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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J2, M69 (Coventry), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A45 Coventry Road Birmingham Airport to J8 for M6 Toll.

    M42 West Midlands - One lane closed on M42 northbound from J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport) to J8 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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J2 for M69 to J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J2, M69 (Coventry) in West Midlands to J3, A444 (Nuneaton) in Warwickshire, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3A for M6 Toll to J4 for M42 J7.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3a M6 Toll to J4, M42 J7 (Coleshill), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  6. In the papers: Museum geared up for car rally

    Leamington Observer

    Here are three stories from the Leamington Observer today:

  7. Video content

    Video caption: Cardiff is braced for a huge Grand Slam celebration

    Watch pubs, hotels and even the match-day male voice choir prepare for rugby's big day.

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

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a wet and windy night with spells of heavy rain and lows of 6C (43F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  9. Tigers in three-way battle for title on final weekend

    BBC Sport

    Telford Tigers are involved in a three-way battle for the league title on the final weekend of National North season.

    If they beat rivals Hull Pirates tomorrow, they can claim top-spot with victory over Solihull Barons on Sunday, but only if the other team in the mix, Sheffield Steeldogs, drops points this weekend.

    The Steeldogs and Pirates can also claim the title, if results go their way.

    Tigers players

    Solihull Barons play Blackburn tomorrow and are assured a spot in the play-offs whatever the results are this weekend, but would love to deny their arch-rivals the league title.

    And it could be last league meeting between the sides for a while, if Telford Tigers move to the proposed new NIHL division.

    Coventry Blaze fans have a St Patrick's Day treat, with an away trip to Belfast. They play the Giants today and tomorrow, so fans might have sore heads when they host Fife Flyers on Sunday.

    Quote Message: Whatever happens over this weekend I’m proud of the guys, we’ve battled adversity and to quote Winston Churchill, ‘Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue to that counts.'" from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers head coach
    Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers head coach
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) in West Midlands and J3, A444 (Nuneaton) in Warwickshire, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  11. Bishop expresses 'deep outrage' at shootings

    The Bishop of Coventry has written to express his "sense of deep outrage at the appalling desecration of human life inflicted on innocent Muslim people" after the shootings in New Zealand.

    Bishop of Coventry letter

    In a letter to Dr Abdullah Shehu, Chair of the Coventry Muslim Forum, the Rt Rev Christopher Cocksworth said: "The scale of the tragedy is appalling and the hatred behind and during its perpetration is truly shocking".

    Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch.

    "With other religious leaders across the world and in our city and wider region, I stand with you in your condemnation of such violation of humanity, grief in the loss of your brothers and sisters, and in prayer for those who suffered injury to their bodies, minds and spirits, and those who suffered the loss of their dear ones."

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between M6 and J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between M6, Corley Services and J3a M6 Toll, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  13. Children join climate change protest

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC News

    Children have been protesting on the steps of Coventry's council house.

    They're among thousands worldwide who have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change.

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    The day of action is expected to include about 100 countries. They are inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who protests weekly outside Sweden's parliament.

    Protest
    Lola and Erin

    Nine-year-old Lola (left), from Leamington Spa, said it had been left to the children to protest, "because the grown-ups aren't doing anything".

    "If we don't stop it, [climate change], really bad things will happen to our planet," she said.

    Friend, Erin, 10, said it was important to protest "to keep our future alive".

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed, long delays and queuing traffic on M6 northbound in West Midlands between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J4 (Coleshill). Travel time is 50 minutes.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A452.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed on M6 northbound in West Midlands between J4a M42 and J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

  16. Man arrested after police car rammed

    A man has been arrested after a police car was hit by a vehicle in Coventry last night.

    Car

    The driver of the car failed to stop for officers at about 21:30 on The Moorfield, in the Stoke area of the city, and went on to hit a police car at the junction of Bulls Head Lane and Siddley Avenue.

    Crash scene

    A 23-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled drug, failing to stop and dangerous driving.

    He remains in police custody, said West Midlands Police.