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  1. Proposals to ban cars in Birmingham city centre discussed

    Plans which could lead to a ban on cars driving through Birmingham city centre are up for discussion later.

    Birmingham Council House

    The city council is meeting to discuss its transport and clean air zone. An update will be given on drivers of high-polluting cars paying to travel into the centre of the city from July.

    The draft Birmingham Transport Plan is expected to signal a ban on cars driving through the city centre and the rollout of 20mph speed limits.

  2. Rail lines blocked between Birmingham and Lichfield

    BBC News Travel

    An incident is blocking rail lines between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

    Services are expected to be disrupted until 08:30 with tickets being accepted on local bus routes.

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    Severe accident: M5 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands both ways severe accident, from J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury to J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 from J2, A4123 (Oldbury) to J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Weather warning for wind issued

    Strong winds on Tuesday could cause disruption to transport and loss of power across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather warning

    A yellow warning for wind has been issued from 12:00 to midnight.

    The storm was named Brendan on Saturday by Irish weather service, Met Éireann.

  5. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a dry and windy morning a band of heavy rain will spread eastwards across the region with highs of 9C (48F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J6 for A38 Tyburn Road to J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on entry slip road northbound at 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

  8. By Lauren Potts

    BBC News

    David Spencer and Paddy Warren

    In 1996, two boys went out to play and did not return. They have never been found and no-one has been charged over their disappearance. So what happened to the friends who would become known as the "Milk Carton Kids"?

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  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a break down.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen and J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4041 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4041 West Midlands both ways severe accident, from Pear Tree Drive to B4167 Hamstead Road.

    A4041 West Midlands - A4041 Newton Road in Newton closed in both directions from the Pear Tree Drive junction to the B4167 Hamstead Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J6 for A38 Tyburn Road to J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, 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 an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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