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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from M42 J7 to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from M42 J7, Coleshill to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Brexit: What do Brummies make of May's plan?

    Birmingham voted for Brexit by just 3,800 votes - so what do they think of the PM's draft withdrawal agreement?

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at 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

  4. Police officer warned after 'unprofessional' relationship

    A West Midlands Police officer who had a relationship with vulnerable woman has been given a final written warning by the force.

    The Independent Office for Police Conduct said Police Constable Matthew Crowe came into contact with her while on duty and gave her his mobile number.

    West Midlands Police helmet

    The IOPC said the relationship ended when he told a supervisor.

    PC Crowe accepted that his conduct had breached professional standards.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 Newport Road and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and 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

  6. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    It will be a mild and cloudy night with some fog in places and the odd spot of drizzle with lows of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Extra armed police for Christmas market

    More armed police will be on patrol as the Frankfurt Christmas market opens in Birmingham.

    The event, which in recent years has attracted up to four million visitors, is one of the largest in the UK and the biggest German market outside of mainland Europe.

    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said the force was "vigilant in the face of the current terror threat" across the country.

    Armed police

    Armed officers were being deployed, while other officers would carry Tasers, he said.

    Heavy duty security barriers, first introduced in 2017 following a terror attack at a Berlin Christmas market, are also in use throughout the city centre.

    Despite the precautions, Mr Jamieson said levels of crime were low at last year's event and he expected a similar situation this year.

    British Transport Police said extra armed officers would be on patrol at train and tram stations, while more plain clothes officers and dogs would also be on duty.

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Alcester Road Portway and M42 J3A.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and M42 J3a, because of emergency repairs.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 Wolverhampton and J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

  11. Drugs, knives and knuckle duster found after car stopped

    Two teenagers have been arrested after police stopped their car and found drugs, machetes and a knuckle duster.

    Staffordshire Police said officers decided to pull over the white Seat Leon at 14:15 on the A34 between Stafford and Stone and the road had to be closed while they searched for a package which was thrown from the vehicle.

    Knives and knuckle duster

    Two males, aged 19 and 17, from Oldbury, were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply and possession of offensive weapons.

    The suspects remain in police custody while enquiries continue.

  12. Blues lead table... on football-related arrests

    Press Association

    Birmingham City leads the league table for the highest numbers of supporters arrested in the 2017-18 season.

    Birmingham City mascot

    The number of football-related arrests has halved since the start of the decade, Home Office figures show.

    During the season, 95 Blues fans were arrested, followed by Sheffield United with 62 arrests and Sunderland with 60.

    The three most common offence types were public disorder, violent disorder and pitch incursion.

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    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A435 Alcester Road Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound at J3, A435 (Portway), because of an accident.

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