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  1. M42 blocked by vehicle fire

    BBC News Travel

    A vehicle fire's blocked the M42 northbound near Redditch this morning.

    Highways England says it's happened between J3 and J3A.

    Fire on M42
  2. Wet forecast for Wednesday

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After plenty of sunshine yesterday, today's seeing a change with a potentially quite wet forecast for parts of the region:

    Video content

    Video caption: Charlie Slater

    If you want to get a latest weather forecast for your part of the West Midlands at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J8 for M50 and J9 for A46.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J8 M50 and J9, A46 (Tewkesbury), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  4. 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 slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. M5 lane closure

    BBC News Travel

    One lane closed is closed on the M5 northbound between J6 and J5 (Droitwich) due to a single vehicle accident, warns Highways England.

    Drivers are advised to approach with caution.

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, 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 an accident.

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

  7. Police car crashes enroute to 999 call

    An unmarked police car responding to an emergency was involved in a crash on the A449 in Hartlebury yesterday afternoon.

    A 54-year-old man was flown by air ambulance to the QE Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries.

    None of the police officers were injured and the crash has now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, West Mercia Police says.

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A38.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J1, A38 (Bromsgrove).

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

  9. Plans over £4m motorway bypass unveiled

    A £4mi project to revitalise a controversial motorway bypass have been unveiled.

    The Western Orbital scheme – known as the Wolverhampton bypass – failed to be approved in the 1990s and 2000s over pollution fears.

    But now a West Midlands Combined Authority report has revealed that Midlands Connect is to use government funding to reignite the scheme.

    Traffic

    The 40-mile highway would cut through countryside at the M5 junction, 4a at Bromsgrove, to junction 2 of the M54.

    Maria Machancoses, Midlands Connect Director, said: "Our Midlands Motorway Hub study recommends undertaking more work to understand the economic and social case for a Western Strategic Route linking the M5 and M6, and is one of a wide range of proposals that requires further analysis."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  11. 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 slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Village's ambition to open new shop

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Residents in a Worcestershire village are inviting people to buy shares to help fund a new shop.

    Lower Broadheath has been without a village shop for the last 12 months.

    Volunteers are now trying to raise £25,000 to build and open a new shop, with shares starting at £10.

    Worcestershire village of Lower Broadheath

    So far it's attracted support from people as far afield as Malta and Australia.

    Watch more on this story on the BBC Hereford & Worcester Facebook page.

  13. 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

  14. 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 on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) 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

  15. 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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A449 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between A4025 Stourport Road and Owlhill Lane.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 in Crossway Green closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A4025 Stourport Road junction and the Owlhill Lane junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Northbound traffic is being turned around via Owlhill Lane at Dunhampton. Southbound traffic is being diverted at Mitre Oak roundabout.

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

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down car.

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