I have been listening again recently and I have still noticed a few Spanish stations. I looked at the list on the mediumwave.info website and it was showing that nearly all French MW stations had closed by 2018. However I remember hearing a French station on MW in Summer 2018 that announced its name as Classic Rock Radio, the recording had an English voice. The reception wasn't very good, but I could clearly make out the station name and I had been listening to the signal a few minutes before without it breaking up. However, I didn't find any reference to this station on MW.
I would imagine in the Midlands you are more likely to hear "Piccadilly", "Metro" or "Broadland" on 261 rather than Clyde.
I won't be tuning in just yet to see if Tony Currie is still doing the late show......!