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Summary

  1. Rail services finishing early
  2. Gunman jailed for 12 years for bowling alley siege
  3. Freezing weather 'worst in a decade'
  4. Several train services suspended
  5. Man arrested over grandmother's murder
  6. Live updates from Friday 2 March
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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 - Long delays on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 30 minutes.

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

Alan Pardew

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Alan Pardew will remain as West Brom head coach for another week despite the Baggies' defeat by Watford on Saturday.

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Severe accident: A448 Worcestershire both ways

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A448 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between A38 and B4096.

A448 Worcestershire - A448 Stratford Road closed in both directions between the A38 junction in Bromsgrove and the B4096 junction in Redditch, because of a serious accident.

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

Garry Monk

Birmingham City appoint ex-Swansea, Leeds and Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk as new manager to succeed Steve Cotterill.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Wasps' Willie Le Roux attempts to evade an Ofisa Treviranus in their home win over bottom club London Irish at the Ricoh Arena

Hooker Tom Cruse scores two tries as Wasps edge to victory over Premiership bottom club London Irish.

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Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

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M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at M6 J8.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at M6 J8, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Worcester celebrate

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Worcester win at Leicester for the first time in 122 years to claim their second Premiership victory in eight days.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), 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: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), 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 northbound

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

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of barrier repairs.

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 J9 for A461 and J8 for M5 affecting J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of barrier repairs. Congestion to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton).

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

Severe accident: A34 Staffordshire southbound

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A34 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between A527 Barracks Road and Occupation Street.

A34 Staffordshire - A34 London Road in Newcastle-Under-Lyme closed southbound between Grosvenor Roundabout and the Occupation Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed 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

Shipwrecked in WW1: City of Winchester now marine haven
Video by the man who found the City of Winchester reveals a man-made reef which he hopes to protect.
Carl Mould

Simon Hare

Reporter, BBC East Midlands Today

The BBC estimates convicted con artist Carl Mould has taken more than £100,000 in his latest venture.

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Could you turn a log into a wooden spoon?
JoJo Wood, a 23-year-old woodworker in Birmingham, shows us how to make a wooden spoon.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at M42 J3A.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound at M42 J3a, because of an accident.

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

Steve Cotterill

Birmingham City sack Steve Cotterill as manager following a run of five straight Championship defeats.

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Southampton v Stoke

Andrew Mullen

BBC Sport

Stoke boss Paul Lambert feels his side have the "momentum" heading into the final nine games of the season after drawing at Southampton.

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Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

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

M42 West Midlands - M42 entry slip road closed and heavy traffic southbound at J7 M6, because of an accident.

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

Alan Pardew

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

West Brom slump to their fifth successive Premier League defeat as Troy Deeney's goal gives Watford the win.

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Football

Erhun Oztumer's second-half hat-trick handed Walsall an impressive win at in-form Southend United.

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Joe Lolley celebrates scoring for Nottingham Forest against Birmingham City

Nottingham Forest earn back-to-back league wins and consign ailing Birmingham to a fifth consecutive Championship defeat.

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Coventry Cathedral hosts a service to remember Cyrille Regis
Regis's wife and daughter talk of what the city meant to him and what he meant to the city.
Alfie Dingley

It is the second time Alfie Dingley has been readmitted since he was treated with cannabis oil in the Netherlands.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A44 Worcester.

M5 Worcestershire - Stationary traffic on M5 southbound at J7, A44 (Worcester), because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), 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: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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