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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an accident involving five cars and a coach earlier on and barrier repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a multi-vehicle accident, debris on the road and a spillage on the road.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), 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 disruption: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J1 for A38.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M50 eastbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), 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 disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Our live coverage across the week

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    We'll be back with the latest updates from 07:00 on Monday.

  10. Cold weather alert issued

    A cold weather alert has been issued for the West Midlands, warning of a prolonged period of low temperatures starting tomorrow until 18:00 on Tuesday 9 January.

    The Met Office said colder conditions would spread south across much of the country during Saturday, with widespread frosts expected during Sunday.

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  11. Handful of flood alerts remain

    There are a number of Environment Agency flood alerts remaining in the West Midlands, with river levels expected to peak tomorrow.

    They affect the rivers Tern, Perry and Severn in Shropshire, the Severn and Avon in Worcestershire and the Lugg in Herefordshire.

    Flood map
  12. Police appeal after jogger assaults children

    Police are appealing for information after an assault on two children in Hereford.

    West Mercia Police says it has received reports that a jogger knocked down a child on Holme Lacy Road on Wednesday at 16:00.

    After an argument, he then assaulted two youngsters.

    A stretch of Holme Lacy Road in Hereford

    Police are interested in speaking to anyone who saw what happened.

    The jogger is said to be a white man, between 35 to 50 years old, with a slim to average build and a grey or white moustache.

    He is said to be between 5ft 4in to 5ft 9in tall and was wearing a neon cap and neon vest under a dark jacket, possibly with purple marks on the sleeves.

    He also had on dark tracksuit bottoms, and possibly a snood which covered his chin.

  13. Video content

    Video caption: Worcester teenager who 'died' pursues acting dreams

    Penny Ashmore, 19, was resuscitated by her father after her heart stopped four times in one night.

  14. BreakingPolice get more time to quiz Julie Fox murder suspect

    Sophie Madden

    BBC News

    Officers have been given an extra 32 hours to question a man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Julie Fox.

    The 51-year-old, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was well known in Worcester, police said. She was found dead at her bungalow on Carnforth Drive on 27 December.

    Julie Fox

    The 43-year-old suspect from Worcester was arrested on Tuesday.

    On Wednesday, police were granted an initial 36-hour extension to question him and that's now been extended further.