The Reverend Keith James, rector of Bewdley, has paid tribute to Betty Yates:
"Touched by sadness and tragedy we choose to look at how God has clothed us with the gifts of love through the life of Betty: the seamstress, teacher, parent, grandparent, wife, sister, friend - who was many more things besides"
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He demanded the money after placing a carrier bag containing what appeared to be a heavy object on the counter.
Closures will be in place on the Aston Expressway, Park Circus and Salford Circus. There will be some full weekend closures and diversions.
West Midlands Police have said specially trained police negotiators are speaking with the woman to try and talk her down to safety.