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Summary

  1. Rapist jailed for abusing girls as young as nine
  2. The train with a kids-only carriage
  3. Three hurt in motorhome crash
  4. Woakes returns to England Test squad
  5. Updates from Friday 11 August 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 and J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed, hard shoulder closed and queuing traffic on M69 northbound between M6 and J1, A5 (Hinckley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A452 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A452 Warwickshire both ways severe disruption, between Dormer Place and York Road.

    A452 Warwickshire - A452 Adelaide Road in Royal Leamington Spa closed in both directions between the Dormer Place junction and the York Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, 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 an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M69 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A5 Hinckley and M6 J2.

    M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M69 southbound between J1, A5 (Hinckley) and M6 J2, Coventry, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J3A for M40 and J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3a M40 and J3, A435 (Portway), because of overrunning roadworks.

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

  8. Our coverage across the day

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

    Keep an eye out here for more updates and breaking news before then.

  9. Coleshill calling time on public space drinking

    A crackdown on outdoor drinking is on the cards for Coleshill town centre, the council says.

    It would involve subjecting the area to a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

    You can take part in a survey here.

    Coleshill
  10. The weather forecast for this weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a mix of sunshine and some outbreaks of rain today, here's how tonight and the weekend is looking across the West Midlands.

    Keep yourself updated with the latest forecasts on the BBC Weather website.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood
  11. Rapist jailed for abusing girls as young as nine

    A man who sexually abused four girls aged between nine and 14 in a campaign of abuse spanning nearly a decade has been jailed today for 27 years.

    At Warwickshire Justice Centre, Christopher Hughes, 34, of Bliss Close, Coventry, was found unanimously guilty of 14 sexual offences - including rape - that took place between 1998 and 2007.

    Christopher Hughes

    West Midlands Police said Hughes took advantage of the girls from a young age and "progressed" from sexual assault to rape.

    The court heard he had ruined his victims' childhood.

  12. City assessed for 'Great Town' award

    A delegation is in Coventry today to assess the city following its place on the UK's Great Town award shortlist.

    It's being visited along with Corby and Milton Keynes, with the winner due to be announced in November. This year the award focuses on cities that have been built or rebuilt since 1945.

    Coventry cathedral

    A team of six assessors from the Academy of Urbanism will be shown the city's "urban gems" such as Far Gosford Street, alongside historic attractions such including Charterhouse and Drapers Hall.

  13. Badminton champion 'supports' Commonwealth Games bid

    England's number one women's badminton champion Fontaine Chapman has taken to Twitter in support of Birmingham's bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

    The Coventry-born 27-year-old said it would be "amazing" if the city won the right to stage the event.

    View more on twitter