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  1. Arrest over car that smashed into Dudley home

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man's been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car smashed through the wall of a house, injuring an elderly woman inside.

    Car after crashing into house

    Police said they were called at about 23:00 on New Year's Eve to reports of disorder on Eagle Close in Russels Hall, Dudley, involving up to 10 men.

    A Nissan Micra was in reverse when it crashed into the home, according to the West Midlands force.

    A 20-year-old man from Telford who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving has also been detained on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

    Officers said a 16-year-old boy from Dudley was also arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault after a Ford Fiesta was set on fire, two people were punched and a policeman was attacked.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J3a M6 Toll, because of a broken down car.

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

  3. Wednesday's weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It's a cold and frosty start to the morning in the West Midlands - here's how the rest of the day's weather is set to unfold:

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    Video caption: Alex Hamilton

    If you want to get a latest forecast for your area at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 Queensway.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J8 for M50 to J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - Lane closed on M5 northbound from J8 M50 to J7, A44 (Worcester), 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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J8 for M5 to J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound from J8 M5 to J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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