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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Here's how today's weather is looking

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

We had some spring sunshine for part of the weekend but let's have a look at what Monday's got in store for us.

You can also get an updated weather forecast for your part of the West Midlands at any other time from the BBC Weather website.

Charlie Slater

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), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at M42 J3A affecting J16 for A3400.

M40 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic on M40 northbound at M42 J3a, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden).

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, at J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), 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: M42 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3A for M40 and J3 for A435 Portway affecting J5 for A41.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3a M40 and J3, A435 (Portway), because of a vehicle fire. Congestion to J5, A41 (Solihull).

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 J4 for A34 affecting J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M42 northbound at J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident. Congestion to J3a M40.

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 J4 for A34 affecting J5 for A41.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M42 southbound at J4, A34 (Shirley), because of earlier debris. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J5, A41 (Solihull).

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

Darren Moore

Greg O'Keeffe

BBC Sport

West Brom caretaker manager Darren Moore praises the "first class" response of his players as they end their eight-game losing streak by drawing with Swansea.

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Lukas Jutkiewicz

Birmingham City level late on through Lukas Jutkiewicz to keep relegation rivals Burton Albion bottom of the table.

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Football

Bury are on the brink of relegation from League One after Adam Thompson's own goal condemns to defeat at Walsall.

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National League

Adi Yussuf earns 10-man Solihull Moors a 1-0 win over Hartlepool that moves them out of the National League's bottom four.

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Cannock Hospital

Seven people are arrested after a spate of thefts of nitrous oxide from a Staffordshire hospital.

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Tracy, centre

A 73-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Tracy Stonehouse in Chelmsley Wood.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - Lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound in Birmingham between J8 M5 and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between M5 and M6 J8 Southbound.

M5 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M5 Link Road between M5 and M6 J8 Southbound, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Norwich celebrate goal

Gary Smee

BBC Sport

Aston Villa's automatic Championship promotion hopes are dealt a blow with defeat at mid-table Norwich City.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 affecting J9 for A461.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well. Congestion to J9, A461 (Wednesbury).

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

Siblings' father died a month after mum's cancer diagnosis
They have been grieving for a father who died shortly after their mother's terminal cancer diagnosis.
Nuno Espirito Santo

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City miss two stoppage-time penalties as they lose to Championship leaders Wolves in a dramatic finale.

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Severe accident: A449 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

A449 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between Marsh Lane and Greenwood Road.

A449 West Midlands - A449 Stafford Road in Oxley closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Marsh Lane junction and the Greenwood Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Commonwealth Games: England win silver in women's team final

BBC WM Sport

Birmingham's Alice Kinsella was among the England's women gymnast team to pick up a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Alice Kinsella
Getty Images

She'll compete again in Saturday's all-around final.

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of one accident.

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

Road closed to clear fly-tipped rubbish

A Sandwell road is to be closed to traffic to allow "extensive" fly-tipping to be cleared, the council says.

Flytipped rubbish
Sandwell Council

Forge Lane in West Bromwich will be closed on Sunday 8 April between 06:00 and 12:00 to clear the carpets, fridges, bin bags and kitchen cabinets that have been dumped at the spot close to Sandwell Valley.

Flytipped rubbish
Sandwell Council

CCTV cameras are being installed at the site once cleared, the local authority says.

In the papers: Black Mamba disappearing from streets

Birmingham Live

Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Latest West Midlands weather forecast

Severe accident: M54 Shropshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M54 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, between J3 for A41 and J2 for A449.

M54 Shropshire - All traffic being temporarily held and an accident on M54 eastbound between J3, A41 (Albrighton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton).

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M5 West Midlands - M5 entry slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Birmingham Crown Court

The men are accused of taking part in an illegal rally through Solihull and Birmingham in June 2016.

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Livestock medicine storage problems highlighted

David Gregory-Kumar

Science correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

Farmers in the West Midlands could be wasting thousands of pounds and putting the health of their livestock at risk because they don't keep vital medicines at the right temperature.

Paul Williams
BBC

A survey of fridges used on farms for storing vaccines revealed that none of them were set correctly.

Some were so cold they would render the medication useless.

In the papers: Man seriously injured in lorry crash

Express and Star

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J5 for A41.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of debris on the road.

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, between J5 for A41 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 20 minutes.

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

Your photos: Sunrise brings colourful skies

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been a morning for great sunrise photos and our BBC Weather Watcher volunteers haven't disappointed.

Here are three from across our region:

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Kings Norton
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Mancetter

'H&M hamster' abandoned in park

A man who dumped a hamster in a park along with an H&M carrier bag containing sawdust was seen leaving the scene with an empty cage.

After he got rid of the hamster, the RSPCA said, he asked the "shocked" witness whether she liked animals - and offered it to her.

Rescued hamster
RSPCA

The charity said she was worried she wouldn't be able to catch the loose critter and asked the man to leave the cage - which she used to take it home before contacting RSPCA officers.

"There is never an excuse to abandon an animal like this and to dump a hamster in a park and leave him open to the elements as well as predators is almost condemning him to death," a spokesperson said.

The animal - which is set to be re-homed - was dumped in Newhall Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, on 3 April. The bag also contained hamster food and toys.

Hamster cage and H&M carrier bag
RSPCA
H&M-ster

Murder arrest over body find

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman's body at a property in Solihull, police said.

Officers were called to Coralin Close, Chelmsley Wood, shortly before 01:30 and the 51-year-old woman was pronounced dead a short time later.

The man, 73, who was also at the address, was taken to hospital after being taken ill.

Officers say they are treating the death as an "isolated domestic incident" and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

One arrested over M6 crash

A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a crash between a lorry and van on the M6, police say.

Scene of crash
West Midlands Fire Service

The injured van driver is 54.

The lorry driver, 55, is set to be questioned later today, the West Midlands force said.

The collision happened near Birmingham between junctions six and five of the motorway at about 01:15.