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Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

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M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent to J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach.

M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to J17, A534 (Sandbach), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

Severe accident: M57 Merseyside northbound

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M57 Merseyside northbound severe accident, from J2 for A57 Liverpool Road to J4 for A580 Moorgate Road.

M57 Merseyside - One lane closed on M57 northbound from J2, A57 (Prescot) to J4, A580 (Knowsley), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe congestion: M56 Greater Manchester eastbound

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M56 Greater Manchester eastbound severe congestion, from J5 for to M60.

M56 Greater Manchester - It's very slow on M56 eastbound from J5, Manchester Airport to M60.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

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M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J14 for A5117 Chester Services.

M56 Cheshire - M56 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J14, A5117 (Chester Services), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

BreakingAttempted murder arrests after huge fight

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after dozens of men fought on a Stoke-on-Trent street the day before a funeral.

High Street, Goldenhill
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Staffordshire Police said it happened last night on High Street, Goldenhill, and involved between 20 and 30 people.

A man's being treated in hospital for a head injury.

As well as the two men, aged 19, from Stoke-on-Trent, and 21, from Liverpool, a 17-year-old from Salford was arrested on suspicion of affray.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire eastbound

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M56 Cheshire eastbound severe disruption, from J10 for A49 Tarporley Road to J9 for M6 J20.

M56 Cheshire - One lane closed and queues on M56 eastbound from J10, A49 (Stretton) to J9, M6 J20 (Lymm Interchange), because of vehicle tyre change. Congestion to J11 (Preston Brook).

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J21A for M62 J10 to J21 for A57 Manchester Road.

M6 Cheshire - Long delays and one lane closed on M6 southbound from J21a, M62 J10 (Croft Interchange) to J21, A57 (Woolston), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M62 Cheshire eastbound

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M62 Cheshire eastbound severe accident, from J11 for A574 Birchwood Way to J12 for M60 M602.

M62 Cheshire - One lane blocked and it's heavy on M62 eastbound from J11, A574 (Birchwood) to J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, at J20 for M56 J9.

M6 Cheshire - M6 exit slip road to M56 closed and it's slow southbound at J20, M56 J9 (Lymm Interchange), because of an accident.

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

In pictures: Smiles and tears on GCSE results day

Allen Cook

BBC News

We're starting to see a flood of messages from schools across the West Midlands understandably celebrating their students' GCSE results.

So, to share the joy, here are some of the photos from around the region of happy pupils:

Pupils at Lichfield Cathedral School
Lichfield Cathedral School
Pupils at Lichfield Cathedral School
Celebrations at The Grove School, Market Drayton
The Grove School
Celebrations at The Grove School, Market Drayton
Happy faces at The Chase School, Malvern
The Chase School
Happy faces at The Chase School, Malvern

Severe disruption: M57 Merseyside northbound

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M57 Merseyside northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A506 Valley Road.

M57 Merseyside - M57 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J6, A506 (Kirkby), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A56 Cheshire both ways

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A56 Cheshire both ways severe accident, at Marsh Lane.

A56 Cheshire - A56 Main Street in Frodsham blocked and queues in both directions at the Marsh Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

'Very happy' teens open GCSE results live on TV

BBC News Channel

For many teenagers in the West Midlands, it's been a stressful start to the day as envelopes were ripped open to reveal GCSE results.

For two students in Shropshire, that stress was probably bumped up even higher as they opened them live on the BBC News Channel.

Alden
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BBC News Education correspondent Frankie McCamley went back to her old school, Lakelands Academy, Ellesmere, to speak to two pupils, Alden and Callum.

Both revealed better grades than they'd expected with Alden saying he was "very happy, surprised" as he didn't think he'd done well in English.

Callum
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While Callum (above), who admitted he was "always struggling" with English, was overjoyed to pass in the subject and it all meant he could go on to do the A Levels he wanted.

Nationally, there has been a slight increase in the GCSE pass rate and the percentage of top grades this year, despite numerous concerns about the difficulty of exams.

We'd love to hear from you about GCSE results today in your family by email or you can tweet to the BBC Midlands account @bbcmtd.

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

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M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J19 for A556.

M6 Cheshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy northbound at J19, A556 (Knutsford), because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M56 Cheshire westbound

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M56 Cheshire westbound severe disruption, at J11 for A56 Chester Road.

M56 Cheshire - M56 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J11, A56 (Preston Brook), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

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M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J28 for B5256 Leyland Way to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J28, B5256 (Leyland) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire northbound severe disruption, at J21A for M62 J10.

M6 Cheshire - M6 exit slip road to the M62 Eastbound partially blocked northbound at J21a, M62 J10 (Croft Interchange), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.

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

Medical detection puppy: 'She cheers me up when I'm sad'
A family is hoping a seven-month-old golden retriever will help their daughter manage her type 1 diabetes.

Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Staffordshire - M6 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

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M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, at M6.

M6 Cheshire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked southbound at M6, Knutsford Services, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man still in a serious condition after crash

Police say a man who was involved in a head-on crash in Shropshire a week ago remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The car he was in overturned and ended up in a field near Knockin Heath and two other people in the vehicle also needed hospital treatment.

Ambulance
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A pregnant woman in the other car was also taken to hospital, along with her partner, where her baby was delivered four weeks early.

West Mercia Police says it's investigating the cause of the crash.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down. In the roadworks area.

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

Shipwreck from 1854 found on Pensarn beach
The remains of a shipwreck dating back 150 years have been revealed on the Abergele coast.

Severe disruption: M62 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 Greater Manchester westbound severe disruption, from J12 for M60 J12 to J11 for A574 Birchwood Way.

M62 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M62 westbound from J12, M60 (Eccles Interchange) to J11, A574 (Birchwood), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M56 Greater Manchester westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Greater Manchester westbound severe accident, at J6 for A538 Wilmslow Road.

M56 Greater Manchester - Two lanes closed and queues on M56 westbound at J6, A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, from J17 for A534 Old Mill Road Sandbach to J16 for A500 Stoke-On-Trent.

M6 Cheshire - One lane blocked on M6 southbound from J17, A534 (Sandbach) to J16, A500 (Stoke-On-Trent), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Cheshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cheshire southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A556 and J18 for A54 Middlewich Road Middlewich.

M6 Cheshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J19, A556 (Knutsford) and J18, A54 (Middlewich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

BreakingGovernment launches HS2 review

The government is launching a review of high-speed rail link HS2 - with a “go or no-go" decision to be made by the end of the year, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.

The review will consider whether and how the project should proceed, taking into account benefits, affordability and deliverability.

A final report will be sent to the government in the autumn.

Mr Shapps refused to rule out scrapping the project entirely.

When asked about the £7bn already spent on HS2, he said: "Just because you've spent a lot of money on something does not mean you should plough more and more money into it."