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  1. Fire in petrol station shop investigated

    A fire broke out in a shop on a petrol station forecourt overnight.

    Fire scene

    More than 40 firefighters were called to the scene at Barnes Hill, Bartley Green in Birmingham after the fire broke out just after 01:00.

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    Barnes Hill was closed for a time between Overfield Road and Davina Drive with residents being advised to keep doors and windows closed.

    One lane remains closed.

  2. Suspected arson attack destroys play area

    A children's play area has been damaged in a suspected arson attack.

    Play area

    Crews were called to the fire, at the rear of Burbage Avenue, in Stratford-upon-Avon, just before 17:30, with clouds of thick black smoke visible across the area.

    Play area

    Police were also asked to attend, said Warwickshire Fire Service.

  3. Three arrested after stab attacks

    Three people have been arrested after three people were stabbed in Nuneaton.

    Officers say they responded to reports of disorder at a number of sites across the town centre on Monday night, shortly after 19:00.

    It's thought those involved were known to each other and wider members of the public were not targeted, said Warwickshire Police. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

    There is a large police presence in the area, the force added.

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    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J1 for A41 Birmingham Road West Bromwich to M6 interchange.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound from J1, A41 (West Bromwich) to M6 interchange, because of debris on the road.

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

  5. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It should be a dry day with sunny periods and highs of 21C (70F).

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

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J4 for M42 J7 to J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a break down.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a break down.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J16 for A3400 Stratford Road to J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) to J15, A46 (Warwick), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A5008 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5008 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, from A50 Potteries Way to Wellington Road.

    A5008 Staffordshire - A5008 Bucknall New Road in Stoke-On-Trent closed in both directions from the A50 Potteries Way junction to the Wellington Road junction, because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J14 for A34 to J15 for A500 D Road.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It should be a dry and clear night with lows of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  13. Investigation after woman critically injured

    A man has been arrested after a 45-year-old woman was found with serious head injuries in a rural part of Stafford.

    The woman was found at about 20:00 on Saturday a short time after she was believed to have left the Bell Inn pub, Haughton, on an electric bike, police said.

    The woman, who remains in hospital in a critical condition, was found injured on the Isabel Trail, off Station Road.

    "Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of what happened and have arrested a 50-year-old man from Stafford on suspicion of assault GBH with intent," a Staffordshire Police spokesman said.

    Station Road, Haughton, Stafford
    Image caption: The woman was found injured near Station Road, Stafford

    Anyone with information was urged to contact the force on 101.

  14. Man suffers 'slash injuries' in city knife attack

    A man has suffered "slash injuries" to his arms in a knife attack in Coventry city centre, police say.

    The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after officers were alerted just before 16:30.

    Police cordon at scene

    West Midlands Police said it was understood the attack happened off Palmer Lane, and appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) and M42 J7, Coleshill, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. In the papers: Council criticised for 'apathy' over The Specials

    Coventry Observer

    Some of the headlining stories on the Coventry Observer website are: