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  1. By Jay Freeman

    BBC Sport at the University of Bolton Stadium

    Bolton protests

    West Brom move up to third in the Championship with a comfortable win at Bolton, amid fan protests at Wanderers owner Ken Anderson.

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  2. Co-op store bought by council for more than £2m

    Nuneaton town centre

    The old Co-op store in Nuneaton is being bought by the borough council for more than £2m.

    The site, on Abbey Street, has been empty since 2016 when the firm pulled out of the town.

    Julie Jackson, the leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said the building, which first opened in 1929, could revitalise the town centre.

    It has not yet been revealed what the building will become.

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    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4 for A3400 Stratford Road Shirley and J5 for A41 Solihull By-Pass Solihull.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J4, A3400 (Shirley) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident.

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

  4. Watch: The Nuneaton family recycling the non-recyclable

    Video content

    Video caption: The Nuneaton family that wants to recycle your crisp packets.

    Meet the Barker family from Nuneaton, who gather crisp packets and other items not collected by the council and then send them off to be recycled.

  5. Concerns over police horse sponsorship

    Corporate sponsorship deals struck by Merseyside Police's mounted section may be "the thin end of the wedge", the Police Federation has warned.

    Police horse generic

    The force has raised more than £50,000 through sponsorship arrangements, including with Everton Football Club, and said it was a "sign of the times".

    Four of the 17 police forces in England with mounted units have disbanded them for financial reasons since 2012.

    Merseyside Police introduced the current sponsorship scheme in April last year following a series of budget cuts that threatened the future of its 133-year-old mounted section.

    Corporate sponsors are offered a number of packages, which include the ability to name a police horse, to have a company's logo printed on a horse's saddle and to have a meal with the chief constable at the Grand National, held at Merseyside course Aintree in April.

    "It just doesn't sit right with me," said Police Federation operational policing spokesman Simon Kempton, adding that sponsorship could lead to real or perceived conflicts of interest.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J6 for A38.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 southbound at J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J7 (Great Barr).

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

  8. IGas's Ellesmere Port plans 'incompatible' with climate targets

    Plans for an onshore gas site in Cheshire will make it "less likely" the UK will meet its commitments on global warming, a public inquiry has heard.

    Anti-fracking campaigners staged a protest outside the inquiry

    In January 2018, Chester and Cheshire West Council rejected IGas's plan to test for gas by injecting acid into a well next to the M53 at Ellesmere Port.

    The energy company denies protesters' claims that the work would have a negative impact on the environment.

    IGas's appeal is being heard by a government planning inspector.

  9. Search for woman missing for more than a week

    Police are appealing for help to find a 26-year-old Manchester woman who has been missing for more than a week.

    Hayley Bradley

    Hayley Bradle was last seen on 12 January at a Travelodge on Upper Dean Street in Birmingham city centre.

    Police said they are "really worried" about Ms Bradle, who is about 5ft 5in and slim.

    She was last seen wearing a khaki-coloured parka-style coat and may be with an Asian man in his 20s, officers said.

    Sgt Sam Davies, of Greater Manchester Police, said:

    Quote Message: We’re really worried about Hayley as no-one can say for sure exactly where she is.
    Quote Message: We know that she used to live in Manchester but her current home address is not known. We know that she’s been in the Birmingham area recently and has links to Aberdeen in Scotland.
    Quote Message: I’m asking people to share this appeal far and wide.
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    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe accident, at J5 for A41 Solihull By-Pass Solihull.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: Card surcharges: Customers charged hundreds illegally

    The University of Hull was among businesses illegally charging customers more for paying by card.

  12. Talks continue to resolve bin dispute

    Joanne Malin

    BBC Midlands Today

    Talks are due to start again later today in the ongoing bin dispute between Birmingham City Council and the Unite union.

    Bins piled high

    Around 300 Unite union workers are working to rule, claiming they were denied a payment which was given to GMB members, who did not strike in 2017.

    Both sides are trying to resolve the issue through the conciliation service ACAS.

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J7 for A44 Worcester to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J7, A44 (Worcester) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Cheshire fire service third best LGBT employer

    BBC Newsbeat

    Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has been ranked third in a list of the UK's top 100 LGBT employers.

    Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service with LGBT award

    It was recognised on Stonewall's list for its support networks and the work it does with LGBT people in the community.

    "There are a lot of factors, particularly among older LGBT people that in theory put them at more risk of fire," says Mark Shone, who works in community safety.

    "They're more likely to live alone, perhaps have mental health issues, more likely to be affected by substance misuse and they're all factors that make you at risk of fire.

    "We've done a lot of work to trying to map where those people are and engage them in community safety."