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Summary

  1. Attempted murder arrest over teen stabbing
  2. £80k fine for fire safety breach at hotel
  3. Boy 'hanging by his neck' from tower block window
  4. Champion skater left off ice after blades taken
  5. Sick girl to go home for Christmas
  6. 'Monster' fatberg could take days to clear
  7. Christmas Eve disruption for trains
  8. Prankster gets police help for 'safe getaway' from fans
  9. Updates from Friday 22 December
  10. Click on Related Stories to view stories from your area

Live Reporting

By Allen Cook

All times stated are UK

  1. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    Good morning, we'll bring you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates between now and 18:00.

    And we'll be covering Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and south Cheshire.

    If you'd like to get in touch to comment or share your photos, visit our BBC Midlands Facebook page, email us, or tweet @BBCMTD.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M5 southbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of flooding.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a rolling road-block and a vehicle fire.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A422 Alcester Road and A435.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 closed in both directions between the A422 Alcester Road junction in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the A435 junction in Arrow, because of an accident involving lorry and ice.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road closed southbound at J1, A426 (Rugby), because of snow and ice.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of an accident.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane 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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) 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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of debris on the road.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a rolling road-block and an accident.

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

  15. Steve Marshall

    BBC Sport

    Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

    Steve Marshall

    BBC Sport

    Aston Villa slip out of the Championship play-off places after defeat at Brentford extends their winless run to five games.

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  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M50 Herefordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Herefordshire eastbound severe accident, between J3 for B4221 and J2 for A417.

    M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J3, B4221 (Newent) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J10A for M54 and J10 for A454.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J10a M54 and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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