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Summary

  1. Live updates from Monday 13 August to Sunday 19 August
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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Factory fire: Surrounding roads remain closed

    Nicola Beckford

    Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

    A large fire at a factory in Birmingham last night is being investigated.

    Six crews tackled the blaze in the Aston area of the city and some stayed through the night damping down.

    Factory fire in Aston area of Birmingham

    Aston Hall Road remains closed from Electric Avenue to Lichfield Road.

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    Factory fire in Aston area of Birmingham
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    Severe disruption: M69 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M69 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J1 for A5 Watling Street Hinckley to M6 J2.

    M69 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M69 southbound from J1, A5 (Hinckley) to M6 J2, Coventry, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Government takes control of Birmingham Prison

    Birmingham Prison is being temporarily taken over by the government from the private firm G4S, after inspectors said it had fallen into a "state of crisis".

    A new governor and extra staff are being brought in and the capacity of HMP Birmingham will be cut by 300.

    HMP Birmingham

    It will not be returned to G4S for at least six months - until ministers feel "sufficient progress" has been made.

    It's only the third prison in England to be deemed so poor to need this drastic action.

    Quote Message: The wellbeing and safety of prisoners and prison staff is our key priority and we welcome the six-month step-in and the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Justice to urgently address the issues faced at the prison. from Jerry Petherick Managing director of G4S Custody & Detention Services
    Jerry PetherickManaging director of G4S Custody & Detention Services
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for to J3A for .

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J4, Coleshill to J3a, Toll (M6 Toll road), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from J4 for M42 to J4A for .

    M6 Warwickshire - Very slow traffic on M6 northbound from J4, M42 (Coleshill) to J4a, because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from J13 for A449 to J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J12, A5 (Gailey), because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from J14 for A5013 to J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J14, A5013 (Stafford North) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

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

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J2 for .

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road from A46 northbound at J2, Coventry, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5 Staffordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Staffordshire eastbound severe disruption, from Hall Lane to A5.

    A5 Staffordshire - A5 Wall Bypass in Muckley Corner closed and slow traffic eastbound from Muckley Corner Island to Wall Island, because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 to J14 for A5013.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A5013 (Stafford North), because of a broken down vehicle.

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