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Summary

  1. Updates from across the week

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4540 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4540 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between A435 Haden Way and A441 Pershore Road.

    A4540 West Midlands - A4540 Belgrave Middleway in Birmingham closed and slow traffic in both directions between Haden Circus and Belgrave Interchange, because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Villans on the rise

    #PeoplesCup

    Aston Villa Disability

    It's been a tough year or so for Aston Villa , but alongside the recent revival in their senior team's Championship fortunes (five wins in six before the international break) - they also deserve a shout out for their excellent work in the FA People's Cup disability categories.

    Uniquely, Villa teams qualified from the first round in all five disability categories : Adult Female (straight to finals), Youth and Adult Male Premiership, Championship and League (all competing today).

    In the Youth category, they've made it through to today's final against Cedarsfield after a goal bonanza of a group section - both scoring 18 goals in three matches.

    Cedarsfield beat Villa in the final group game 3-1 to top the table. Who will win the rematch and today's trophy?

    Star City tables
  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between M42 J3a and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3A for M40.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 in Tanworth-In-Arden lane closed on exit slip road and hard shoulder closed on exit slip road southbound at J3a M40, because of an accident earlier on, a fuel spillage and emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Neil Heath

    BBC News

    People helping each other

    Neil Heath

    BBC News

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A459 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A459 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between Greenly Road and A4039 Goldthorn Hill.

    A459 West Midlands - A459 Wolverhampton Road East in Wolverhampton blocked northbound between the Greenly Road junction and the A4039 Goldthorn Hill junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound 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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - Three lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4 for A34 and J5 for A41.

    M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M42 northbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - Three lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey).

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

  13. Our coverage this week

    That's it from us on Friday. Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Any breaking news will be posted here in the meantime. Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Coming up on TV

    Nick Owen

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    We'll have all the latest on the major police investigation in Birmingham following Wednesday's attack in Westminster and the community reaction to the atrocity.

    Join us for the Midlands Today on BBC One from 18:30.