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  1. Updates from Monday 9 - Sunday 15 April
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  1. Commonwealth Games: Birmingham offers 'youth and diversity'

    The Commonwealth Games flag has been passed to Birmingham, as the city prepares to host the 2022 competition.

    The handover ceremony took place in Australia's Gold Coast on Sunday, with the flag passed to the Lord Mayor of the UK's second city.

    Stadium artist impression

    During the handover - broadcast live on Sunday from Australia - Birmingham Lord Mayor Anne Underwood said: "We may not be able to offer sun, sea or the sand of Australia's Gold Coast, but what we can offer is youth, diversity and creativity."

    Ian Metcalfe, chairman of Commonwealth Games England, added: "The work starts right now to bring the Games to Birmingham in 2022."

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a dry morning with some bright spells, there should be more sunshine this afternoon with highs of 13C (55F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, between J2 for A449 and J3 for A41.

    M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M54 westbound between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A44 Worcester and J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J7, A44 (Worcester) and J8 M50, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Toll Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Toll Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J8T for A460.

    M6 Toll Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 Toll southbound at J8t, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J10A for M54 and J11 for A460.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10a M54 and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Hybrid car fire 'started deliberately', CCTV footage reveals

    CCTV footage shows someone setting fire to the vehicle as it charged outside a family's home.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J8 for M5 and J7 for A34.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J8 M5 and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M50 Herefordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Herefordshire westbound severe disruption, between J3 for B4221 and J4 for A449.

    M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed on M50 westbound between J3, B4221 (Newent) and J4, A449 (Ross-On-Wye), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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