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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

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    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4A for and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J4a, M42 Interchange and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), 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

  2. 'We're not out of the woods yet' police remind people

    Police in Birmingham have tweeted a picture of a busy city centre urging people to stick to social distancing guidelines.

    Birmingham City Centre

    The post on the Birmingham city centre police account said there were "lots of people out and about" on the sunny day.

    "Guys just be mindful that we aren't out of the woods yet so please stay safe and stick to guidelines for your safety and that of others," it posted.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound from J8 M5 to J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a breakdown.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 Tyburn Road and J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's very slow on M6 northbound between J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a van which has broken down. Travel time is ten minutes.

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

  5. In pictures: City pub reopens to customers

    Drinkers at the Figure of Eight pub in Birmingham, were not put off by chilly temperatures, queuing outside ahead of the pub's opening.

    Figure of Eight pub
    Figure of Eight pub
    Pub
  6. Bullring owner confirms talks over UK retail parks sale

    The owner of Birmingham Bullring has confirmed it is in talks over a deal to sell its group of UK retail parks.

    Birmingham Bullring

    Hammerson, which also owns a retail park in Rugby, Warwickshire, said it is in "discussions" with Canadian private equity firm Brookfield.

    In a statement to the London Stock Exchange it said there is "no certainty that a transaction will take place."

    "The company will provide a further update in due course, if appropriate," it added."

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    Severe disruption: A4034 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4034 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between A4182 Kelvin Way and Sandwell and Dudley Train Station.

    A4034 West Midlands - A4034 Bromford Road in Oldbury closed and it's slow in both directions between the A4182 Kelvin Way junction and the Sandwell and Dudley Train Station junction, because of emergency repairs. In the roadworks area.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Covid lockdown eases: Queues as shops re-open in England

    Shoppers queue outside a Primark store in Birmingham as lockdown eases across England.

  9. Shoppers rush back as high streets reopen

    Shoppers have rushed back to the high street on Monday as non-essential retailers reopened after more than three months.

    Queues formed outside branches of Primark across the West Midlands.

    This was the scene in Stoke-on-Trent earlier.

    Stoke-on-Trent
    Primark queue

    About 50 people could be seen queuing outside the Hereford store, with busy scenes also spotted in Coventry and Birmingham.

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    Like others, it is extending its open hours from 07:00 to 22:00 to help prevent crowding in stores.

    Primark boss Paul Marchant said: "We have been working really hard to get our stores ready to open safely; we are fully stocked with everything our customers have been waiting for."