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Summary

  1. Drug smuggler jailed for 10 years
  2. President's ex-wife accused of torture
  3. Cladding on two Coventry tower blocks
  4. Water lost at hospital
  5. Pigs filmed in 'bleak' conditions
  6. Updates from Friday 30 June 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident involving a motorcycle and a rolling road-block.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A46 and J16 for A3400.

    M40 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a rolling road-block and animal transfer between horseboxes.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a rolling road-block and facilitating animal transfer between horseboxes.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on entry slip road northbound at J4a M42, because of a broken down horse box. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane blocked on entry slip road southbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A46 and J14 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - M40 partially blocked and slow traffic southbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J4 for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of an accident and a rolling road-block.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J15 for A46 and J16 for A3400.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) in Sherbourne and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) in Warwickshire, because of barrier repairs.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident.

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

  10. Our coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  11. Watch: Your weekend weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Here's how your weekend's going to start in the West Midlands on the weather front.

    Keep yourself updated over the next two days with the BBC Weather website.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your weekend forecast
  12. Government funding to improve roads

    BBC Midlands Today

    The government has announced a £282m upgrade for major roads and motorways in the Midlands.

    Improvements include work on the M42 at junction six to help ease congestion on and off the A45, better access to Birmingham airport and preparations for the new HS2 station.

    Ministers say the extra money will help the region's economy grow.

    Roads
  13. Delays of over an hour on the M42

    Drivers on the M42 northbound are warned to expect delays of more than an hour after an accident closed several lanes of the carriageway.

    There are delays between junction 2 and junction 3a (Earlswood) as a large spillage is cleared.

    Diversions are in place

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  14. Tottenham and Man City enter Checkatrade Trophy

    Manchester City and Tottenham will be among the youth teams who will be trying to follow in the Sky Blues' footsteps and win the Checkatrade Trophy next season.

    They are among the new clubs who will play.

    Premier League champions Chelsea will also enter an Under-21 side, as they did last season, but Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have turned down the chance to participate.

    Mark Robins

    Coventry manager Mark Robins (pictured above) says new signing Michael Doyle is in with a chance of being named the club captain for the coming season.

    Robins says his experience having rejoined the club will be crucial.

    Quote Message: The experience we brought in, certainly Michael Doyle, I think he's gonna help a lot of the younger players here. We [have] still got a core nucleus of younger players as well." from Mark Robins
    Mark Robins
  15. Work to restore water after leak affects hospital site

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A Warwickshire hospital says a bypass has been installed to allow it to get water while a ruptured pipe is repaired.

    The problem happened near the main entrance to Hospital of St Cross in Rugby shortly after 09:00.

    A spokesperson for the hospital trust has also said patient care had not been affected and patients "should attend their appointments as normal, following road diversions as appropriate".

    The spokesperson said earlier: "We can confirm that we are aware of a major water leak on Barby Road, which has affected the site at the Hospital of St Cross.

    "Severn Trent have installed a bypass which is temporarily allowing water to the site. We are currently working with Severn Trent and the Highways Agency to restore normal levels of water to the site. We are currently monitoring the water supply and reserve tanks at the site to ensure that the water supply is meeting demand."

  16. Notorious Coventry junction being revamped as part of £700,000 project

    Coventry Telegraph

    A notorious Coventry gyratory is being revamped in a bid to help shake its ‘Malfunction Junction’ moniker.

  17. 'Stay in there' advice over high-rise flat fires

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Coventry City Council says it is sticking with "stay put" advice for people in high-rise flats in the event of fire.

    It stipulates residents should remain where they are if fire breaks out in their block - unless, that is, they're told to leave by firefighters.

    Andrew Walster from the local authority said the advice was based on everyone's safety.

    Quote Message: Rather than having lots of people trying to exit a building, when you have the fire service trying to get into the building with their hoses etc etc to fight the fire and not cause it to spread, it is better that people stay in there, but they absolutely repeated if people want to get out, then they should get out." from Andrew Walster Coventry City Council
    Andrew WalsterCoventry City Council
  18. Police overtime spending cut

    Police in Warwickshire and West Mercia managed to cut the amount they spent on overtime last year, but it remained over £4.5m, despite cuts to police numbers.

    Since 2010, the average spending on overtime for the two forces has been £5.3m, reaching a peak of over £6m in 2011-12.

    Police officers

    Since the partnership of the two forces, the number of police officers has fallen by around a quarter, but until last year spending on overtime had remained over £5m a year.