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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, from J4A for M42 to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

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

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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 M42 to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J4a M42 to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A450 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A450 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, from Woodrow Lane to Park Lane and Harvington Hall Lane.

    A450 Worcestershire - A450 Worcester Road in Harvington closed in both directions from the Woodrow Lane junction to the Park Lane and Harvington Hall Lane junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles earlier on and recovery work.

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

  7. Video content

    Video caption: Hilda Clulow, born in 1908, is one of the oldest people in the UK.
  8. Super Hilda celebrates 111th birthday

    Lucie Plant

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Hilda Clulow, from Redditch, is one of the oldest people in the UK.

    Born in 1908, She has lived through five monarchs and 21 prime ministers.

    Today she celebrated her 111th birthday with friends and family... and of course cake.

    Video content

    Video caption: Hilda Clulow, born in 1908, is one of the oldest people in the UK.
  9. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a wet and windy night with spells of heavy rain and lows of 6C (43F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, between J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - Queuing traffic on M5 southbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident.

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

  11. Pupils strike in climate change protest

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Children have been protesting across the West Midlands in a day of action over climate change.

    Video content

    Video caption: Schoolchildren strike in new climate change protest

    They're among thousands worldwide who have abandoned classrooms for a day of demonstrations.

    The government said the disruption increased teachers' workloads and wasted lesson time.

    But Environment Secretary Michael Gove backed the protesting children, saying in a video: "Dear school climate strikers, we agree."

  12. BreakingMore flood warnings as rivers continue to rise

    The Environment Agency is warning rivers levels are likely to continue rising this weekend and it now has four flood warnings in place, on the Severn and Vyrnwy in Shropshire - covering Shrewsbury, Melverley, Maesbrook and Pentre.

    It also has a number of flood alerts in Staffordshire and Herefordshire, as well as Shropshire.

    Bredwardine

    Alerts are in place on the River Lugg at Leominster, the rivers Churnet and Tean, the River Wye in Herefordshire, the Rivers Tern and Perry, the River Severn through Shropshire and the Upper Teme.

    Flood defences are still up in Frankwell in Shrewsbury. The Environment Agency said it expected levels to remain high there until Monday.

    Flood defences going up in Shrewsbury
  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

    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, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  15. River flowing at eight times normal rate

    The Environment Agency has said many rivers were already full and with more rain forecast this weekend, it could be "quite significant".

    Spokesman Chris Bainger said 160 tonnes of water a second was passing down the River Severn in Shrewsbury at the moment - eight times the normal amount.

    Flood barriers

    There are now three flood warnings affecting the rivers Severn and Vyrnwy in Shropshire and the Environment Agency is warning river levels are expected to be high throughout the weekend.

    There are also a number of flood alerts affecting rivers in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire and the temporary flood barriers have been erected at Frankwell in Shrewsbury.

    Quote Message: That river is flowing eight times greater, so it's eight times the number of rivers that are in there at the moment than there would normally be. So there's 160 tonnes a second or 160 cubic metres per second is whizzing past us in Shrewsbury right now." from Chris Bainger Environment Agency
    Chris BaingerEnvironment Agency
  16. Your photos: Fade to grey skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The grey skies this week are continuing this morning across the West Midlands, from the look of the photos from our BBC Weather Watchers.

    These three are from users Pete at Hanley in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Ken M in Lydbury North, Shropshire and Snapshot Emma in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire:

    Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
    Lydbury North
    Stourport-on-Severn