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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, at J3 for A435 Alcester Road Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M42 northbound at J3, A435 (Portway), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J2 for Hinckley Road J2 to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J2, Hinckley (Coventry) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Nuneaton to M42 Js7,7A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to M42, Coleshill, because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A444 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A444 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from Saint Davids Way to M6 J3 Nuneaton.

    A444 Warwickshire - A444 closed southbound from Griff Island to Nuneaton, because of a police incident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J2 for A441 Alvechurch to J3 for A435 Alcester Road Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound in Bromsgrove from J2, A441 (Alvechurch) to J3, A435 (Portway), because of an accident.

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

  6. Rain today but here's how the weekend's looking

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    The rain's finally arrived today for parts of the West Midlands after the long heatwave - here's how your weekend is looking:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood

    If you want to get a latest forecast for your area at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  7. 'Apology welcomed over officers' sleeping conditions

    The West Midlands Police Federation has welcomed an apology after it was revealed some officers deployed to work on the US president's visit had to sleep in conditions described as "an absolute disgrace".

    Beds

    Pictures posted on social media showed rows of camp beds in a gymnasium, to be used for officers after 12-hour shifts policing Donald Trump's visit.

    Essex Police's Assistant Chief Constable Pippa Mills has said sorry.

    Steve Grange, of the Police Federation, said: "Of course, we appreciate the apology and the acknowledgement that they got this wrong but I still question how anyone could really have looked at the set-up of the sports halls and thought that it was suitable accommodation for police officers?”

  8. Dementia cafe a lifeline for patients and carers

    Joshua Cook

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A dementia cafe in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, has been given an award.

    The group brings together dementia sufferers and their carers.

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    Video caption: Wellesbourne's dementia cafe has picked up an award
  9. Video content

    Video caption: Thai cave rescue: Diver describes finding boys alive

    The British diver who found the boys trapped in a Thai cave said he was relieved they were alive.

  10. BreakingMore Poundworld stores to close

    BBC Business News

    Six Poundworld stores in the West Midlands are among another 80 branches which will be closed, the company's administrators have said.

    The latest announcement means that 105 of the company's 335 stores are now earmarked for closure, including the one in Crewe, Cheshire.

    Poundworld

    The closures in this region include two in both Coventry and Shrewsbury and one in Burton upon Trent and Bloxwich, resulting in 85 job losses.

    They're set to shut by 22 July.

    Poundworld went into administration last month after failing to cope with rising costs, fewer shoppers and greater competition.

  11. Delia Derbyshire celebrated at BBC Proms

    The work of musician Delia Derbyshire is to be featured at this year's Proms, which kick off on Friday.

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    Video caption: Delia Derbyshire is best known as the uncredited creator of the Doctor Who theme tune

    The work of the Radiophonic Workshop, where the Coventry musician worked, will be celebrated at the Pioneers of Sound Prom on 23 July.

    They'll play The Delian Mode - a spooky piece of incidental music that Doctor Who arranger composed for a 1969 episode of The Sky At Night.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J3a and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  13. Man charged after stolen bank card used

    Officers investigating a burglary at a house in Silken Court Nuneaton, have charged a man after a bank card - reported stolen from the house - was used at local shops.

    The 20-year-old was charged with four counts of fraud, and one count of receiving stolen goods, said Warwickshire police.

    He's due in court today.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for Hinckley Road J2 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J2, Hinckley (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Cities and towns set for anti-Trump protests

    Protesters are set to take to the streets of cities and towns across the West Midlands this afternoon to demonstrate against Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

    Donald Trump

    Mr Trump is on a two-day working visit to the country and has said that Britons "like me a lot" and he feels "fine" about any protests.

    In the West Midlands, protests are planned in locations such as Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Leamington, Bewdley, Shrewsbury and Malvern.