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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 to J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound from J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction to J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a break down.

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

  2. Man charged over internet cafe stab attack

    A man is due in court after an internet cafe employee was stabbed in the neck.

    Internet cafe

    The victim, 21, was attacked while behind the counter at the San Internet Cafe in Grove Lane, Handsworth, Birmingham, at about 10:45 on Friday.

    He suffered a stab wound to his throat and remains in a serious condition in hospital, West Midlands Police said.

    A 24-year-old man from Winson Green has also been charged with attempted murder and possession of a knife.

    He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

  3. Severe weather warnings issued

    Heavy rain could cause travel disruption to parts of the West Midlands later.

    Some areas could see a month's worth of rainfall in a single day, with wet weather to last well into the week.

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    The first of four severe weather warnings is set to affect parts of Warwickshire and Staffordshire, with heavy rain also expected to sweep through Birmingham and the Black Country, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire through Monday.

    Areas most affected could see local flooding and disruption to transport.

  4. Night owls: Simple sleep tweaks boost wellbeing

    James Gallagher

    BBC News Website, Health Editor

    Tweaking sleeping habits can shift people's body clocks and improve their wellbeing, according to scientists.

    woman asleep

    Researchers at the the universities of Birmingham, Surrey and Monash focused on "night owls", whose bodies' drive them to stay up late into the night.

    Techniques used included consistent bedtimes, avoiding caffeine and getting plenty of morning sunshine.

    The researchers say their approach may seem obvious, but could make an important difference to people's lives.

  5. LGBT school row: Protesters to challenge ban injunction

    Protesters have the opportunity to challenge an injunction which bans them from gathering outside Anderton Primary School in Birmingham.

    Protests

    The school is at the centre of a row over the teaching of LGBT awareness.

    The High Court will hear the legal challenge in Birmingham when those against the diversity teachings will be given the chance to make their case in front of a judge.

    Meanwhile, Hall Green MP Roger Godsiff will be spoken to by the party's chief whip about his support for protesters opposed to the teaching.

    Roger Godsiff MP
  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and wet day with heavy rain spreading through the area and highs of 13C (55F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J8 M5 to J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A461 Wood Green Road to J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J9, A461 (Wednesbury) to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, from J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick to M42 J3A.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queues on M40 from J15, A46 (Warwick) to M42 J3a, because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from J16 for A3400 Stratford Road to M42 J3A.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow moving on M40 northbound from J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) to M42 J3a, because of an accident.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 to J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction to J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J3A for M40 to J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Warwickshire - Queues on M42 southbound from J3a M40 to J3, A435 (Redditch), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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