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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a clear start rain will spread from the west and winds will strengthen during the afternoon with highs of 14C (57F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3A for M40 to J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound from J3a M40 to J3, A435 (Redditch), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A435 Alcester Road to J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound from J3, A435 (Redditch) to J3a M40, 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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J3a M6 Toll, because of an accident.

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

  5. Your photos: Dark grey cloud over the West Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The BBC Weather Watchers have been sharing some dramatic photos of dark grey cloud over the West Midlands today.

    These pictures were taken in Bromyard, Gnosall and Southam.

    Bromyard
    Gnosall
    Southam
  6. Attacks on local election candidates investigated

    Police are investigating multiple attacks on candidates on the campaign trail in the run-up to local elections next week.

    UKIP councillor pelted with eggs

    Two people standing for UKIP were pelted with eggs in Coventry at the weekend.

    Attacks in Colchester, Great Yarmouth and West Yorkshire have also been reported to police.

  7. 'Abhorrent' butchery of sheep investigated

    Eighty sheep and lambs have been reported illegally butchered in Warwickshire fields this year, with nearly 30 stolen from county farms, police say.

    Sheep

    National Farmers Union described the butchery as "abhorrent".

    Similar incidents have also recently been reported in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, says the Warwickshire force which adds police are working with border forces to investigate.

    Officers are warning sheep farmers and rural communities to be vigilant.

  8. Two charged over city carjackings

    Two teenagers have been charged with robbery following two carjackings in Coventry on Wednesday.

    The 18-year-old and a boy aged 16, both from the city, have each been charged with two counts of the offence.

    The carjackngs happened on Wednesday morning in Middlemarch Road and Grangemouth Road, said West Midlands Police.

    The pair are due before magistrates today.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M6 J4 and J4A for M42 J8.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between M6 J4, Coleshill and J4a M42 J8, because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 and J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between M6, Corley Services and J3a M6 Toll, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Overturned car blocking Coventry road

    The driver of a car that's overturned in Coventry City centre has been taken to hospital.

    Car

    The vehicle is currently blocking Upper Well Street near the Belgrade Plaza.

    Car

    Crews were called to the scene just after 11:00, said the ambulance service.

    Bus services are being diverted.

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 J8 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J4a M42 J8 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Disruption to rail services

    BBC News Travel

    Engineering work on the railway lines between Coventry and Birmingham New Street has overrun causing delays and disruption.

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  15. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a showery day with some sunny spells later and highs of 13C (55F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands