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Map: Which bus lanes are being opened up in Coventry?

Several of Coventry's bus lanes are being opened up to traffic from this week, with the Council saying this can have a positive effect in reducing congestion, especially at peak times.

But environmental campaigners say the money should be spent on dissuading people from using cars instead.

  • Check the map below to see which lanes are being opened up.
Bus lane closures Credit: ITV News Central

Police urgently trying to find missing man from Coventry

West Midlands Police say they are urgently trying to find a 48-year-old man who has gone missing from Coventry.

Jeffrey Bromley Credit: West Midlands Police

Jeffrey Bromley went missing from his brother's home in Wood End at around 10.30am on Sunday (15 January). Officers say they are concerned for his well-being.

Jeffrey is described as 6ft 1ins tall, with long dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey puffa style jacket.

Inspector Lucy Bird, from Solihull Police, said:

We are urgently trying to trace Jeffrey and would ask him to get in touch so we know he is safe and well.

We would also ask anyone who may have seen Jeffrey to contact us as soon as possible.

– Inspector Lucy Bird

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Appeal to help find missing Coventry man

Jeffrey Bromley Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for information to trace a 48-year-old man who has gone missing from Coventry.

Jeffrey Bromley went missing from his brother's home in Wood End at around 10.30am this morning (15 January) and officers are concerned for his well-being.

Jeffrey is described as 6ft 1ins tall, with long dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey puffa style jacket.

Inspector Lucy Bird, from Solihull Police, said:

We are urgently trying to trace Jeffrey and would ask him to get in touch so we know he is safe and well.

– Solihull Police, Inspector Lucy Bird,

Drivers urged to take care on the roads after snow warning

Berryhill in Stoke on Trent Credit: Eddy Atkinson

Parts of the region have had a snowy start to the day. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice and are warning drivers to take extra care while on the road and allow extra time for their journeys.

There are also flood warnings in place for parts of Lincolnshire and residents are being told to prepare for large waves and possible flooding.

The Ministry of Defence said about 100 soldiers from the Catterick army base have been deployed to Skegness, where about 3,000 residents have been urged to leave their homes or move upstairs.

Warning for commuters in the Midlands over snow forecast

Gritters have been out overnight Credit: ITV News Central

Commuters are braced for travel disruption during the evening rush hour on Thursday with sleet and snow forecast for parts of the region.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and say heavy rain and strong winds may prove additional hazards. As skies clear on Thursday night there is also potential for widespread ice to form quite rapidly on untreated surfaces.

Councils across the Midlands have said they are ready to deal with the weather disruption and that gritting teams will be working through the night.

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