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  1. Live updates from Monday 14 January to Sunday 20 January
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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J7 for A44 Worcester to J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J7, A44 (Worcester) to J8 M50, because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, from A5192 Cappers Lane to Rykneld Street Alrewas.

    A38 Staffordshire - A38 closed in both directions from Lichfield to Alrewas, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, from J4A for M42 to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J4a M42 to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth to J10 for A5 Watling Street.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 northbound from J9, A4097 (Curdworth) to J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

    M6 Cheshire - Heavy traffic on M6 southbound at M6, Sandbach Services, because of broken down vehicle on the slip road into the services.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A525 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A525 Staffordshire both ways severe accident, around St Patrick's Drive.

    A525 Staffordshire - A525 Keele Road in Newcastle blocked and very slow traffic in both directions around the St Patrick's Drive junction, because of an accident involving 8 cars. Expect delays.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 J7 to J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

    M6 Cheshire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at M6, Sandbach Services, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Our live coverage across the week

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    We'll be back with the news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 on Monday.

  11. Top judge highlights Archers storyline on domestic abuse

    A storyline in The Archers has been used by the UK's most senior judge to highlight the development of the law relating to domestic abuse.

    Lady Hale

    In a talk to Birmingham Law Society, Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, mentioned the programme's account of domestic violence involving couple Rob Titchener and Helen Archer.

    Millions of listeners tuned into the BBC Radio 4 soap, produced in Birmingham, as Helen was found not guilty of attempting to murder her abusive husband.

    The judge referred to the storyline when explaining how the law had historically failed to recognise that domestic abuse might cover controlling behaviour other than physical violence.

    "Women are afraid of many more subtle forms of behaviour - the forms of behaviour which listeners to The Archers heard over many months in 2016: Cutting off contact with friends and family, constant belittling, destroying confidence, depriving of money and employment outside the home, rendering powerless."

  12. Roads closed as snow continues to fall

    The snow is starting to pile up in places, especially on hills in the west of the region.

    And the National Trust has taken the decision to close the road across the Long Mynd in Shropshire as a precaution.

    Road closed
  13. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    There will be further outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow this evening and overnight, with lows of 1C (34F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands