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Summary

  1. MP calls for debate on fly-tipping
  2. Coventry teen recognised for refugee work
  3. Woakes stars in West Indies whitewash
  4. Updates on Friday 10 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Vanessa Pearce

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J4 for M42 and J4A for M42 affecting J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M6 northbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and J4a M42, because of an accident. Congestion to J3a M6 Toll.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby affecting J3 for A444.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an overturned vehicle. Congestion to J3, A444 (Nuneaton).

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for M6 Toll.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J9, M6 Toll (Curdworth), because of a broken down vehicle.

    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, at J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J2, M69 (Coventry), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J13 for A452 and J14 for A452.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J13, A452 (Bishop's Tachbrook) and J14, A452 (Royal Leamington Spa), because of a spillage on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates have finished for the day - we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.

  7. Your pictures: Picturesque Preston Bagot

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    These lovely pictures were sent to us by Paul Wilde,he snapped them while walking along the canal at Preston Bagot "on a fresh and breezy morning".

    Canal at Preston Bagot

    We love to feature your photographs of the local area, and you can send them in via email  , tweet us  or visit our  Facebook page  .  

    Clouds
  8. Coming up on TV

    Mary Rhodes

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    It's a blight on our landscape, a health hazard and it is costing us millions - fly-tipping. We investigate the cost to councils in the West Midlands of clearing it.

    The chief constable of West Midlands Police has denied his force is engaged in "positive discrimination" in the recruitment of black and ethnic minority officers. 

    Two non-league sides, Bromsgrove Sporting and Coleshill Town, have made it to the semi-finals of the FA Vase, and are dreaming of meeting each other in the final in May. 

    More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One from 18:30.

  9. Listen: 'Make me comfortable but don't resuscitate me'

    "Do not resuscitate" forms are controversial. They are kept in a patients' medical notes and completed by the doctor, in consultation with the patient or their next of kin, if they are too unwell.

    Video content

    Video caption: Why Do Not Resuscitate forms need to be changed

    It means if the patients' heart stops, they don't want doctors to re-start it. What's not well known is that doctors and nurses can mistakenly think that other treatment should not be given. The patient is less likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

    A trial to replace those forms, tested in Coventry and Birmingham, is be be rolled out across the country. Hear why one patient has chosen to not be resuscitated.

  10. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Overnight it is going to remain mostly cloudy with some hill fog. However, there will also be a few cloud breaks around at times. Lows of 8C (46F).

    Find out more about the weekend ahead .

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  11. 'Export champions' to offer advice on overseas business

    A Warwickshire business has been named by the government as one of 13 'Export Champions' in the West Midlands as part of a programme to encourage overseas business.

    Map of the West Midlands

    James Blakemore, of marketing company JMB Partnership in Warwick, was named by International Trade minister, Mark Garnier, as part of a team who can offer expertise and advice to other companies. 

    The announcement comes a day after the launch of the government's Midlands Engine Strategy, in which Coventry and Warwickshire are set to receive £42.44m worth of investment. 

  12. Slideshow: Up close with nature

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some great photos taken by the BBC's army of Weather Watchers in Warwickshire today.

    These come from Daisynics, Kingfisher Whisperer, Anne's garden and Maid Marion.

    Video content

    Video caption: Slideshow: Up close with nature
  13. Fly-tipping costs soar as incidents rise steeply

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    The cost of cleaning up fly-tipping across the West Midlands reached £3m last year. 

    Fly-tipped rubbish

    In north Warwickshire the number of fly-tipping incidents rose from 422 in the year 2012 to 2013 to 788 in 2015 to 2016. 

    The problem has almost doubled in Stratford-upon-Avon, with 282 incidents last year and the number of incidents in Rugby Borough have risen by a third to 865 in the same period.  

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M6 Northbound.

    M42 Warwickshire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J8 M6 Northbound, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Video content

    Video caption: Meet the candidates vying to be the West Midlands' 'metro mayor'.

    Meet the candidates vying to be the "metro mayor" of the West Midlands.