Updating us on the paper mill fire in Nechells, West Midlands Fire Group Commander Nigel Sowden told ITV Central that work would continue over the weekend to get roads in Nechells back open.
The A47 Heartlands Parkway remains closed.
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Another largely dry and bright day with plenty of winter sunshine.
The morning will be cold and windy with bright spells, but also some isolated showers, most likely across Derbyshire.
A pedestrian in his eighties had to be airlifted to hospital after being hit by a lorry in Brownhills this morning.