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M6 Southbound blocked - heavy traffic due to crash

The M6 Southbound is blocked and traffic is stationary due to an accident involving a lorry and a van. Recovery work is taking place between J4A of the M42 and J4 of the M42 / A446 (Coleshill).

There's also congestion on the M6 to J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).

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TRAINS: Major travel disruption in Warwickshire

Major disruption on Virgin and London Midlands trains between Rugby and London Euston due to overhead line problems between Rugby and Wolverton.

Tickets are being accepted on Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains services.

Trains may be delayed by up to two hours and disruptions are expected until 8pm.

Buses are running between Rugby and Kettering ( to connect with East Midlands Trains services).

Dramatic photo shows overturned cement truck

This dramatic photo shows the B4451 Gaydon Road blocked after a cement truck overturned this morning.

It overturned near to Lower Spring Farm after 10 o clock. There is slow traffic in the area as recovery work takes place between Plough Lane and M40 J12 (Gaydon).

Post-mortem examinations due on plane crash couple

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place on the bodies of a couple from Warwickshire who died in a plane crash.

Lewis and Sally Tonkinson, from Alcester in Warwickshire Credit: via Facebook

Lewis and Sally Tonkinson from Alcester died when their light aircraft came down near Popham Airfield in Hampshire on Saturday.

The crash site as investigations took place on Sunday Credit: ITV News Central

Their six-year-old son George survived the crash, and yesterday the headteacher at his school said he had heard the boy was conscious.

More: ITV News Central reveals plane involved had crashed before

Tests to take place on bodies of couple killed in plane crash

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place on a couple from Warwickshire who died in a plane crash.

Lewis and Sally Tonkinson, from Alcester in Warwickshire Credit: INS News Agency

Lewis and Sally Tonkinson from Alcester died when their light aircraft came down near Popham Airfield in Hampshire on Saturday.

Their six-year-old son is in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Lewis Tonkinson Credit: INS News Agency

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Is this a UFO hovering over Warwickshire ?

A man from Warwickshire has posted a video asking whether this is footage of a UFO in the sky over Tysoe village.

Ian Leaver put the footage on Youtube after spotting a mysterious triangle-shape over his home last Monday.

Websites dedicated to UFOs and the paranormal have circulated the video and are now asking their site readers to help.

I’ve just been told this could be a TR-3B. Or is it a UFO? I can’t explain how it just disappeared.”

– Ian Leaver

School reveals boy who survived fatal plane crash is conscious

The school attended by a boy who survived a plane crash in which both his parents died, has said they've been told he is conscious.

George Tonkinson, from Alcester in Warwickshire, was rushed to hospital with 'life-threatening injuries' after the crash on Saturday in Hampshire.

Hs parents, Lewis and Sally Tonkinson, both died at the scene.

The six-year-old attends King's Hawford school in Worcester.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the accident which resulted in George Tonkinson suffering serious injuries and the deaths of his parents, Lewis and Sally Tonkinson.

George is a lovely boy. He will need the support of those close to him at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all. We heard today that George is conscious and making a recovery from this horrific incident.

We will be talking to the children on their return to school tomorrow and holding a special assembly in which we will all be praying for George and his family.

– King's Hawford school statement
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