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  1. What's the weather got in store?

    After a cloudy start, with some patches of drizzle, skies should brighten leaving a pleasant afternoon with some sunshine and highs of 23C (73F).

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    Video caption: West Midlands weather
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from M42 J7 to J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from M42 J7, Coleshill 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. Video content

    Video caption: Magnet fishermen haul guns out of Midlands' canals

    Magnet fishermen haul weapons out of Midlands' canals.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J3 for A444 Nuneaton to J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

    M6 Warwickshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of an accident involving three cars.

    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, from J3 for A444 Nuneaton to J2 for Hinckley Road J2.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J2, Hinckley (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

  6. Man dies after car hits pedestrians

    A man has died and a second left seriously injured after a car hit two pedestrians in Nuneaton today.

    One of the pedestrians was confirmed dead at the scene, after the crash in Ansley Road, Stockingford, shortly after 10:30.

    A second man was taken to hospital suffering serious injuries.

    The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 50s, appeared to have avoided serious injury but was taken to hospital for further assessment, the ambulance service said.

  7. Video: What's the weather got in store

    Most areas look like staying dry through tonight with some patches of cloud but also some fairly lengthy clear spells with lows of 8C (46F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. Travel disruption 'all weekend' from derailed train

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Travel disruption caused by derailed wagons will continue right through the weekend.

    Derailed train

    There will be no trains between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton until the end of service on Sunday, according to National Rail.

    Services between Birmingham New Street and Leicester/Stansted are affected.

    A number of freight wagon overturned on Wednesday, blocking the line between Coleshill Parkway and Nuneaton.

    National Rail Enquiries says replacement buses are running along the route and passengers need to check train schedules before they travel.

  9. Derailed train line to remain closed until Monday

    The rail line between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton is now expected to be closed until Monday, said Network Rail.

    Derailed wagons

    The line was closed after a freight train derailed at Coleshill Parkway on Wednesday.

    Cranes are now being used to lift the wagons off the tracks.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at M42 J9.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound at M42 J9, Curdworth, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for and J3 for A444 Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J2, Coventry and J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. University to host British Science Festival

    The British Science Festival will be held in Coventry next year for the first time in its history, it's been announced.

    Science Festival

    In collaboration with the British Science Association, the University of Warwick will host the event from 10 to 13 September next year, in the run up to Coventry hosting the UK City of Culture in 2021.

    The festival will feature a programme of talks, debates, performances and activities on campus followed by a one-day family festival in conjunction with partners, said the university.

  13. Your photos: Colours of sunrise

    BBC Weather Watchers

    If you were up early this morning in the West Midlands, it looks like there were some cracking conditions for great sunrise photos around.

    At least, so we see from our local BBC Weather Watchers - these two are from users DaveA in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and Sunny Yan in Spetchley, Worcestershire:

    Royal Leamington Spa
    Spetchley
  14. Serious crash closes road

    BBC News Travel

    Road closures have been put in place after a serious crash in Nuneaton, say police.

    Nuthurst Lane is closed between the Ansley Road junction and Park Lane in the town.

    The road is expected to be closed for some time, said Warwickshire Police.

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  15. Body-cam call to prevent prison violence

    Speaking yesterday in Parliament, North Warwickshire MP Craig Tracey encouraged the further roll-out of body-cameras among prison officers following "very positive results" among the police and other emergency services.

    Inside prison

    In response, Prison Minister Rory Stewart said a camera "allows evidence to be gathered, allows the prosecution to happen and makes it less likely you're assaulted".