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Summary

  1. Man dies as multi-vehicle collision closes motorway
  2. Teenager dies after reservoir rescue
  3. Murder investigation after stabbing
  4. Terror attacker 'taunting and smiling' says witness
  5. Apology for mother of soldier killed in Iraq
  6. Updates on Friday 18 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Dawkins

All times stated are UK

Hal Robson-Kanu

West Brom lose an appeal against the red card shown to Hal Robson-Kanu during Saturday's 1-0 victory at Burnley in the Premier League.

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Severe congestion: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe congestion, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of a vehicle fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a vehicle tyre change.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

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M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident. Congestion to M40.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

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M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A456 Halesowen.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of all traffic being temporarily held and debris on the road.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J7 for M6.

M42 West Midlands - M42 lane blocked on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J7 M6, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A45 West Midlands eastbound

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A45 West Midlands eastbound severe accident, between Kings Road and Brickfield Road.

A45 West Midlands - A45 Coventry Road in Yardley closed and slow traffic eastbound between the Kings Road junction and the Brickfield Road junction, because of a serious accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

Ged Scott

BBC Sport

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says that talk of "crisis" was nonsense after his side's first league win of 2017-18.

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An eye for goal is always there - Bruce
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce tells BBC WM that midfielder Conor Hourihane is starting to settle into life at Villa Park.
Pulis pleased with 'fantastic' Baggies' win
West Brom head coach Tony Pulis says his side have had a "great" start to the season after claiming a "fantastic" three points against Burnley.
Dyche frustrated with 'unfair' result
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his side created "enough chances" to score and concludes that sometimes "football is unfair".
Hal Robson-Kanu

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scores the winner and is also shown a red card as West Brom make it two wins from two with victory at Burnley.

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Football

Brett Pitman scores a late penalty to save a point for Portsmouth against Walsall at Fratton Park.

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Conor Hourihane

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at the Ricoh Arena

Conor Hourihane hits a hat-trick as Aston Villa beat Norwich to claim their first league win of the season.

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HRK hero to villain

4 - Hal Robson-Kanu is only the 4th player in Premier League history to score & be sent off after coming on as a substitute. Contrasts.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

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M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J4 for A34.

M42 West Midlands - Very slow traffic on M42 northbound at J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J3, A435 (Portway).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Longevity

Burnley v West Brom (15:00 BST)

Gareth Barry is now only three appearances away from becoming the Premier League's most featured player.

What a career. Today he makes his debut for his fourth Premier League side.

Gareth Barry
Premier League
Evans good buy for City - Football Focus pundits
Football Focus pundits Mark Schwarzer and Leon Osman discuss Manchester City's bid for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans.

Evans on the move?

Burnley v West Brom (15:00 BST)

Leon Osman

Ex-Everton midfielder on Football Focus

Manchester City would be a great move for Jonny Evans. There is a bit of Man United v Man City rivalry there but I see the point in what City are doing. They want someone reliable and someone who will be fit if Vincent Kompany gets injured.

Team news

Burnley v West Brom (15:00 BST)

Burnley
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Burnley's XI are unchanged from the side that won 3-2 at Chelsea last week.

West Brom
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West Brom remain without defender Jonny Evans, who has a hamstring injury. The Baggies recently rejected a £18m bid from Manchester City for the Northern Ireland centre-back.

Midfielder Gareth Barry, 36, makes his debut for the visitors. He replaces Claudio Yacob.

Evans to the Etihad

Burnley v West Brom (15:00 BST)

Jonny Evans
Getty

Reading between the lines, it seems Jonny Evans may have played his last game for West Brom.

"We don't need or want to sell him, said Baggies boss Tony Pulis on Friday, reacting to news that Manchester City had a £18m bid for the 29-year-old turned down earlier this week.

Strong start. but what's this?

"It would be crazy to say West Brom won't sell if a huge amount of money is put in front of you," he added.

"We don't want to stop him from doing something he wants to do. We don't want to have a player that stays at the football club and is disappointed."

I make that, "your's for £25m."

Our coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of regular updates, news, sport, travel and weather, from 08:00 on Monday.

Keep an eye out here for any breaking news during the evening.

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time