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Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, at J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J14 for A34 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed on M6 southbound at J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A50 Staffordshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A50 Staffordshire eastbound severe accident, between A518 Derby Road and J7 A515.

A50 Staffordshire - A50 closed eastbound between Racecourse roundabout in Uttoxeter and J7, A515 (Cubley) in Sudbury, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Toll Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Toll Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J7T for A5 Walsall Road and J6T for A5195 Brownhills.

M6 Toll Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 Toll southbound between J7t, A5 (Churchbridge) and J6t, A5195 (Brownhills), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A54 Cheshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A54 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between the Rose and Crown and A537 Cat and Fiddle Route.

A54 Cheshire - A54 closed between the the Rose and Crown junction in Allgreave and the A537 Cat and Fiddle Route junction in Buxton, because of snow.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, between J15 for A500 and J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - Stationary traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a rolling road-block and an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

M6 Cheshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A5.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound at J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - Three lanes blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

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Bottom club Burton remain four points from safety in the Championship after a low-quality goalless draw at Ipswich.

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Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

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M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, at J10 for A5.

M42 Warwickshire - M42 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between Keele Services and J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between Keele Services and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident.

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

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

Shefali Oza

BBC Midlands Today

It should be dry and cold tonight before rain moves in tomorrow.

There's a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 00:05 on Sunday morning.

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Let the Games begin - athletes ready for Winter Olympics

Let the games begin... The Winter Olympics are now under way after the opening ceremony took place this morning.

The Olympic Torch is lit at Winter Olympics 2018

Seven athletes from the West Midlands will take part in the South Korea games over the next fortnight.

Here's who to keep an eye out for:

  • Charlotte Gilmartin from Redditch - Short track speed skating
  • Farrell Treacy from Henley in Arden - Short track speed skating
  • Izzy Atkin, American but has family from Birmingham - freestyle skiing
  • Rowan Cheshire from Stoke-on-Trent - Freestyle skiing
  • Joel Fearon Coventry - Bobsleigh
  • Ben Simons, Shropshire - Bobsleigh
  • Amanda Lightfootfrom, Coventry - Biathlon
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Police find absconded prisoner

Chris Fawcett

BBC News

Police have found a man who failed to return to an open prison following a work placement on Wednesday.

Lescott photo
Derbyshire Constabulary

Mathias Lescott absconded from HMP Sudbury, in Derbyshire, after being given temporary leave.

He has now been arrested and detained in Stoke-on-Trent.

Long delays on M6 after multi-vehicle crash

There are long delays now on the M6 northbound after a pile-up involving several vehicles, Highways England warns.

Two lanes remain closed between J12 and J13 while emergency services deal with injuries and a large fuel spill.

Crash scene
Highways England
Arthur "Bob" Gumbley

Police are looking to speak to two men after Arthur Gumbley, 87, was attacked at his home last year.

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Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Weather: Cold but sunny

BBC Weather

After a wet start this morning it will be a mainly dry afternoon with highs of 6C.

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Men wanted in connection with Arthur Gumbley murder

Police are trying to track down two men they want to talk to in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Arthur Gumbley last year.

He was attacked at his home in Sutton Coldfield on 21 November 2017 and died on 12 December.

Jimmy Connors and Tom Ward
Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police said officers were keen to talk to 28-year-old Jimmy Michael Connors (above left) and 17-year-old Tom Joseph Ward (above right).The force advised people not to approach them.

Arthur Gumbley
Staffordshire Police

Both men have links throughout the country and are known to frequent the London, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Yorkshire areas. It is imperative they are caught as soon as possible and help from the public is needed to track them down."

Det Insp Dan IsonStaffordshire Police

Fox hunting: Review of how Cheshire Police upholds law ordered

A review has been ordered into the way Cheshire Police upholds hunting laws, amid reports of foxes being illegally killed in the county.

Fox
Jimfeng

Announcing the review, Cheshire's police commissioner David Keane said he had received a "huge increase" in correspondence about the issue.

In January, Chester MP Chris Matheson said since Christmas, "at least four foxes" were "killed by trail hunts".

Cheshire Police said it took all "rural and wildlife crime seriously".

Fox hunting

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

A review of how Cheshire Police upholds hunting laws is ordered amidst reports of illegal killings.

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Warning for ice and snow issued

Snow and ice could cause travel disruption on Sunday morning, the Met Office is warning.

The yellow warning is in place from 00:05 to 11:00 on Sunday.

Weather map
Met Office

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, after J16 for A500 Crewe.

M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M6 northbound after J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

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

Snow and ice warning

It's snowing in parts of the West Midlands.

A reminder that a yellow warning for snow and ice came into force shortly after midnight covering most of the region.

The outlook for the weekend doesn't look good with heavy rain forecast tomorrow and a colder day on Sunday again with the chance of snow.

Weather graphic
Met Office

Weather: Wintry showers this morning

BBC Weather

It will be cold and wet this morning before brightening up this afternoon.

Highs of 6C.

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Officers on site at 'lockdown' school

Police will be back at a Stoke-on-Trent school this morning after it was put on lockdown yesterday.

Children were told to get under tables and sit with the lights off in their classrooms, parents said, after teachers at St Peter's Academy were concerned about a group of people approaching the school.

Staffordshire Police said an officer would be attending the site in Fenton today.

The school says the incident passed safely and praised the calmness of all involved.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be breezy and cloudy today with some sunshine but also wintry showers with top temperatures of 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands