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Photo: Car ploughs through gardens during police chase

Traffic police officers from West Midlands Police have released a dramatic photo of a car ploughing through gardens as part of a police chase.

They say the driver opted to go "off road" as part of the pursuit.

Stranded lorry causes huge tailbacks on M6 and M54

The broken down vehicle caused huge tailbacks Credit: ITV News Central

There were significant delays for drivers on the M6 and M54 motorways this afternoon after a lorry broke down.

All three lanes of the main carriageway were closed on the M6 southbound between Junction 10A and Junction 10 with traffic having to use the hard shoulder only.

Emergency vehicles rescued the stranded lorry Credit: ITV News Central

Rescue crews were called to the scene to remove the stranded vehicle. All lanes have now been re-opened.


Travel: Severe delays on M6 Northbound

One lane has been closed due to an accident and recovery work on the M6 Northbound between J15 for Stoke-on-Trent and J16 for Crewe.

There are also severe delays with two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J3 for Nuneaton and J3A for the M6 Toll. Travel time is estimated to be around 20 minutes.

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M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

Peterborough named the UK's quickest city at rush-hour

Peterborough has been named as the quickest city in the country for rush-hour driving Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Peterborough has the fastest rush-hour driving rates in the country, according to a new survey.

In contrast to Worcester in the other half of the Midlands, which experiences among the most affected by rush-hour delays, Peterborough tops the list.

The average speed in the city in rush-hour is just over 19mph.

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