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  1. Officer still in hospital after being hit by car

    A police officer hit by a car is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition, a week after the incident.

    Scene of crash

    Special Constable Resham Nahal, 52, was struck while attending the scene of a separate collision on Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, on 8 November.

    The officer, who has been a special constable for more than 15 years, suffered multiple fractures to his leg.

    A 59-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving but has been released while inquiries continue.

    Special Chief Officer Mike Rogers said: "This incident does clearly illustrate the risks we, and all the policing family, face in our role of protecting the public we serve.

    "Our thoughts and best wishes go to him and his family who are helping support him in his recovery."

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe accident, at M6 interchange.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on exit slip road to M6 North and queues northbound at M6 interchange, because of an accident.

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

  3. Crash causing M6 congestion

    BBC News Travel

    There's three miles of queuing traffic on the M6 southbound in Staffordshire after a crash.

    Two lanes are closed from J10A M54 to J10 Wolverhampton Road.

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  4. Man arrested after fatal stabbing

    A man is being questioned on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing.

    Officers found a man in his 20s with serious injuries in Lozells Street, Birmingham, just before 15:30 on Sunday.

    He died before arriving at hospital, said West Midlands Police.

    Armed officers stopped a vehicle in Alum Rock Road and arrested a 27-year-old understood to be known to the victim, the force said.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe accident, from J10A for M54 to J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

    M6 Staffordshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M6 southbound from J10a M54 to J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of an accident.

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

  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry day with some cloud and highs of 7C (45F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - M5 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J2, A4123 (Oldbury). Traffic is coping well.

    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 to Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J4, M42 (Coleshill) to Corley Services, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J7 for A34 Birmingham Road to J6 for A38 Tyburn Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J7, A34 (Great Barr) to J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction), because of a break down.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A454 Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton.

    M6 West Midlands - M6 lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at J10, A454 (Wolverhampton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A38 Tyburn Road to J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) to J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a break down.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J6 for A38 Tyburn Road to J7 for A34 Birmingham Road.

    M6 West Midlands - Temporary closure and stationary on M6 northbound from J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) to J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of an accident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen to J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J3, A456 (Halesowen) to J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 West Midlands both ways severe accident, at Langleys Road.

    A38 West Midlands - A38 Bristol Road in Selly Oak closed in both directions at the Langleys Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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