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  1. More towns and cities given £25m to save shops

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Four towns and cities in the West Midlands will get up to £25m each to help save their local shops, the government's announced.

    Centre of Coventry

    Having already named 101 places last summer to benefit from their Future High Streets Fund, ministers said a further 20 areas would also get support and they've named 14 today.

    In this region, they are:

    • Staffordshire Moorlands - Cheadle
    • Birmingham - Stirchley
    • Coventry - Coventry City Centre
    • Sandwell - West Bromwich Town Centre

    The government said the support they'd each get would include "access to cutting-edge research", online training and use of local footfall data.

  2. Attempted murder arrests after three shootings

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Two men have been arrested after three shootings in Coventry.

    A 23-year-old man suffered shotgun injuries to his head after being shot on Watcombe Road, Wood End, on Friday night, West Midlands Police said.

    A short time later, a 16-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after shots were fired at him from a car.

    The force said shots were then fired at a house on Norwood Grove on Saturday night.

    The two men, aged 19 and 22, were arrested on Sunday morning on Corporation Street on suspicion of attempted murder and are still in custody.

  3. A sunny and clear day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Any early mist and fog should lift to leave a mainly fine day with sunny spells. High: 10C/50F.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kaye Forster

    Then staying dry this evening with clear spells before turning more cloudy through the night. Low: 5C/41F.

    Stay up-to-date with the BBC Weather website.

  4. 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 break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A428 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A428 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, from Coronation Road to B4455.

    A428 Warwickshire - A428 in Church Lawford closed in both directions from the Coronation Road junction to the B4455 junction, because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 Stratford Road and J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Warwick), because of Vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

    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 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, Coleshill to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound at J3, A435 (Redditch), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, from A453 Bonehill Road to M6 Toll JT4.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 closed northbound from the A453 Bonehill Road junction in Mile Oak to Weeford Interchange in Weeford, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Video content

    Video caption: New Year Honours 2020: MBE for woman engineer from Rugby

    Yewande Modupe, who has worked on building projects worldwide, wants more women to join the industry

  11. Your photos: Murky views

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It may have been a murky old day on the weather front but our local BBC Weather Watchers still snapped some great views across the West Midlands.

    Here are three from users Mr Twister, in Leek, Staffordshire; Snapper Simon, in Church Stretton, Shropshire; and Littleacorns, in Southam, Warwickshire.

    Leek
    Church Stretton
    Southam
  12. Man stabbed in Nuneaton violence

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man's been stabbed in Nuneaton today.

    Warwickshire Police said they had reports of violence on Queens Road involving several men.

    The victim was taken to hospital and the force said his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

    The force said it was unable to release any more details on this at the moment.

  13. Cloudy and mainly dry for next 24 hours

    BBC Weather

    Tonight's set to stay cloudy and dry with some mist in places. Low: 6C/43F.

    Sheep in Longnor, Shropshire

    The weekend's then expected to start grey and misty with some drizzle around before turning generally dry and cloudy. High 10C/50F.

    Get a latest forecast at any time from the BBC Weather website.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe congestion, between J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick and Warwick Services.

    M40 Warwickshire - Stop-start on M40 southbound between J15, A46 (Warwick) and Warwick Services.

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

  15. Motorbike pair 'tried to raid jewellers'

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Two people on a motorbike have tried to raid a jewellers in Warwickshire, police said.

    The pair were on a green Kawasaki in Talisman Square, Kenilworth, on the afternoon of Christmas Eve when officers said one of them tried to go into the store.

    They were stopped from going in and left empty handed.