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One lane blocked on the M6 northbound due to accident

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One lane is blocked and there queueing traffic due to an accident involving a car and lorry on the M6 Northbound between J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J6 A38(M) Spaghetti Junction,

There is congestion on M6 to J4a M42 with travel time estimated at least 45 minutes.

Lanes three (of four) are closed due to accident around halfway between J5 and J6.

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Young biker 'responding well' after Snetterton crash

Snetterton circuit in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured after falling off his motorbike at Snetterton over the weekend is believed to be recovering well in hospital.

Caleb Smith from Solihull crashed while he was taking part in the KTM British Junior Cup Race yesterday.

He was placed in an induced come and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The official British Superbikes Facebook page has since posted an update on his progress in which they said that his condition is looking more optimistic.

Caleb responded well overnight, he is off of ventilation and has said a few words and is responsive.

No surgical intervention has been deemed necessary and he is being transferred to a ward today.

Caleb will remain under observation and assessment and when appropriate will be transferred to a hospital closer to home.

– British Superbikes

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The A452 Chester Road is closed southbound - passengers heading towards Birmingham Airport should allow extra time

The A452 Chester Road is closed southbound because of overrunning roadworks Credit: PA

The A452 Chester Road is closed southbound because of overrunning roadworks.

There is queuing traffic between A446 Stonebridge Road and A45 Stonebridge Island. There is congestion on the A446 to B4117 (Coleshill).

Passengers heading towards Birmingham Airport should allow extra time for their journey.

Lucky escape after driver crashes through building

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A motorist in Solihull had a miraculous escape after crashing into a building. Crews were called to the incident in Knowle, the driver was taken to hospital but their injuries were not life threatening.

Fire services say the building was in use at the time and said "seconds before people were stood where one of the cars came to rest."

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Tributes to teen who drowned on Turkish holiday

Tributes have started to pour in on social media for the 19-year-old student from Solihull who died in Turkey whilst swimming on holiday with friends.

Subhan Khan Credit: BPM Media

Subhan Khan died on 18 May during a short three-day trip, according to a relative who lives in Pakistan.

He has been described by friends as “such a nice lad”.

The Foreign Office has confirmed they are supporting the family of a British man who died in the Aegean coastal resort of Altinkum in Turkey.

The victim’s cousin, Raja Umair, spoke to the Birmingham Mail about the family’s loss from his home in Pakistan.

He said Subhan had previously lived in Stoke-on-Trent and had then lived with his parents in Solihull.

The business and commerce student, who met his cousin during a visit he had made to Pakistan just five months ago, said his family had been left heartbroken by his death.

Raja, who is also 19, said Subhan’s family are obviously very upset about what has happened.

He was very young and was only on holiday for three days. I have been told that he fell into the sea and his body was recovered later that same day.

He was on holiday with a cousin and some friends.

There is a police investigation going on and his father has travelled out to Turkey.

– Raja Umair
Subhan Khan Credit: BPM Media

Such sad news, brother Subhan Khan passed away in Turkey today, he drowned. Only 18 years old and gone from this world. Life isn’t guaranteed

– Message posted to Facebook from Zaheer Asghar

Megs Hegdekar also posted a moving tribute that said:

“For you Subhan Khan, RIP can’t believe it still feel sick to my stomach re-reading our old conversations, know we weren’t close any more but I cannot begin to explain how sorry I am we hadn’t spoken in so long. I could not feel more guilty.

"Can’t believe how fragile this life is, if you value someone tell them, if you love someone show them, life is way too unpredictable and this definitely isn’t fair, please know there’s so much love and thoughts of you going round.

And to your family and those who were so much closer to you than I ever was, I am so sorry this has happened, RIP."

Horrible feeling when you used to go [to the] same school as someone and they pass away. We had our laugh and jokes in art lessons and music and to hear that you are gone forever is shocking. RIP Subhan Khan.

– Shoeb Hussain

Kamilah Ashanti added: “RIP Subs, he was such a nice lad.”

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