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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 October 2017
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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Your live updates for the Midlands

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC News

    Good morning and welcome to live updates, covering Birmingham and the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire and south Cheshire.

    You can get in touch with the team by visiting our BBC Midlands Facebook page, emailing us, or tweeting @BBCMTD.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, weather and travel until 19:00.

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    Severe accident: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury), because of an accident.

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

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    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 lane closed on exit slip road 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

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at Sandbach Services.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 exit slip road closed southbound at Sandbach Services, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at Sandbach Services affecting J18 for A54 Middlewich.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 slip road from the services closed, two lanes closed and queuing traffic southbound at Sandbach Services, because of an accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Congestion to J18, A54 (Middlewich).

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

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

    M6 West Midlands - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident.

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

  7. Video content

    Video caption: Craigslist sales of cocaine and stolen passports exposed

    Secret filming shows a reporter buying drugs and illegal goods advertised on the classified ads site.

  8. Jonathan Gibson

    BBC Inside Out West Midlands

    Stolen passport on a computer screen

    Jonathan Gibson

    BBC Inside Out West Midlands

    A police chief calls for more to be done to tackle cyber-crime on sites such as Craigslist.

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    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'We were trying to keep all the kids together'

    A family describes being locked down inside the soft play area near the Nuneaton bowling alley siege.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A38 and J7 for A34.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'The guy ran up to the door with a gun' - witness

    Chris Turner was arriving to collect his children from a softplay centre when he encountered the gunmen.

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Nuneaton: 'Gunman captured and taken away'

    An armed hostage siege at a bowling alley in Nuneaton is over, the owner of MFA Bowl has told the BBC.

  13. Video content

    Video caption: Nuneaton eyewitness: 'They barricaded the doors'

    Megan Westwood describes what happened as families were moved to safety.

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Police attend 'ongoing incident' in Nuneaton

    Footage posted on social media shows officers at the scene in Bermuda Park.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

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    Severe disruption: A444 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A444 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between B4113 Coventry Road and Newtown Road.

    A444 Warwickshire - A444 in Nuneaton closed and very slow traffic southbound between Griff Island and the Newtown Road junction, because of a serious police incident.

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