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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Farm machinery used to fight wood chips fire

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Farm machinery had to be used to help fire crews put out a blaze involving 600 tonnes of wood chippings.

    The wood chipping fire

    Warwickshire Fire Service says it happened yesterday morning at Barnacle House Farm, Barnacle near Coventry.

    It says the machinery was used to break into the pile of wood chippings to make sure the blaze was completely out.

  4. 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.

  5. Storm Eleanor: Flood warnings and alerts in place

    BBC Midlands Today

    There's a full flood warning in place this morning on the River Severn just south of our area with the Environment Agency predicting a tide level of four metres on parts of it.

    Flood gate in New Street, Upton-upon-Severn being closed

    The flood gates in New Street in Upton-upon-Severn were also closed last night (pictured).

    Storm Eleanor's also led to the agency issuing several lesser flood alerts for other parts of the region including in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    Video content

    Video caption: Charlie Slater
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A435 Warwickshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A435 Warwickshire both ways severe disruption, between A4189 Warwick Highway and Abbeyfields Drive.

    A435 Warwickshire - A435 Birmingham Road in Mappleborough Green closed in both directions between the A4189 Warwick Highway junction and the Abbeyfields Drive junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for M42 and M6 J3A.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J4, M42 (Coleshill) and M6 J3a, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J3A for M6 Toll and Corley Services.

    M6 Warwickshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M6 southbound between J3a M6 Toll and Corley Services, because of an accident.

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

  11. Video: Hold on to your hats...

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Heavy rain is expected overnight with winds becoming very strong by the early hours of the morning and highs of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A435 Portway.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J3, A435 (Portway), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Royal visit announced

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Coventry later this month, Kensington Palace has announced.

    They will visit Coventry Cathedral, Coventry University and youth organisation the Positive Youth Foundation.

    View more on twitter
  14. River level warning with flood alerts in place

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Eight flood alerts are still in place after the recent heavy rain and wintry weather.

    River Lugg near Leominster
    Image caption: River Lugg

    They are for:

    The Environment Agency says the alerts mean flooding is possible in those areas and, with more rain forecast, river levels could rise even more.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for M69 and J1 for A426 Rugby.

    M6 Warwickshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 southbound between J2, M69 (Coventry) and J1, A426 (Rugby), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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

  16. Funeral fundraising page exceeds target

    A fundraising page to pay for the funeral of a Warwick man who died after being found with stab wounds on Boxing Day has already reached its £4,000 target.

    Scott Bosley

    Scott Bosley was discovered outside a property on Kettlewell Close on Boxing Day night and pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

    A man has been charged with his murder.

    Over £4,600 has already been raised online by Scott's friends.