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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 12 to Friday 16 March
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Live Reporting

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  1. Video: Is the cold weather set to continue?

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start temperatures will rise and we should see some sunshine with highs of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Lily Asinde

    Police are concerned about teenager Lily Asinde who has gone missing from her home in Newhaven.

    The 15-year-old was last seen at 08:30 GMT on Friday at a bus stop in the town but didn't turn up at school.

    Lily was last seen wearing a grey Nike T-shirt and a black mini skirt.

    Detective Sergeant Jo Bott said: "We are concerned for Lily as she is only 15 and was not dressed for the cold weather.

    "She has links to Brighton and Hove and is believed to have contacts in the Coventry area of West Midlands. If anyone has seen her or knows where she is please contact us immediately."

  3. 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 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

  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 lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    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, at J10 for A454.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - Very slow traffic on M42 southbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of earlier incident. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. 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 blocked on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. 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 on M6 northbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway and J7, A34 (Great Barr), 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: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J6 for A518 and J5 for A5.

    M54 Shropshire - Queuing traffic on M54 eastbound between J6, A518 (Telford West) and J5, A5 (Telford Central), because of all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A45 Birmingham Airport and J7 for M6.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and J7 M6, because of a vehicle fire.

    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 J11 for A460 and J10A for M54.

    M6 Staffordshire - Queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J11, A460 (Cannock) and J10a M54, because of an earlier incident.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J3, A435 (Portway), because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - One lane blocked on M42 southbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J4, A34 (Shirley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. 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 and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of an incident.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A40 Monmouthshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Monmouthshire eastbound severe accident, between A466 Dixton Road and B4164.

    A40 Monmouthshire - A40 closed and queuing traffic eastbound between Dixton Roundabout in Monmouth and the B4164 junction in Whitchurch, because of an accident.

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