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  1. Tourism plan aims to build on Peaky Blinders effect

    BBC Midlands Today

    An action plan's been launched to try and capitalise on the tourism benefits for the West Midlands from the TV show Peaky Blinder and the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

    Still from Peaky Blinders

    The West Midlands Growth Company says its strategy aims to generate 19,000 new jobs in the region and raise the value of tourism to £13.7bn.

    Its plans include promoting the area to overseas markets and making the most of events such as Coventry being UK City of Culture in 2021 and Birmingham's Commonwealth Games in 2022.

  2. Boarded-up medieval kitchen could reopen

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    A medieval kitchen which has been boarded up since the 1950s could be opened up to the public.

    St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

    A planning application to investigate the possibility at St Mary's Guildhall, is due to be submitted by the city council in Coventry.

    The authority's making the move after experts recommended it review the future of the building and make it a better visitor attraction.

    The kitchen's believed to be one of the last intact medieval kitchens in England and, if the application's approved, they'll find out how much work is needed to restore it since it was covered up in 1954.

  3. Broken down train causing delays

    BBC News Travel

    A broken down train in the Hartlebury area means all lines are blocked, the National Rail Enquiries website reports.

    Services running between Kidderminster and Droitwich Spa may be cancelled or delayed.

    The route between Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester is affected and disruption may last until 10am.

  4. Plenty of sunshine forecast today

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After the cold start to Wednesday, a dry, fine day with plenty of sunshine:

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    Video caption: Rich Davis

    Keep up-to-date with the latest weather forecasts for your area by going to the BBC Weather website at any other time.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A426 Rugby and J2 for M69.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and queues on M6 northbound between J1, A426 (Rugby) and J2, M69 (Coventry), because of the accident on the opposite side.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident.

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

  7. Your photos: A morning of blue skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Plenty of blue skies around today in the West Midlands and our BBC Weather Watchers have been busy snapping them.

    These three are from users Bumble Bee in Kineton, Warwickshire; Aj in Edgbaston, Birmingham; and Mikesnapper in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire:

    Kineton
    Edgbaston
    Lower Broadheath
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, before J12 for B4451.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and it's slow on M40 southbound before J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of an accident involving a car and a lorry and tyres on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A452 to J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and it's slow on M6 southbound from J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down.

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

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry and fine day with spells of sunshine and highs of 17C (63F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    Severe accident: A5 Leicestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Leicestershire both ways severe accident, from A4303 Coventry Road to M69 J1 Hinckley.

    A5 Leicestershire - A5 closed in both directions from Cross In Hand to Hinckley, because of an accident.

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

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

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a chilly but dry night with clear skies and lows of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands