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  1. Updates from Tuesday 2 to Sunday 7 January
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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound at J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a rolling road-block and emergency repairs.

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

Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an accident involving five cars and a coach earlier on and barrier repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a multi-vehicle accident, debris on the road and a spillage on the road.

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

Joe Hart

Caroline Chapman

BBC Sport

Goalkeeper Joe Hart says West Ham were "terrible" in their goalless draw with League One Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round.

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Billy Vunipola was making his first appearance since undergoing knee surgery in September, while Maro Itoje broke his jaw in December

England pair Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje make a winning return as Saracens defy two yellow cards to win at Wasps.

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Jaskaran Kang

Police were called to a flat in Stourbridge Road, Dudley at about 02:30 GMT on Saturday.

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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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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. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes will not coach England at the Under-19 World Cup after the county confirmed he is under investigation.

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Coventry City

Louise Gwilliam

BBC Sport

League Two Coventry City pull off an FA Cup shock by beating Premier League strugglers Stoke City to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

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M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J1 for A38.

M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M50 eastbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

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

M5 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M5 northbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of all traffic being temporarily held and emergency repairs.

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

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is sacked by Stoke City after defeat by League Two side Coventry in the FA Cup third round.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Dominique Bruinenberg

Sunderland beat Birmingham City in Women's Super League One with goals from Dominique Bruinenberg, Hayley Sharp and Abbey Joice.

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Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

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M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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

M5 Worcestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed 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 disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J4A for M42.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Sam Gallagher

Birmingham edge a scrappy FA Cup tie against fellow Championship strugglers Burton thanks to Sam Gallagher's strike.

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Red card shown to Vinagre

Matthew Henry

BBC Sport

Both sides are reduced to 10 men as Swansea and Wolves play out a goalless draw in the FA Cup third round.

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West Brom

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport at St James Park

West Brom ease into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable victory at League Two side Exeter City.

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National League

National League leaders Macclesfield are held to a goalless draw by struggling Solihull at Moss Rose.

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Football

Reuben Reid scores on his debut as Forest Green climb out of the relegation zone with a victory against Port Vale.

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Jack Marriott

League One Peterborough score three goals in the final 15 minutes to knock Championship side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup.

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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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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. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J8 M5, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A50 Staffordshire both ways

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A50 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, around A521 Uttoxeter Road.

A50 Staffordshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on A50 Meir Tunnel in Blythe Bridge around Tesco Roundabout, because of a collapsed manhole.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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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. Traffic is coping well.

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

Bath scrum-half Chris Cook offloads under pressure from Worcester's Francois Hougaard

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at Sixways

Bath return to winning ways in the Premiership with a high-scoring bonus-point victory against Worcester Warriors.

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Kwame Thomas

Goalkeeper Max O'Leary and striker Kwame Thomas extend their loan deals with National League side Solihull Moors.

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Ledbury Nursing Home

Milk, squash, chocolates, jam and a plastic beaker were among items recovered from Sorina Radu's bag.

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Review of rubbish collections because of complaints

The waste and recycling service in Newcastle is going to be reviewed by the borough council, because of complaints.

A new system was brought in 18 months ago, but the council says people are still having problems with their collections.

Poor weather and reduced services over the festive season mean the bin lorries haven't been able to get to all streets, causing people to complain of rubbish blocking the roads.

Newcastle bins
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The authority said at one point there were around 45,000 outstanding collections and it is working to clear them.

A task group will at how best to run the service in future.

Aoife Mannion

England Under-23 defender Aoife Mannion signs a new contract with Birmingham City Ladies until June 2019.

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Cold weather alert issued

A cold weather alert has been issued for the West Midlands, warning of a prolonged period of low temperatures starting tomorrow until 18:00 on Tuesday 9 January.

The Met Office said colder conditions would spread south across much of the country during Saturday, with widespread frosts expected during Sunday.

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