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The latest traffic and travel information for Birmingham & Black Country

For the latest information on the situation on the roads and railways visit the BBC's local travel news page for Birmingham and Black Country.

On the roads you can view live incidents, traffic jam cameras and roadworks.

While on public transport you can view current disruptions and engineering works.

Alternatively, for regular travel updates listen live to BBC WM.

Below are a number of other traffic information sources.

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    Have your say 10:05: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

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    News on the hour 09:56: Jay Vydelingum Journalist, BBC WM

    A Black Country fencing company says it's been asked to look at ways of improving security around Calais after a stowaway clung to the bottom of a school bus returning to Birmingham from the continent.

    Hear more in the news at 10:00.

     
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    Stephen Sutton's cancer 'misdiagnosed' 09:45: Birmingham Mail

    The mother of cancer hero Stephen Sutton has spoken for the first time of her anger at how the brave teenager's bowel cancer was misdiagnosed as constipation for six months.

     
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    Pensioner killed by bus 09:31: Dudley News

    A Kates Hill pensioner hit and killed by a bus was looking the wrong way when he stepped into the road.

     
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    Is the Brummie accent really that hard? 09:11:

    With a second series of Birmingham-set drama Peaky Blinders in the pipeline, the show's creator Steven Knight has admitted the city's accent is "very difficult to get right".

    Peaky Blinders

    The accent frequently comes bottom in polls of people's favourites. It is rarely heard on television or in films unless they are comedies.

    What is it that makes it so hard to master, asks Brummie-accented Lucy Townsend.

     
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    News on the hour 08:55: Jay Vydelingum Journalist, BBC WM

    A Sudanese man found clinging to the bottom of a Birmingham school coach is being questioned by border officials.

    It was bringing children back to Perry Beeches Academy from a school trip to Calais and the man had been underneath it for 250 miles.

     
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    No pressure 08:47: Michelle Dawes Journalist, BBC WM

    I've been issued a challenge - to learn to play a nursery rhyme on a plastic trumpet. You can hear my attempt live on BBC WM at 8:55.

    I've never played the trumpet before so don't expect too much.

     
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    Plastic trumpets for pupils 08:41: Michelle Dawes Journalist, BBC WM

    I've been with Chris Fower from Warwick Music School this morning. He's been dishing out plastic trumpets to kids in Tipton because traditional ones are said to be too heavy.

    Chris Fower from Warwick Music School
     
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    Major investor secured 08:22: Birmingham Post

    A major investor has been secured by city council bosses to kick-start the regeneration of a run-down inner-city area.

     
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    Motorway crash 08:14:

    Two lanes are closed and there's stationary traffic on the M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J3a, M6 Toll, because of an accident and recovery work. Travel time is about 60 minutes.

    See BBC Travel for more information.

     
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    Sunshine later 08:05:

    It's a chilly start with some mist and fog patches which will clear through the morning. Otherwise it will be another mostly dry and fine day with some sunny spells and light winds.

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    Good morning 08:00: Ed Barlow BBC Local Live

    Morning all, I'll be bringing you news, sport, travel and weather until 18:00.

    If you'd like to get in touch you can email locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     

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