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  1. Funding to tackle gangs and violence

    The West Midlands Police area has been awarded £1.8m over the next two years to help tackle the problem of gangs and violence.

    The news was welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, who said it would be used on a range of schemes, including mentoring for young people to steer them away from criminality.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J4A for to J5 for A452 Newport Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J4a to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, at J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down car. In the roadworks area.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J4 for Stratford Road Shirley to J3A for M40 J3A.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound from J4, Stratford (Shirley) to J3a M40 J3a, because of an accident.

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

  5. Pregnant shop-worker threatened during armed raid

    A pregnant shop worker was threatened and pushed to the ground by armed robbers, who made off with cash and cigarettes.

    Norwich Croft

    The Norwich Express store, in Marston Green was targeted by the gang, two of which were carrying guns, at about 17:15 on 9 November.

    The shop worker was left shaken but uninjured during the "terrifying" ordeal, said West Midlands Police.

    Officers are asking any witnesses to come forward.

  6. Food delivery riders to display missing person posters

    Online food delivery riders in Birmingham are to display missing persons posters on their backpacks as part of a campaign to find loved ones in time for Christmas.

    Deliveroo rider

    They'll join hundreds of riders in London, Manchester and Bristol displaying posters on the bags used to carry food as part of the Missing People charity campaign, Deliveroo has announced.

    The company's app will also give customers the opportunity to donate to the charity.

    It said it would also be encouraging its more than 15,000 riders to sign up to Missing People's Child Rescue alerts, which send out notifications when a child goes missing in their area.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound from J4, M42 (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Suzy Lamplugh: Search enters third week

    A garden in Sutton Coldfield continues to be investigated by officers in connection with the disappearance of London estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

    Property being searched

    The 25-year-old disappeared in July 1986 and was declared dead, presumed murdered, in 1994. A body has never been found.

    Police are searching at a house once owned by the mother of John Cannan - the prime suspect in Suzy's killing.

  9. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry day with sunny spells with a few scattered showers this afternoon and highs of 10C (50F).

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

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A452 Newport Road to J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J2 for A4123 Oldbury to J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound from J2, A4123 (Oldbury) to J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J7 for M6 to J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound from J7, M6 (Coleshill) to J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on entry slip road from one southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J7 for M6 to J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

    M42 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound from J7, M6 (Coleshill) to J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport to J7 for M6.

    M42 West Midlands - Stationary traffic on M42 northbound from J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) to J7, M6 (Coleshill), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a broken down horse box, and the transfer of a horse to another vehicle.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport to J5 for A41 Solihull.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 southbound from J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) to J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident.

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