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  1. Video: Is the cold weather set to continue?

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start temperatures will rise and we should see some sunshine with highs of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Police concerned about missing teenager

    Lily Asinde

    Police are concerned about teenager Lily Asinde who has gone missing from her home in Newhaven.

    The 15-year-old was last seen at 08:30 GMT on Friday at a bus stop in the town but didn't turn up at school.

    Lily was last seen wearing a grey Nike T-shirt and a black mini skirt.

    Detective Sergeant Jo Bott said: "We are concerned for Lily as she is only 15 and was not dressed for the cold weather.

    "She has links to Brighton and Hove and is believed to have contacts in the Coventry area of West Midlands. If anyone has seen her or knows where she is please contact us immediately."

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    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J3A for M40 and J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M42 northbound between J3a M40 and J3, A435 (Portway), because of an accident involving a vehicle that has left the carriageway. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A435 Portway and J3A for M40.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 southbound between J3, A435 (Portway) and J3a M40, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  6. Weather warnings for the weekend

    The Met Office is still warning of snow for the West Midlands on Saturday and Sunday, and it has an amber weather warning in place for parts of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

    Other areas of those counties, along with Warwickshire, Birmingham and parts of Cheshire are subject to a yellow warning.

    Weather Warning

    The warnings cover the weekend from 16:00 on Saturday, with up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow forecast in places.

  7. Revised flyover plans put forward

    Revised plans have been unveiled for a new flyover on the A46 in Coventry.

    Work on the project at TGI island is expected to get under way in 2020 and take two years to complete.

    TGI island

    It follows a major upgrade to neighbouring Toll Bar island which opened a year ago today.

  8. Another marathon called off... but antarctic runner keeps on going

    Stafford half marathon is the latest race to be called off this weekend after forecasts of snow and ice.

    The organisers said they consulted with local authorities and emergency services and decided it was in the best interests of spectators, competitors and volunteers that it didn't go ahead on Sunday. It is due to be held on 15 April instead.

    Runners

    Sunday's Coventry half marathon has also been called off because of the weather.

    But 69-year-old Doug Richards from Redditch (pictured below) wasn't going to be put off by a bit of cold weather - he's completed a half marathon in Antarctica today, in temperatures of -3C (27F).

    It means he's run a half marathon in all seven continents.

    Doug Richards
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    Severe accident: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J4 for A34 and J5 for A41 affecting J3A for M40.

    M42 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M42 northbound between J4, A34 (Shirley) and J5, A41 (Solihull), because of an accident. Travel time is around 15 minutes. Congestion to J3a M40.

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

  10. 'I don't want to be around': Woman fears care cuts

    Richard Williams

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A Coventry woman says her quality of life would be dramatically affected if her 24-hour care was withdrawn.

    Lorraine Howard has a muscle-wasting condition which means she has problems with her mobility.

    Lorraine Howard

    She's been told her night-time and domestic support could be withdrawn because of funding problems.

    The city council say it's still assessing Lorraine's case and will "manage any changes sensitively".

    Quote Message: If my care was fully cut like that I would be very, very unhealthy, very very vulnerable, and on my own a lot. It's not just my physical, it's my mental wellbeing as well. I don't want to be around if I'm left like that." from Lorraine Howard
    Lorraine Howard
  11. Video: Can we expect snow?

    A wet and windy night ahead with lows of 0C (32F) to be followed by a bitterly cold and windy day tomorrow with chances of snow.

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

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

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between Corley Services and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between Corley Services and M6 J3a, because of an accident. In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

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

  13. BBC listeners contribute to major arts festival

    Vic Minett

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A collection of photographs of old shop fronts in Coventry, donated by the public, will form part of an exhibition for the Shop Front Festival in the city.

    Exhibition

    You've Got Some Front is part of the Precinct Shopping exhibition, celebrating shopping in Coventry during the city's post-war years.

    Listeners to the Vic Minett programme donated the photographs.

    The Shop Front Festival is the first major arts festival in the city since winning City of Culture 2021 status.

    The exhibition opens at City Arcadia today and runs for two weeks.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Toll Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Toll Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between JT3 A38 Tamworth and JT4 A5.

    M6 Toll Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 Toll northbound between JT3, Tamworth and JT4, Weeford Island, because of a bumper on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. CCTV released in armed robbery investigation

    Officers investigating an armed robbery, in which cash was stolen from premises in Exhall, Warwickshire, have released CCTV images of a man they'd like to speak to.

    CCTV

    Three masked men threatened staff members with what's reported to have been a handgun during the incident on 22 February.

    Staff were forced to open and empty cash from the safe, before the men made off.

    Warwickshire Police believe the man pictured may have been in the area shortly before the incident.