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  1. Police urge public to surrender firearms

    Police forces are urging the public to give up any guns under a two-week surrender starting today.

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    Video caption: Police urge public to surrender unwanted firearms

    Anyone handing over a firearm at their local police station during the fortnight will not face prosecution for illegal possession.

    Speaking at the launch in Birmingham, Assistant Chief Constable Helen McMillan, National Police Chiefs' Council lead for criminal use of firearms, said gun crime had risen in the past year and they wanted weapons out of harm's way.

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a bright and frosty start to the day, cloud will build but staying dry with highs of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    Video caption: Police urge public to surrender unwanted firearms

    The first national firearms surrender in three years comes as gun crime rises in England and Wales.

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    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M42 northbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of an accident.

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

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    Video caption: Paramedics 'shocked' by 'stupid place' parking note

    A note left on an ambulance windscreen told paramedics not to block a driveway.

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    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 blocked and heavy 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

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J4 for A34.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, at J10A for M54.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 northbound at J10a M54, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454 affecting J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle and an accident earlier on. Travel time is 30 minutes. Congestion to J8 M5.

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

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    Video caption: Who were the real Peaky Blinders?

    As the new series begins on BBC Two, a historian looks at the real-life members of the Birmingham gang.

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42 affecting J7 for A34.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident involving three vans and a car earlier on and debris on the road. Congestion to J7, A34 (Great Barr).

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 entry slip road closed northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of flooding.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 West Midlands - M5 entry slip road closed southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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