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Summary

  1. Eight rescued from fire at flats
  2. Industrial action over bins ramps up
  3. Thug attacked man celebrating leukaemia recovery
  4. Megson back at Baggies
  5. Villa skipper's Harry Potter books
  6. Man shot by police in critical but stable condition
  7. 'Key witness' sought to machete attack
  8. Updates from Friday 28 July 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J1 for A41 affecting J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. Congestion to J3, A456 (Halesowen).

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a vehicle tyre change.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 affecting J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road from the A454 and queuing traffic northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of recovery work. Congestion to J8 M5 and to J8 M5.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4 for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at M6 J8.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane blocked on entry slip road and queuing traffic southbound at M6 J8.

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

  7. 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 - One lane blocked and very 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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - An accident earlier on on M6 southbound at J8 M5. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Worcestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Worcestershire eastbound severe accident, between M5 J4 Bromsgrove and B4120 Lickey Road.

    A38 Worcestershire - A38 in Lydiate Ash blocked eastbound between Bromsgrove and the B4120 Lickey Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, before J7 for A34 affecting J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound before J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident involving van. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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