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Live Reporting

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A442 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A442 Shropshire both ways severe disruption, from A464 to A4169 Queensway.

    A442 Shropshire - A442 Brockton Way in Telford closed and queuing traffic in both directions from Randlay Interchange to the A4169 Queensway junction, because of a police incident.

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

  2. Video: Who opens a shop in a high street crisis?

    Despite gloomy forecasts thousands of high street shops could close in 2019, Tony Wortley decided to start a French-style delicatessen in Wolverhampton.

    Since opening in September 2018, the 55-year-old former IT worker was filmed over three months by the BBC as he struggles to develop his business.

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    Video caption: The struggle to establish a new shop amid high street crisis

    See more on Inside Out West Midlands on BBC One at 19:30 on Monday 4 February, and via iPlayer for seven days afterwards.

  3. Two arrested after fatal crash which killed pedestrian

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was knocked down and killed in Rugby.

    Bilton Road

    The pedestrian, in her 60s, was struck by a blue Nissan in Bilton Road at about 18:40 GMT on Sunday.

    One 54-year-old man from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs.

    A 35-year-old thought to be in an Audi in the area at the time was also held.

  4. Investigation continues into stabbing of boy, 15

    Officers are continuing to investigate a stabbing in Coventry city centre on Saturday.

    Trinity Street

    A 15-year-old suffered knife injuries to his leg and lower body following reports of disorder at about 18:00 in Trinity Street, police said.

    A dispersal order was put in place allowing officers to arrest anyone who returns to the designated area after being moved on by police.

    The victim was treated in hospital and later discharged.

  5. Bin row industrial action to be 'escalated'

    Plans for an "escalation" in industrial action by bin workers in Birmingham are set to be announced today.


    About 300 Unite members have been working to rule since 29 December over a payment given to GMB members who did not strike in 2017.

    Unite said it had not had a "satisfactory response" from Birmingham City Council and would announce today how it planned to escalate action.

    The council said it was disappointed its "reasonable offer" had been rejected.

  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cloudy start with some rain it should become drier later with highs of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Live updates for the West Midlands

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC News

    Welcome to our live service for Monday.

    We'll be bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather for the West Midlands.

    We love to hear from you so share your news, thoughts and photos of the area with us via email, Twitter and Facebook.