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  1. Video: Is the cold weather set to continue?

    Mel Coles

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start temperatures will rise and we should see some sunshine with highs of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. 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 - One lane blocked on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), 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 and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A40 Monmouthshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A40 Monmouthshire eastbound severe accident, between A466 Dixton Road and B4164.

    A40 Monmouthshire - A40 closed and queuing traffic eastbound between Dixton Roundabout in Monmouth and the B4164 junction in Whitchurch, because of an accident.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between J2 for A4123 Oldbury and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - Slow traffic on M5 in both directions between J2, A4123 (Oldbury) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of snow.

    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 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.

    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, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, 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 disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, at M5 J4A.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road northbound at M5 J4a, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of an accident.

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

  11. 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 - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down caravan. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Weather warnings for the weekend

    The Met Office is still warning of snow for the West Midlands on Saturday and Sunday, and it has an amber weather warning in place for parts of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

    Other areas of those counties, along with Warwickshire, Birmingham and parts of Cheshire are subject to a yellow warning.

    Weather Warning

    The warnings cover the weekend from 16:00 on Saturday, with up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow forecast in places.

  13. Another marathon called off... but antarctic runner keeps on going

    Stafford half marathon is the latest race to be called off this weekend after forecasts of snow and ice.

    The organisers said they consulted with local authorities and emergency services and decided it was in the best interests of spectators, competitors and volunteers that it didn't go ahead on Sunday. It is due to be held on 15 April instead.

    Runners

    Sunday's Coventry half marathon has also been called off because of the weather.

    But 69-year-old Doug Richards from Redditch (pictured below) wasn't going to be put off by a bit of cold weather - he's completed a half marathon in Antarctica today, in temperatures of -3C (27F).

    It means he's run a half marathon in all seven continents.

    Doug Richards
  14. Video: Can we expect snow?

    A wet and windy night ahead with lows of 0C (32F) to be followed by a bitterly cold and windy day tomorrow with chances of snow.

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  15. Champion jockey claims second Cheltenham Gold Cup success

    BBC Sport

    Herefordshire jockey Richard Johnson won his second Cheltenham Gold Cup in a thrilling race today.

    Richard Johnson with the trophy

    He was on the 5-1 chance Native River which gave Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard his first victory in the race after some spectacular jumping by the champion jockey.

    Johnson had a memorable battle throughout, with the King George VI Chase winner Might Bite going toe-to-toe over the 22 fences in soft ground.

    The win gave him his second Gold Cup win, 18 years after his first on Looks Like Trouble.

  16. Supporters group wants review of club's finances

    Worcester City Supporters Trust has challenged the board of directors to allow an independent review of the football club's finances.

    There have been long-running concerns about the finances of the club, and the trust is offering a financial consultant from the Supporters Direct organisation who would carry out a review free of charge.

    Worcester City

    The trust says it is making the request "due to the increasing concern around the future of Worcester City FC".

    It says any refusal of the offer by the directors would be taken as an unwillingness by the board to work in an open and transparent manner.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  18. Birthday celebrations for 110-year-old

    A woman from Redditch has been celebrating her 110th birthday.

    Hilda Clulow was born five years after the Wright Brothers flew the first ever plane, and four years before World War One started.

    Her family says she claims spam fritters and a glass of sherry could be the secret to a long life.

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    Video caption: Hilda Clulow thought to be seventh-oldest person in UK