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  1. Live updates from Wednesday 20 June
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  1. Crash closes part of M6

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic is being temporarily held on the M6 southbound between J4, for Coleshill and J3A for the M6 Toll after a two-vehicle crash.

    The crash involving a car and a lorry happened close to where traffic from the M42 merges with the M6 south.

    Queues are building on approaches, said the Highways Agency.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42 affecting J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed, queuing traffic and delays on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Travel time is 20 minutes. Congestion to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway.

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

  3. Veteran goalkeeper called up

    A 77-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been selected to represent Wales at an international hockey competition.

    Glyn Thomas

    The Grand Masters Hockey World Cup takes place in Spain later this week.

    Glyn Thomas will play as a goalkeeper and hopes he'll be successful enough to be called up again in the future.

    Quote Message: The next world cup is in Japan and I'd love to be there, but I'll be a bit old. I haven't got another goalkeeper over 70 in the Welsh squad to pick, so I picked myself." from Glyn Thomas
    Glyn Thomas
  4. Patients diverted away from hospital

    Ambulances taking patients to hospital from most parts of Kidderminster will be diverted away from the Worcestershire Royal as part of a week-long trial.

    Alexandra Hospital sign

    From today, patients from the DY10 and DY11 postcodes will be taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch instead.

    Health bosses say they hope the move will reduce pressure on services at the Royal.

    Latest inspections found the "routine use" of a corridor to care for patients at the Royal Worcestershire Hospital is still a concern at an "inadequate" trust.

  5. Delay warning during major bridge works

    Work to refurbish the second of Burton-upon-Trent's two major bridges starts today.


    The project, which will see the Burton Bridge strengthened and resurfaced, is set to last until September.

    Motorists are being warned to expect delays and allow extra time for journeys.

  6. Signalling fault causing rail delays

    BBC News Travel

    A signalling fault at Birmingham New Street is delaying rail journeys in the area, said West Midlands Railway.

  7. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry and warm day with some sunshine and top temperatures of 22C (72F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC News

    Welcome to our live service for Monday.

    We'll be bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather for the West Midlands.

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