became trapped on a hospital balcony after chasing a pigeon is rescued.

Two die after being thrown from car

Two men die after being thrown from their car when it rolled over on a dual carriageway in Birmingham.

Afghan 'migrant' boy arrested on M5

A 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan found walking on the M5 alone in the dark is arrested on immigration matters, police say.

Swindon and Wolves agree Byrne fee

Swindon Town agree a deal with Wolverhampton Wanderers over the sale of winger Nathan Byrne, BBC Wiltshire reports.

Villa's Calder moves to Dundee

Dundee sign teenage left-sided midfielder Riccardo Calder on loan from Aston Villa until January.

Live BBC World News

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna

Hundreds of migrants reach Vienna after being held at the Hungarian border, as Austria introduces extra checks amid an unprecedented influx.

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the main temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the United Nations says.

Netflix dropping thousands of titles

Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.

Obama in plea for climate deal

President Obama pushes for a global deal on cutting carbon emissions, saying it is time "to protect the one planet we've got while we still can".

Argentina 'Dirty War' baby found

Campaigners in Argentina find another child abducted from left-wing political prisoners during military rule between 1976 and 1983.

Thai court acquits Phuket reporters

A court in the southern Thai island of Phuket acquits two journalists of defaming the navy in a 2013 article on human trafficking.

Rare hurricane hits Cape Verde

A hurricane, with winds of up to 120km/h (75mph) hits the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, for the first time since 1892.

US clerk loses gay marriage battle

A Christian official who refused to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples in Kentucky is ordered to do so by the US Supreme Court.

BBC Sports News

De Gea's £29m Real move collapses

David De Gea's £29m move from Man Utd to Real Madrid collapses after it fails to beat the Spanish transfer deadline.

Serena & Nadal through at US Open

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic win at US Open but men's fourth seed Kei Nishikori suffers surprise loss.

Lessons from the transfer window

15 lessons to be learnt from the summer transfer window, which has seen more than £700m spent by Premier League clubs.

Deadline day may seal record spend

Spending by English clubs in this transfer window is currently more than £740m, still short of last summer's record total.

Transfer deals - August 2015

Track all the latest signings day by day throughout August in England, Scotland and across the world.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week

1. Chief executives of the top 100 FTSE companies earned 183 times the salaries of the average full-time worker last year, a new study has revealed. Top bosses earned on average £4.964million in 2014, compared with £4.129million in 2010, research by the High Pay Centre think-tank found. BBC

2. Data analysis of half a million people shows those working long hours are more likely to suffer a stroke. The reason for the link is uncertain but it could be their jobs are more stressful or that they don’t have time for exercise or good diet. Those working up to 48 hours a week were at 10% more risk than people working up to 40 hours. The Times

3. The BBC has pulled the plug on its partnership with the Met Office, which dates back more than 90 years. The final weather bulletin presented by the Met Office will be broadcast in October 2016, 94 years after the first, in November 1922. Sunday Times

4. Sixty per cent more people are living with some form of diabetes than were in 2005, Diabetes UK has warned. The reason for the increase in type 1 diabetes, developed in childhood, are unknown. Most cases (around 90%) are type 2, however, and that is linked to the obesity crisis. More than 3.3 million people now have type 1 or 2. Daily Mail

5. Investors who bought Twitter’s public debut are officially underwater. On Thursday, shares of Twitter fell below $26 - the level where Twitter shares priced for the November 2013 IPO - for the first time. This means even the earliest Twitter buyers are now losing money, and that Twitter is officially in the red for the entirety of its life as a public company.

6. People who do not find the time to stop and have a proper meal are more likely to increase their food intake later in the day, a study from the University of Surrey found. Eating while walking around triggered more overeating compared with eating during other forms of distraction such as watching TV or having a conversation with a friend, the researchers said. Daily Mail

7. School children in England are among the unhappiest in the world with bullying and poor body image top of their concerns, according to the Children’s Society. English youngsters were less satisfied with life than those in 13 other countries out of the 15 surveyed, with only those in South Korea unhappier. Children in Romania were found to be the happiest, with Colombian youngsters second. BBC

8. Of the 695,233 live births in England and Wales last year, more than 35,000 different girls’ names were registered and more than 27,000 different boys’ names. New entrants on the Office for National Statistics top 100 include Jackson, Joey, Ellis, Robyn, Nancy and Lottie. Amelia and Oliver were the most popular baby names for the second year running. The Guardian

9. British singer Ed Sheeran has scored yet another number one - on Spotify’s list of the top 25 most influential artists under the age of 25. The 24-year-old star was the streaming service’s most streamed artist of 2014, while his ballad Thinking Out Loud is the most-streamed song of all time. Daily Telegraph

10. Anthony Hopkins, who played Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs is on screen for just 16 minutes. It's the shortest lead role to ever win an Oscar. Metro
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