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Interview: New CBSO director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

She's an internationally renowned conductor with some of the world's most respected orchestras on her CV - and she's just taken the top job at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Just turned 30, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will make her debut as the CBSO's music director at the Symphony Hall on Friday.

Watch her full interview with ITV News Central's Melissa Wright below.


67-year-old passenger seriously injured after being pushed over on bus

Police have cordoned off an area of Yew Tree Lane in Birmingham after a passenger was pushed over on a bus earlier today.

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The 67-year-old man suffered a serious head injury and is being treated in a hospital.

It is being treated as an assault and inquiries are going on at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to officers are being asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Murder investigation launched after city centre stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a stabbing in Birmingham earlier this week.

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Officers were called to Summer Lane in Newtown at around 7.55pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

A 26-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, but his condition deteriorated and he died today.

A post-mortem examination will be taking place to establish the cause of his death.

No arrests have been made but officers continue to investigate several lines of enquiry.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101.

We are in the process of contacting the man's family and will not be in a position to name him until this has been concluded and we have formally identified him.

We continue to investigate the circumstances that led to his death, CCTV is being trawled and we are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of the incident to come forward.

– Detective Inspector Paul Joyce


School pays tribute to pupil killed in grenade attack

Nelson Mandela School in Sparkhill have paid tribute to eight-year-old pupil Yuusuf Warsame who died after a grenade attack in Sweden.

As a close school community we are devastated with the death of dear Yuusuf Warsame. Yuusuf was a kind, thoughtful and calm child. He loved learning and was successful because he always gave his best. Yuusuf was a charming boy who gave us all so much happiness. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time. Azita Zohhadi and Staff.

– Nelson Mandela School
Eight-year-old Yuusuf had been visiting relatives in Sweden. Credit: BPM

The eight-year-old was sleeping in the living room of a flat when a hand grenade was thrown inside, detonating at about 3am on Monday.

He had celebrated his birthday two days after flying out with his brothers, sisters and mother to visit relatives in the city of Gothenburg.

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