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Summary

  1. Live updates from Wednesday 20 June
  2. Click on related stories for updates from your area

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Follow Thursday's live coverage

    If you want the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates take a look at our live page for Thursday 21 June.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J8 M5, because of a broken down car.

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

  3. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There will be some sunny spells today with patchy cloudy and feeling breezy with top temperatures of 18C (64F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of an accident.

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

  6. 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 car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J14 for A34 and J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J14, A34 (Stafford North) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Our live coverage across the day

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    We'll be back with the news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

  10. Crowdfunding appeal to improve football club's security

    Stuart George

    Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

    A football club is appealing for help to raise £10,000 to improve the ground's security, after suffering thefts and rubbish dumped on its pitch.

    The broken in container for the mowers

    Nantwich Town FC had thousands of pounds worth of grass-cutting equipment stolen earlier this month, the second such break-in in two years.

    They say they're also "plagued" by trespassers on their 3G pitch and have numerous cases of finding broken bottles, empty Prosecco bottles "and worse" on the site.

    The club's started a crowdfunding webpage to raise money and says, without improved CCTV and more security measures, the future of the stadium could be at risk.

    Nantwich Town ground
  11. Gosport joins Stafford on list of NHS scandals

    BBC News Health

    A report published today found more than 450 patients died after being given powerful painkillers inappropriately at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

    The BBC's Nick Triggle says the scandal joins other NHS ones including the needless suffering of patients at Stafford Hospital in being etched on the public consciousness.

    Sign for Stafford Hospital

    He says, while all the scandals are different - Stafford was an institutional failing on a mass scale - they all have similarities and he's been examining those.

    You can read his full analysis here on the BBC website.

  12. Boat set to be removed from site of canal collapse

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A stranded boat is going to be removed later this week from a section of the Shropshire Union Canal which collapsed in March.

    The breach

    The incident caused water to drain into the River Wheelock and the canal and towpath were closed for repair work.

    Now, the Canal and River Trust says the boat at the breach is going to be lifted out on Friday so repair work can then begin on the breach.