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Summary

  1. Birmingham Commonwealth Games bid 'not fully compliant'
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  3. Fire in block of flats in Burslem
  4. Pig on the loose bites woman's legs
  5. Hospitals warn of "extreme pressures" on A&E
  6. Updates from Friday 5 October 2017
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Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard and Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 entry slip road partially blocked northbound at J7, A44 (Worcester), because of a broken down lorry.

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

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    The reporter meets a man called Tony who wants a 50% cut and warns 'we've got to be careful'.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J15 for A500.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of an accident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 busy but moving and one lane closed southbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A460 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) 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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 busy but moving and one lane closed southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Envelope update

    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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A4034 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4034 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between Fountain Lane and A4182 Kelvin Way.

    A4034 West Midlands - A4034 Bromford Road in Sandwell & Dudley closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Fountain Lane junction and the A4182 Kelvin Way junction, because of a vehicle striking a bridge.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J18 for A54 Middlewich and J17 for A534 Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J18, A54 (Middlewich) and J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, between J17 for A534 Sandbach and J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M6 southbound between J17, A534 (Sandbach) and J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident.

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