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    Video caption: Prince Philip's visits to the region have been captured on camera for the last 70 years.
  2. Weather: Dull and damp Friday

    BBC Weather

    Dull with outbreaks of rain or drizzle this morning and there will continue to be little sunshine through the rest of the day with outbreaks of rain around. High: 8C/46F.

    This morning in Thurlaston, Warwickshire
    Image caption: This morning in Thurlaston, Warwickshire

    Skies will turn quite clear tonight which will mean temperatures dropping away and it will turn very cold with a widespread frost likely. Low: -1C/30F.

    You can get a latest forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  3. M6 toll design changes

    BBC Midlands Today

    Drivers who use the M6 toll are to benefit from improvements to its design, as part of a multi-million pound investment strategy.

    M6 toll

    Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology will be installed from today in some lanes, as part of a pilot project for trucks and vans.

    It'll then be gradually rolled out for all other motorists.

    It's part of a wider plan to make the toll safer and improve congestion and connectivity across the West Midlands.

    Quote Message: The driver just comes up to the plaza, sails through and gets on its way, much swifter journeys, no hold-ups at the plazas, [it's] a lot faster." from Julie Davies M6 toll commercial director
    Julie DaviesM6 toll commercial director