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  1. Cab drivers in fifth 'go slow' clean air protest

    Black cab drivers are to stage their latest protest against proposed clean air zone charges in Birmingham.

    Protest

    Motorists with high-polluting cars will have to pay £8 to enter the city centre after the government approved the city's clean air zone (CAZ) plan.

    But taxi drivers are upset at a £5,000 offer from the council to upgrade their cabs and want further talks.

    The council has pledged £15m to help them.

  2. Hotel evacuated after 'gas' incident

    Part of a Birmingham hotel had to be evacuated on Sunday after a incident involving swimming pool chemicals.

    Guests staying on the ground floor at the Marriott Hotel in the city were asked to leave the building whilst fire crews dealt with a "small amount of gas".

    Crews were called to the scene shortly before 16:00 and visitors were allowed back into the Hagley Road premises at about 18:50.

  3. Vaisakhi celebrated by thousands

    Thousands of people spent Sunday at the Vaisakhi celebrations in Birmingham.

    Vaisakhi

    Processions made their way from Smethwick and Hockley to Handsworth Park where a free community event was held.

    Vaisakhi

    The gathering included Sikh cultural activities, a children's play area and arts and crafts exhibitions.

    Vaisakhi

    The event celebrating the birth of Sikh Khalsa had an area for worship, Darbar, that was open to all communities to visit and understand the Sikh faith.

    Food was prepared by various Gurdwaras from across Birmingham and the Black Country.

  4. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Any early fog should lift to leave a mostly dry day with sunny spells and highs of 16C (61F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed 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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, from J5 for A452 to J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - Stationary traffic on M6 in both directions from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down horsebox and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound at J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick to J16 for A3400 Stratford Road.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J15, A46 (Warwick) to 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

  11. Envelope update

    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 exit slip road to one southbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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