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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A444 Nuneaton and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6 J3a, M6 Toll, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. 'Hidden jacket' appeal after burglary

    A large amount of jewellery has been stolen from a house in Atherstone after a burglar gained entry through a window, police say.

    The Church Walk property was targeted at about 08:30 on Monday.

    Officers believe the culprit may have stashed the jewellery and a jacket in a nearby garden and are asking residents to check the area.

    A man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of burglary.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M42 J7 and M6 J4A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound between M42 J7, Coleshill and M6 J4a, M42 Interchange, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Degree of humour over 'Aladdin' gown

    Lynn Bowles has picked up her honorary masters degree from alma mater Coventry University for services to broadcasting.

    The BBC Radio 2 travel presenter left the network in March after 18 years of providing traffic news for Chris Evans, Ken Bruce and other presenters.

    Former colleague Bruce was one of the first to congratulate her.. in his own inimitable style.

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  5. Plans to tackle city air quality

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Tom Davis

    Coventry City Council is on the way to shaping an "air quality action plan" designed to reduce high nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels on the city’s roads.

    Council House

    The city is one of only 28 towns and cities in England where NO2 levels are forecast to exceed legal limits in 2021, causing an increased risk of people developing respiratory problems.

    The worst-affected areas are Holyhead Road, sections of the ring road, London Road, Warwick Road and Walsgrave Road.

    The council is already devising a £2.4m plan to put 10 new electric buses on Coventry’s roads.

  6. Cycle taxis could be agreed for city

    Tuk-tuks and cycle taxis could be used on the streets of Coventry as part of proposed changes to the city council's licensing laws.

    Pedicab

    Councillors say that under the plans, taxis would be more user and environmentally-friendly, and prepare for a tourism boom when Coventry is UK City of Culture in 2021.

    They're being asked to give the go-ahead for the vehicles to carry passengers within the ring road and around the railway station.

    Under guidelines, the drivers would have to be trained and not be licensed to drive any other form of taxi.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at J2 for .

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 exit slip road closed and slow traffic southbound at J2, Coventry, because of a police incident. In the roadworks area.

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

  8. Police recognition for tourist who 'helped save' man's life

    A visiting American tourist who gave "life-saving" assistance to a man who'd been assaulted in Stratford-upon-Avon has been recognised with an award from Warwickshire Police.

    Andy Hwang and Mitch Mellott

    Mitch Mellott, who was visiting from Washington State, ensured the 32-year-old victim's airwaves were kept clear while he waited for emergency services to arrive.

    Mr Mellott was nominated for a Chief Superintendent's Commendation which was presented to him at his local police department in Federal Way by Chief of Police Andy Hwang.

    Ch Supt Ben Smith from Warwickshire Police said: "Mitch's quick-thinking helped to save the man's life".

  9. Lynn Bowles to receive honorary degree

    BBC broadcaster Lynn Bowles will today officially receive an honorary Master of Arts degree from Coventry University in recognition of her services to broadcasting.

    Lynn Bowles

    The BBC Radio 2 travel presenter left the network in March and the degree was announced on Chris Evans's breakfast show. The university is her alma mater.

    Alan Rusbridger

    Alan Rusbridger, who spent 20 years as editor of the Guardian newspaper, was honoured by the university at a ceremony on Monday.

  10. Man suffers 'serious injuries' in fight

    A man suffered serious injuries to his face in an assault at the weekend, police say.

    Officers were called to reports of a fight between two men on Haunchwood Road, Nuneaton, near the Texaco garage at about 16:00 on Saturday.

    The 30-year-old's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, says the Warwickshire force.

  11. Centre 'overwhelmed' with donations for house fire four

    A centre collecting donations for children hurt in a house fire says it's been "overwhelmed" with household goods.

    House fire

    A five-year-old boy was left in a critical but stable condition after the blaze on 15 November in Wentworth Road, Rugby.

    A girl of eight, a 10-year-old boy and a woman believed to be the children's mother have also been in hospital receiving treatment for burns.

    Donations
    Image caption: A centre has been collecting household items

    Rugby-based Benn Partnership Centre has now asked the public to "hold back" on further donations of household items until it has a clearer idea of what the four need.

    A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson has been released on police bail while enquiries continue, says Warwickshire Police.

  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cloudy day with some showers around and feeling cold with highs of 6C (43F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J4 for Stratford Road Shirley to J3A for M40 J3A.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 southbound from J4, Stratford (Shirley) to J3a M40 J3a, because of a vehicle fire.

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