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    Video caption: CCTV: West Midlands Police officer attacks cyclist

    PC Declan Jones committed the offence while on duty in Birmingham.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38(M) West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38(M) West Midlands northbound severe accident, from A38 Corporation Street to B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard.

    A38(M) West Midlands - A38(M) Aston Expressway partially blocked and it's slow outbound from A38, Dartmouth Circus to B4132, Park Circus, because of an accident.

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

  3. Cycling plan given £2m in Games legacy move

    Plans to get more people cycling as part of the legacy of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been boosted by £2m from the Department for Transport.

    The Cycling for Everyone project aims to work with disadvantaged communities to help more people get on a bike.

    Funding has come from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Active Travel Legacy Package announced today.

    Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) said it would now work with partners to develop Cycling for Everyone projects and activities, ready to roll them out ahead of next year’s Games.

    Mayor Andy Street and Cllr Ian Ward at the launch of the draft Commonwealth Games Transport Plan

    Councilor Ian Ward, WMCA portfolio holder for transport and leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “When Birmingham was awarded the Commonwealth Games, we wanted to ensure it would have a positive impact on all communities.

    "This is even more important now as we emerge from the pandemic which has hit some communities harder than others."

  4. Weather: Largely dry with plenty of sunshine

    We've got a break from this week's stormy weather - Thursday is set to be largely dry and sunny.

    Sunrise in Pershore, Worcestershire
    Image caption: Sunrise in Pershore, Worcestershire

    It won't last too long though with more rain forecast on Friday.

    Temperatures today are due to reach a high of 21C (70F).