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M6 to re-open for rush hour but repairs taking place today

The M6 northbound at junction 7 will be closed this afternoon for resurfacing Credit: CMPG

The M6 northbound at junction 7 will be closed this afternoon for resurfacing following this morning’s lorry fire, but is due to reopen in time for the evening rush hour.

The fire closed the northbound carriageway at Great Barr just after 8am, causing delays. It has caused significant damage to the road surface that needs to be repaired.

The carriageway has been closed during the morning for the fire to be fully extinguished and the vehicle to be removed.

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Sick toddler finds matching donor

Joey Ziadi seen above in 2014, has now found a matching blood donor after being diagnosed with a rare form of anaemia Credit: ITV News Anglia

A seriously ill toddler from Northampton has finally found a matching donor after a two-year search for his family.

Joey Ziadi was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anaemia when he was just nine months old. It's a blood condition that affects just one in nine million people.

His mum has been campaigning tirelessly since then to encourage more people to become bone marrow donors.

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Cyclist, 14, killed in car accident

A 14-year-old boy was killed in the accident. Credit: ITV News

A 14-year-old male cyclist has died after a collision with a car on Chapel Lane between Bingham and the old A46.

Officers were called at around 10:15pm last night, and a 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.

He remains in custody.

The road will remain closed this morning, and officers are advising people to avoid the area.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101, and are specifically interested in talking to the occupants of a second car which is thought to have passed the cyclist immediately before the collision took place.

West Midlands Weather: Dry and bright

A dry start with some bright spells, though scattered showers developing during the morning and becoming more frequent and perhaps heavier during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain slowly clearing south on Wednesday, leaving a warm day with sunny spells and showers. Cloudier on Thursday with further rain likely, then sunshine and scattered showers on Friday.

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East Midlands Weather: Bright sunny spells

This morning and later on today:

Most places will be dry with clear, bright or sunny spells but somewhat cloudier over the Derbyshire hills.

Expect some occasional light showers, mainly in the west. Light westerly winds and rain is expected during evening and overnight. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F). Winds will be mainly light westerly. Minimum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Early rain clearing Wednesday, then sunnier with a few showers. Cloud will increase on Thursday with occasional rain. Sunshine and showers on Friday with a northwesterly breeze.

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