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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A4097 Kingsbury Road Curdworth to J10 for A5 Watling Street.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 northbound from J9, A4097 (Curdworth) to J10, A5 (Tamworth), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J4 for M42 J7 to J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound from J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill) to J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    There will be further outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow this evening and overnight, with lows of 1C (34F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 J4 and J4A for M42.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between M6 J4, Coleshill and J4a M42, because of a car fire.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down car.

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

  6. 2-Tone anniversary marked with 'Special' exhibition

    There's a new exhibition in Coventry celebrating the 40th anniversary of the music movement known as 2-Tone which began in the city.

    Jerry Dammers

    Among items on show at Coventry Music Museum is a car said to feature parts of the original vehicle from the video for Ghost Town - the number one single by city band The Specials.

    The organ on which original member Jerry Dammers wrote it is also there.

    Lynval Golding with car

    Dammers, along with others from the original line-up, Lynval Golding and Neville Staple, have visited the attraction.

    Director Pete Chambers said "so many great people have come forward to make this happen, working for free for us".

    A crowdfunding effort to help fund the museum is set to be launched this year.

    Mr Chambers said: "It would be awful to have the City of Culture in 2021 and not have the museum here to help celebrate."

  7. Tigers look to regain top spot with wins over Sharks

    Telford Tigers will regain top spot in their division if they win their back-to-back games against Solway Sharks this weekend.

    They're a point behind Sheffield Steeldogs with a game in hand and their NIHL North rivals play just one league game this week.

    Tigers player

    In the Elite League, Coventry Blaze play the team just above them - Manchester Storm - home and away this weekend, and Solihull Barons face Billingham Stars and Whitley Warriors.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, at J3A for M40.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M42 northbound at J3a M40, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - M6 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J3, A444 (Nuneaton), because of an accident.

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

  10. 'Lucky' fox rescued from impaling

    Ouch! Here's a picture from the RSPCA showing a fox dangling from a metal fence after a spike went through its leg.

    It happened in the garden of a Coventry home.

    Fox

    The animal became impaled after trying to jump over the railing in Tile Hill Lane on Sunday morning.

    The charity said the fox was lucky to be alive as the pole missed its vital arteries by millimeters. A gun pellet was also found embedded in his body.

    He's said to be doing well at a rehabilitation centre and will be released back into the wild when fully recovered.

    Fox
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J3, A444 (Nuneaton) and M6, Corley Services, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  12. Shop explosion: Coventry man jailed for life

    Three men found guilty of murdering five people when they blew up a shop in Leicester have been jailed for life.

    Among the trio is Coventry man Hawkar Hassan (pictured centre) who has been ordered to serve a minimum of 33 years.

    They destroyed a supermarket - and a flat above - as part of a £300,000 insurance scam.

    Arkan Ali (left), Hawkar Hassan (centre) and Aram Kurd were found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit fraud
    Image caption: Arkan Ali, Hawkar Hassan and Aram Kurd were found guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit fraud
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) in West Midlands and J3, A444 (Nuneaton) in Warwickshire, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car. In the roadworks area.

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