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  1. Lottery money for park project

    Kidderminster's Brinton Park is getting just under £218,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund, to pay for its development.

    The money has been given to Wyre Forest District Council, which is also contributing £25,000, and will go towards building a cafe and toilets, and restoring the lake and bridge.

    Brinton Park

    The council is planning to apply for a full grant to allow it to restore the park's heritage aspects, including a bandstand and a World War One memorial.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for A441 Alvechurch and J1 for A38.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound between J2, A441 (Alvechurch) and J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), 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: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Cloud and mist forecast for the rest of the day

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast a misty morning and it will remain overcast for the rest of the day.

    Temperatures could reach 11C (52F) in places.

    Video content

    Video caption: Sara Blizzard with the West Midlands weather forecast
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound at J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M50 Herefordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Herefordshire eastbound severe accident, between J3 for B4221 and J2 for A417.

    M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J3, B4221 (Newent) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Share your photos with us

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC News

    The BBC Midlands Today team has received some stunning photos this morning of the sun rising.

    Here's a small selection, including this one by Graham that was taken in Sutton Coldfield this morning.

    Sunrise over Sutton Coldfield

    Here's fog rolling over the Staffordshire Moorlands.

    Fog rolling over the Staffordshire Moorlands

    And how about this stunning pic taken from the river bank at Hereford cathedral this morning?

    Sunrise in Hereford

    Tweet @BBCMTD or upload your photos to the BBC Midlands Facebook page.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Video content

    Video caption: The mothers sharing breast milk on Facebook

    The Department of Health is coming under pressure to issue more guidance on the practice.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an accident.

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

  13. Your pictures: A touch of frost

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have been out early capturing images of the morning frost.

    Ella Mentry took this in Eaton Bishop, Herefordshire.

    frost

    Laura and Glenn took this in Brierley Hill, Dudley.

    Frost
  14. Yarn bombers spread Christmas cheer

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Yarn bombers have been adding a bit of Christmas spirit to a Worcestershire town centre today

    Knitted angels

    Before it was even light this morning the secret knitters scattered hundreds of tiny woolly angels in and around Great Malvern.

    Each has a note attached with a Christmas wish inviting whoever finds it to take it home.