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Jordanne Whiley claims fifth Grand Slam title

Halesowen tennis star Jordanne Whiley wins the Australian Open wheelchair doubles title for the second successive year to land her fifth Grand Slam.

Four arrested after firearm thrown from a car in Dudley

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA

Four men are in police custody this morning (30 January) after a gun was thrown from a car in Dudley overnight.

Police on patrol attempted to stop a Ford Focus on the Birmingham Road just before 3am.

During the pursuit a black bag with a firearm inside was thrown from the vehicle near to Castle Gate Island.

Four men, aged 19, 21, 22 and 29, were arrested from the car on suspicion of a firearms offence. They remain in custody this morning.


Highways agency claim congestion 'easing' in West Midlands traffic hot spots

The M6 is one of the UK's busiest motroways Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

15 of the worst bottlenecks on roads in the West Midlands have been tackled over the last three years in a £55 million road improvement programme.

It includes what is often referred to as "the country’s worst traffic bottleneck", the stretch of the M5 in Birmingham heading towards its junction with the M6.

The Highways Agency says another six are due to be completed over the next three months, including junction 6 of the M42 near Birmingham Airport.

Tickets for Walsall FC's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final will go on sale next month

Walsall beat Preston 2-0 on aggregate in the Northern Area Final. Credit: David Davies/EMPICS Sport

Walsall FC have been given an initial allocation of just over 20,000 tickets at Wembley.

The club say the proposed order of sale will be, as follows:

- 2014/15 season-ticket holders - available from Friday, February 6th 2015.

- Supporters with a 2014/15 booking history or ticket stubs - available from Friday, February 13th 2015.

- Supporters with a booking history from previous seasons - available from Friday, February 20th 2015.

- General sale - available from Friday, February 27th 2015.

There will be a maximum of six tickets per season-ticket allowed.

Bristol City host Gillingham in the Southern Area final tonight, with a 4-2 aggregate lead. The winner will face Walsall in the trophy final at Wembley on the 22nd of March.

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