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  1. F1 star makes surprise karting appearance

    BBC Midlands Today

    Young racers aiming for a Formula One career said it was "pretty amazing" when a current F1 driver turned up at their event at the weekend.

    Daniel Ricciardo

    The youngsters were at Bromsgrove's racing academy, karting around the track in what's still seen as a traditional route into motorsport.

    But this time, Daniel Ricciardo turned up to watch them and talk to them, as he's in the UK preparing for the British Grand Prix.

    Quote Message: The reality is, some of those kids could definitely be in F1 one day and that excites me to see the anticipation and also the passion on their face." from Daniel Ricciardo F1 driver
    Daniel RicciardoF1 driver
  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cloudy night with the chance of a few showers and lows of 12C (54F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    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 - Lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    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 break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Quarry searched after teen 'went into water'

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A search for an 18-year-old man who's disappeared after reportedly going into the water at a quarry is set to continue this afternoon.

    Police car at entrance to quarry

    West Mercia Police has Shavers End Quarry, near Abberley, Worcestershire, cordoned off.

    Officers have been at the site since being called out yesterday and said the man's family was aware and being supported.

  6. BreakingMurder arrest after elderly man found stabbed to death

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an 80-year-old man.

    Desmond Wooding

    Desmond Wooding was discovered stabbed to death in his own home in Vines Lane, Droitwich, last month.

    West Mercia Police said the 32-year-old man, from Droitwich, was in custody and would be questioned by detectives.

    A 55-year-old man, from Tibberton, has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is also still in custody.

  7. Your photos: Roses and cycling

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have been sending us photos today of the sights of the West Midlands, from flowers to cycling.

    These three are from users Margrose in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Laura and Glenn in Delph, Dudley and Liam Ball in Dawley, Shropshire:

    Bromsgrove
    Delph
    Dawley
  8. Quarry cordoned off in missing man search

    Justyn Surrall

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A quarry's closed off today as police keep searching for a man who's believed to have gone missing there.

    Shavers End Quarry

    West Mercia Police said he was last seen at Shavers End Quarry, near Stourport, yesterday evening.

    This morning, I’ve spoken to a police officer who told me the quarry was closed and wouldn’t let me approach.

    In previous years, warnings about the dangers of entering the quarry have been issued, especially around summer when people are tempted to go swimming.

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    Severe accident: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe accident, from J24 for A38 Taunton Road to J25 for A358.

    M5 Somerset - One lane blocked and it's slow on M5 southbound from J24, A38 (Bridgwater South) to J25, A358 (Taunton), because of an accident.

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

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a mainly dry day with some brightness but the odd chance of showers with highs of 20C (68F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. 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 a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A44 Herefordshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Herefordshire westbound severe accident, from B4214 Panniers Lane to Green Lane.

    A44 Herefordshire - A44 closed westbound from the B4214 Panniers Lane junction to the Green Lane junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  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.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. 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, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of tyre on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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