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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J3a M6 Toll, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, 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 an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J3A for M40 to J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 southbound from J3a M40 to J3, A435 (Redditch), because of an accident.

    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 J3 for A444 Bedworth Bypass Nuneaton to J3A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J3, A444 (Nuneaton) to J3a M6 Toll, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Clear and dry start to the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Starting off dry with clear spells tonight, here's the rest of the forecast for the West Midlands:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with Friday night's West Midlands weather

    You can get the latest forecast for your area at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.

  6. Breweries battle for best in Britain title

    Five breweries from the West Midlands are in the running to be named a British champion next month.

    Beer being drunk

    The Campaign for Real Ale has revealed the 71 contenders vying to be named Champion Beer of Britain on 6 August.

    The local five are:

    • Titanic Brewery, Stoke-on-Trent
    • Byatt’s Brewery, Coventry
    • Holden's Brewery, Dudley
    • Salopian Brewery, Shrewsbury
    • Three Tuns, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
  7. Fire blocks lane on M6

    BBC News Travel

    A lane's shut on the M6 southbound this evening due to a vehicle fire.

    Highways England's said it's happened between J3A to J3, near Nuneaton:

    View more on twitter
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, at Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound at Corley Services, because of a vehicle on fire.

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

  9. Your photos: Clouds, blue skies and fields

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Lots of photos from our local BBC Weather Watchers of clouds and blue sky across the West Midlands, so here are three of them.

    They're from users Balding Baggie in Studley, Warwickshire, Mikesnapper in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire and Skye in Clee Hill, Shropshire:

    Studley
    Lower Broadheath
    Clee Hill
  10. Tumour removed through nose in hospital first

    A mother-of-one said she had her "life back" after becoming the first patient at a hospital to have a brain tumour removed through her nose.

    Jackie Llewellyn-Robinson said the operation at University Hospital, Coventry "saved her sight".

    The 48-year-old said it was "amazing" how quickly she had been able to "bounce back" from the surgery.

    Surgeon, Professor Amjad Shad, who operated on her said the procedure is "at the cutting edge of neurosurgery".

    Jackie (centre) with Professor Shad and Specialist Nurse Sharon Sullivan

    Mrs Lewellyn-Robinson, a Jaguar Land Rover employee from Kenilworth, first experienced dizziness and blurred vision in early 2017 and a MRI scan revealed the tumour.

    She underwent the procedure earlier this year and only afterwards was told it had been a hospital first.

    Quote Message: I was quite relieved because it had meant I wasn't pressured, I am not sure being the first at anything is necessarily reassuring. Now I am completely tumour-free and ready to get out there and live life." from Jackie Llewellyn-Robinson Patient
    Jackie Llewellyn-RobinsonPatient
  11. Women 'seriously hurt' in dog attack

    Two women have been seriously hurt by a dog which attacked them this morning.

    Neale Close, Bulkington

    They were on Neale Close, Bulkington, near Coventry, Warwickshire, when the ambulance said it happened, at about 11:00.

    Warwickshire Police said the dog which attacked them, a bullmastiff, has been seized.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A435 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A435 Warwickshire both ways severe accident, between A4189 and Studley Sports Centre.

    A435 Warwickshire - A435 Birmingham Road in Mappleborough Green closed and it's slow in both directions between the A4189 junction and the Studley Sports Centre junction, because of a car and motorbile serious accident.

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