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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M69 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from A46 Coventry Eastern Bypass to J1 for A5 Hinckley.

    M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M69 northbound from A46, Coventry in West Midlands to J1, A5 (Hinckley) in Leicestershire, because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire eastbound severe accident, from A439 to B4463 Warwick.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 Stratford Road in Stratford On Avon closed and slow traffic eastbound from Marraway Roundabout to Warwick, because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth to J8 for M6 Toll.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 southbound from J9, A4097 (Curdworth) to J8 M6 Toll, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J9, A4097 (Curdworth), because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Northamptonshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Northamptonshire northbound severe disruption, from J18 for A5 to J19 for M6.

    M1 Northamptonshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J18, A5 (Rugby) to J19, M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J3a M6 Toll, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. 'Youth authority' plans discussed

    Investment of £50,000 to set up a Youth Combined Authority is set to be debated by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) next week.

    West Midlands Combined Authority

    The cash will include an operational budget for the YCA of £7,000, as well as £38,000 for "project management" and funds for marketing and travel costs, the board meeting will hear.

    Papers from Friday’s meeting reflect the desire for representation from a wide range of backgrounds, stating members will have "different views, experiences, abilities, and will be from different ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds".

    Its members will range in age from 16-25 and will meet four to six times a year.

  10. Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Any cloud should clear later leaving a clear cold night with lows of -1C (30F).

    Saturday will start off chilly but we can expect a dry and sunny day.

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Bike share trial starts in Wolverhampton

    A new bike share scheme has been launched in Wolverhampton ahead of it's regional rollout later this year.

    Initially 25 bikes will be placed at five stations in the city.

    Five thousand bikes are set to be installed at stations across Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Solihull.

    West Midlands Mayor Andy Street was among the first to try out the nextbikes, which will be available for hire on a pay-as-you-go basis.

    View more on twitter
  12. Januhairy: What I learned when I stopped shaving

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Women all over the world put down their razors and wax strips to grow out their body hair for Januhairy.

    Laura Jackson

    Founder of the campaign Laura Jackson, from Kineton, Warwickshire, said she had never expected it to blow up like it did.

    Laura described how a 13-year-old with excess body hair on her arms and legs contacted her to say the campaign had made cry and helped her realise she is "not alone".

    "It gives me a lot more confidence in humanity and the changes this generation can bring to the world."

    BBC News has been speaking to some of the other women taking part.

  13. Your photos: Swans and robins in freezing weather

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The BBC Weather Watchers have been sharing all sorts of photos today, including these of birds surviving the freezing weather.

    They were taken at Coleshill, in Warwickshire, and Great Haywood, in Staffordshire.

    Swan in Great Haywood
    Coleshill robin