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Summary

  1. Murder-accused in court over bus stabbing
  2. Pub bombings: legal aid breakthrough
  3. Woman appears in court in connection with teen's shooting
  4. Schools close after water main bursts
  5. Aston Villa hint at more signings
  6. Updates from Friday 27 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down lorry.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of a broken down vehicle.

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

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    M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J5 for A41 affecting J10 for A5.

    M42 West Midlands - Queuing traffic and long delays on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J10, A5 (Tamworth).

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    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between M42 J3A and J16 for A3400 affecting M42 J4.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between M42 J3a and J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of an accident. Congestion on A3400 to Shirley.

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

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    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454.

    M6 West Midlands - Rolling road-block and an accident on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton).

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A41 West Midlands both ways

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    A41 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between Roma Road and B4146 Wharfdale Road.

    A41 West Midlands - A41 Warwick Road in Tyseley closed in both directions between the Roma Road junction and the B4146 Wharfdale Road junction, because of a building fire. Diversion in operation - for bus route 37 via Reddings Lane, Olton Boulevard and Tynedale Road.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A38 West Midlands westbound

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    A38 West Midlands westbound severe disruption, between B4148 Tyburn Road and Holly Lane.

    A38 West Midlands - A38 Tyburn Road in Birmingham closed westbound between the B4148 Tyburn Road junction and the Holly Lane junction.

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  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove).

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  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

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    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident.

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  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

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    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

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

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  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

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    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of an accident.

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  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3400 and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of debris on the road.

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  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Staffordshire eastbound

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    M54 Staffordshire eastbound severe accident, between J2 for A449 and J1 for A460 Wolverhampton.

    M54 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M54 eastbound between J2, A449 (Wolverhampton) and J1, A460 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

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    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

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    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for A41 and J2 for A449.

    M54 Shropshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M54 eastbound between J3, A41 (Albrighton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of an overturned horsebox.

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