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Problems on the M42 Southbound

Queuing traffic Credit: PA

Two lanes are blocked and traffic is queueing due to broken down lorry on M42 Southbound at J4 A34 / A3400 (Shirley / Dorridge), congestion on M42 to J6 A45 (Birmingham Airport / Coventry).

Lanes one and two (of three) is blocked after a lorry has broken down in lane two.

Traffic was already slow due to an accident earlier between J3A and J3.

Nottingham man's EU tweet from Greece goes viral

Matt Rooney from Nottingham is on holiday in Greece. When he arrived at reception this morning wanting to exchange British currency for Euros he was greeted with a sign saying they weren't able to because they don't have an "official exchange rate from the central bank".

He tweeted this picture - his tweet has been retweeted 9,400 times.

The problem, which happened after the EU Referendum result was announced, has now been resolved.

Hear more from him on our programme at 6pm.


JCB chairman says of EU vote we 'need to look to future'

The JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has said the business community must look to the future Credit: PA

The Chairman of Staffordshire-based company JCB has said the business community must look to the future after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the business community now needs to look to the future. The UK is the world’s fifth largest trading nation. We therefore have little to fear from leaving the EU. European markets are important to many UK businesses, including JCB, and this will not change. As a consequence of this momentous decision, we should look ahead to opportunities to trade more freely with the rest of the world, as well as building on existing trading relationships with customers and suppliers in Europe.”

– JCB Chairman Lord Bamford
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