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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 5 March to Sunday 11 March 2018
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  1. Wolves celebrate goal

    Matt Doherty scores twice as Championship leaders Wolves strengthen their promotion push with victory over Reading.

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    Video caption: Weeping Window of poppies at Hereford Cathedral

    More than 5,000 ceramic poppies are on display until the end of April.

  3. Telford council leader calls for independent inquiry into child sex abuse

    The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council wants the government to commission an independent inquiry into sexual grooming in the town.

    Labour councillor Shaun Davies made the call following claims in the Sunday Mirror that hundreds of girls were exploited in the borough over a period of about 40 years.

    Shaun Davies

    He had said yesterday that a national review into child sexual abuse should visit Telford to investigate, but Mr Davies's call on Tuesday for a standalone inquiry echoed that of the town's Conservative MP Lucy Allan.

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia region, John Campion, said "whether or not there should be an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in any part of the country is a matter for Government."

  4. Six-figure repair project for town's guildhall

    Repairs are getting under way at the guildhall in Ludlow today and they are due to take three months.

    It's costing £107,000 to fix the ceilings and roof gullies and make changes to the windows, to allow three air conducting units to be removed.

    Guildhall

    The 14th Century building, which is still supported by its original timber frame, was previously used as the town's magistrates court, but in 2012 it became the home of Ludlow Town Council.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), 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: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe congestion: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe congestion, between J13 for A449 and J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) in Dunston and J14, A34 (Stafford North) in Staffordshire.

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

  8. Paralympic silver for Fitzpatrick & Kehoe

    Britain's Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jen Kehoe claimed an excellent Winter Paralympic silver medal in the women's visually impaired super combined event.

    Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe

    The pair were second after the super G run and despite a storming slalom effort they were unable to get the better of Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova and guide Natalia Subrtova, who won their third gold medal.

    Fitzpatrick, 19, from Macclesfield in Cheshire, was born with congenital retinal folds and has no vision in her left eye and limited sight in her right, but started skiing aged five.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J16, A500 (Crewe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Your pictures: Signs of spring

    BBC Weather Watchers

    With more chilly weather forecast for the coming week, let's just take a minute to bask in today's sunshine with some images of spring uploaded by BBC Weather Watchers.

    Spring flowers
    Deer
    Frogspawn
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    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at J16 for A500 Crewe.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J16, A500 (Crewe).

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

  12. Spring Statement: Deal to deliver 215,000 homes

    A deal to deliver 215,000 homes across the West Midlands by 2030-31 has been announced by the Chancellor.

    During his Spring Statement to the Commons, Philip Hammond said the region had "ambitious plans".

    He said the project was facilitated by a grant from the land remediation fund.

    The region's mayor, Andy Street, had this to say:

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