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Summary

  1. MP calls for debate on fly-tipping
  2. Coventry teen recognised for refugee work
  3. Woakes stars in West Indies whitewash
  4. Updates on Friday 10 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J4A for M42 affecting J3A for M6 Toll.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J4a M42, because of an accident. Congestion to J3a M6 Toll.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby affecting J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an overturned vehicle. Congestion to J3, A444 (Nuneaton).

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

Football

Mark Robins suffers defeat in the first game of his second spell as Coventry boss as they lose at home to Bradford City.

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Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

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, at J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J2, M69 (Coventry), 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: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J13 for A452 and J14 for A452.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook) and J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa), because of a spillage on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

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Your pictures: Picturesque Preston Bagot

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

These lovely pictures were sent to us by Paul Wilde,he snapped them while walking along the canal at Preston Bagot "on a fresh and breezy morning".

Canal at Preston Bagot
Paul Wilde

We love to feature your photographs of the local area, and you can send them in via email  , tweet us  or visit our  Facebook page  .  

Clouds
Paul Wilde

Coming up on TV

Mary Rhodes

Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

It's a blight on our landscape, a health hazard and it is costing us millions - fly-tipping. We investigate the cost to councils in the West Midlands of clearing it.

The chief constable of West Midlands Police has denied his force is engaged in "positive discrimination" in the recruitment of black and ethnic minority officers. 

Two non-league sides, Bromsgrove Sporting and Coleshill Town, have made it to the semi-finals of the FA Vase, and are dreaming of meeting each other in the final in May. 

More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One from 18:30.

Listen: 'Make me comfortable but don't resuscitate me'

"Do not resuscitate" forms are controversial. They are kept in a patients' medical notes and completed by the doctor, in consultation with the patient or their next of kin, if they are too unwell.

Why Do Not Resuscitate forms need to be changed

It means if the patients' heart stops, they don't want doctors to re-start it. What's not well known is that doctors and nurses can mistakenly think that other treatment should not be given. The patient is less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

A trial to replace those forms, tested in Coventry and Birmingham, is be be rolled out across the country. Hear why one patient has chosen to not be resuscitated.

Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Overnight it is going to remain mostly cloudy with some hill fog. However, there will also be a few cloud breaks around at times. Lows of 8C (46F).

Find out more about the weekend ahead .

Rebecca Wood has your forecast
Shrewsbury streets

You have been using Your Questions to ask about the West Midlands. Here are some of our answers.

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'Export champions' to offer advice on overseas business

A Warwickshire business has been named by the government as one of 13 'Export Champions' in the West Midlands as part of a programme to encourage overseas business.

Map of the West Midlands
BBC

James Blakemore, of marketing company JMB Partnership in Warwick, was named by International Trade minister, Mark Garnier, as part of a team who can offer expertise and advice to other companies. 

The announcement comes a day after the launch of the government's Midlands Engine Strategy, in which Coventry and Warwickshire are set to receive £42.44m worth of investment. 

Slideshow: Up close with nature

BBC Weather Watchers

Some great photos taken by the BBC's army of Weather Watchers in Warwickshire today.

These come from Daisynics, Kingfisher Whisperer, Anne's garden and Maid Marion.

Slideshow: Up close with nature

Fly-tipping costs soar as incidents rise steeply

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The cost of cleaning up fly-tipping across the West Midlands reached £3m last year. 

Fly-tipped rubbish
North Warwickshire

In north Warwickshire the number of fly-tipping incidents rose from 422 in the year 2012 to 2013 to 788 in 2015 to 2016. 

The problem has almost doubled in Stratford-upon-Avon, with 282 incidents last year and the number of incidents in Rugby Borough have risen by a third to 865 in the same period.  

Colin de Grandhomme

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme joins Birmingham Bears as one of their overseas players for the 2017 T20 Blast.

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Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M6 Northbound.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J8 M6 Northbound, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Meet the candidates vying to be the West Midlands' 'metro mayor'.
Meet the candidates vying to be the "metro mayor" of the West Midlands.

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an incident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Trial of replacement for 'do not resuscitate' orders extended

A trial to replace "do not resuscitate" orders, tested in Coventry and Birmingham, is be be rolled out across the country. 

Stock picture of hospital patient
Science Photo Library

The scheme, called Respect, involves having conversations between patients, relatives and healthcare professionals, and creating a plan for their "end of life". 

It also includes better training for clinicians to initiate difficult conversations, and a more detailed, version of the notice. 

Dr Zoe Fritz, part of the Respect working group and a fellow in society and ethics at the University of Warwick, said the new process has been carefully developed to "nudge patients and doctors into having difficult conversations".

Appeal to find missing Derby man

BBC Radio Derby

Derbyshire Police is appealing for information on the whereabouts of Lakhbir Kalirai, from Sunny Hill, who was reported missing at 10:00 yesterday.

The 42-year-old has been described as 6ft 4ins tall, bald and of slim build, with several tattoos. 

He drives a Vauxhall Corsa and has links to Leamington Spa.

Missing man
Derbyshire Police

Watch: Driverless pod gets to grips with street trial

Engineers are working with driverless pods, made by RDM Group in Coventry, ahead of a trials on the streets of Milton Keynes.

The self-driving vehicles will also be tested in Coventry under the government's three- year scheme, UK Autodrive.

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Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 J2 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 northbound between M6 J2, Coventry and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Coming up on TV

Nicola Beckford

Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

The cost to councils in the West Midlands of cleaning up fly-tipping reached £3m last year. We will be exploring the roots of the problem.

A South Yorkshire Police officer claims the West Midlands force has "pushed the boundaries of positive action too far" when it comes to recruiting black and ethnic minority officers. 

And supporters of two non-league football teams from the West Midlands are dreaming of a trip to Wembley. Coleshill Town and Bromsgrove Sporting have both reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase. 

More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One from 13:30.

Conservatives hold Stratford District seat

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The Conservatives held the Stratford-on-Avon seat of Red Horse in yesterday's by-election.

John Fielding was the successful candidate, after the vote called due to the resignation of district councillor Bart Dalla Mura.

Coleshill Town two matches away from Wembley

Coleshill Town play the biggest game in their history tomorrow, when they meet South Shields in the semi-final of the FA Vase.

Coleshill Town team
Coleshill Town Football Club

The club is expecting more than 1,500 fans for the home leg of the competition, with the second leg taking place on Saturday, 18 March at Mariners Park.  

Football: Midfielder blow for Sky Blues

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Sport

The Sky Blues will be without midfield player Andy Rose for Mark Robins' first match in his second spell as manager. 

Andy Rose
Getty Images

Rose was knocked out during the draw at Shrewsbury and also suffered a knee injury, say the club.

Coventry take on fifth-placed Bradford City at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow.  

Teenager recognised for work to help refugee women

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

A Coventry-based teenager, who fled to the UK ten years ago, has been recognised as the UN Refugee Agency's Young Woman of the Year for her work to help other girls. 

Rozin Hanjool's petition to help Yazidi women
Rozin Hanjool

Rozin Hanjool's family are part of the Yazidi minority group, originally from northern Iraq. 

Two years ago she started a petition to support and protect abducted and enslaved Yazidi girls, which now has 275,000 signatures.

Cricket: Woakes stars in West Indies whitewash

BBC WM Sport

Warwickshire's Chris Woakes was named man of the series as England whitewashed the West Indies with victory in their third and final One Day International.

Chris Woakes celebrates in the first ODI
Gareth Copley/Getty

Alex Hales and Joe Root struck centuries as England steamrollered the hosts by 186 runs in Barbados in the third match, and Liam Plunkett and Woakes took three wickets each with the ball.  

Zoo boss wins women's award

East Midlands Today

Congratulations to Dr Sharon Redrobe. The chief executive of Twycross Zoo has been named "Inspirational Woman of the Year" at the Enterprising Women Awards.

She was chosen from dozens of nominations for the accolade.

Dr Sharon Redrobe
Other

Dr Redrobe is a primate expert and has more than 70 journal and book publications. The awards recognise the achievements of women in business.

MP calls for debate on problem of fly-tipping

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

There's been a call for a debate in parliament over fly-tipping after a Warwickshire village was blocked-off because of a mountain of dumped waste. 

Fly-tipped rubbish
North Warwickshire Borough Council

The rubbish, which prevented access to Austrey near Atherstone, was dumped last month and has now been cleared. 

Conservative MP for North Warwickshire, Craig Tracey, told the Commons it was "unacceptable" and the problem was causing the local council around £650,000 a year. 

Watch: Weather for the West Midlands

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A cloudy day in store with occasional light drizzle, but also some patches of brightness - highs of 13C (55F).

You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Good morning from the Coventry newsroom

Vanessa Pearce

BBC Local Live

I'm back with Friday''s mixture of the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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