Live updates

ROADS: M6 SOUTHBOUND - WEST MIDLANDS - SLOW TRAFFIC BETWEEN J6 AND J5 - DUE TO ACCIDENT

Slow traffic between J6 and J5 Credit: Google Maps

One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to an accident involving two vans on the M6 Southbound between J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction and J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).

Lane one (of four) is closed around half a mile after J6, which is the hard shoulder.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Birmingham's QE has reopened following incident

Credit: @Therealbfg92

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has reopened following an incident earlier this evening.

There were unconfirmed reports of armed police on the scene.

The hospital confirmed that it was an 'independent police operation',

Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6.20pm today following reports of a man acting suspiciously.

Working alongside hospital security staff, officers detained and searched a 46-year-old Birmingham man in an area away from the main building. As a precaution access to parts of the hospital was restricted for around 50 minutes while checks were completed.

Officers sent to investigate were supported by firearms officers including some who were already at the hospital.

The man has not been arrested and the call to police by security staff was made in good faith. We thank the guards for their vigilance and for acting on their concerns.

– West Midlands Police

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of ongoing incident at Birmingham's QE Hospital

Credit: @Therealbfg92

Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital has reopened following an earlier incident.

ITV News received a number of unconfirmed reports the hospital was on lockdown with staff & visitors unable to enter or leave.

There were also unconfirmed reports of armed police on the scene.

Missing 74-year-old woman with dementia

Sue Kempton suffers from dementia and memory loss. Credit: West Mercia Police

A 74-year-old woman is still missing after last being seen in Worcester at around 11.10am this morning.

Sue Kempton suffers from dementia and memory loss and West Mercia Police say she may appear confused or unsure of her surroundings.

She is described as white, slim build and around 5ft 4inches tall. She has a pale complexion and grey mottled short hair and was wearing a black V-neck top, brown trousers and black shoes.

Queen visits Midlands tenant farmers after meeting terror attack survivors

The Queen maintained a pre-planned event in the Midlands today as she visited tenant farmers on the Duchy of Lancaster estate in Staffordshire.

First, she prioritised a trip to Manchester, offering comfort to those caught up in the terror attack on Monday and paying tribute to the work of the emergency services.

Robert Townsend caught up with some of those who met her today in Staffordshire today:

Load more updates Back to top