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  1. Water company issues scam warning

    Severn Trent Water customers are being threatened with having their water supplies cut off in fake phone calls.

    Severn Trent van

    Some customers have reported receiving the calls in which a person claims they have not been paying their bills.

    Cutting off water supply is not something Severn Trent would do, the company says, and anyone who gets a similar phone call should report it.

    The firm, based in Coventry, supplies water to more than 4m homes, mostly in the West Midlands.

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    A cold and frosty morning and then a dry and bright day with sunny intervals expected this afternoon and highs of 9C (48F).

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

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M40 Warwickshire - M40 partially blocked southbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, between M1 J18 and A426 Rugby Road.

    A5 Northamptonshire - A5 closed northbound between Rugby in Daventry and the A426 Rugby Road junction in Lutterworth.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between A426 Rugby Road and A428.

    A5 Warwickshire - A5 closed southbound between the A426 Rugby Road junction in Cotesbach and the A428 junction in Kilsby, because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: B4110 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    B4110 West Midlands northbound severe congestion, before A428 Binley Road.

    B4110 West Midlands - Very slow traffic on B4110 Humber Road northbound in Coventry before the A428 Binley Road junction.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A444 Weddington Lane and M42 J10.

    A5 Warwickshire - A5 closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A444 Weddington Lane junction in Caldecote and Tamworth in Wood End, because of a serious accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  9. Watch: Remembering HMS Coventry

    Kevin Reide

    Reporter, Midlands Today

    Former sailors of HMS Coventry have laid a wreath at sea to remember their comrades lost in the Falklands War.

    I've been following the veterans as they have travelled to the Falkland Islands 35 years after they fought there.

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    Video caption: Former sailors lay a wreath at sea to remember their comrades lost in the Falklands War.

    The destroyer was bombed during the conflict in 1982 - 20 sailors lost their lives and 29 were injured.

  10. Family want justice for scammers who robbed dying woman

    The family of a Nuneaton woman who was conned out of thousands of pounds, just hours after she was told she had cancer, say they want to see the culprits brought to justice.

    Linda Gibbs, who was 70, died just a few weeks later and Warwickshire Police said the "heartless criminals" responsible had "targeted someone who had just received the most awful news".

    She died just weeks later and the police have now released these CCTV images of a woman they want to talk to.

    CCTV images
    Image caption: Police believe the woman in the photo may be wearing a wig

    Officers say someone claiming to be from her telephone provider contacted Mrs Gibbs and asked for her bank details and PIN before arranging for her bank card to be picked up.

    Quote Message: My mum was very vulnerable after being told she had terminal cancer and to be targeted by these people is unforgivable. The extra stress this put on her life in her last days was unbearable. I would really like to see justice served on the woman who came to my mum's door that day. She not only robbed my mother of her well earned money but gave her a very unpleasant experience of worrying in her last few days of life." from Anita Foxley Mrs Gibbs's daughter
    Anita FoxleyMrs Gibbs's daughter
  11. Dinosaurs come alive on Coventry stage

    Huge puppets are the stars of the Dinosaur World show at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre.

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    Video caption: Huge puppets are the stars of the Dinosaur World show at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre.
  12. Car fire blocks lane on M42

    Highways England says firefighters are on the M42 trying to put out a car fire that's blocking part of the northbound carriageway between J3 and J3a.

    One lane is blocked.

    Fire scene
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  14. 'Thousands of commuters' affected by railway line closure

    Sarah Bishop

    BBC Midlands Today

    Four people continue to be questioned by police after a van set alight under a railway bridge between Rugby and Coventry caused thousands of commuters to be delayed this morning.

    Burnt out van in Brandon

    The railway line was closed following the blaze affecting services running between London, Rugby, Coventry and Birmingham.

    Francis Thomas, head of corporate affairs at London Midland said: "The fact that it's happened during half term is a blessing as there are a lot less people travelling today but thousands have been affected."

    Virgin Trains and London Midland services continue to be heavily delayed or cancelled.

    Burnt bridge in Brandon
  15. Video content

    Video caption: Falklands meeting for British sailors and Argentinian veterans

    British sailors returning to the Falklands where their ship sank have bumped into Argentinian veterans.

  16. Rail workers clear van fire debris

    This is the scene after this morning's fire under the railway bridge outside Coventry that caused chaos on the rail network.

    Police are continuing to investigate and four people are being questioned by officers on suspicion of theft of a vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.

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    Video caption: A van stolen and set alight under a bridge causes cancellations and delays on trains
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for A441 Alvechurch and J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 northbound between J2, A441 (Alvechurch) and J3, A435 (Portway), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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