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Summary

  1. Updates from across the week

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M40 J15 and A4177 Birmingham Road.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 in Longbridge closed northbound between Longbridge Island and the A4177 Birmingham Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M42 J3A and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between M42 J3a and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3A for M40.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 in Tanworth-In-Arden lane closed on exit slip road and hard shoulder closed on exit slip road southbound at J3a M40, because of an accident earlier on, a fuel spillage and emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Our coverage this week....

    That's it from us on Friday. Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Any breaking news will be posted here in the meantime. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Video: Students run cafe for Red Nose Day

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    The pupils of Baginton Fields School have been getting into the spirit of Red Nose Day and raising money for good causes.

    We hope you all enjoy your Red Nose Day.

    Video content

    Video caption: Pupils have been running a cafe
  6. Disabled man attacked and left on the floor

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A disabled man was physically and verbally assaulted in Nuneaton in what police are investigating as a hate crime.

    Larch Close

    The man, in his 20s, was spat at and attacked by a group of men as he entered an alleyway that joins Larch Close on Sunday, 12 March, police say.

    The victim was left on the floor as the men left the area around 09:20.

  7. Watch: Weather for this evening and the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

     It will be dry, clear and cold tonight with a touch of frost , particularly in rural areas. 

    We may see a few mist and fog patches forming by dawn in places. Lows of  2C (36F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  8. Banned driver 'out for a laugh' during police pursuit

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A banned driver said he was "out for a laugh" on his birthday after a high-speed police chase saw him drive the the wrong way around roundabouts and into oncoming traffic through Coventry, police say.

    Tony Berrill

    Tony Berrill, of no fixed address, was jailed for 12 months after admitting changes of dangerous driving and driving without a licence.

    The 24-year-old eventually ditched the car in Tiverton Road, Coventry, and fled, but his movements were monitored by the police helicopter and officers picked him up in Sewall Highway.

    Video content

    Video caption: Banned driver jailed after police chase caught on camera
  9. London terror attack: Police receive flowers in sympathy

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    Flowers continue to be laid at police stations in thanks and sympathy after the London attack. 

    West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson tweets this picture of flowers left by a police colleague.

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  10. 10K reward offered for information on stolen 'irreplaceable jewellery'

    Leamington Observer

    A reward of up to £10,000 is being offered for the recovery of ‘irreplaceable items’ stolen during a burglary near Kenilworth.  

  11. Attack victim told he would never walk again is to run marathon

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A man who broke his spine jumping out of a window to escape robbers is to run the London Marathon after being told he would never walk again.

    Steven Smith

    Steven Smith, 57, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was attacked on holiday in the south of France in 2011 and has recovered enough to walk with the aid of a stick.

    He now aims to complete the marathon in 14 hours raising money for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation.

    "I won't be training too much. I think I've only got one marathon in me and don't want to run out of steam too early," he said.

  12. Two lanes closed after another M6 crash

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A two-car collision has closed two out of four lanes on the M6 southbound between junctions seven and six.

    View more on twitter
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for B4451 and J11 for A361.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 southbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

  15. M6 fully open after vehicle fire

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    A vehicle on fire on the southbound carriageway of the M6 has been extinguished and all lanes have reopened around the incident, between J3 and J3a.

    Highways England says congestion is now easing in the area.

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