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Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a cloudy, windy and cold day, with the risk that rain will creep in from the east at times and highs of 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

George Kruis has won 25 caps for England

England lock George Kruis will miss their summer tour of South Africa, says Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.

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Christian Wade

Wasps reclaim third place in the Premiership and seal their play-off place with a home victory over Northampton.

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The special constable 'risk taker' who works in a bank
When Hitesh Mehta is not working in a bank, he volunteers for West Midlands Police as a special constable.

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

Football

Marc McNulty scores a hat-trick as Coventry keep their play-off destiny in their own hands with a thumping win at Cheltenham.

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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 slow traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J10 for A5 and J9 for M6 Toll.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound between J10, A5 (Tamworth) and J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3A for M40 and J4 for A34.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J4, A34 (Shirley).

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

Corey (left) and Casper Platt-May

Corey and Casper Platt-May were on their way to a Coventry park when they were struck by a car.

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Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J4 for A34 and J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J3a M40, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J4 for A34.

M42 Warwickshire - An accident and all traffic being temporarily held on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J4, A34 (Shirley).

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

L-R Casper and Corey Platt-May

Casper Platt-May, two, and his brother Corey, six, had their lives "ripped away" by drug-driver Robert Brown.

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In the papers: Driver faces long jail sentence

Coventry Live

Coventry Live

Nine cars vandalised at Warwick Parkway station.
Rail passengers return to find nine cars vandalised with wheels stolen and windows smashed.

Video: What's the weekend weather got in store

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Another cold and wet day expected tomorrow with highs of 10C.

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J4A for M42.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound at J4a M42, because of an accident.

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

Hit-and-run mum 'heartbroken' by 'monstrous act'

The mother of two boys killed in a hit-and-run crash told a court she remains haunted by the "monstrous act" and that her "heart is broken".

In a personal statement which was read out during the Warwick Crown Court hearing, Louise Platt-May, said: "I felt like my heart breaks over and over again, the emptiness will never leave me".

Corey
Family Handout

Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on their way to a park in Coventry when they were hit by a car. Their mother said their lives were "stolen".

"I felt completely numb, like life is pointless.

"My remaining sons are the only reason to get up. I feel so guilty like it’s wrong to live on without them."

Hit-and-run driver 'had never held a licence'

A court has heard how Robert Brown - who has never passed a driving test or held a valid licence - drove "like a madman" into two Coventry brothers.

The 53-year-old has 30 previous convictions for driving without a licence or insurance, the court was told, and has been sentenced to a total of nine years after admitting death by dangerous driving.

Passing sentence Judge Lockhart said it was a day "that decimated the lives of those who loved them".

What their mother Louise experienced must be "close to being impossible to bear".

"Their dignity will shine out like like a beacon", he said.

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

M6 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of an accident.

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

BreakingHit-and-run driver jailed

A man who caused the deaths of two young brothers in a hit-and-run crash has been jailed for a total of nine years.

Corey and Casper Platt-May
Family handout

Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on their way to a park in Coventry when they were hit by a car.

Robert Brown, 53, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, admitted causing the deaths by dangerous driving in February.

The court heard he had previously been jailed for possessing a machete and had been let out on licence just six days before the crash.

Rugby club looks to set attendance record

Coventry Rugby Club is attempting to break a National League One attendance record tomorrow when they face Hull at the Butts Park.

Rugby club poster
Coventry Rugby Club

The League One champions need more than 3,500 people in the ground to set a new record.

The Lord Mayor also receives the official handover of the UK City of Culture title from Hull’s Mayor during the match.

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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 Corley Services and M6 J3A.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between Corley Services and M6 J3a, because of a broken down lorry.

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J2 for M69 affecting Corley Services.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Travel time is around 60 minutes. Congestion to Corley Services.

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

Your photos: Raindrops and wet birds on rainy morning

BBC Weather Watchers

With a grey start, there's been some outbreaks of rain as our BBC Weather Watchers headed out and snapped their photos this morning.

These were uploaded by users Thornhill Watch in Hednesford, Snapshot Emma in Stourport-on-Severn and Littleacorns in Southam:

Hednesford
Thornhill Watch
Stourport-on-Severn
Snapshot Emma
Southam
Littleacorns

Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J9 for M6 Toll and J10 for A5.

M42 Warwickshire - Queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident earlier on.

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 J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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 J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) in Churchover and J2, M69 (Coventry) in Warwickshire, because of vehicle having its tyre changed.

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

Grassroots teams preparing for finals

#FAPeoplesCup

It's a big weekend of football at grass-roots level.

The finals of the FA People's Cup take place at England's training ground at St George's Park.

There are 18 different categories involved including - new for 2018 - futsal, which these guys are involved with..

The ex-academy players who 'want to prove' they can still play

See how Sala Soccer FC and all the other teams get on in the FA People's Cup finals with live streaming, and text commentary on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29, April on the BBC Sport website & app.

Landmarks turn orange

Some of the region's key landmarks were lit up last night to highlight promised improvements in the region's rail infrastructure.

Lord Hills Column in Shrewsbury joined Coventry's Lady Godiva and Sir Rowland Hill in Kidderminster
West Midlands Railway

Lord Hill's Column in Shrewsbury joined Coventry's Lady Godiva and Sir Rowland Hill in Kidderminster in taking on the orange hue.

Hereford Bull, Library of Birmingham, Queen Victoria in Leamington Spa
West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Railway said the project was to "showcase its commitment to transforming rail travel across the region".

Under the terms of the franchise, the firm is committed to delivering extra services from December.

Richard Brooks from the company said: "Turning the region orange is our way of showing residents our pledge to continue upgrading railway services, while fuelling and feeding the West Midlands economy through continued investment".

Brothers' hit-and-run driver faces jail

A man who admitted causing the deaths of two young brothers in a hit-and-run crash in Coventry is due to be sentenced today.

Casper and Corey Platt-May
Family handout

Corey, six, and Casper Platt-May, two, were on a family trip to the park when they were hit by Robert Brown's car.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, admitted causing the deaths by dangerous driving on 22 February.

The 53-year-old was jailed for six months in November last year for possessing a machete and had been let out on licence just six days before the collision.

Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Portway.

M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J3, A435 (Portway).

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

Chris Wakelin reacts after playing at shot at the World Championships

Owen Phillips

BBC Sport at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Crucible debutant Chris Wakelin say he "fell short" when the pressure ramped up in his narrow defeat against Judd Trump.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A affecting J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down car. Travel time is 40 minutes. Congestion to J2, M69 (Coventry).

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

Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Portway.

M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic northbound at J3, A435 (Portway), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We can expect a cloudy, wet and chilly day today with outbreaks of rain and highs of 10C (50F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands