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  1. Updates from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017
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Your live updates for the Midlands

Stephanie Barnard

BBC News

Good morning and welcome to live updates, covering Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire and south Cheshire.

You can get in touch with the team by visiting our BBC Midlands Facebook page, emailing us, or tweeting @BBCMTD.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel until 19:00.

Severe accident: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at Sandbach Services.

M6 Cheshire - M6 exit slip road closed southbound at Sandbach Services, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at Sandbach Services affecting J18 for A54 Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - M6 slip road from the services closed, two lanes closed and queuing traffic southbound at Sandbach Services, because of an accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Congestion to J18, A54 (Middlewich).

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

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

Craigslist sales of cocaine and stolen passports exposed
Secret filming shows a reporter buying drugs and illegal goods advertised on a classified ads site.
Stolen passport on a computer screen

Jonathan Gibson

BBC Inside Out West Midlands

A police chief calls for more to be done to tackle cyber-crime on sites such as Craigslist.

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Nuneaton: 'We were trying to keep all the kids together'
A family describes being locked down inside the soft play area near the Nuneaton bowling alley siege.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Nuneaton: 'The guy ran up to the door with a gun' - witness
Chris Turner was arriving to collect his children from a softplay centre when he encountered the gunman.
Nuneaton: 'Gunman captured and taken away'
An armed hostage siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton is over, the owner of MFA Bowl has told the BBC.
Nuneaton eyewitness: 'They barricaded the doors'
Megan Westwood describes what happened as families were moved to safety.
Police attend 'ongoing incident' in Nuneaton
Footage posted on social media shows officers at the scene in Bermuda Park.

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J10A for M54 and J11 for A460.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10a M54 and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A444 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A444 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between B4113 Coventry Road and Newtown Road.

A444 Warwickshire - A444 in Nuneaton closed and very slow traffic southbound between Griff Island and the Newtown Road junction, because of a serious police incident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North).

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A500 and J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), 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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J4 for M42.

M6 West Midlands - Broken down vehicle on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J4, M42 (Coleshill). Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between M6 Toll J4T and A5206.

A38 Staffordshire - A38 in Weeford blocked northbound between Weeford Island and Swinfen Island, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M42 West Midlands - Police incident and restrictions on M42 northbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J5, A41 (Solihull).

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

Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A51 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A51 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, around A515 Featherbed Lane.

A51 Staffordshire - A51 closed in both directions around the A515 Featherbed Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Southampton celebrate

Luke Reddy

BBC Sport

Sofiane Boufal scores a sublime individual goal as Southampton snatch a late win over West Brom at St Mary's Stadium.

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Football

Billy Kee and Jordan Clark are on the mark as Accrington move up to third in League Two with a win at 10-man Crewe.

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Football

Defender Aristote Nsiala heads the 89th-minute winner as unbeaten League One leaders Shrewsbury see off Fleetwood.

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Steve Cotterill

Phil Cartwright

BBC Sport

Birmingham lose for the first time under new boss Steve Cotterill, with two second-half goals giving Millwall victory.

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Barrie McKay

Nottingham Forest claim only their second win in eight matches as Burton fail to score for the fifth straight game.

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Football

Erhun Oztumer scores twice in four minutes as Walsall end a six-match winless run by beating Doncaster Rovers.

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National League

Guiseley earn their first National League win since August by beating Solihull in a six-goal thriller.

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