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Car crashes into primary school

A primary school was closed today after a car crashed into a building wall early this morning. West Midlands police confirm they are investigating.

A white Vauxhall Astra collided with the wall of Springfield School, Springfield Road, Moseley at around 5am this morning.

A structural engineer is currently assessing the damage.

No occupants were found in the vehicle. Police inquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.

New £9m revamp of child mental health services

A £9million redevelopment project to overhaul the child and adolescent mental health service at Birmingham Children's Hospital are set to be unveiled in full today.

To mark World Mental Health Day, bosses will outline the proposals at the hospital's Parkview Clinic in Moseley.

Work is expected to begin in the new year on the project.


Snake found at the Moseley Folk Festival

A wandering snake nearly led to a festival attended by thousands being cancelled after it was found in Moseley Park.

An expert was called but it was found the milk snake was not poisonous and the Moseley Folk Festival was able to go ahead.

ITV Central's Wesley Smith went to meet the snake at its current home at Weird 'N' Wonderful pet store in Birmingham.

Snake found at Moseley Folk Festival

A snake that was found at a Birmingham festival is looking for a new home.

The milk snake was spotted among a crowd of 5,000 attending the Moseley Folk Festival. There were fears it was poisonous and the park would have to be evacuated.

Milk snake found at Moseley Folk Festival Credit: ITV Central

Police called in an expert from a nearby reptile shop who confirmed it did not pose a risk.

The snake is being cared for at Weird 'N' Wonderful in Birmingham, who say although it is three foot long now, it will eventually grow to double that size.

Floral tributes for murder victim in Moseley

Local residents have left flowers at the scene of the murder of a 16-year-old boy named locally as Azim Azam who was stabbed to death yesterday morning on his way to college.

Flowers left in memory of Azim Azam Credit: ITV News Central
Flowers in Moseley near the scene of the crime Credit: ITV News Central
A written tribute to the victim of the fatal stabbing Credit: ITV News Central
Police have launched an investigation into the crime which they believe was an altercation between two teenagers and not a random attack Credit: ITV News Central


Latest from police press conference on Moseley stabbing

16-year-old stabbed to death in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

This afternoon police have said this is "a tragic case." They say the stabbing took place after two teenagers got off a bus at Yardley Green Road in Moseley this morning.

They believe the 16-year-old had recently enrolled at college and that two teenagers were arguing before the attack.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw anything to contact them.

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