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Summary

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  2. Live updates from Monday 21 May to Monday 28 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 and J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  2. M42 blocked by vehicle fire

    BBC News Travel

    A vehicle fire's blocked the M42 northbound near Redditch this morning.

    Highways England says it's happened between J3 and J3A.

    Fire on M42
  3. Consultation starts on hospitals revamp

    BBC Midlands Today

    A public consultation starts today into a plan to radically overhaul services at two Shropshire hospitals.

    Artist's impression of the planned Emergency Centre in Shrewsbury

    Health bosses say the way the Royal Shrewsbury and Telford's Princess Royal are currently set up means people aren't getting the best care possible.

    They want to rearrange services so that rather than both hospitals offering the majority of services, one becomes home to emergency care and the other the base for planned care, such as surgery.

    The consultation is giving people the option of either picking the Shrewsbury or Telford site to be the base for A&E and runs for the next 14 weeks.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40 affecting J1 for A38.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed, queuing traffic and severe delays on M42 northbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of an earlier vehicle fire. Travel time is 1 hour and 25 minutes. Congestion to J1, A38 (Bromsgrove).

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

  5. Wet forecast for Wednesday

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After plenty of sunshine yesterday, today's seeing a change with a potentially quite wet forecast for parts of the region:

    Video content

    Video caption: Charlie Slater

    If you want to get a latest weather forecast for your part of the West Midlands at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J9 for M6 Toll and J10 for A5.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

    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 J8 for M50 and J9 for A46.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J8 M50 and J9, A46 (Tewkesbury), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Leicestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A42 and J10 for A5.

    M42 Leicestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J11, A42 (Burton Upon Trent) and J10, A5 (Tamworth), 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 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident.

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

  11. 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.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J7, A34 (Great Barr) 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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Conmen pose as police officers in cash scam

    Conmen are posing as police officers to dupe people out of cash.

    West Mercia Police is urging Telford residents not to be fooled after a spate of incidents.

    Handcuffs

    One scam saw a fake policeman demanding cash to have a relative released from custody.

    In another, a conman claimed a bank account had been hacked and needed money transferring to an account set up by the scammers.

  14. Video content

    Video caption: Birmingham floods: Residents say more should be done to protect their homes

    As a clean-up operation gets underway, residents in Sparkhill, Birmingham tell us about the devastation caused by storms.

  15. Jobs lost as dairy announces closures

    The dairy firm Arla is closing its cheese packing plant in Malpas and transferring the work to Oswestry.

    The Danish dairy group is also closing a cheddar production unit and creamery in Denbighshire.

    About 150 jobs are likely to be lost as part of the cost-cutting programme.

    Arla plant in Denbighshire
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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Staffordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Staffordshire westbound severe disruption, at J2 for A449.

    M54 Staffordshire - M54 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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