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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, from J3A for M6 Toll to J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3a M6 Toll to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J3A for M40 to J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 southbound from J3a M40 to J3, A435 (Redditch), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J5 for A41 Solihull By-Pass Solihull.

    M42 West Midlands - M42 lane closed on exit slip road to Solihull northbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M5 northbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  5. 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 on M6 northbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction, because of Vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Clear and dry start to the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Starting off dry with clear spells tonight, here's the rest of the forecast for the West Midlands:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with Friday night's West Midlands weather

    You can get the latest forecast for your area at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.

  7. Breweries battle for best in Britain title

    Five breweries from the West Midlands are in the running to be named a British champion next month.

    Beer being drunk

    The Campaign for Real Ale has revealed the 71 contenders vying to be named Champion Beer of Britain on 6 August.

    The local five are:

    • Titanic Brewery, Stoke-on-Trent
    • Byatt’s Brewery, Coventry
    • Holden's Brewery, Dudley
    • Salopian Brewery, Shrewsbury
    • Three Tuns, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire