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  1. Two-week gun surrender starts

    A two-week firearms surrender has started in the West Midlands in a bid to tackle violent crime.

    guns

    During the last amnesty 250 weapons and ammunition were handed in.

    The force says guns can be taken to any one of its 10 police stations.

    They can be surrendered anonymously, but the history of live weapons will be checked for any evidence of criminal use.

  2. 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 - Slow traffic and one lane closed 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

  3. What's the weather got in store today?

    BBC Weather

    Today will be dry with sunny spells and just a few patches of fair-weather cloud and highs of 20C (68F).

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  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between M42 J3A and J15 for A46.

    M40 Warwickshire - M40 partially blocked southbound between M42 J3a and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of a broken down vehicle. Approach with care. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Jack Skelton

    BBC Sport

    Wilfried Zaha

    Jack Skelton

    BBC Sport

    Crystal Palace celebrate Premier League survival with a fine display to beat West Brom and ensure the already relegated visitors finish bottom.

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  8. Matt Newsum

    BBC Sport

    Aston Villa celebrate a goal

    Matt Newsum

    BBC Sport

    Mile Jedinak gives Aston Villa a lead going into the home leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with Middlesbrough.

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  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway, because of an accident.

    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).

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J8 for M5 and J9 for A461.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J8 M5 and J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - Slow traffic and two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

    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 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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J1, A41 (West Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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