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  1. Live updates from Monday 10 December to Sunday 16 December
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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident.

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

  2. Millionaire faces jail for girlfriend's sex session death

    A multi-millionaire businessman, accused of killing his girlfriend during "rough sex" is set to be sentenced today.

    John Broadhurst

    John Broadhurst, 40, who was cleared of murdering Natalie Connolly on the directions of the judge at his trial at Birmingham Crown Court, admitted a charge of manslaughter.

    Prosecutors had alleged the property developer "totally lost it" during a drink and drug-fuelled sex session.

    Broadhurst of Wolverley, Worcestershire, will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, at J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of an accident.

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

  4. Jaguar Land Rover jobs to go?

    BBC Business News

    Jaguar Land Rover could be preparing to cut up to 5,000 jobs in the early part of next year, the Financial Times is reporting on its front page.

    Land Rover

    Thomas Moore, investment director at Aberdeen Standard, told the Today Programme that it felt like such a move was "coming". There have been profit warnings from other car makers, he said.

    And, he pointed out, the Coventry-based car company was feeling the impact of slowing sales of diesel cars and falling Chinese demand.

    The company said it noted the "media speculation" about the potential impact of its ongoing transformation programmes.

    "As announced when we published our second quarter results, these programmes aim to deliver £2.5bn of cost, cash and profit improvements over the next two years. Jaguar Land Rover does not comment on rumours concerning any part of these plans.”

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J13, A449 (Stafford South) to J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from J14 for A34 to J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - Long delays and queuing traffic for five miles on M6 southbound from J14, A34 (Stafford North) to J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to around two miles before J14. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 35 minutes.

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

  7. Man accused of double murder to appear in court

    A man is due to appear in court today charged with the murders of a mother and daughter.

    Janbaz Tarin

    Khaola Saleem, 49, and Raneem Oudeh, 22, were found stabbed to death outside Ms Saleem's home in Solihull in August.

    Ms Oudeh's former partner Janbaz Tarin, 21, of Evelyn Road, Sparkhill, is expected to enter his pleas at Birmingham Crown Court.

  8. HS2: MPs had 'enormously wrong' cost estimate

    A former executive at HS2 has said he believes the company misled MPs about how much it would cost to purchase land along the route of the new high-speed rail line.

    Artist impression HS2

    Doug Thornton told the BBC's Panorama the costing underestimated the value of many properties HS2 needed to purchase along the proposed route and thousands more had not been budgeted for.

    The estimated cost of the first phase - between London and Birmingham - is about £27bn.

    Mr Thornton said the figure MPs saw was hundreds of millions of pounds too low. He was later dismissed.

    HS2 rejects claims MPs were misled.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A452 to J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a fine start with some sunshine, it should be a dry day with highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth to J8 for M6 Toll.

    M42 Warwickshire - Long delays and queuing traffic for ten miles on M42 southbound from J9, A4097 (Curdworth) to J8 M6 Toll, because of an accident involving two cars earlier on. Congestion to J11 (Burton-Upon-Trent). Travel time is 55 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A461 Wood Green Road.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J9, A461 (Wednesbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3A for M40.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound at J3a M40, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4451 to J14 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A41 Solihull By-Pass Solihull to J4 for A3400 Stratford Road Shirley.

    M42 West Midlands - All traffic being temporarily held and a police incident on M42 southbound from J5, A41 (Solihull) to J4, A3400 (Shirley).

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3A for M40 to J4 for A3400 Stratford Road Shirley.

    M42 Warwickshire - All traffic being temporarily held and a police incident on M42 northbound from J3a M40 to J4, A3400 (Shirley).

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J9 for A461 Wood Green Road to J8 for M5.

    M6 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M6 southbound from J9, A461 (Wednesbury) to J8 M5, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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