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  1. Envelope update

    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 to one southbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4 for A38 Lydiate Ash.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4, A38 (Lydiate Ash), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42 J4a, because of a broken down vehicle.

    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, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42 J4a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J4a for to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J4a to 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 northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for Droitwich to J4A for .

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound from J5, Droitwich to J4a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Signalling fault causing delays

    BBC News Travel

    A signalling fault between Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster is causing disruption to journeys between these stations, the National Rail website reports.

    Services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

    Disruption could continue until 19:00.

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

    John Hammond

    Weather forecaster

    Any remaining showers should clear to leave some late evening sunshine, before a clear and cool night with lows of 6C (43F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  9. Your pictures: Mixed bag of weather

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We're expecting a mixture of sunshine and showers today, which has been reflected in some of the images taken so far by the BBC Weather Watchers.

    sunrise
    Sunrise
    Rain
  10. Woakes picked ahead of Moeen by England for second Test

    BBC Sport

    Warwickshire's Chris Woakes will play for England in the second Test against India at Lord's.

    He's been picked over Worcestershire's Moeen Ali as the final selection for their XI.

    Chris Woakes

    This morning, England won the toss and captain Joe Root chose to bowl - updates throughout the day will be on the BBC Cricket live page.

  11. House of Fraser calls in administrators

    BBC Business News

    Department store chain House of Fraser is to appoint administrators after giving up the fight to save the business.

    House of Fraser

    In a statement, it said that talks with investors and creditors had "not concluded in a solvent solution".

    Six stores in the Midlands - Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Worcester - were already set to close in January as part of the restructuring plan.

    However two others in Solihull and Sutton Coldfield were among 28 nationwide which were expected to survive.

    House of Fraser employs 17,500 people, including 11,500 concession staff.

  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a sunny start showers will move in before becoming clearer this afternoon with more sunny spells.

    Feeling cooler than of late with highs of 19C (66F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42 J4a, because of a broken down vehicle.

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