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  1. Power cuts latest: 800 homes affected by outages

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC News

    About 800 properties in the West Midlands continue to be without power following outages.

    Western Power says its engineers are working hard to restore power to those affected by mid-afternoon. Marston Green in Birmingham remains the worst affected with about 200 homes and businesses without power.

    A spokesman says anyone who has been affected should call 105 and report the issue.

    Western Power map 11.30 update
  2. Photos: Roof felt blown off flats

    Here are a few photos of the roof felt blown off the flats in Shard End, Birmingham, early this morning. Nobody is thought to have been injured.

    Separately, West Midlands Fire Service said crews had been called out to five weather-related incidents overnight.

    Roof felt off flats
    Roof felt off flats
  3. Storm Eleanor: Roof felt blown off flats

    Roof felt has been blown off a property in the Shard End area of Birmingham this morning, with debris landing in a car park below.

    Emergency services were called to Heathway at 0:30 and West Midlands Police said the area had been cordoned off, but that no-one was hurt.

  4. Strong winds weather warning extended

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    The Met Office yellow weather warning for the West Midlands for strong winds has been extended to 19:00 today.

    Tree down in Birmingham

    It says the winds aren't expected to be as strong as overnight but could still cause transport delays and power cuts.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A452 and J4A for M42.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J5, A452 (Castle Bromwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  6. Almost 2,000 properties without power

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC News

    More than 1,900 homes and businesses are without power across the West Midlands, according to Western Power Distribution

    The company says the worst affected areas include Solihull and Marton Green, with almost 900 without electricity.

    A further 400 properties in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire are also without power.

    Herefordshire, Worcestershire and some parts of Warwickshire are also affected. To check your local area try Western Power's interactive map.

    Western Power
  7. 'Large debris' reported on road

    BBC News Travel

    Drivers heading into Birmingham are being warned of "large pieces of debris" reported on the A38M.

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  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A38(M) West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38(M) West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between M6 J6 and A5127 Aston Road.

    A38(M) West Midlands - One lane blocked and slow traffic on A38(M) Aston Expressway inbound between M6 J6, Spaghetti Junction and A5127 Aston Road, because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Almost 900 properties still without power

    Almost 900 homes and businesses in the West Midlands are thought to be without electricity now after engineers worked through the night to restore power to many of those affected by Storm Eleanor.

    High winds brought down dozens of trees.

    Western Power Distribution said it hoped to restore supplies to many of the remaining homes by 11:00

    At its height, 2,000 properties in the region were affected overnight.

  10. In the papers: Disruption from Storm Eleanor

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Storm Eleanor is dominating the top stories on the websites of many of our local newspapers:

  11. Storm Eleanor: More trees brought down

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    More trees have come down in the West Midlands in the strong winds from Storm Eleanor this morning.

    Fallen tree in Hay Mills

    West Midlands Fire Service reported one down in Hay Mills while Staffordshire Police said there was one down near Cheddleton on the A520.

    West Midlands Railway warned of some disruption to Cross City services due to a tree on the line near Lichfield that had to be moved.

  12. Strong wind warning for today

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A yellow weather warning for strong winds today's going to stay in force until 18:00 at least today.

    Area covered by weather warning

    The Met Office says it covers the whole of the West Midlands and could see public transport disrupted or cancelled at times.

    It also says people should be prepared for power cuts and other disruption with people being warned that there could be flying debris.

  13. Trees down and marquee blown away by Storm Eleanor

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Trees and power lines have been brought down in parts of the West Midlands as Storm Eleanor has swept across the UK.

    Tree down on Ombersley Way, Droitwich

    West Midlands Fire Service says a 60ft marquee took flight in Solihull last night while Worcestershire County Council says a bus shelter was blown on to the B4196 Astley Cross near Stourport.

    West Mercia Police says there have been several trees brought down in Shropshire and Worcestershire.

    In one case in Worcestershire, the force said a tree had come down and hurt a member of the public, although they haven't revealed their injuries.

  14. Here's how long the stormy weather will last

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's been a windy start to the morning and there is still a yellow weather warning from the Met Office in place today.

    Here's how the rest of the day's looking and you can stay up-to-date at any other time by going to the BBC Weather website.

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    Video caption: Charlie Slater