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  1. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    Good morning, we'll bring you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates between now and 18:00.

    And we'll be covering Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and south Cheshire.

    If you'd like to get in touch to comment or share your photos, visit our BBC Midlands Facebook page, email us, or tweet @BBCMTD.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A422 Alcester Road and A435.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 closed in both directions between the A422 Alcester Road junction in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the A435 junction in Arrow, because of an accident involving lorry and ice.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road closed southbound at J1, A426 (Rugby), because of snow and ice.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and 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: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - Stationary traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a rolling road-block and an accident.

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

  7. Guy Thompson

    Christian Wade's two tries help Wasps to a fifth straight Premiership victory with a bonus-point win over Gloucester.

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  8. 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 - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 northbound between J15, A46 (Longbridge Island) and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident.

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

  9. Donations for families spending Christmas in hospital

    Families spending Christmas at Warwick Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) will be given "blessing bags" this year donated by a Kenilworth mother.

    Jayne Lavelle raised cash for the bags after having to spend time in the unit last year with her little boy.

    Jayne Lavelle

    Local companies sponsored the bags which contain gifts for parents, siblings and babies themselves.

  10. 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 - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Man who murdered tattoo artist jailed for life

    Michelle Dawes

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A man has been jailed for life for the murder of a tattoo artist.

    Mark Nesmith, 35, was found with stab wounds at a petrol station in Coventry in June.

    His killer, Tyler Smith, of Attoxhall Road, Coventry, who at an earlier hearing was also found guilty of violent disorder and possession of a weapon, was told at Birmingham Crown Court he would serve a minimum of 22 years.

    Mark Nesmith

    Two other men, Uzair Hussain, 24, of Crampers Field, Radford, and Sebastian Vastaki-Barsby, 19, of Barkers Butts Lane, Coundon, were jailed for three and two-and-a-half years respectively after being found guilty of violent disorder.

    Tyler Smith, Sebastian Vastaki-Barsby and Uzair Hussain
  12. Arrest following elderly man's hit-and-run death

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    An elderly man's died in a hit-and-run crash.

    The club on Foleshill Road

    West Midlands Police said the 83-year-old had just left Parkstone Working Men’s Club in Coventry and was crossing Foleshill Road when it happened just after 22:00 on Thursday.

    The ambulance service said he went into cardiac arrest and, despite crews' efforts, died at the scene.

    Officers say they've arrested a 27-year-old man from Coventry on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J4 for A34 affecting J16 for A3400.

    M42 Warwickshire - Slow traffic on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident. Congestion on M40 to J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and to J3, A435 (Portway).

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

  14. 'Christmas in a bag' handed to refugees

    Tom Cooke

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    About 600 bags containing ingredients for a Christmas dinner are being handed out to refugees and asylum seekers spending Christmas in Coventry.

    Christmas bags

    Local charity Carriers of Hope said all the contents had been donated by the public.

    Each package, worth about £25, contains cake, chocolate and mince pies, along with a voucher to buy fresh food.