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Drivers warned to expect heavy delays on M6

The M6 Northbound is closed between Junction 7 and Junction 8. Credit: @PerryBarrFire

Drivers are being warned to expect heavy delays on the roads this morning after a collision on the M6 Northbound and a multi-vehicle pile-up on the M6 Southbound.

No traffic is being allowed through southbound between Junction 2 for Coventry and Junction 1 for Rugby with vehicles being diverted. Congestion is backed up all the way to Nuneaton (A444). It's expected to be closed until 11:00 this morning.

Rescue teams are working to clear the road on the M6. Credit: @PerryBarrFire

On the M6 Northbound, the section between Junction 7 for Perry Barr and Junction 8 remains while crews clear the debris after the collision.

A collision has blocked the M6 Northbound Credit: @PerryBarrFire

Police advise motorists to find alternative route

Police are advising motorists to find an alternative route this morning if they were planning to travel on the M6 Southbound in Warwickshire.

This is because of a serious multi-vehicle accident which has closed the southbound carriageway between J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry) and J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth).

There is congestion to J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry).

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Birmingham City Council responds to Berlin attack

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Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack.

We welcome a large number of our German friends to Birmingham at this time every year and today we stand with them and the people of Berlin.

We’ve opened a book of condolence in the Library of Birmingham and the library will be lit up in the colours of the German flag this evening.

And we’ve now also written to the Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller and the German Honorary Consul in Birmingham Mrs Kirin Kalsi expressing sympathy and solidarity from the people of Birmingham.

– Cllr Clancy

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Witness: 'It was going at 40mph, it wasn't an accident'

A woman has told ITV News about the moment she witnessed a lorry plough through a Christmas market in Berlin.

Emma Rushton from Warwickshire was sitting in the market with a friend when the tragedy happened.

Describing the moment she saw the vehicle Emma said "it was going through at around 40 mph".

When asked if she believed it looked like it could have been an accident Emma said there was no way it could have "just veered off" the road.

"It wasn't an accident, there is no way it could have been there just by veering off the roads and it showed no signs of slowing down at all", she said.

Emma said after the lorry had driven through the market they saw people "holding their heads, there were pools of blood on the floor and there were people in the recovery position".

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Weekend Picks: The Reindeers of Warwick

Hatton Adventure World, Warwick: every weekend until 24th December.

It's a busy time for all of those who help Santa as he prepares for the biggest day of his year later this week, and we mustn't forget his reindeer.

To give them a little rest before the big day they will be joining all the other animals down on the farm at Hatton Adventure World in Warwick, this weekend, and you can come and see them there too.

But it's not just Rudolph and Prancer, you can also visit the Guinea Pig Village, join in with some Christmas Caroling or take a ride at the fun fair.

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