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    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at the M6 Interchange.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road to to the M6 notyhbound and it's very slow northbound at the M6 Interchange, because of an obstruction.

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

  2. Public Health responds to rising Covid cases in schools

    Public Health England is working with schools in Dudley where a sharp rise in coronavirus cases has been recorded.

    Dudley Borough Council said there had been a number of outbreaks in schools and it had recoded 1,043 positive cases per 100,000 children in primary settings and 1,249 cases per 100,000 in secondary schools.

    This compares to an average of 463 cases per 100,000 of people in the borough overall.

    The local authority said it was working with health officials to look at ways of reducing transmission and urged parents and children to take precautions over the half term break.

    Quote Message: Public health is working with our schools to look at possible ways to reduce transmission and keep everyone safe and we are asking everyone to support their child’s school if measures are briefly reintroduced. from Councillor Nicolas Barlow Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
    Councillor Nicolas BarlowDudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  3. Residents' plea for improved road safety after fatal crash

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Gurdip Thandi

    A petition signed by more than 500 people has been handed to Walsall Council calling for more road safety measures after a 19-year-old was killed in a crash.

    Arjun Singh Gandham

    Arjun Singh Gandham died after the car he was in hit a parked car on Pelsall Lane in Rushall on 26 March.

    “It is very bad and even worse at night," resident Shirley Venables said. "Because there isn’t a great deal of traffic on the road, they come up so fast. You’re just waiting for the crash.”

    Fed-up locals are now calling on councillors to implement better safety measures on the road, but have been told limited funding may mean other streets are given priority.

    Quote Message: Some of the idiots we have on the streets no matter what you put in place, it won’t stop them or deter them. from Adrian Andrew Walsall Council Deputy Leader
    Adrian AndrewWalsall Council Deputy Leader
  4. Envelope update

    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 and it's slow on M5 northbound from J2, A4123 (Oldbury) to J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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