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Severe accident: A4540 West Midlands northbound

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A4540 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from Curzon Street to B4114 Jennens Road.

A4540 West Midlands - A4540 Dartmouth Middleway in Bordesley closed northbound from Curzon Circus to the B4114 Jennens Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Arthur Masuaku is sent off

Emlyn Begley

BBC Sport

Aston Villa move out of the relegation zone by drawing with a West Ham side who finish with 10 men after Arthur Masuaku's red card.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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

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

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

Murder charge over clubber's death

A man's been charged with murdering a man almost a year after the victim was found unconscious outside a Polish nightclub.

Daniel Pelechacz
West Midlands Police

Daniel Pelechacz was taken to hospital after being discovered near the Klimat club in West Bromwich, on 30 September, but the 40-year-old died two days later, officers said.

West Midlands Police have charged a 38-year-old man from West Bromwich with murder and say he'll appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court tomorrow.

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

It will be a chilly but dry night with clear skies and lows of 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Birmingham and Midlands Velo event brought forward

The date of next year's 100-mile bike ride across the West Midlands has been brought forward.

Event organisers of the Velo Birmingham and Midlands said the 21 June date was to accommodate the professional road cycling racing calendar in 2020.

Velo
Velo Birmingham and Midlands

Thousands of cyclists took part in the route in May which started in Digbeth, Birmingham, taking in Solihull, Bedworth, Coventry and Sandwell.

The event also brought out big crowds, but also attracted criticism from numerous residents about widespread road closures with some saying they felt trapped in their homes.

Velo Birmingham and Midlands
Velo Birmingham and Midlands

A spokesperson said: "Whilst there is no guarantee we will be successful in our bid to host a pro race in 2020, we have taken the early decision to move the date in order to align with the UCI calendar and deliver on our vision."

Entries will open on 1 October to previous participants and on 3 October to everyone who has pre-registered.

Memorial to pioneer who transformed town agreed

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Some of today's stories from the Local Democracy Reporting Service include:

  • A memorial to Dudley-born pioneer Abraham Darby I, who transformed the production of iron that helped kick-start the Industrial Revolution, will be erected in the town.
  • A long-standing ban on installing mobile phone masts on council-owned land and buildings in Solihull looks set to end.
  • New surveillance cameras will be trialled in Coventry to tackle a drastic rise in fly-tipping.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 to J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - Lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of an obstruction.

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

Dancers perform suspended from Coventry University building
A team of dancers put on a show in Coventry suspended about 80ft in the air.

Knife bins installed at police stations

Knife bins are being installed at four Warwickshire Police stations as part of a nationwide crackdown on knife crime.

Knife crime poster
Warwickshire Police

There were 272 knife-related incidents in the county in the 12 months to March this year as knife crime rose 8% across England and Wales.

West Midlands Police has used a convicted murderer to front its latest anti-knife campaign.

Man dies in crash

A man has died in a crash in Wolverhampton in the early hours of today.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene on Essington Road, Willenhall shortly after 04:10, said the ambulance service.

The road is likely to remain closed through the morning.

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J10A for M54 to J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J10a M54 to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a break down.

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

Serious crash closes road

A serious crash has also closed Essington Road, Willenhall in both directions.

The crash happened shortly after 04:15, police said.

The road between Lichfield Road and Milestone Way is likely to remain closed throughout the morning for investigations.

Severe disruption: A38(M) West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

A38(M) West Midlands northbound severe disruption, before B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard.

A38(M) West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on A38(M) Aston Expressway outbound before B4132, Park Circus, because of a car that's broken down.

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 J6 for A38 to J5 for A452.

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

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

Severe disruption: A462 West Midlands both ways

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A462 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between Milestone Way and A4124 Lichfield Road.

A462 West Midlands - A462 Essington Road in Essington closed in both directions between the Milestone Way junction and New Invention Island, 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 and queues on M6 southbound from J7, A34 (Great Barr) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a car that's broken down.

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

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

After a dull morning with patchy rain it will be a cloudy day with highs of 17C (63F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

M6 West Midlands - Temporary closure on M6 northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

M6 West Midlands - M6 exit slip road closed northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A453 Staffordshire both ways

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A453 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from A38 to Drayton Lane.

A453 Staffordshire - A453 Sutton Road in Carroway Head closed in both directions from Bassetts Pole Island to the Drayton Lane junction, 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, from J12 for A5 to J11 for A460.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) to J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury to J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J2, A4123 (Oldbury) to J1, A41 (West 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: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J9 for A461 Wood Green Road to J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J9, A461 (Wednesbury) to J8 M5, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road to the M5 and it's very slow southbound at J8 M5, because of a break down.

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, from J12 for A5 to J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) 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

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J12 for A5 to J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 northbound from J12, A5 (Gailey) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A449 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A449 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at B5012 Boscomoor Lane.

A449 Staffordshire - A449 Wolverhampton Road in Penkridge blocked and queues in both directions at the B5012 Boscomoor Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe accident: A449 Staffordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A449 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, at B5012 Boscomoor Lane.

A449 Staffordshire - A449 Wolverhampton Road in Penkridge blocked and queues in both directions at the B5012 Boscomoor Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe roadworks: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe roadworks, between J11 for A460 and J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an overturned vehicle and barrier repairs.

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

Severe disruption: A4040 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

A4040 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, at Birchfield Road.

A4040 West Midlands - A4040 Aston Lane in Perry Barr blocked and it's slow in both directions at the Birchfield Road junction, because of a police investigation. On the roundabout.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound from J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) to J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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