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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. China coronavirus: Lecturer 'stranded' in Wuhan

    A lecturer "stranded" in China in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak will not be able to leave unless the UK government intervenes, her daughter said.

    Dr Yvonne Griffiths

    Dr Yvonne Griffiths, 71, from Cardiff, has been in Wuhan for three weeks with two colleagues on behalf of Birmingham City University.

    She had been due to fly back on Monday but her flight has been cancelled and public transport is on lockdown.

    The number of people killed in China by the coronavirus has risen to 80, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill.

    Speaking to BBC News, Dr Griffiths said: "There's a lot of uncertainty, I think it's the uncertainty really that is the worst for us because we're not sure when we will be able to get out.

    "All the transport links are closed so I find it a little bit surprising that we're being told to leave if we can when there is no possible route."

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 J8 and J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4a M42 J8 and J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. BreakingTwo charged over Leamington stab death

    Two people have been charged over the death of a teenager in Leamington Spa, including a 16-year-old boy who is accused of his murder.

    Nasir Patrice, 17, from Birmingham, was stabbed in Tachbrook Road at about 11:00 on 15 January. He died at the scene.

    Nasir Patrice

    A 16-year-old boy from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon, kidnap and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    Richard Talawila, 18, from London, has been charged with kidnap and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    Both are due to appear at Warwickshire Magristrates' Court on Monday morning.

  5. Safety inspection delaying rail services

    BBC News Travel

    A safety inspection of the track between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street is delaying rail services.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, from J15 for A500 D Road to J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound from J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of a break down.

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

  7. Women seriously injured after suspected drink drive crash

    A man arrested on suspicion of drink driving, after two women were seriously injured when a car hit a tree, has been released under investigation.

    The women, aged 27 and 31, are believed to have been thrown from a vehicle after the crash on Alcester Road near the junction with Sandhurst Road in Moseley at about 12:40 on Saturday.

    They remain in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

    A third passenger, a man aged 28, was taken to hospital but released a short time later.

    A man aged 30 was also treated for minor injuries before being arrested, said West Midlands Police.

    Officers are appealing for four men, who helped the injured at the scene, to get in touch.

  8. Thousands enjoy Chinese New Year celebrations

    Flying dragons and dancing lions helped thousands celebrate Chinese New Year in Birmingham over the weekend.

    Chinese New Year
    Chinese New Year

    Events were held to welcome the Year of the Rat, which fell on Saturday.

    An estimated 40,000 people attended the city festivities.

    Chinese New Year
    Chinese New Year
  9. HS2: 'Gut feeling' rail project will be cleared

    A cabinet minister has told the BBC his gut feeling is that the HS2 high-speed rail line will get the go-ahead.

    Video content

    Video caption: Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has 'gut feeling' HS2 will go ahead

    Stephen Barclay told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the project was vital for "levelling up" the UK's transport network and improving capacity.

    The Brexit secretary's comments come amid a row over the rising cost of the project, which could reach £106bn.

    Phase one of the high-speed link is due to open between London and Birmingham at the end of 2026.

  10. FA Cup fourth round: Birmingham held by Sky Blues

    BBC Sport

    Coventry produce a battling "home" performance to hold their Championship opponents Birmingham to a draw in the FA Cup fourth round.

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham City highlights

    The Sky Blues will now return to St Andrew's for a replay as the away team.

    League One Coventry, who are using Birmingham's ground for home games this season after they were unable to agree a deal to stay at the Ricoh Arena, were resolute against their stadium landlords.

    Both sets of fans traded good-natured chants.

    After Coventry fans bellowed "You're supposed to be at home" at their rivals, Birmingham fans responded with "we want our ground back" - while both sets of fans joined in a derogatory chant aimed at West Midlands rivals Aston Villa.

  11. Man due in court charged with rape

    A man is due in court charged with a number of sex offences, including rape.

    The alleged offences took place in Birmingham and Nuneaton in the late 1990s.

    Phillip Blackwell, 55, of Launceston, Cornwall, has been charged with four counts of rape, an attempted rape and an indecent assault.

    He is due to appear at Leamington Magistrates' Court.

  12. Murder arrests over footballer's death

    Two 21-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the son of former Walsall footballer Lee Sinnott who was attacked during a night out.

    Jordan Sinnott

    Jordan Sinnott, who was on loan at Matlock Town, was found unconscious in Market Place, Retford, Nottinghamshire, at about 02:00 on Saturday.

    The 25-year-old suffered a fractured skull and died on Saturday evening.

    Another man, 27, who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, remains in police custody.

  13. Woman 'critical' after being hit by car

    A woman has been left in a critical condition after being struck by a car in Birmingham on Sunday.

    St Martin's Street was closed for a time at the junction with Tennant Street, Five Ways in the city.

  14. Track problems delaying rail services

    BBC News Travel

    Track problems in the Derby area are delaying rail services between Wales and Birmingham.

    Staff are working to fix the problem, said Network Rail.

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  15. Sub Cummings earns Shrews Anfield replay

    BBC Sport

    Substitute Jason Cummings scored two goals against Liverpool as Shrewsbury Town staged a magnificent fightback from 2-0 down to earn an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

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    Video caption: Highlights: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Liverpool

    Delighted home fans in the sell-out crowd at Shrewsbury's Montgomery Waters Meadow staged a good-natured pitch invasion at full-time after a glorious comeback.

    Shrews players were mobbed as supporters celebrated the achievement of Ricketts's side - who sit 16th in the League One table - in holding the European champions.

  16. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a chilly breezy day with sunny spells and highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  17. 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.