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Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J7 for A34 Birmingham Road to J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J7, A34 (Great Barr) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of an accident.

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Severe delays on M6 southbound

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There's seven miles of queuing traffic on the M6 southbound in the West Midlands.

One lane is closed from J9 to J8 after an oil spillage from an earlier broken down tanker.

Emergency repairs are taking place.

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Firefighters remain at derelict factory fire

Firefighters are continuing to damp down a fire at a derelict factory in Birmingham.

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At it's height more than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze in Winson Green, where recycling material was understood to be alight.

Crews are continuing to damp down the fire and tackle any hot spots, said the fire service.

Structural engineers have been called in as the building suffered a partial collapse on Monday.

Drone footage of fire at derelict factory in Winson Green

Birmingham children's social care services: Commissioner no longer needed

A government appointed commissioner is no longer needed to run Birmingham's children's services, it's been announced.

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A series of child deaths saw the service branded a "national disgrace" and it has been rated as inadequate since 2008.

Ofsted has since judged children's social care services as good.

The Department for Education has issued a revised statutory direction to the council confirming that "the secretary of state intends to withdraw the children’s services commissioner".

Birmingham City Council says it's delighted with the progress being made.

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

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M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 to J5 for A452.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a break down.

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