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Live Reporting

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    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

  6. Our live coverage across the week

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    We'll be back with the latest updates from 07:00 on Monday.

  7. 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.

    View more on twitter
  8. BBC's Ambulance series to return to West Midlands

    The BBC's 'Ambulance' programme is going to follow West Midlands Ambulance Service again for its new series.

    The last series, which showed what the job is like for ambulance crews and call centre staff, attracted more than four million viewers a week.

    Paramedics

    Camera crews have already started filming and were out with the ambulances all through December - one of the busiest months of the year.

    Call centre

    It is expected to broadcast later this year.

  9. In the papers: Mum's plea to catch hit and run driver

    Birmingham Mail

    Some of the headlining stories on the Birmingham Mail website today are: