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Summary

  1. Report finds improved leadership at council
  2. 24-hr penalty kicking at Molineux for Cure Leukaemia
  3. Pub bomb families crowdfund inquest court challenge
  4. Updates on Friday 4 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A449 and J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

    M54 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed on M54 eastbound between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - Queuing traffic on M5 in both directions between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J10 for A454.

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes blocked and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

  4. Premier League Preview: Part 4

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    Video caption: Predicting the Premier League winners and losers for the 2017/18 season

    We are predicting the Premier League winners and losers for the upcoming 2017/18 season

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road to one and slow traffic northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), 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, between J1 for A41 and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on M5 southbound in Birmingham between J1, A41 (West Bromwich) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident involving two cars.

    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 J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - An accident involving two cars on M6 southbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

  9. Football

    Jermaine Beckford's goal helps Bury to League One victory over Walsall despite two missed penalty kicks.

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    Jarrod Bowen's first Hull City goal gives the Tigers a hard-fought draw at Aston Villa, who hand a debut to John Terry.

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  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 exit slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J4 for A34.

    M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M42 northbound at J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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