A mother from Oldbury is stepping up her campaign to get the age for cervical cancer screening lowered, after her daughter died from the disease.
22-year-old Jess Evans died earlier this year.
Routine screenings aren't currently given to women under 25.
The A457 Dudley Road East is both ways because of a "police incident" between Roway Lane / Brades Road and Salop Street.
Midlands athlete Jodie Stimpson says missing the Olympic Games was 'the kick up the backside she needed.'
She didn't compete in London 2012 but says it spurred her on to medal victory this year.
She won gold for England in the Women's individual triathlon at the Commonwealth games yesterday.
Jodie Stimpson from Oldbury has won the gold medal in the women's individual triathlon at the Commonwealth games.
More to follow....
Motorway police in the West Midlands are warning drivers on the M5 to be careful after a drunken male was seen wandering down the carriageway.
Currently watching a drunken male walking on the M5 J2-1. Drive carefully if you're anywhere near.
Officers tweeted that a male was seen walking between junction 2 for West Bromwich and 1 for Oldbury.
A wheelchair-user of nine years has spoken about his determination to walk again.
Before Shaun Stretton began using the facilities at The Parkway Lifestyle Centre - which opens today - he had not walked for nine years.
Shaun's trainer, Scott Parish, said:
"When he first started, he could literally walk 5 metres, and that was a struggle, wasn't it bud? When we first started to assess you..."
"Yeah, yeah, I used to be in a chair. When I was, they said 'Shaun, walking again...?' and I said 'no more chair, I just want to walk again'!"
Shaun Stretton had not walked for nine years before he started using facilities at The Portway Lifestyle Centre, in Oldbury, which opens officially today.
Scott Parish, one of the centre's trainers, has been speaking about Shaun's remarkable progress:
"He's done really well, he's walked, I think, now around about 110 metres! And before it was with a frame, but now he's walking pretty much by himself."
An £18 million centre which helps people with and without disabilities will be opened officially this morning.
The Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury has already had some success. Shaun Stretton has walked for the first time in nine years as a result of using the facilities
The family of a woman from Oldbury who died of cervical cancer after being denied a smear test will see a Parliamentary debate on the issue take place today.
Jess Evans, 22, visited doctors nine times but was told she was too young to be tested, as routine screenings don't start until women reach 25.
A 22-year-old from Oldbury died from cervical cancer after she was refused a smear test by doctors nine times, because she was under 25.
Jess Evans' mother is now campaigning to make doctors and members of the public aware of the symptoms.
Marie Evans has also started an e-petition to give under 25s with the cancer symptoms the choice as to whether they are tested.
The NHS say screening women under 25 would do more harm than good as abnormalities which will normally disappear on their own can be picked up.