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  2. Updates from Monday 7 May to Sunday 13 May

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Two-week gun surrender starts

A two-week firearms surrender has started in the West Midlands in a bid to tackle violent crime.

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During the last amnesty 250 weapons and ammunition were handed in.

The force says guns can be taken to any one of its 10 police stations.

They can be surrendered anonymously, but the history of live weapons will be checked for any evidence of criminal use.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

What's the weather got in store today?

BBC Weather

Today will be dry with sunny spells and just a few patches of fair-weather cloud and highs of 20C (68F).

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Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between M42 J3A and J15 for A46.

M40 Warwickshire - M40 partially blocked southbound between M42 J3a and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Approach with care. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach affecting J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an earlier overturned lorry. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J19, A556 (Knutsford).

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

Swansea fans

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at the Liberty Stadium

Swansea City's relegation from the Premier League is confirmed with defeat by Stoke as emotions run high at the Liberty Stadium.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, 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 a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A49 Herefordshire both ways

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A49 Herefordshire both ways severe accident, between A4112 New Road and A44 Worcester Road.

A49 Herefordshire - A49 in Kimbolton closed in both directions between the A4112 New Road junction and the A44 Worcester Road junction, because of accident investigation work.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, before J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound before J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - Heavy traffic and two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) in Churchover and J2, M69 (Coventry) in Warwickshire, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident. 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 a broken down vehicle.

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

Essex's Peter Siddle celebrates taking a wicket

Simon Harmer and the departing Peter Siddle take five wickets each as Essex hold their nerve to win at Worcester.

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Wilfried Zaha

Jack Skelton

BBC Sport

Crystal Palace celebrate Premier League survival with a fine display to beat West Brom and ensure the already relegated visitors finish bottom.

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Shrewsbury celebrate Carlton Morris' goal

Phil Cartwright

BBC Sport

Shrewsbury Town beat Charlton 1-0 for the second time in 72 hours to reach the League One play-off final at Wembley.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Josh Charnley celebrates one of his two tries against Toronto

Indiscipline costs 12-man Toronto as Warrington score 12 tries to cruise into the Challenge Cup quarter-finals.

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Winter signing Will Rhodes reached 50 for the second successive game for Warwickshire

Warwickshire's Will Rhodes hits his first century as the Division Two leaders beat Northants for a third straight win.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

Paddy Devlin in the Balkan mountains

Paddy Devlin says his 16-month, 4,000-mile journey has raised almost £5,000 for charity.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A40 Gloucestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A40 Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, between A4136 Longhope Road and B4222.

A40 Gloucestershire - A40 closed in both directions between the A4136 Longhope Road junction in Huntley and the B4222 junction in Lea, because of emergency repairs.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Marc McNulty celebrates his goal for Coventry

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at the Ricoh Arena

Coventry City net a controversial late penalty to draw level with Notts County in their League Two play-off semi-final.

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Joe Clarke

Worcestershire's Joe Clarke hits his second Championship century in a row before Alastair Cook responds for Essex.

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Aston Villa celebrate a goal

Matt Newsum

BBC Sport

Mile Jedinak gives Aston Villa a lead going into the home leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with Middlesbrough.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Warwickshire paceman Olly Stone

Olly Stone helps bowl Division Two leaders Warwickshire into a potentially match-winning position against former club Northants.

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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.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving a car.

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