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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Most firms will allow staff to finish early or work flexible hours to watch the Rugby World Cup, but not in the Midlands.
Harvey Hadden Sports Village has opened today following a £16m transformation.
Sunny spells and showers, feeling cool in a northerly breeze.