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Summary

  1. Driver jailed for nine years for brothers' hit-and-run deaths
  2. Sports coach convicted of child sex offences
  3. Mosque hit-and-run 'may be terror-related'
  4. GP jailed for assaulting patient
  5. Labour expels activist over remarks to MP
  6. Wolves reveal details of promotion celebrations
  7. Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up disabled passenger
  8. Jackknifed lorry blocks M5 for several hours
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  10. Updates from Friday 27 April

Live Reporting

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Severe congestion: A38(M) West Midlands southbound

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A38(M) West Midlands southbound severe congestion, between B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard and A38 Aston Road.

A38(M) West Midlands - The usual slow traffic on A38(M) Aston Expressway inbound between B4132, Park Circus and A38, Dartmouth Circus.

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

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a cloudy, windy and cold day, with the risk that rain will creep in from the east at times and highs of 7C (45F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at Sandbach Services.

M6 Cheshire - M6 slip road into the services closed and heavy traffic southbound at Sandbach Services, because of an accident.

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, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

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M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

George Kruis has won 25 caps for England

England lock George Kruis will miss their summer tour of South Africa, says Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall.

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Luke Fletcher

Luke Fletcher upstages Stuart Broad with 5-27 before Worcestershire fight back against Nottinghamshire on day three.

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Christian Wade

Wasps reclaim third place in the Premiership and seal their play-off place with a home victory over Northampton.

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Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

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M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J4 for A34.

M42 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident.

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, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. 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, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of an accident.

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, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 J11 for A460 and J10 for A454.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J8 for M5 affecting J10 for A454.

M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J8 M5, because of an accident involving a car and all traffic being temporarily held. Congestion to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton).

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, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and 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: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A449.

M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J6, A449 (Worcester). Traffic is coping well.

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, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J1 for A41.

M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A500 Staffordshire both ways

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A500 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, between A52 Shelton Old Road and A5007 City Road.

A500 Staffordshire - A500 D Road in Stoke-On-Trent closed in both directions between Stoke Road Interchange and City Road Interchange, because of an incident.

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

The special constable 'risk taker' who works in a bank
When Hitesh Mehta is not working in a bank, he volunteers for West Midlands Police as a special constable.
Darren Moore during Newcastle v West Brom

Saj Chowdhury

BBC Sport

Caretaker manager Darren Moore refuses to contemplate what might have been for West Brom after victory at Newcastle keeps alive their hopes of survival.

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Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3 for A444 and J2 for M69.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

QPR v Birmingham

Birmingham's fight against Championship relegation will go to the final day after they are defeated at QPR.

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Lewis Grabban

Aston Villa strike back to earn a draw against play-off hopefuls Derby County, who miss the chance to move up to fifth.

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Hope Akpan celebrates his goal against Bolton

Burton ensure the battle for Championship survival will go to the final day after beating fellow strugglers Bolton.

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Football

Marc McNulty scores a hat-trick as Coventry keep their play-off destiny in their own hands with a thumping win at Cheltenham.

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Football

Blackpool keep up their push for a top-half finish by coming from behind to draw with third-placed Shrewsbury.

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Football

Harry Pickering scores a second-half winner as Crewe clinch their third win in four games with victory at Crawley.

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Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 and M6 J3A.

M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

Football

George Dobson's winner all-but relegates Northampton and leaves Walsall needing a point to secure their own safety.

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