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Summary

  1. 2 Sisters plant in Smethwick could shut
  2. Chocolate factory gets £75m makeover
  3. Wolves boss named manager of the month
  4. Updates from Friday 7 April 2017

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Domestic abuse video aims to help Afro-Caribbean women
A family have made their own video about domestic violence which is aimed at helping African- Caribbean women.

Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J9 for A461 and J10 for A454 affecting J6 for A38.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M6 northbound between J9, A461 (Wednesbury) and J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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

Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4 for M42.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4, M42 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Jonathan Trott squints into The Oval sunshine after reaching the 41st first-class century of his career

Jonathan Trott's excellent unbeaten 141 helps Warwickshire fight back to take their game with Surrey into a fourth day.

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Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J9 for A461 affecting J8 for M5.

M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J8 M5.

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 J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), 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: M42 West Midlands northbound

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M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A41 and J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport affecting J3A for M40.

M42 West Midlands - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J3a M40 and to J7 M6.

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

Bell and Trott gets heads down

Surrey 454 v Warwickshire 91 & 113-2 - Lunch

Mark Church

BBC Radio London commentator

A 76-run partnership between Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell will have settled the Warwickshire dressing room. 

Bell, who looks utterly determined to put his stamp on the game is 50 not out and Trott is unbeaten on 24.

The stand was needed after Sam Curran and Jade Dernbach reduced the visitors to 37-2. Remember that Warwickshire are following on after being dismissed for 91 yesterday.

Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, at J12 for A5 affecting J13 for A449.

M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M6 southbound at J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J13, A449 (Stafford South).

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

Lloyd Dyer

Lloyd Dyer's second-half equaliser earns struggling Burton Albion a vital point as Aston Villa's play-off hopes fade.

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Amy Macdonald

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald in this week's Premier League predictions.

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Surrey fast bowler Mark Footitt

England hopeful Mark Footitt takes 6-14, dismissing five Warwickshire batsmen for ducks, as the Bears follow on at The Oval.

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Tammy Abraham

Bristol City move four points clear of the Championship relegation zone with victory over in-form Wolves at Ashton Gate.

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis disappointed by his team's lack of composure
West Brom manager Tony Pulis believes his team should have done better in front of goal with the amount of chances they created following their 1-0 home defeat by Southampton.
Southampton manager Claude Puel is delighted by his team's spirit during their 1-0 victory at West Brom.
Andreas Makris

Record signing Andreas Makris scores his first Walsall goal but the Saddlers are pegged back by Oxford in an entertaining draw.

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Jordy Clasie

Matt Davis

BBC Sport

Jordy Clasie's first-half strike proves the difference as Southampton beat West Brom to strengthen their grip on a top-10 finish.

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