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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

BBC News Travel

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 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

BBC News Travel

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

BBC News Travel

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 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

Middle Street, Portsmouth

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

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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: M40 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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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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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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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Football

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

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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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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 - One lane closed and slow traffic 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

Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A34 and J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M42 southbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J3a M40, 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 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11A for M6 Toll and J10A for M54.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J11a M6 Toll and J10a M54, 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 southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A34.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J7, A34 (Great Barr), 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: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe accident, after M6 J8.

M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and very slow traffic southbound after M6 J8, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J16 for A3400.

M40 Warwickshire - M40 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Chinese New Year: Dance team prepare for Birmingham celebrations
A lion and dragon dance team from Birmingham prepare for the city's Chinese New Year celebrations.
Jonny Evans, Jake Livermore, Boaz Myhill, Gareth Barry

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

West Brom's Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill apologise after a taxi was stolen on a club break in Barcelona.

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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 - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Three face child sex charges

Three men from Birmingham have been charged with child sex offences following an investigation by police in Telford.

The charges against them include rape, child abduction and false imprisonment.

They are all due to appear before magistrates in Telford on 21 February.

Teenagers in court after meat cleaver robbery

Two teenagers have appeared in court after an armed robbery in Solihul where a man was threatened with a meat cleaver.

Two youths, aged 16 and 17 denied three charges of robbery, possession of a bladed article and possession of an offensive weapon at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

It follows an incident where a 64-year-old man was threatened as he walked in Manor Park Road, Castle Bromwich, just after 8pm on Tuesday. He was unhurt but his attackers made off with cash and a mobile phone.

The teenagers, from Birmingham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at the same court on 13 April.

West Brom

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

Four West Brom players are interviewed by police after allegedly stealing a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona.

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Man's hernia operation cancelled five times

A hernia operation has been cancelled five times.

Simon Poxon Marks should have had the procedure at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital a week before Christmas. His most recent date was 23 February but that was again cancelled on Wednesday.

He previously underwent treatment for cancer at the hospital and his husband, Russell Marks, is full of praise for the treatment he received but says, in this instance, the "NHS health system fails us".

Simon Poxon Marks
BBC

Mr Poxon Marks said he needs the latest procedure because hernias have formed around the wound from surgery he received during his cancer treatment.

A hospital spokesman says it regrets having to cancel any procedures and apologises for upset cause.

He added that increased demand over winter can mean certain procedures are cancelled.