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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 J7 to J6 for A38 Tyburn Road.

    M6 Warwickshire - Hard shoulder closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction), because of a break down.

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

  2. Your weather forecast: A cold, clear night in store

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be cold and largely dry with long clear spells and lows of 0C (32F).


    Wednesday will be dry and fine with long sunny spells and patchy cloud.

    You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Breast cancer patient's sister to "do whatever it takes" over death review

    The sister of a breast cancer patient who died after being treated by a disgraced surgeon says she'll "do whatever it takes" to extend his prison sentence.

  4. Mast application for driverless car testing

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Tom Dare

    The testing of driverless cars on roads in the West Midlands looks set to move a step closer after planning applications were submitted for infrastructure to support the technology.

    Test mast plans

    The region won a national competition to become the UK’s first test bed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).

    Planning applications for two masts in Birmingham have been put forward by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), which is responsible for running the project.

    The devices would be located on land to the south west of the A38, Salford Circus, and on land immediately adjacent to Dartmouth Circus on the A38 Aston Expressway.

  5. Coronavirus tests for man after Wuhan visit

    Blood tests are being carried out to see whether a Birmingham resident has contracted the new coronavirus, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.

    PHE said the man, from Harbourne, had returned to the UK from Wuhan, China - the city at the epicentre of the outbreak - on 31 December. It added while that was more than 14 days ago, he was being tested because he had shown symptoms during the period.

    The man is awaiting his test results in hospital. They are expected in the next 48 hours, PHE says.

    So far, there are no confirmed UK cases.

    PHE advised anyone returning from Wuhan to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they weren't showing symptoms.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe congestion, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38 Tyburn Road.

    M6 West Midlands - Queues on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction). All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. Coronavirus: Britons in China want more support from UK

    BBC Midlands Today

    A university lecturer from Birmingham who is in Wuhan, the centre of the Coronavirus alert, says the UK government isn't doing enough to help and inform Britons trapped there.

    Maeve Clarke

    UK citizens in Wuhan and surrounding areas said that while other countries prepared evacuations, they had been given little information.

    The US and Japan are sending planes to Wuhan for its citizens.

    Maeve Clarke, who has been in Wuhan for a month and was due to fly home yesterday, says the government "hasn't responded quickly enough".

    She said: "We still don't know exactly what the plans are."

    Downing Street says the Foreign Office is "urgently exploring options" for British nationals to leave the region.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at M6 J8.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road to M6 Northbound and queues northbound at M6 J8, because of an oil spillage.

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

  9. Overhead line problems delaying rail services

    BBC News Travel

    An object caught on overhead electric wires is causing blocked rail lines between Birmingham New Street and Walsall.

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  10. Your pictures: Pink sky in the morning

    The BBC Weather Watchers have been out capturing stunning skies across the region this morning.

    These images were taken in Bloxwich, Walsall, by Earl Grey; in Birmingham by Bobby; and in Upper Broadheath, Worcestershire, by Mikesnapper.

    Upper Broadheath
  11. Bishop of Dudley ordained

    The new Bishop of Dudley will be ordained and consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury at a service at Southwark Cathedral in London today.

    Martin Gorick

    Martin Gorick is a former chaplain to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

    He will officially begin his ministry in the Diocese of Worcester next month.

    Quote Message: As a Black Country bishop I look forward to the church playing its part in the regeneration of Britain’s heartland in the West Midlands, and to working in partnership with all people of good will. from Martin Gorick Bishop of Dudley
    Martin GorickBishop of Dudley
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from J11 for A460 to J10A for M54.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J11, A460 (Cannock) to J10a M54, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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