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Summary

  1. Live updates from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 February
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Deckchairs

Compare the temperature in your area to other locations in the UK and around the world.

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Video: Your 30-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

A largely cloudy day with spells of rain and drizzle throughout the morning and highs of 11C (52F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34 affecting J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - Severe delays on M6 southbound between J8 M5 and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Approach with care. Travel time is 100 minutes. Congestion to J11, A460 (Cannock).

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

Severe disruption: A50 Staffordshire westbound

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A50 Staffordshire westbound severe disruption, between B5030 Ashbourne Road and A521 Blythe Bridge Roundabout.

A50 Staffordshire - A50 closed and queuing traffic westbound between Little Chef roundabout in Uttoxeter and Blythe Bridge Roundabout in Blythe Bridge, because of a fuel spillage.

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 exit slip road blocked and stationary traffic southbound at J8 M5, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man City women celebrate beating Birmingham City in the Women's FA Cup

Holders Manchester City need extra time to beat Birmingham City and reach the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A460 and J10 for A454.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes blocked and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

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

Marcus Watson scores Wasps' opening try

Adam Williams

BBC Sport

Wasps hang on for a narrow win against champions Exeter Chiefs, who fall to a third straight Premiership defeat.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5 affecting J10A for M54.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J10a M54.

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

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 blocked 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

Middle Street, Portsmouth

Police said officers carried out "vital" first aid on the victim at the scene in Portsmouth.

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Severe accident: M69 Warwickshire northbound

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M69 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M6 J2 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

M69 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M69 northbound between M6 J2, Coventry and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe accident: M69 Leicestershire southbound

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M69 Leicestershire southbound severe accident, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

M69 Leicestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) in Wolvey Heath and M6 J2, Coventry in Warwickshire, 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 - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

PC Dan Thomas and Gil

PC Dan Thomas pulled himself off a spiked fence and arrested a suspect moments before collapsing.

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Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 slow traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of debris on the road.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

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M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A46 and J16 for A3400.

M40 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an overturned vehicle and restrictions.

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

Severe accident: A5008 Staffordshire both ways

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A5008 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, around Hinde Street.

A5008 Staffordshire - A5008 Potteries Way in Hanley closed in both directions around the Hinde Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A426 Warwickshire both ways

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A426 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between M6 J1 Rugby and A5.

A426 Warwickshire - A426 in Churchover closed in both directions between Rugby and the A5 junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, before J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound before J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

Evans & Barry

West Brom manager Alan Pardew felt he had to give two of his players a chance in the FA Cup despite their involvement in an incident in Spain.

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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 and slow traffic 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

Millwall celebrate their winner at Birmingham

Millwall secure their third straight away win as Fred Onyedinma's late strike is enough to beat Birmingham City 1-0.

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Football

Richard Wood scores the winner as in-form Rotherham United beat League One leaders Shrewsbury Town.

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Ryan Sessegnon points to the Fulham badge as he celebrates his goal against Aston Villa

Fulham give their Championship promotion hopes a big lift with a 2-0 home win against Aston Villa.

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Helder Costa celebrates his goal for Wolves

Championship leaders Wolves come from behind to draw with 10-man Preston North End at Deepdale.

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Darren Bent looks disappointed

Burton Albion's winless home run extends to 12 matches as they fail to break down 10-man Nottingham Forest.

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Football

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts helps earn his side a dogged draw against in-form Gillingham at Priestfield.

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Football

Crewe boost their League Two survival hopes as Shaun Miller's second-half strike secures a win over Colchester.

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National League

Solihull move to within two points of safety as they make it six home league games unbeaten with victory over Dover.

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