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Severe accident: A4168 West Midlands southbound

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A4168 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at Priory Street.

A4168 West Midlands - A4168 New Street in Dudley blocked into town at the Priory Street junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

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M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services to J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound from J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services) to J3, A435 (Redditch), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: A500 Cheshire both ways

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A500 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between A51 Nantwich Bypass and A500.

A500 Cheshire - A500 in Butt Green closed and it's slow in both directions between Cheerbrook Roundabout and Station Pilot Roundabout, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J7 for A34 Birmingham Road to J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J7, A34 (Great Barr) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton to J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) to J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A5127 West Midlands both ways

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A5127 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, from Green Lanes to Station Road.

A5127 West Midlands - A5127 Birmingham Road in Wylde Green closed and it's heavy in both directions from the Green Lanes junction to the Station Road junction, because of a fallen tree.

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, from J15 for A500 D Road to J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 J7 to J5 for A452.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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, from J11 for A460 to J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J11, A460 (Cannock) to J12, A5 (Gailey), because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A460 Cannock Road Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

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M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J1 for A38 Birmingham Road to J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services.

M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 northbound from J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services), because of an accident.

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, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of emergency repairs. 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, at J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

M6 Staffordshire - Lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down.

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, from J14 for A34 to J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 southbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a break down.

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 D Road.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down. 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, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), 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 northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J13 for A449 to J14 for A34.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M54 Shropshire eastbound

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M54 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A464 and J3 for A41 Newport Road.

M54 Shropshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound between J4, A464 (Shifnal) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), 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, between J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth and J10 for A5 Watling Street.

M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 northbound between J9, A4097 (Curdworth) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a break down.

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

Rubbish dumped and set alight near beauty spot

A farm on a National Trust estate has hit out at fly-tippers after a mountain of waste was dumped in a field at the edge of a popular beauty spot.

The rubbish, thought to be the remnants of a house makeover, was left at Home Farm in Atcham, near Shrewsbury on Monday, and then set alight.

Fly-tipped rubbish
Home Farm

"It's a bit of all-sorts, pallets, toilet seats, hanging baskets, plug sockets. You name it, we've probably got it," farmer Ben Dickens said.

"Someone's probably had a very nice refurb really, but unfortunately we've ended up with the rubbish."

Attingham Park, outside Shrewsbury is one of the most-visited properties owned by the National Trust and a section of the wider estate is rented by Home Farm, which is a working farm and tourist attraction in its own right.

The top end of the field... we normally make for hay or silage, so we don't want any of this going into the animal feed, as it could potentially affect them as well."

Ben DaviesTenant farmer
Fly-tipped rubbish
Home Farm

Police commander suspended by force

Vicky Norton

BBC Radio Stoke

A senior police officer's been suspended for what his force has described as allegations "which amount to gross misconduct".

Staffordshire Police has refused to reveal the nature of the allegations.

Chief Insp John Owen
BBC

The force said it had decided to take the action over Chief Insp John Owen, its police commander for Stoke-on-Trent North.

It added that it had referred the allegations to its watchdog, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which assessed them and referred the issue back to the force for an internal investigation.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

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M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - M5 entry slip road closed southbound at J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of animals on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, after J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound in Staffordshire after J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Funding for station cycle schemes awarded

More than £160,000 has been awarded to schemes across the West Midlands to improve cycle facilities at railway stations.

Coventry station design
Coventry City Council

Coventry has been given £67,000 with £97,800 awarded to improve facilities at Droitwich, Rowley, Regis, Shenstone and Four Oaks stations by the Department for Transport.

Coventry railway station is currently undergoing a £82m transformation.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound at J8 M5, because of a break down.

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

Drinkers advised to avoid river walk home

Drinkers are being warned to stay well clear of the River Severn this weekend after a spate of deaths in recent years.

Craig Jackson from Shropshire Fire and Rescue called for revellers to stick with friends and avoid walking home alone.

Kirsty Walsh works as an ambassador with the West Mercia Search and Rescue team after the death of her husband Shane in 2017, following a night out with friends

Here she is talking in 2018:

Widow of river victim highlights water safety awareness

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

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M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a car that's broken down. In the roadworks area.

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

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Can we expect the rain to dry up over the next few days?

Here's the weekend forecast.

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed, long delays and queues on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident. Travel time is 30 minutes.

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