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Summary

  1. Man dies as multi-vehicle collision closes motorway
  2. Teenager dies after reservoir rescue
  3. Murder investigation after stabbing
  4. Terror attacker 'taunting and smiling' says witness
  5. Apology for mother of soldier killed in Iraq
  6. Updates on Friday 18 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Dawkins

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M6 West Midlands southbound

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    M6 West Midlands southbound severe congestion, between J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

    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 J6 for A38 and J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich).

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on. Congestion to J4, M42 (Coleshill).

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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    M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

    M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of a vehicle fire.

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

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident. Congestion to M40.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

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    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. 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 - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of all traffic being temporarily held and debris on the road.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J7 for M6.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane blocked on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J7 M6, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A45 West Midlands eastbound

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    A45 West Midlands eastbound severe accident, between Kings Road and Brickfield Road.

    A45 West Midlands - A45 Coventry Road in Yardley closed and slow traffic eastbound between the Kings Road junction and the Brickfield Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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