We are pleased to report that no crimes have been reported in Digbeth so far today. We're patrolling to keep families and revellers safe.
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Scattered showers will continue through the evening perhaps heavy in the north, but it should become mostly dry across the region overnight.
Winds will ease through this evening with any showers, which may still be heavy at times, soon clearing to leave a dry night.
A woman from Walsall who admitted stabbing her former lover after a drunken argument, has today been jailed for 13 years and 4 months.