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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - It's slow on M6 southbound from J9, A461 (Wednesbury) to J8 M5, because of a temporary closure and emergency repairs.

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

  2. Concerns for missing 14-year-old girl

    Sandish Shoker

    BBC News

    A 14-year-old girl has been reported missing from Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

    Police said Caitlin Wright was last seen near Primark in Burton at about 11:30 yesterday and believe she may have travelled to Birmingham.

    Caitlin Wright
  3. More towns and cities given £25m to save shops

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Four towns and cities in the West Midlands will get up to £25m each to help save their local shops, the government's announced.

    Centre of Coventry

    Having already named 101 places last summer to benefit from their Future High Streets Fund, ministers said a further 20 areas would also get support and they've named 14 today.

    In this region, they are:

    • Staffordshire Moorlands - Cheadle
    • Birmingham - Stirchley
    • Coventry - Coventry City Centre
    • Sandwell - West Bromwich Town Centre

    The government said the support they'd each get would include "access to cutting-edge research", online training and use of local footfall data.

  4. Car set alight deliberately during the early hours

    Firefighters called out to a car on fire think it was set alight deliberately.

    The car was set alight on Newton Road, West Bromwich, at about 04:00.

    Firefighter next to burning car
  5. Police officer attacked in Wolverhampton

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A police officer's been attacked in Wolverhampton.

    The officer was taken to hospital after being assaulted in an area near the ring road yesterday evening.

    His injuries are not thought to be serious.

    A section of the ring road was closed off while investgations took place.

  6. A sunny and clear day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Any early mist and fog should lift to leave a mainly fine day with sunny spells. High: 10C/50F.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kaye Forster

    Then staying dry this evening with clear spells before turning more cloudy through the night. Low: 5C/41F.

    Stay up-to-date with the BBC Weather website.

  7. By Kameron Virk

    Newsbeat reporter

    Photoshopped image of Skepta, Chip, Lady Leshurr and Stormzy

    Grime's prospects were shaky in 2010, but the genre has ended the decade triumphantly.

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  8. 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 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), 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 disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J6, A38 (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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 Tyburn Road and J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) and 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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J7 for M6 J4 and J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 southbound between J7, M6 J4 (Coleshill) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 Stratford Road and J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Warwick), because of Vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, Coleshill to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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