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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J2 for M69 to J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J2, M69 (Coventry) to J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Weather: Rain forecast this weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    If you were planning a barbeque this weekend, you might want to wait until Sunday, because we're forecast rain tomorrow.

    It's looking a lot better next week though.

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Sheep illegally slaughtered and butchered in field

    Twenty-four sheep were slaughtered and butchered in a field in Warwickshire earlier this week, police say.

    This new incident means that since the beginning of the year, 103 sheep have been reported butchered in fields and 74 sheep have been reported stolen from farms in the area.

    The latest attack happened in a field near Harborough Magna near Rugby overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Officers are appealing for the public's help to identify where the meat may be being sold.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident.

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

  6. Diver Rick Stanton honoured over Thai cave rescue

    A British diver who helped to save 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand has been honoured by Coventry University.

    Rick Stanton

    Rick Stanton, from Coventry, was one of the first rescuers to reach the boys and their football coach who were stranded in the flooded Tham Luang cave in 2018.

    The retired firefighter was recognised for his "dedication to public service and bravery in the line of duty," and accepted an honorary degree making him an honorary Doctor of Technology.

    He said: “I'm extremely proud to be awarded in this manner by my local university, and recognised for the innovative concepts I have developed for practical application."

    He has also received awards from the West Midlands Fire Service, the Royal Humane Society, the Pride of Britain Awards, Coventry’s Award of Merit as well as and an MBE and the George Medal.

    Video content

    Video caption: How the Thai cave boys were rescued
    Quote Message: If I could impart one bit of advice to the students who are graduating this summer, it would be to say that, if you are following your passion then you will intrinsically have the motivation to continue through obstacles and challenges, even when external rewards are lacking." from Rick Stanton
    Rick Stanton
  7. Crews tackle M40 lorry fire

    BBC News Travel

    Firefighters are at the scene of a lorry fire on the M40 between J15 and J16 in Warwickshire.

    Drivers are being warned of delays in the area.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J15 for A46 Warwick By Pass Warwick to J16 for A3400 Stratford Road.

    M40 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M40 northbound from J15, A46 (Warwick) to J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between M42 J8 and J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 northbound between M42 J8 and J9, A4097 (Curdworth), because of an accident.

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

  10. Rape of teenager investigated

    A teenager was raped in a Rugby alleyway on Wednesday night, police say.

    Officers are investigating the incident which happened off Overslade Lane at about 19:45 on Wednesday evening.

    Det Insp Cindy Stephenson said: "This is an extremely serious incident which will raise concern in the local community."

    Officers are looking to speak to a woman who may have disturbed the offender and a man believed to have walked past during the incident.

    Additional patrols are being carried out in the area, said Warwickshire Police.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J4A for M42 J8 to J5 for A452.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 northbound in Warwickshire from J4a M42 J8 to J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a break down.

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

  12. JLR trials plastic recycling process for car parts

    Plastic household waste, destined for landfill or incinerators could be used in the car manufacturing process, says carmaker Jaguar Land Rover.

    I-Pace

    The company is trialing a recycling process aimed at converting plastic waste into new premium-grade material which it says could be used for car parts and interiors.

    The carmaker is working with chemical company BASF on a pilot project called ChemCycling, using plastics to replace fossil resources.

    Pilot phase material is being used in a Jaguar I-Pace prototype to verify it meets the stringent safety requirements of the original part, said JLR.