M6 closed in both directions, stationary traffic due to lorry fire between J3 A444 / B4113 (Nuneaton / Bedworth / Coventry) and J4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill).
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.