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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Early showers should clear leaving a bright day with some sunny spells and highs of 23C (73F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from M6 J3A to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from M6 J3a, M6 Toll road to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), 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 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4451 to J11 for A422.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for to J11 for .

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M40 southbound from J12, Gaydon to J11, Banbury, because of debris on the road.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, after J14 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M40 southbound after J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa), because of a one car accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, / (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from M42 Js7,7A to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from M42, Coleshill to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. PCSOs praised for saving mother and toddler from fire

    Two PCSOs ran into a burning house they were passing during patrol in Coventry and saved a toddler and his mother.

    The West Midlands Force said Louis Saravanamuttu and Louie Parker-Hall were on patrol on Bosworth Drive at 20:00 yesterday when the mother came running out of the property, shouting for help, before disappearing back into the building.

    The pair ran inside and helped the woman and the two-year-old to safety. PCSO Parker-Hall said: “The flames were over the whole ceiling."

    PCSOs

    Neither the mother nor her child were injured.

    Ch Insp Hasson Shigdar said: “It’s pretty clear that they’ve saved two lives last night. It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have happened had they not been passing at the time."

    Burnt kitchen
  10. Bid to reduce depth of quarry lakes

    The owner of a fishery, neighbouring the quarry pool where a boy's body was found today, said he had been trying to warn of the dangers of people swimming in lakes in the area.

    Both the Blue Pool and Bishop's Bowl Fishery lakes, in Bishop's Itchington, are situated in a former limestone quarry.

    Blue Pool

    Fishery owner Shaun Smart said he'd been working to reduce the depth some of the similar lakes on his land as they had "such dangerous cliffs".

    He said a planning application had recently been submitted to reduce a lake on his land from a depth of 10m (32ft) to 2.4m (8ft).

    "I sometimes get up to 100 people a day trying to trespass on my property," he said.

  11. A wet and windy weekened expected

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Finally... this hot spell is coming to an end this weekend, with some wet and windy weather on the way.

    But, temperatures will begin to climb again next week.

    Video content

    Video caption: The latest West Midlands weather forecast
  12. Seven tonnes of tobacco found in potato sacks

    Seven tonnes of tobacco, worth more than £2m in evaded duty, has been found hidden in potato sacks at a Warwickshire farm house.

    Hidden tobacco
    Counterfeit packaging

    Counterfeit packaging, a cutting machine and more than 10,000 cigarettes were also seized from the rented agricultural buildings in Bedworth by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers.

    The buildings were lined with black sheet plastic, and were being used to process rolling tobacco without the landlord's knowledge, said HMRC.

  13. Housing developers' plan to 'fence off' former quarry site

    A housing company that has submitted plans to develop land close to a former quarry site where a boy's body was found today, said it would landscape the area in order to restrict access to the pool.

    Blue Pool

    The 17-year-old boy went missing while swimming at Blue Pool, near the village of Bishops Itchington on Thursday.

    In a letter to housing developers in April, Stratford District Councillor Chris Kettle raised concerns about the dangers of the pool due to its depth and "vertical quarry edge sides". He also said there had been fatalities at the site.

    Speaking on Friday, he said any future planning decisions would take "full account of today's tragedy".

    A spokesperson for David Wilson Homes said as part of the application for future homes, it had "proposed fencing, dense landscaping and strategic placing of roads to restrict access to the pool from our development.”

  14. Council staff could car share to free up parking spaces

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    David Lawrence

    Warwick District Council staff could be asked to car share or work from home so that the public can use their car park at the Riverside House offices.

    It is one of a number of ideas being considered by councillors, who are trying to find extra parking spaces to replace the 470 due to be lost when the Covent Garden car park in Leamington closes early next year.

    Warwickshire Council Offices

    The council's head of neighbourhood services, Rob Hoof, said: "At least 50 spaces per day can be found without detrimental impacts on staff car parking or displacement of staff to other on-street or off-street locations in the town.”

    Another plan is to open the car park up to the public at weekends.