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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A42 Leicestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A42 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from J13 A511 Ashby-De-La-Zouch to M1 J23A Derby.

A42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on A42 from J13, A511 (Ashby-De-La-Zouch) to Derby, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M54 Shropshire westbound severe disruption, from J5 for A5 Rampart Way to J6 for A5223 Lawley Drive.

M54 Shropshire - Two lanes closed on M54 westbound from J5, A5 (Telford Central) to J6, A5223 (Telford West), because of a vehicle on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), 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: M69 Leicestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M69 Leicestershire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for B4669 Hinckley Road and M1 J21.

M69 Leicestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M69 northbound between J2, B4669 (Burbage) and M1 J21, Leicester, because of a police investigation.

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, between J9 for A461 Wood Green Road and J8 for M5.

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

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

Severe accident: A41 West Midlands westbound

BBC News Travel

A41 West Midlands westbound severe accident, between Cooper Street and A4150 Ring Road St Georges.

A41 West Midlands - A41 Bilston Road in Stow Heath closed and it's slow westbound between the Cooper Street junction and Bilston Road Island, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J15 for A500 D Road.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound 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: A41 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

A41 West Midlands both ways severe accident, between A463 Black Country Route and Ward Street.

A41 West Midlands - A41 Wellington Road in Bilston blocked in both directions between Oxford Street Island and the Ward Street junction, because of an accident. 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, at J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

M6 West Midlands - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M54 Shropshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M54 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A5 Rampart Way.

M54 Shropshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M54 eastbound at J5, A5 (Telford Central), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 southbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) 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: A41 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

A41 West Midlands both ways severe accident, from A4038 Moxley Road to Holyhead Road.

A41 West Midlands - A41 in Moxley closed in both directions from Moxley junction to Patent Shaft Roundabout, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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 J11 for A460 to J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's very slow on M6 southbound from J11, A460 (Cannock) to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), 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, between J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury and J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a break down.

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

Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip
Two pilots return to Britain after a record 27,000-mile flight in a restored Spitfire.

Cooling towers get big send-off

John Bray

BBC News

Pensioner Ethel Martin marked her 88th birthday by climbing up a hill to watch Ironbridge Power Station's cooling towers being demolished.

Ironbridge's famous power station cooling towers are demolished

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 Wood Green Road and J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident. Congestion to J7 (Great Barr). Travel time is 15 minutes.

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, between J6 for A38 Tyburn Road and J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed, long delays and queues on M6 northbound between J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident. Travel time is 30 minutes.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 D Road and Stafford Services.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services, because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Former boxing champion has fond memories of cooling towers

BBC Sport

One person who didn't get to see the Ironbridge cooling towers come down today was Shropshire's world-championship winning boxer, Richie Woodhall.

He's in Riyadh as part of the BBC's team covering the Anthony Joshua versus Andy Ruiz II fight, but sent us this video message.

Former boxing champion Richie Woodhall has happy members of cooling towers

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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 J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Truck driver jailed over doctor's death

A lorry driver has been jailed for 21 months over the death of a doctor who was hit while cycling in Birmingham in 2017.

Dr Suzanna Bull, 32, worked at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Suzanna Bull
West Midlands Police

Robert Bradbury, 50, of Cambridge Way, Acocks Green, Birmingham, denied causing death by careless driving but was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court.

S & J Transport Ltd, the firm he worked for, was fined £112,500 with costs of £3,000 paid at £5,000 a month.

Robert Bradbury
Jacob King/PA Wire

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands both ways

BBC News Travel

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

M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queues on M6 at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a break down. Congestion to J8 (M5 Interchange). Travel time is 20 minutes.

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

Severe disruption: A38(M) West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

A38(M) West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A5127 Aston Road.

A38(M) West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on A38(M) Aston Expressway northbound at J6 A5127 Aston Road, because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

Celebrity hats set for brain tumour charity auction

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Hats worn by people such as Sir Chris Hoy, Cillian Murphy and Coldplay are going to be auctioned today in Birmingham by a woman with an incurable brain tumour.

Celebrity hats set for charity auction

Katie Smith, 33, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, was told she might not make it to 40 a few weeks after returning from her honeymoon in 2015.

She has since raised tens of thousands of pounds for Brain Tumour Research and has been asking celebrities to send her signed hats.

Katie and her husband Luke
Katie Smith

The auction will be held at Villa Park this evening and Mrs Smith said she'd be "chuffed to bits" if it helped her raise £45,000 by the end of this year.

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton and J10A for M54.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M54 Staffordshire westbound severe accident, between M6 J10A and J1 for A460 Cannock Road Wolverhampton.

M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M54 westbound between M6 J10a and J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), 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 JT4 A38 and JT3 A38 Tamworth.

M6 Toll Staffordshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 Toll southbound between JT4, Weeford Interchange and JT3, Tamworth, because of an accident.

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

Last chance for views on railway station plans

A last call is being made for views on the proposed railway station and bus interchange in Perry Barr.

Proposed development
Transport for West Midlands

The public consultation into the scheme closes tomorrow, said Transport for West Midlands.

The existing railway station will be replaced, it said, with improved accessibility and appearance, representing a "significant investment in the local area".

Seven arrested after 'train driver attacked'

Allen Cook

BBC News

Seven teenagers have been arrested after a train driver was reportedly attacked.

Staffordshire Police was called to Sandy Lane, Rugeley, just before 19:00 yesterday and said there was also more disorder near the town's railway station.

The seven arrested, from Walsall, Cannock and Brownhills, were arrested on suspicion of affray and are still in custody.