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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands northbound severe accident, from J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen to J2 for A4123 Wolverhampton Road Oldbury.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J3, A456 (Halesowen) to J2, A4123 (Oldbury), 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: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    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 northbound at J5, A41 (Solihull), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a breakdown. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Plans for hotel and steak restaurant at roundabout

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans have been submitted for an 80-bed Premier Inn, a Miller and Carter restaurant and a Costa drive-through on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

    The Battlefield Roundabout site already has a Travelodge, pub, petrol station, Starbucks and Burger King and the planning application estimates up to 97 jobs would be created.

    Battlefield services

    The developer, Maximus Aequus, also wants 222 parking spaces and electric car charging points at the site, which is also close to Shrewsbury's cattle market.

    Agents acting for the company said traffic is expected to grow, once Shrewsbury's North West Relief Road is built.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound between J6, A38 (Spaghetti Junction) and J7, A34 (Great Barr), because of a breakdown.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident involving a car.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J15 for A500 D Road and Stafford Services.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 southbound between J15, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services, because of a car that's broken down.

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

  9. Bus and train operator warns over its future

    The transport operator First Group, which runs a number of bus and train services in the West Midlands, has issued a warning about its future viability.

    The company reported a loss of more than £150m for the year to the end of March, compared with a profit of almost £10m for the previous 12 months, and blamed a huge fall in passenger numbers during the coronavirus outbreak.

    GWR train

    First Group runs Great Western Railway services as well as First Bus in Worcestershire and Staffordshire.