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Live Reporting

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  1. Snow and freezing temperatures to hit region

    Bitterly cold temperatures and snow could cause travel delays and disruption across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    weather map

    A yellow warning is in place from 14:00 today, with an amber warning in place from 04:00 tomorrow.

    BBC Weather is warning of possibly hazardous conditions in southern England later in the week as a low pressure weather system moves up from the Bay of Biscay and hits the already "exceptionally cold air".

    Video content

    Video caption: Why the UK will be so cold next week
  2. Firefighter returns after volcano rescue

    A firefighter has returned to the UK, after coordinating the rescue of a woman who fell 40 metres (131ft) into the crater of an active volcano in Bali.

    John Conway

    John Conway, 33, from Birmingham leapt to the woman's aid when she fell from a viewing platform during a trek to the top of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia.

    The firefighter spent more than six hours caring for the woman and helped carry her 1.7km (5,600ft) down the volcano.

  3. Hunt for jewellery stolen from man beaten to death

    Police are appealing for the return of jewellery stolen from a man who was badly beaten during a "violent burglary".

    Arthur Gumbley

    Arthur "Bob" Gumbley, 87, was found on the floor at his home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield, on 21 November.

    He died in hospital three weeks later.

    Jewellery

    Staffordshire Police wants to find Mr Gumbley's rings, a watch, a bracelet, a necklace, a gold coin and a "unique" fun-shaped knife.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J10A for M54.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, 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 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A34 and J6 for A38 affecting J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway. Congestion to J9, A461 (Wednesbury).

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

  6. Weather: More freezing temperatures ahead

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cold day with sunny spells, but also some cloud with the risk of a few snow showers pushing in from the east at times and highs of just -1C (30F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Envelope update

    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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J1 for A41 and J2 for A4123 Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J1, A41 (West Bromwich) and J2, A4123 (Oldbury), 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 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 - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton). Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, between J5 for A41 and J4 for A34.

    M42 West Midlands - Stationary traffic on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of an accident and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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