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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), 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

BBC News Travel

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 lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to M6 J4.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to M6 J4, 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: 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 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 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 accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), 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.

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: 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

Testing finished on septic tank remains - but no ID yet

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Tests on female human remains found in a septic tank earlier this year's now finished, police have said.

The bones were discovered in Kempsey, Worcestershire, on 12 July during a routine emptying of the tank.

At the time, officers said the deceased was "likely to be" local woman Brenda Venables, who went missing in 1982.

However, while West Mercia Police said DNA testing had finished, it added it can't yet release the identity of the woman.

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.

Digbeth development in limbo after objections

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Carl Jackson

Plans to build 480 homes and a hotel in Digbeth have been left in limbo over fears they could scupper a major expansion to railway services in Birmingham.

Development plans
Darling Associates

Eutopia Land’s scheme would transform a 4.2-acre plot at Camp Hill, currently occupied by Swiss engineering firm Sulzer, which is relocating.

The plans feature seven blocks, ranging from three to 26 storeys in height, mainly featuring apartments as well as a dozen town houses, creating 180 jobs, developers say.

A host of organisations have objected to the plans including Midlands Connect, West Midlands Rail Executive, Transport for West Midlands among a number of local groups.

A planning committee meeting on Thursday voted to defer the planning application to see if further talks could take place.

'Car flipped killing driver' police say

Officers believe three vehicles were involved in a crash in Balsall Common, in which a man died.

It happened at the junction of Holly Lane and Table Oak Road shortly after 16:45.

It's understood a Mercedes Vito van and a Ford Ranger were involved in a collision, causing the Ford to flip and land on a Honda Civic, police said.

The driver of the Honda, a 34-year-old man, died instantly, said West Midlands Police.

Officers are asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Man hit by car dies

A man has died after being hit by a car in Bridgnorth on Thursday.

The pedestrian was struck on the B4176 in Hilton shortly before 19:27.

He died at the scene, said the ambulance service.

Man dies in two-car crash

A man has died following a crash in Balsall Common on Thursday.

Scene of crash
Google

It happened at the junction of Holly Lane and Table Oak Road, shortly after 16:45, the ambulance service said.

The occupant of the car, a man, died at the scene.

Two other people involved in the crash were assessed for minor injuries and discharged at the scene.

Reduced train services despite strike called off

A reduced service will run on West Midlands Trains on Saturday despite a series of 24-hour rail strikes being been called off.

West Midlands Rail service
West Midlands Rail

The first of seven Saturday strikes, due to a row over over train guards, started on 16 November.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said action had been suspended while a ballot was held, with a recommendation to accept the new deal.

The company said the agreement "has come too late to withdraw Saturday's amended timetable, as the national deadline for short-notice changes has passed".

A "very basic" service will run tomorrow with a full Saturday service reinstated from 14 December.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to Frankley Services.

M5 Worcestershire - M5 partially blocked and it's slow northbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) to Frankley Services, because of a broken down low loader.

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

Hollie Doyle

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

Hollie Doyle breaks the record for British wins by a female jockey in a calendar year after riding her 107th winner of 2019 at Southwell.

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