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Comedian Jasper Carrott pays tribute to veteran BBC broadcaster Ed Doolan

Support offered to residents affected by Carillion

A support package has been put together to help staff at risk of redundancy due to the collapse of Wolverhampton-based construction company Carillion.

Carillion
PA

Training providers, working as part of the City of Wolverhampton's taskforce, are offering help and advice to those in the Carillion supply chain or are currently an apprentice with the company.

One-to-one counselling is available alongside advice on career development and access to IT facilities are all on offer free of charge.

Shows cancelled as venue undergoes lengthy revamp

Wolverhampton Civic Hall - a popular entertainments venue - looks set close for the next two and a half years to enable a £38m revamp.

Wolverhampton Civic Hall
BBC

The Grand Slam of Darts and shows by comedians including David Baddiel, Sarah Millican and Jason Manford have been moved because of the work.

The 80-year-old Grade II listed building has a number of maintenance issues which could jeopardise its future if left.

The Civic Hall closed in December 2015 for initial renovation works, which had been set to be finished by March.

However, the council has decided to expand its existing improvement programme to a full restoration - adding an extra £23.7m to the original costs.

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J4 for A34 affecting J7 for M6.

M42 West Midlands - Very slow traffic on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident earlier on. Travel time is 45 minutes. Congestion to J7 M6.

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

Video: What will the weather be like today?

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be cloudy with some bright spells and the odd shower over higher ground with highs of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J4 for M42.

M6 West Midlands - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J4 M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road 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 accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

Mylee Billingham

A 54-year-old man, who is in hospital, has been arrested in connection with Mylee Billingham's death.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4a M42 and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident involving a vehicle that's left the carriageway. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J7 for M6.

M42 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound at J7 M6, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of barrier repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 blocked and queuing traffic southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident involving single vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A41 and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M5 southbound between J1, A41 (West Bromwich) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J8 for M5 and J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 northbound in Birmingham between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident involving single car and a lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill).

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of an accident.

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

Ryan Lowe's Bury won their first league game in two months with their dramatic win at Oxford United on Saturday

Jay Freeman

BBC Sport

Red cards, a Yeovil player's shattered dreams and plenty of dramatic late goals were among the quirks of a busy day in the EFL.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

National League

Jermaine Hylton scores twice as Solihull stretch their unbeaten run to four games with a home victory over Woking.

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Football

Charlton maintain their play-off push by beating Walsall to register their third successive League One victory.

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Oumar Niasse

Mike Whalley

BBC Sport

Substitute Oumar Niasse comes on to save a point for Everton in a match overshadowed by James McCarthy's horrific leg injury.

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Ben Osborn (left)

Championship leaders Wolves see their 13-match unbeaten league run end as Aitor Karanka secures his first win as Nottingham Forest boss.

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Scott Hogan

Two goals from Scott Hogan helps Aston Villa to comfortably beat Barnsley and move up to third in the Championship.

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Sam Gallagher has scored five goals in his past seven games for Birmingham City

Championship strugglers Birmingham City come from behind to seal a point away against Preston North End at Deepdale.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, 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 a broken down vehicle.

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

Damson Park

Solihull Moors sign teenage midfielder Opanin Edwards from Bristol City on a loan deal until the end of the season.

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CCTV shows the gun-wielding raider being wrestled out of the store on Christmas Eve.

Residents back home after gas leak

Riyah Collins

BBC News

People living on a road in Sutton Coldfield have now returned to their homes, engineers say, after a gas leak earlier.

Walmley Road was shut so gas firm Cadent could repair the gas main on the route.

It says the road's due to reopen this evening.

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A41 and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J1, A41 (West Bromwich) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

Open-air service planned after Cyrille Regis' funeral

Allen Cook

BBC News

The funeral of the former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City and Aston Villa striker Cyrille Regis will be held at the end of this month.

West Brom says there'll be a private family service on 30 January, followed by a service at their stadium.

Tributes to Cyrille Regis at the gates of West Brom
West Bromwich Albion

The club says it'll announce details next week of how fans can attend the open-air service.

Regis died aged 59.